I'm unsure whether it's due to the influence of seeing changing room pictures on blogs, or because my Nana always insists upon it, but I've gotten into the habit of trying things on rather than just grabbing and going and it's really helping get an idea of what works and what really doesn't.
Take for example this dress:
I saw it on the New Look website and had to have it. It may not have been in a cute floral print like I'd seen in Topshop but it was a skater dress and perfect for what I had in mind. What I didn't count on was it looking this awful on. The scoop neck and back meant that it didn't sit right on my shoulders, the stretchy material highlighted every bump and the waist is so high it draped in all the wrong places.
Then there's this dress:
I saw it online and immediately thought how cute but I doubted the shape would look nice on me. I saw it in store, noticed it has pockets and fell in love so I decided to try it on and I still loved it. Which is probably why I'm kicking myself for not getting it! Next time I'm in New Look, this will be mine.
and I'm going to say that this qualifies as completing the Pretty in Plus challenge I agreed to do! Even though my arms are easily the part I hate the most about myself, it wasn't as hard as I thought. Check it out and give it a go?