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Summer Dresses for All Sizes!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

AnnMarie O'Connor-Stylist & fashion blogger:-

According to her website -

"I've been a style writer for more years than is fashionable to mention. Suffice to say I have worked with the likes of The Irish Examiner, RTE, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Trace, Image, IF, The Dubliner, The Irish Independent, Prudence, and interviewing designers, chasing trends, styling, profiling and lying about my spiralling shoe habit. My mantra-burn the tracksuit honey and learn to walk in a pair of damn heels. Life's too short not to look tall and fabulous. Mwah! Lovin' your work. Xxx"

Annmarie is a freelance fashion writer, blogger and personal stylist. Her credits include The Irish Examiner, Elle, Dazed and Confused, Image, Trace, IF, The Irish Independent, and

Over the past 8 years she has interviewed the likes of Terry de Havilland, Zandra Rhodes and Ben de Lisi, and has gained a cult following with her blog: I Blog Fashion which is being made into a book. She is also the organiser of the monthly Fashion Bloggers' Brunch events in

. Rachel- Rachel is a very petite size 6 girl, but at 5', she's perfectly in proportion. Rachel sometimes struggles to find chic summer dresses to fit because of her small frame.

. Selena - Selena has an apple shaped figure. Her fuller figure makes it difficult to find the perfect dress for her as she's a size 20 and many stores don't carry lines in this size.

. Louise- Louise is size 16-18 but is very tall at 5'11. Louise finds shopping for dresses problematic as they're often not long enough

Summer dresses are supposed to be flirty, romantic, carefree & billowy. But when you're not a standard size 10-14, it can be more of a challenge to find something you're comfortable in. Here with summer solutions for ladies of all sizes is sunny stylist Annmarie O'Connor:-

Model 1 - Louise:-

. Sunglasses, €33, French Connection
. Jersey panel dress, €229, Fran & Jane
. Ring, €13, French Connection
. Nine West shoes, €105, BT2

Model 2- Selena:-

. Sunglasses, €17.50, River Island
. Wooden necklace, €25, Evans
. Jersey dress, €27, M&S
. Clutch, €7, Penneys
. Wedges, €199, Karen Millen

Model 3:- Rachel:-

. Hat, 20, Oasis
. Sunglasses, €25.50, Accessorize
. Denim gilet, €50, Oasis
. Strapless dress, €50, Oasis
. Belt, €41, French Connection
. Leather satchel, €63, Accessorize
. Sandals, €60, French Connection

Model 4:- Louise Kavanagh:-

. Dress, €99.50, Evans
. Clutch, €42, Accessorize
. Bracelet, €16, M&S
. Bracelet, €2, Penneys
. Ring, €11, M&S
. Nine West sandals, €75, BT2

Model 5:- Rachel:-

. Sunglasses, €25.50, Accessorize
. Shift dress, €95, Monsoon Fusion
. Shoes, €60.50, River Island

Model 6:- Selena:-

. Necklace, €27, Evans
. Dress, €55, Evans
. Bracelets, €3 each, Penneys
. Joanne Hynes clutch, €225, Brown Thomas
. Leggings, €23, Evans
. Shoes, €99, Topshop

Further Options:-

. Sunglasses, €17.50, River Island
. Necklace, €16, M&S
. Floral dress, €30, M&S
. Joanne Hynes clutch, €225, Brown Thomas
. Shoes, €40, M&S
. Shoes, €76, Topshop

Additional Information:

Garden Trees courtesy of Tullys Nurserys

Garden Furniture courtey of Homebase