I was introduced to one of the Shapeologists, the lovely Lucy, who talked me through the Shapeology technology and other fit and fabric techniques as we picked out items for me to try on. What I enjoyed most about this is that Lucy was able to talk to me about many of the products from her own experiences and make recommendations on that basis. We picked out so many things to try and could've chosen much more; in the end I tried on 4 outfits.
The first piece I tried on, which I unfortunately don't have a photo of, is the Coleen Nolan Illusion Panel Maxi Dress (£59.00). This dress has a lovely, bright print and is very flattering. For a night out, I'd style it with the Neon Orange Box Clutch Bag (£25.00), Mood Statement Stone Colour Necklace (£20.00) and sandals.
Image (Below) © Marisota Magic Mirror | Next up was the Tribal Print Jacquard Trousers (£39.00) and Joanna Hope Print Kaftan (£45.00). These trousers are really comfortable and have hidden elastic in the waistband, so I was able to wear a size 22 instead of my usual size (24). The kaftan has a separate jersey cami to wear underneath, or you could wear it without as a coverup/beachwear. Unfortunately you can't see them in the photo but I am also wearing the Catwalk Sparkle Pumps in black (£28.00, sizes 4-9 and E or EEE width, also available in silver).
Image (Below) © Marisota Magic Mirror | Last but not least, my favourite outfit, the Print Kaftan Maxi Dress (£45.00) and Sole Diva Plain Flatforms in Purple (£20.00, sizes 4-8 and E or EEE width). This dress is beautiful, floaty and lightweight, but not opaque so it can be worn on it's own; if you're going on holiday this would be a great piece to bring with you and it'd take up very little room in your suitcase. The flatforms are a lovely vibrant colour and very comfortable, as someone who dislikes like the pain and discomfort of heels I am very keen on these.
Whilst attending the launch I was also filmed chatting to Karen, one of the Shapeologists, about my shapeover and experiences of shopping as a plus size woman. I've been informed that the footage may be used at the other pop-up shops, so you may see my face on screen! How exciting (well, for me haha)!
All of the items shown in this post and more are available from Marisota in sizes 12-32. I'd like to thank Marisota for inviting me to the launch and also for gifting me the fabulous Beaded Ethnic Print Shopper (£40.00) and scarf, as well as an outfit of my choice up to the value of £100 (to be continued...!).
Disclaimer: This is not a collaborative post and all views are my own
All images © Big Fat Betty unless otherwise stated