• The Hottest Hues in Town

    Orange is hot! All the fashion editors are mad about orange in all its hues. Try our latest dress in ombre chiffon which combines pinks and corals and has a lovely drop side hem.  A matching shawl in ombre completes the outfit--or try on its own over anything! to brighten up a dark colour or a pair of your favourite jeans!  A Statement orange handbag?  A coral cotton jacket over that little black cotton dress?

    I feel happy in any shade--i have my eye on a pair of rosy coral trousers with a hint of stripe which is coming in on the 16th May, to lengthen my little legs! and an ivory a.m.s jersey top with a hint of faggoting to flatter my new sun kissed cheeks (from the weekend ahead by the beach in Brighton)

    I love the orange print sarong featured in this week's newsletter-- note, must book a holiday and buy this to go over black swimsuit.

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • london fashion week

    London is the most exciting metropolis with people all over the world  coming to visit the capital.  Already seen one or two leading fashion editors in John Lewis , Oxford Street, no doubt looking for the key trends this season prior to the shows.

    Florals abound, whether  vintage roses, or exotic orchids with an oriental twist. Try a tunic with jeans, or a shrug in apricot roses with a black tshirt and 50s skirt.  Lace has a new lease of life with lace lace motifs drifting on silky skirts with mesh overlay and  wide elastic waistband. Don't keep lace for evenings or events but try for day -perfect for a 50s Audrey Hepburn look , perhaps with a black top with laser cutouts emulating the lace.

    Geometric designs are everywhere, with spirals and stripes, curves and octagonal blocks.  They look best in edgy spring coats and dresses with the new cocoon shapes- and are a key trend this summer.  i like bright florals combined with neutral geometrics for an edgy fashion statment.

    Pleats are back, whether defining a shapely silhouette or floating drapey styles in sensuous satin or matt crepe and chiffon..  In store now, -but do look out for our ombre print maxi with matching "Isadora" scarf , for beach discos and night life in Monte Carlo in our summer ranges.  Textured cottons contrast with these satin pieces and are perfect for work or play.  Vivacious coral is key and adds a note of drama to black and ivory  monotone.  A coral dress with a black jacket, a black dress with a coral coat -try a single coral piece-and the key colour this summer will be white, from brilliant white to ivory in skinny jeans, button back tunics, silk t-tops .  chesca will sizzle this summer!




    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Dawn French, spotted by our avid newsreader

    Just caught sight of our favourite model wearing c h e s c a in the Daily Mail-the fabulously funny Dawn French. Wearing our cowl neck shift with opal sequin print collar, she always is a credit to us for every occasion. This jersey dress is stylish and comfortable, and oh-so-flattering.

    Our stunning pink chiffon dress and jacket was spotted at Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot, a welcome change from the short sharp shift which is the uniform for Races. A touch of sparkle on her hat and dress, this really flatters the curves -a new idea for the Duchess of Cambridge?
    Also seen at Ascot , our unique rose feather hat, a concoction of feathers in the shape of a rose-- the lady who sent the pic in says she had dozes of compliments on the day in our exclusive headgear- if you have a Summer wedding to go to how about one of these as an investment?
    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Down under Dawn!

    Down under Dawn!A warm congratulations to Dawn French (form nother Dawn) on her new show in Oz and the new man in her life! and a big THANK YOU for wearing chesca from our violet story-- doesn't she look stunning -front page girl! This is part of her working wardrobe for her trip—it’s my favourite, and she is getting another in pink!
    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Mother of the Groom

    Mother of the Groom

    The mother of the groom likes to look her best on a wedding day but that isn’t always easy for plus size women, since most of the best outfits are tailored for smaller sizes. Finding bridal clothing you like is the easy part but it isn’t always available in larger sizes, which means having to shop in several different places to find everything for a wedding, whereas Chesca stock it all in one convenient location, but more importantly their sizes are guaranteed to be a perfect fit, however, anything that isn’t can be altered. The mother of the groom should be able to concentrate on her son’s wedding without having to worry about embarrassing lumps showing in her dress or wedding gown and Chesca’s bridal range will certainly have something that will dazzle everyone.

    Elegant dress
    The mother of the groom would look glamorous in the Pearl Beaded Lace Bolero or the Cornelli Embroidered Trim Jacket, which is available from sizes 12 to 26. Chesca know that plus size women like to look their best just as much as regular sized women and that is often forgotten about by many of the high street fashion lines. The mother of the groom should be pleased with the bridal range available at Chesca and everything on display will be available in any size in the 12-24 range, although sometimes higher sizes are there too. If something isn’t an exact fit then it can be altered and no alteration is too small at Chesca, since having the perfect fit is paramount for the mother of the groom.

    Many popular fashion designers seem to think that only supermodels like to wear the best clothing and that is simply wrong. It’s fair to say that a vast majority of the population has some embarrassing lumps or bumps somewhere on their body, although many would neglect to admit it, either way Chesca is fully aware that everyone has a slightly different body shape and that is reflected in their clothing designs, even their bridal wear. The mother of the groom doesn’t need to worry about showing the wrong curves on the wedding day since Chesca ensure that only the most appropriate curves will be on show and the rest will be subtly hidden from view. Any of their outfits can be adjusted to ensure the most comfortable fit and more importantly allow plus size women the chance to look fashionable without being self-conscious of the figure.

    The mother of the groom won’t need to worry about a thing when shopping at Chesca because they pride themselves on offering customers premium quality clothing that has been fine-tuned over many years to fit plus size women with precision. They use customer feedback take customer opinions very seriously and proactively use that information to improve their products, which means they have improved with time and will continue to improve as more people choose to use Chesca as their primary clothing source. The mother of the groom and other plus size women will never have to worry about finding the perfect outfit again.

    Amy x

    Find out more about our range here (www.chescadirect.co.uk)
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    Posted by Jacqui Green