Well today I have received my third order from Biubiu (which meant a 90 minute walk to the sorting office and back in all sorts of mud… climbing over fallen-down trees and all sorts… anyway) and I am pleased to announce it is another winner.
Also, despite the shockingly bad light here in the north of England, we’ve managed to take some better pictures of all of my previous purchases so people can see them a bit better 🙂
My latest order was for tops. I’d already bought three dresses (with a fourth soon to come) and two shirts, but what I wanted was *tops*. Things just to chuck on and have look right with the minimum of fuss (and ironing!) needed. So I present to you, the Porto top – which comes in three colours, burgundy, petrol and black. That I would buy black is a given, but I decided to get both of the other colours to try and broaden my colour horizons a bit…
Here we are – first up, burgundy:
I cannot say enough good things about this top. I love the colour, the fit, the feel of the fabric. Yes, they are a bit clingy so you can see my belt etc underneath, but that’s not the end of the world.
Cleavage, I’m pleased to report, isn’t a major issue, meaning these tops will be suitable for work:
I just love the neckline and the way the fabric sits and is styled:
Next up, Petrol:
The top is a lot greener in real life, but my camera hates greens (along with strong blues, reds and purples), so you’ll just have to imagine it being a different colour to what’s shown here.
Again though, fits in a really nice way (despite more jean-related lumps-booooo!)
So glad I bought these – I love the fit and just the *feel* of them and will be sure to snag other Biubiu tops in future. I now need to try the Fuego tops, but with them being more of a traditional empire fit, I worry about looking like I’m expecting! Can but try, I suppose!
Forgot to mention that all of the tops are in 40 B/BB – the stretchy stuff comes in two sizes (B/BB and BB/BBB depending generally on whether you’re above or below a GG cup) – at an FF cup, the B/BB is fine. All of the fitted items, come in B, BB or BBB.
Speaking of fitted items, here are better pics that we took earlier of my previous acquisitions:
Red Town Dress in 40B:
Stone Town Dress in 40B:
Ponti Navy Dress in 40B/BB:
Vanity Fair Shirt in Black, 40B:
Vanity Fair Shirt in White, 40B:
I love the little Vanity Fair shirt buttons – squares!
Needless to say I completely agree with Holly from the Full Figured Chest who did a round up of her best brands from 2011 for clothing and lingerie. In her clothing section she had the following three as brands she could happily make her wardrobe from:
My love for Biubiu is well known, but at some point soon I will try the fabulous Campbell and Kate shirts for an extra-special well-fitted piece of awesomeness. With my job I’m always in need of a well cut shirt and I struggle to find ones of nice quality that fit well (I tend to buy shirts from Hawes & Curtis in a larger size, but with a Hipster fit, which is slim fitted, to give me some definition – their sales make it a bit cheaper – £70-80 per shirt is a bit rich for my taste).
PZI Jeans is another US brand I’m desperate to try. You’ve all seen the pics above with my belt showing through the tops – unfortunately with more than a ten inch difference between my waist and hips (closer to 12-13 inches) I cannot find jeans that fit me properly. To get ones that fit over my large hips, it means a massive amount of gaping at the waist. Even a belt doesn’t always help as the jeans pull down and often look extremely messy at the back. So at some point soon I’m going to try these jeans – which have a steeper hip-waist slope, which should mean a better fit and hopefully, NO BELT! Happy days!
So that’s where I’m currently at on the clothing front! The awesome bra I’m wearing underneath all of the clothes is an Ewa Michalak bra and there will be a bra-related post coming after this one, probably!
All I’m waiting for now is a Paris dress – which will be what I exchange the returned Pasadena dress for when it eventually arrives back in Poland!
Thanks again so much to everyone who has recommended Biubiu in the past – and thank you of course to Kinga and the team for producing such awesome stuff. My curves thank you!