Friday, 17 February 2012
There, I rediscovered a brand that I had always worn in my plumper days; Coast. I have been walking past without pausing, anxious about memories of squeezing into size 16s (and the sizing is generous at Coast). But that ghost is resting and I decided to go in, afterall, if Coast can produce simple clothes that flatter a larger size, may be they can work on my new frame. It was this train of thought, combined with the last chance saloon signs screaming, '90% off', that enticed me across the threshold. And it was not disappointing, Bicester can often host a 'flash sale' sale second to none, I picked up corset tops, skirts and dresses all black and neutral duchesse satin and silk chiffon ranging from £5-£20.
The sage green wouldn't be a colour I would pick at first, but my skin has green hues and this tone will look a little Alberta Ferretti with a tan. The cut reminded me of this ad, it just needs a little work, slightly shorter and the fabric used to create 'off the shoulder' sleeves.