After dropping 4 dress sizes since last year, I have had to constantly replace my wardrobe. Throughout my journey it has always been from shopping in charity shops, or in the sales; so I’m not spending lots of money just to replace my clothes in another few months. Now I am almost at target and pretty much comfortable with the clothes size I currently am, I have actually started buying full priced clothes!
I do like to be season savvy though and have a few pieces that can take me from one season to another. When JD Williams asked me if I would like to choose a couple of items from their website, I couldn’t wait to get looking! I do love virtual shopping, but usually I will fill my basket and then abandon it when it gets into the £100’s – oops. JD Williams has lots of great value items of clothing and footwear though, so as easy as it would be to spend a lot, it is also just as easy to find something to suit a smaller budget.
JD Williams has an emphasis on contemporary women’s styling ranging from sizes 12-32 and we’re constantly developing our collections to bring you the latest looks that will keep you on-trend throughout the season. With our brand ambassador Lorraine Kelly choosing her favourite pieces, we’re making shopping for plus size clothes, lingerie and wide fit shoes and boots fun, easy and enjoyable regardless of age, size and shape.
My thoughts – dress
I decided to go for a summer dress that would work just as well in autumn. The ditsy print with the frill detail sleeves give it a bit more of an edge. It slips on easily over the head, and the waist is elasticated. I ordered a size 10 and it is a really comfortable fit; there is plenty of wiggle room, perfect for a big meal where you bloat up like a balloon! It combines two layers of material; a thin floaty material on top with a thicker layer underneath. Perfect for keeping cool in the summer, but warm enough for autumn too.
My thoughts – boots
In the autumn I love wearing dresses with thick tights and ankle boots. There is so much choice with boots from JD Williams but in the end I went for these Heavenly Soles leather ankle boots. I was won over by the gold detail on the heel along with the matching buckle detail. A photo just doesn’t do them justice; they are absolutely beautiful seeing them right in front of you, being real leather also. I love the fact that JD Williams do different width fittings as I have always struggled with boots. I usually have to go up a size, but these in my usual size 5 are perfect. There is plenty of room inside and they haven’t caused any discomfort while walking.
The boots are very versatile and as well as complimenting the dress I chose, they also go really well with a pair of skinny jeans and a tee for a more casual autumn look. Both the dress and boots have now claimed their place as my favourite pieces in my wardrobe!
RRP – dress – £14, boots – £65
My rating – 5/5
I was sent these products free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.