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Kelly Brook With Simply Be Verdict



When I heard that Kelly Brook would be working with Simply be on a line of clothes I was really excited. I envied a few items from the New Look collection, so to hear she would be working in bigger sizes was awesome. Today after only a few sneak peeps the collection has been launched on the Simply Be website.

The range has a range of 12 items. Although it claims the clothes come in a size 10 to 32 there are only 4 items that go over a 26. This is  unfair on ladies who have been lusting after the previews, only to be find they wont be stocked in their size. Check out the lovely Debz opinion on the sizing here.  Debz makes a valid point so come on Simply Brook I am sure you can make the rest of the range available for the full size bracket.

Sizing aside out of the 12 items there are actually 5 that I totally dig and would wear but mainly 2 which are screaming for me to buy them. Although the other items are really pretty they are just not up my street.

First lets talk about this lush jacket. I am such a leopard print whore and have been looking for a smart jacket that I can wear for work that isn't boring. I have a feeling my prayers have been answered with this as it looks so classy but with a hint of my tacky diva side. I am hoping that the leopard on the collar draws attention away from the shoulders as for some reason when I try jackets like this I seem to look a bit too boxy and walk away sulking. *Fingers crossed* This will be a different story.

I love the fact it nips in at the waist a bit and only has one button. I hate fiddling around with buttons. This is one of the items that goes the full size 10-32 and is retailing at £60. So this would have to be a bit of an investment piece that would end up getting pulled out constantly. To buy or not to buy is the question?

The other item that I think is dreamy is this 50s style midi dress. I love the length, the fuller skirt with nipped in waist and the neckline is to die for.  In the words of Ru Paul "I will take one in every colour". Sadly the only colour option is black. I love black but to have this in some other colours too would be a great step to get lots of women out of black and rocking a rainbow. I do however detect the flaw in my argument as both the items I love are black. Woops!

This comes in at a pricer £75.00 ouch! Although for Hollywood Glamour it doesn't come cheap. I can just see me rocking this with a faux fur coat/shall in the winter months.

This is a classic shape that can be found in lots of dresses though so a black dress in a classic shape isn't really stepping out too far into the crazy world of fashion.

In all I was a bit underwhelmed after all the excitement. I think this had the potential to be the next ripple of excitement in the plus size fashion world since Beth Ditto;s Evans range. We definitely need more Ditto in our life. It is pretty expensive compared to the range that she did with New Look where I remember seeing a beautiful 50s style wiggle dress for £24.

Have you had a look at the range? What did you think?

10 comments:

  1. I haven't seen the collection yet but I'm going to look now! There's been a lot of publicity about it recently, It does seem quite pricey though! xo

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    1. It is very pricey. Let me know what you think x

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  2. It's all OK, but nothing particularly different or that stands out to me.

    I can't stand bodycon, it's great for people with no rolls of fat, but there's no way it would look good on my rolls!! So I'm not into those pieces, but the jacket and the PU trousers are nice, although I don't know if I could personally stand to wear PU trousers - too sweaty!

    I thought the price range was way too high, but Simply Be are very overpriced in my opinion anyway, particularly when you consider the quality. The Kelly Brook range for New Look was much nicer, younger and bolder and the prices were excellent, none of this collection is worth the price tag being asked for

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    1. Agreed very pricey nice shapes and styles but nothing ground breakingly different. I would buy in the sale though :P x

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  3. I haven't seen this collection yet either. Love that she has designed specifically for women with curves. :-)

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    1. Totally love that she made a collection x

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  4. I was excited when I heard about the collection too - but I'm actually a bit disappointed now Ive seen it. The dress and jacket you picked out are lovely but i just don't like anything enough to spend the money on it - I still think some of Simply Be's stuff is expensive for what it is.

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    1. I tend to only really buy in the sale as I cant afford to pay a weeks rent on a dress that isn't going to make me want to wear it forever x

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  5. I'm actually pretty disappointed with the range, there's nothing that stands out for me as WOW which when she worked with New Look there was but not in my size!

    AliceMegan

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    1. The new look range was more 50s Inspired and a hell of a lot cheaper. I had a wiggle dress for 20 quid till my bum got too big for it ha ha x

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