According to the Financial Times, you have all been doing a little bit more shopping in Simply over the last 12 months, as N Brown, Simply Be’s parent group reported ‘a revenue increase of 21 per cent from a year earlier in the 26 weeks to September 2’.
The brand have had a great year in terms of collections and campaign, and kicked off LFW with a Thursday night, pre fashion week, plus size, runway show in Central London that featured the likes of Tess Holliday and Callie Thorpe.
So what pieces should you be shopping right now? Here are our favourite 5…
These gorgeous, black bardot neckline, full length plus size dress is the ultimate evening wear piece and perfect for upcoming holiday occasions. Add some statement, diamond inspired jewellery, such as a beautiful neckpiece and light catching earrings to add brightness to the look. Opt for an elegant, hard shell clutch in either an on trend metallic or a contrast colour to add a pop of vibrancy. This floor length grown is the kind of impulse purchase that will have you super smug when the next big even rolls around. A classic, curve hugging silhouette, this wont date as it oozes old school Hollywood glamour. And at just £35 there is little argument for not investing. SHOP HERE
If you’re on the hunt for new outerwear then this coat hits two very big and important A/W17 trends. Red was all over the catwalks for this Autumn/Winter, especially in more tailored pieces, such as the stunning suiting and coats seen at Max Mara. This gorgeous, cherry red coat has gold, military style button detailing, another key seasonal trend, making this a great and stylish addition to your wardrobe. Team with slim legged trousers (keep an eye out for leather look panelling) and a ruffled blouse for a fashion forward look. While you might balk a little at the £149 price tag, the coat is 80% wool – meaning it will be great quality and really warm. SHOP HERE Coat – Helene Berman £149
Slightly obsessed with this hue and how much ochre or mustard as it is more commonly referred to is around this season. It is one of those beautifully striking shades that is still muted and delicate and works so well in winter with navy and green. This golden, buttery colour is even more stunning in velvet – a perfectly wintery fabric. The wrap dress shape makes it so easy to wear and this comfortable and relaxed silhouette can be layered dependent on the weather. Look to layer over a forest green polo neck for extra warmth or take a nod from the high street and try this dress over a skinny jeans. SHOP HERE Dress £45
This beautifully illustrated, plus size satin print blazer is a great way to do ‘smart casual’ and smarten up jeans. The statement bloom print has a real catwalk feel and the dark background definitely lends itself to the more wintery weather. The satin fabric means this jacket can be easily dressed up or down but it really has a very fashion forward feel. Channel your inner Erdem and team over a sheer blouse and maxi skirt with boho inspired layered jewellery. SHOP HERE Jacket £39
This plus size sunray pleat skirt is so gorgeous. It has a real vintage, seventies feel, which is perfect for this season’s favourite time period trend. The Seventies are back in a major way right now, having been championed by the likes of Marc Jacobs as the go to era. This skirt is one of those timeless pieces that is easy to dress up or down, making it a great office to party look too. The gold edging adds a little glamour that can be enhanced with a sequin or embellished top and gold accessories for a more ready to dance, disco diva vibe. Or team with a tucked in tee and a blazer with trainers for a more laid back weekend look. One skirt, so many options. SHOP HERE Skirt £45