I'm in my forties, work in middle management in the public sector and studied Film and Literature at University. I've been overweight all my life and am trying to learn to live with it. As well as clothes I like knitting, movies, Geek TV and The Guardian.
The Guardian yesterday carried a really rather terrific article about the joys of summer dresses. This surprised me in a couple of ways. The piece was written by Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue which nowadays carries precious little advice for anyone who does not have a personal account at a select number of Notting Hill boutiques and it directly addressed (ahem) both the sensual joys of wearing a summer frock and some of the practicalities that you might want to consider when shopping for one, such as covering key body parts like upper arms and not remortgaging your house in order to afford one. Even better accompanying it was a gallery of no fewer than 23 examples of desirable and wearable dresses including this fresh, linen wrap dress from my beloved Betty Jackson Black range.