Sunday, 1 June 2014

Review: Boohoo Plus
Collection SS14 (#2)

You might remember that I was invited to the Boohoo Plus Launch event back in March and was very kindly gifted two items by the Boohoo team. I thought I'd review the items for you, as I know it's always beneficial to know how an item fits and feels 'in the flesh' so to speak. Unfortunately I've been delayed in posting this and some sizes are no longer available.

I was really impressed by the way that the items were packaged; they came in a Boohoo branded box and wrapped in pink tissue paper (my favourite colour). I love the idea of the Instagram postcard they included which reminded me of the Instagram frame at the launch! There was also a copy of the look book, which I have seen previously.

The first item I chose was the Sophie Floral Boxy Jacket, which is £20.00 and comes in sizes 16-24. I first saw this jacket at the launch and fell in love with the print as soon as I saw it. I opted for a size 22 which would be my normal size in a blazer, cardigan or top; this size was a good fit. I love the black trim around the jacket which gives it a smarter appearance. I'm really tempted to get the matching Ruth Floral Illusion Panel Skirt (£14.00, sizes 16-24)!

When I was contacted by the Boohoo team and offered a second gift, I chose the Ruby Lace Skater Dress which is £24.00 and comes in sizes 16-24 in cream or black. You can never have too many black dresses, right? Again I went for my usual dress size, which is a 22, although in this case I think I should've sized up to a 24 as it's a snug fit. The length is just above knee length on me (as you can see) and I'm 5'7". I'd probably feel more comfortable if it were a little longer; it's not too short but as it's quite floaty I was a bit concerned about exposing myself! I love the little lace cap sleeves and the dress is fully lined so it wasn't at all itchy as lace can sometimes be.

Having reviewed a few items now I think I can say with confidence that I really do love Boohoo's plus size range. It's on trend and great value, there's nothing not to like about it really. The only thing I would say is that I hope that they expand there size range in the future as I know there are many lovely ladies above a size 24 that would jump at their range! Keep your fingers crossed ladies.

If you're looking for more reviews of the Boohoo plus size range, Google 'Boohoo plus review' or something similar and you'll come across a variety of other blogger reviews (or if you're reading this and you've written one, let me know as I'd be more than happy to link to it).

Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to try to convince myself that I don't need the Rikki Floral Wrap Front Jumpsuit (£28.00, sizes 16-24)...

All images © Big Fat Betty


  1. That dress is beautiful, really suits you

    1. Thank you :) I did wear it to Grandad's funeral in the end...cautiously! x

  2. you look amazing! that outfit is great!