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AX Paris Curve Lemon Chiffon Skirt – fruity gorgeousness

When you are a size 16+,  you can find yourself limited in the shopping department. Although many stores now have ‘plus size’ ranges, these are often quite limited in scope and choice, to the point that I often find myself mouthing those immortal words ‘not another tunic…’

So I was quite excited last year when AX Paris launched ‘Curve’, a range that would stock fashionable items in sizes 16-26. Curve promised to offer so much more than just leggings and tunics in every shade of black, it promised beautiful maxi dresses perfect for evening occasions, brightly coloured tops and t-shirts that would fit rather than swamp a curvier frame. And it promised a range of colour for those of us who like to look on the bright side of life through our wardrobes.

When I was asked if I would like to review a piece from ‘Curve’, there was no hesitation about the piece I would choose. It was feminine, pretty and covered with lovely yellow lemons. Yes that did say lemons!

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The Lemon Chiffon Drop Back Skirt from AX Paris is absolutely gorgeous. With an elasticised waistband that allows for extra puddings and bloated days, a wonderfully fluted asymmetrical hemline that flounces so prettily when you walk, and with that unusual and zesty print, this is a skirt for all occasions. Add in that it is currently in the sale for £9.99 and you have what could be the bargain of the month.

I wore the skirt for a trip to see a matinée show at The Old Rep in Birmingham. This is how I styled it;-

It was still a bitterly cold day, with some snow still on the ground, so boots were essential. I loved the idea of yellow and black, one of my favourite colour combinations, so I decided that the skirt should be the sole pop of colour in this outfit. A gap sleeveless jumper, thick belt from Peacocks and a charity shop blazer completed the look, which I think looked really nice, and was totally comfortable to wear too.

I always believe that each piece in your wardrobe should earn its keep, and this skirt will be really versatile, looking fab in summer with a simple white vest and flip-flops. I’m also planning to try it with a white shirt tied, Roman Holiday style.

All in all, a great addition to my wardrobe, a piece I just love wearing.

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