Plus size tops for SS13

From time-to-time, readers ask if I can do something on plus size fashion – and I’ll be honest, there’s one obvious reason I’ve decided to do a plus size post this week: I’ve been drawn to the lovely Claire from Steps, thanks to Celebrity Big Brother (her “pillow talk” with Rylan on last night’s instalment was fabulous, wasn’t it?)

Claire’s much publicised weight fluctuations made me keen to see how she’s styling herself these days.

She’s a gorgeous woman, no doubt about that, but I’m not sure if the two looks she seems to champion on the show (tatty dressing gown or black sequin dress) do her justice. If you ask me, she should focus on some really stylish tops (with empire lines, flowing sleeves, scoop necks to flatter her bustline and clever tunic designs) and keep the bottom half neutral, rather than hiding away behind the robe. I know she’s stuck in the Big Bro house, but…she’s on telly!

I’ve been checking out the range of plus size tops at Bonprix, affordable and SS13 friendly, to see the kind of thing Claire could be wowing us with when she gets out…

Pleated long sleeve top, £24.99, Bonprix

Layer jersey pinafore, £19.99 @ Bonprix

V neck A-line top, £12.99 @ Bonprix

Scoop neck body, £12.99 @ Bonprix

Square neckline tunic, £17.99 @ Bonprix

Compiled in association with Bonprix

Written by Johanna Payton