Monday, 13 January 2014

Taking Shape, Fashion For Curves! Bluefield Dress Review

I first came across Taking Shape earlier this year and I was really impressed to see a plus size company with a slightly different feel. Recently there has been a huge influx of brands trying to reach out to the plus size market and it's nice to see us larger women being embraced and finally being given the chance to dress just as fashionably as our smaller peers. The company specialises in making clothes that suit and flatter women size 14-26.

Taking Shape first made moves in Australia and New Zealand and have finally reached UK shores, bringing a whole host of fantastic looks with them! The company offers clothing from 3 different brands: ts, virtuelle and eplissè, with a variety of styles available to cater for women of different ages and tastes. Already they have opened stores all over the country with more set to open by the end of the year and their online presence can already be strongly felt throughout the various social media channels. 

When I first flicked through their brochure one the outfits that I knew I wanted to try out was the Bluefield dress. The long sleeved patterned number really caught my eye as the combination of rich blues and purples seemed like a great item to get, especially during the transition between winter and spring. The dress just skims over the curves and hugs in all the right places. Unlike a lot of the dresses you see out there with this kind of cut, this one comes with 2 very discreet front pockets! Even though the material is quite thin the quality of the fabric is fantastic and feels extremely warm on.

I received a ton of compliments about this dress from family members an colleagues alike, everyone said that it looked great on. The thing I loved about this dress is that it enhances my best assets whilst concealing my not so great ones! 

I got this dress in a size 20 and I should add Taking Shape are pretty generous with their sizing so depending on what you pick out, you may be able to downsize. I would refer to their online size guide for reassurance. 

I paired this one with thick black leggings, platform black heels and my black beret. For a little extra something, silver jewellery was how I chose to enhance the look. Playing around with the various colours of the dress could also be fun with exciting nail polishes and eye-shadows, handbags and jewellery. 

Stock Images Courtesy Of Taking Shape

If you fancy something dressy with a casual flair this is definitely a dress to try, you can dress it up or down however you choose and it would most definitely be a nice addition to your wardrobe.

I really look forward to trying out some more items from Taking Shape and I'll be sure to let you know how I get on with them. Why not check out their website and see what else they have to offer:


  1. Thanks hun, I love this dress I think it's so flattering and extremely comfortable! I look forward to seeing you in the Kaleidoscope dress! I had my eye on that one also x

  2. I love this dress on you. It looks SO much nicer on you than on the model. Your smile is even more gorgeous than the dress! x