Featured Friday Bloggers: A Dress is for Life

Name: Rachel

Age: 26

Location: Sheffield

Starsign: Aquarius

Introduce us to your blog… My blog is A Dress Is For Life (www.adressisforlife.blogspot.co.uk) I post my outfits which are, as you might have guessed from the name, mostly dresses!

What made you decide to start blogging? I started last year after years of reading other blogs. I really love to see how other people style their outfits and I wanted to give it a go myself. So with a gentle push from my hubby, or should I say photographer, my first post was born.

What’s your biggest achievement in the blogosphere?  It’s definitely getting tweets and emails from other plus size women saying how much they enjoy my blog and how reading my blog has helped them choose a new style or experiment with prints or colours.

Where do you look for inspiration when writing posts?  I guess you could say my wardrobe once I’ve finally decided on an outfit. The rest of the post comes easily.

Is blogging your day job or do you have another occupation? I wish! I have a full time job in a call centre.

Any favourite blogs/bloggers? There are so many to choose from that it’s hard to narrow down, but I love Louise over at http://polkaspotsandfreckledots.blogspot.co.uk she shares my love of dresses and all things polka dot.

Tell us about your style… It’s cute and quirky with a hint of grandma chic.

What’s the one piece in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without? When you have three wardrobes, picking just one item is really hard! If I was pushed I’d have to say my leopard print maxi dress – it makes me feel fab and who doesn’t love leopard print?!





Who are your style icons? For me it’s my nan, she always looks so beautiful and she has a wardrobe full of lovely dresses and a shoe collection to rival mine. If only we were the same size!

Share a style tip with us… Wear whatever you want to and as long as you love it nothing else matters.

Animal print ponte dress was £45 now £31.50

How would you describe our style? Fun and vibrant, you have so many amazing prints online it’s great to see.

What’s your favourite piece from our current collections? The Animal print ponte dress caught my eye straight away, I love a fitted dress especially when it involves leopard print too, and for the polka dot lover in me I had to choose the Flock spot prom dress, it’s just the perfect dress for twirling around in.

Do you prefer to shop online or in-store and why? I prefer to shop in store as I like to touch the clothes and feel the fabrics. Plus, I’m quite impatient so once I’ve decided I want something I don’t like to have to wait for it to arrive.

The one trend you’ll be wearing this season is… the retro trend. I love things with a vintage vibe, buying plus size vintage can be hard so trends like this make it much easier to achieve the vintage look.

Jade Ruddy

Jade Ruddy

Content creative at M&Co adding the pretty pieces to html and keeping our social media fans in the loop. Lover of dresses, cats, rum and the Kardashians – but not always in that order.

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