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    Plus size Valentine’s Day outfit idea 7: Jivin’ jumpsuit

    Wanna wear something special for the big, red day, but aren’t into skirts? How about a jumpsuit? They cut a mighty fine silhouette, are fresh, funky and are feminine without being girly. Also, with Cape Town winds, they’re kinda practical. I’ve loved my different iterations of Isabel de Villier’s jumpsuits over the seasons, but truly, this one is my best yet. The legs are slightly wider, which I prefer, and it’s just proportioned perfectly and sits beautifully. The fabric is lovely and thick and heavy, which adds a little extra to the confidence bank, and I adore the low ‘V’ at the back – just low enough to be sexy,…

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    Plus size Valentine’s Day outfit idea 6: The sweetheart next door

    If you’re not feeling the whole hubba-hubba mamma, oozing sex appeal look this Valentine’s Day, maybe you want to stretch your wings and try the pure, fresh angel-next-door look. This sweet dress from Jacoba is perfect for it. Pick it out in a soft romantic colour – from the mint (pictured) to a caramel or dusty rose, and pair with flowers and a touch of sparkle. All of Jacoba’s dresses are cut to flatter, with this one being no exception, and somehow the fabric manages to be delicately soft on your skin while also slinking right over the lumps and bumps we’d rather not draw attention to. The sweatheart neckline…

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    Plus size Valentine’s Day outfit idea 5: Tango in red

    The thing about being sexy is you need to *feel* sexy. We all have those little things that help. For me it’s smooth legs, false eyelashes and a good scent. I’ve got a friend who says high heels and lacy knickers do it for her. So, if you want to heat things up this V-day, find your thing. And let’s face it – this slinky red dress from Queenspark couldn’t hurt matters. It’s a lovely slinky fabric – with an extra lining to heal hide lumps and bumbs – and a fantastic bit of added sparkle. I really like the arm and hem length, as well as the neckline –…

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    Plus size Valentine’s Day outfit idea 4: Polkadot perfection

      Doing something a little more casual this V-day? No excuse not to feel at your cutest. This polkadot circle skirt brings out all the cute for me – I feel like a little Betty Boop, or Minnie Mouse (just need the ears!) What makes it extra special is that it was made by fellow blogger Michelle from Ordinary Misfit, initially as a hobby, and now as a new business. The skirt is totally profesh, with an elasticated waistband (comfortable!) and lining. I love the froof of tulle at the bottom – such a gorgeous detail. Polkadots are a favourite of mine (yes I know you know that already) and…

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    Plus size Valentine’s Day outfit idea 3: The Tropical Temptress

    It’s summer time, so let your tropical goddess shine! Yellow is such an unusual colour for me (previously my worst!) but there was something about this dress that I fell in love with. And boy am I glad I gave it a try! I find the draping of Ms MoneyPenny’s designs so perfect for the curvier and plus size figures – they just know exactly where to distract, and where to enhance. The fabric is lovely and slinky and high-quality. This frock is the perfect choice if you want to stand out from the crowd and make a splash – and yes, it’s available in other colours, even though I…