As fun as it is to soak up the glam & gloss of your typical fashion mag editorial spread, at some point, a girl's gotta spend real money on real clothes for real life. And no matter how much - or, for that matter, how little - you spend, nothing will ever make you look chic if it doesn't fit...regardless of whether you're a pocket Venus or have a curvy & fabulous silhouette. Sure, you could have a tailor on speed-dial, but if you have a "healthy" shopping habit and need to hem or alter most of your purchases, suddenly all those steals and deals start to add up.
Bonmarché - the UK’s largest womenswear value retailer for over 5 decades - has again won the award for *Best for Flattering Fit* in the Yours 50 plus Fashion Awards 2012. Every year, Yours Magazine asks its readers where they like to shop for value, selection, range of sizes, quality, fit & customer service; the thousands of replies are then compiled and the winners chosen. The retailer has also been shortlisted for the mag's *Best 50+ Clothing Retailer* and was recently crowned *Britain’s Best Women’s Clothing Retailer* at the 2012 Verdict Research Awards.
Whether you're on the hunt for dresses for curvy women, ladies trousers, plus size womens clothing or the summer season's must-have plus size maxi dresses - whether you live in Europe or elsewhere - be sure to do some value-added pointin' & clickin' at Bonmarche.co.uk.
- Lesley Scott
[Note: this was written in partnership with Bonmarche.]