In my head the A-One, best ever, if-I-had-to-kit-out-my-entire-wardrobe-from-one-store-it-would-be-this-one, place to shop online is Dorothy Perkins.
They’re bang on the money with trends, the prices are usually entirely reasonable, and they go up to a size 22 in everything, not just the stuff they think us size 16’s+ should be allowed to wear (coughBarkinscough). On top of that International shipping is extremely fast and comparatively cheap, and if you can wear the return postage costs returns are quick and no-fuss.
That last one’s important, because sadly my personal experience with Dorothy Perkins suggests that it’s a bit hit-or-miss with their products.
I’ve done a few orders, and in every one there’s been a few items that haven’t fit, have fit oddly or have been of sub-par quality – I’ve more or less given up on the skirts and dresses because they’re so short, but I keep of trying with their tops and knitwear (and belts! DP have the greatest range of stylish belts!) because when they get it right, they get it right.
I think this cute little heart-print puff sleeve top is a one of my favourite Dorothy Perkins purchases, though straight out of the parcel I’ll admit to having been disappointed.
It’s called a “jumper” (hah!) on the website, but the fabric’s such a flimsy knit that if you look carefully you can actually see the stripes of my long sleeved top through the fabric.
I get that the UK is coming into the warmer months, but really. In Australia the word “jumper” suggests at least a modicum of warmth (My US readers should think “sweater”) and this tissue-weight cotton provides all the warmness of a chiffon overcoat.
Still, the hearts are cute, and it layers well so I’m counting it as a win.