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What I Wore in Bali: Plus Size

May 18, 2018

What I Wore in Bali: Plus Size

May 18, 2018

I’ve been back from Bali just over a week and I have been dying to write this post, but live has just got in the way. As part of my new ‘Plus Size Travel’ category I am going to start doing posts on what I wore on each trip, showing that comfortable doesn’t always have to mean you can’t wear what you want.

I *think* I wore some of my favourite outfits I’ve ever worn on this trip (especially the dresses), as well as getting some of my favourite photos of me ever.

DAY 1

? Primark Swimwear Cover Up and Yours Clothing Black Swimming Costume* 

When we landed in Bali it was around midday, so we decided to drop our bags off at the hotel and then head to Folk Ubud, a day pool that was nearby to our hotel. It was getting pretty dark and so as there wasn’t going to be much sun I decided to wear my Primark cover up over my swimming costume and it was so comfortable. I think if I’d have been there longer I would have probably worn it out as a dress too, as it didn’t necessarily look like a cover up.

The Black swimming costume from Yours Clothing was also incredibly comfortable and I loved that was nice and plain to wear with a patterned cover up.

DAY 2

Yours Clothing Blue Cami Top* and White Maxi Skirt*

In hindsight, this wasn’t the best outfit to wear while trudging around rice terraces, but it made for some amazing pictures so swings and round abouts right? Both of these items were from the new Yours Clothing summer range and I couldn’t be more in love. The top was nice and lose and not clingy in the hot weather and the skirt made me feel like an absolute princess, especially when walking around Ubud palace.

DAY 3 and 4

Primark Pink and Green Tropical Dress

One of the first things I bought for my trip was this simple pink and green tropical print dress from Primark. I thought it would be great for those days where we go to the beach as its nice and easy to slip on and off, so I thought it was the best choice for our trip to the Gili Islands. I ended up having to wear it two days in a row because I forgot to pack something to wear for our second day, but to be honest, it was probably for the best as it ended up getting SOAKED when I left it on the boat while we were snorkelling.

DAY 6

? Simply Be Beach to Beach Yellow Swimming Costume* and Sarong*

I was so ill on day five that I didn’t take any photographs, so I thought I’d jump straight into day six. We decided to head to the Lawn for a day of sunbathing in Canggu and so I wore this incredible combination. Both from Simply Be, I think this is one of my favourite swimming costumes and sarongs I have ever worn. I wouldn’t normally choose to wear yellow as I think it washes out my pale skin, but I LOVE how it clashed with my bright hair and slightly sunburnt self. Ooops…

The swimming costume was super comfortable and although there was no padding in the chest area, I didn’t feel as though I wasn’t supported at all.

DAY 7

? Simply Be White and Orange Bardot Dress* and Yours Clothing Black and White Polka Dot Swimdress*

Day seven was another day of sunbathing, this time at Mrs Sippy in Seminyak. This time I wore my Simply Be White and Orange Dress over my swimming costume as I knew we were walking back and potentially heading for something to eat or to go shopping. As I was an absolute mess after swimming I ended up not getting any photos of the dress out and about, but I did snap one in the mirror before I went (such a bad blogger). I loved how the dress was synched in at the waist and the silky material was so comfortable, especially in 30 degree dry heat. 

At Mrs Sippy I wore the stunning Polka Dot Swimdress from Yours Clothing and I don’t think I have ever felt so confident in a piece of swimwear. Even though all my lumps and bumps were on show, I felt incredible and I think it’s down to this amazing costume  – I can’t wait to bring it with me to Croatia too!

DAY 8

? Simply Be Pink Print Palazzo Trousers* and Primark Black Bardot Top

Day 8 was spent exploring temples in both Canggu and Ubud, so I thought I’d dress in something that would be easy to cover up with a sarong when I needed to. I’ve worn this Primark top a million times before as it’s so damn comfortable, but I thought it went perfectly with my SimplyBe Floral Palazzo Trouserswhich are the comfiest things in the world by the way. 

This was one of my favourite outfits from the trip because I wouldn’t normally wear trousers like this, let alone have a t shirt tucked into them as I’d be worried how much they’d hug my stomach. These however, were really roomy and although they got a little hot in 30 degree heat, the lightness of them meant I was able to cool down quickly each time.

DAY 9

? Lovedrobe Green Crop Top* and Curve Wow Black Skirt*

Okay, so THIS was my FAVOURITE outfit from the whole trip and I still can’t believe it. Me? In a crop top? When I choose this outfit I knew it would be a major stepping stone in my confidence for me to wear a crop top, but I wanted to push myself to wear something I’ve always wanted to be able to wear but thought I couldn’t.

Honestly, I was a little self conscious at first but after an hour or so I was perfectly fine. I stopped pulling my top down and skirt up, and wore my crop top with pride! It also majorly helped that the skirt is the exact style I’ve been looking for with years and every time I moved it twirled with me. I LOVED it.

100% want a million more outfits like this.

DAY 10

? In The Style Curve Pink Floral Maxi Dress*

On the final day, before we flew home, we had some time to kill before we had to go to the airport. I decided to head out for breakfast (twice) and as I knew I’d be taking a leisurely stroll around Seminyak I decided to wear one of my favourite dresses I’d packed – my In The Style Curve pink floral maxi dress.

I honestly felt like an absolute princess in this dress as it was so long, it was amazing! I loved the slit down the side of the dress too, as it meant it was not only cooler, but it looked amazing when I sat down or when the wind blew it slightly. It also went PERFECTLY with my new straw bag that I bought from a stand the a few days earlier, don’t you think? 

I think this trip has taught me to wear more of the things I want to wear, rather than what I think I should wear and I am living for it. I can’t wait to be a little braver in my choice of clothing!

Kirsty Leanne

xoxo

  • Erin May 19, 2018 at 11:45 am

    You look incredible, love your outfits and your polkadot swimming costume is just the cutest thing! 😀

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Megan May 19, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I bloody love the swimming costume with the skirt on it! I only found out these existed last week and this one looks fab! Hope you had an amazing time

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