Last year saw House of Fraser launch it’s very first plus size offering, with a range that pulled from collections like Scarlett and Jo, Evans, Chesca and Marina Rinaldi. This is great news for those who are a size 14+, who, in the past, would’ve found House of Fraser a tough call for finding clothing in plus sizes. House of Fraser is now a definite destination in the plus size market, with lots of really stylish and wearable pieces that don’t end at a size 16.
I was recently asked if I wanted to review something from the plus size coats and jackets section. With Spring finally arriving the weather has improved somewhat, but that doesn’t mean we are ditching the outerwear just yet. But we can now opt for a jacket rather than a heavy coat, so I decided to chose something that would carry me from Spring to early Summer with ease. I chose a yellow crepe jacket from the Evans offering, mainly because I loved the bright and beautiful colour.
This jacket is a slightly longer length, dropping lower than the waist, and it has 3/4 sleeves. The crepe fabric is lightweight and crease proof, which makes it an ideal choice for packing for a weekend away. The yellow is a lovely shade, not to acidic, but instead a sot buttery shade that makes it very easy to wear, even for those who tend to avoid colour. The lack of buttons on this jacket means I was able to size down to a 16 and still wear this.
I think this jacket would be great with jeans or peg trousers for a work or daytime look, but I tend to wear dresses more often than not, and so I was really pleased that this jacket also looks wonderful with a range of dresses that suit a whole host of occasions. I wore the jacket with the grey dress above for a beauty event at Harvey Nichols – a more formal event where I wanted to look smart, and I think the grey and yellow is a lovely combination. I love the way the jacket is cut to be open at the front, and that the lapel effect can be as narrow or wide as you like it.
I also wore the jacket teamed with a stretchy, black and white printed t-shirt dress from Gudrun Sjoden for a shopping trip. Again the colours worked well together, and the jacket proved to be a cool choice for the over-heated shops. I think this jacket is going to be a very versatile and wearable part of my wardrobe.