Category Archives: News Round Up

January 2014 Round Up

How was your January? Hope you’ve had a good start to the year and are looking forward to things ahead. We certainly are and here at Simply Be we’ve got some very exciting plans in the pipeline so keep your eyes and ears peeled! ;)

But first things first, let’s look back and see what the month of January brought us, as we run through our highlights!

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December 2013 Round Up

This December you can’t have failed to miss the blow-out between ‘Fit Mom’ Maria Kang, and a curvy lingerie shop owner who asked lots of curvy and larger women to send in photos of themselves. Needless to say at team Simply Be we’re not down with fat-shaming, and believe that there is beauty in every body. When will people learn that there is a difference between ‘promoting obesity’ / actively encouraging people to be a particular size, and promoting self-love and body confidence, empowering all women to feel beautiful? Le sigh.

This month we hit over 2000 followers on Instagram – are you with us?

Our AX Paris sequin bodycon ‘mermaid’ dress caused such a sensation in the blogosphere that it sold out in a flash (or should that be a splash?) Here are some of the gorgeous bloggers who rocked it – yes, it’s a magnificent mermaid montage!

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August News Round Up 2013

Autumn is slowing getting nearer and before we don our jackets and boots, we say goodbye to the summer months with a look back at the month of August and share our highlights from the plus size world.

In celebration of National Underwear Day at the start of August, these lovely bloggers took our gorgeous Gok Wan shapewear range for a blogger challenge review.From top left to right Mel at Gladrags and Handbags, Rachel at A dress is for life, Lorna at Ginger Pear Drop, Bethany at Arched Eyebrow, Claire at A Monkey Fatshionista and Mhairi at Lily Bobombs.


Also check out the reviews from Em at Boombands blog and Gemma at Fat Frocks.

In the news:

Our very own plus size model Candice Huffine, and actress Gabourey Sidibe were featured in Harper’s Bazaar ‘Singular Beauties’ spread & both look stunning in this high fashion shoot. The spread is filled with diversity, featuring models and actresses of different sizes, ages and ethnicity. Gabourey’s styling sparked a bit of a debate though – what do you make of it? Check it out here.

Simone Charles winner of a plus size modelling competition starred in her first shoot for plus size magazine Slink, wearing our gorgeous Gok Wan shapewear range. She is totally rocking the pool side look!

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This month, bloggers took on an Anna Scholz style challenge, where they each reviewed an item from our Anna Scholz designer range. Check out their pics and reviews below…

Nancy at Sugar Darling is wearing the Anna Scholz Jewel Print dress.


Check out Nikki’s at Natty Nikki take on this same jewel print dress.


Rosie from A Pocketful of Rosie and Cass from Plump Parsnip are both looking gorgeous in the Anna Scholz Print Peplum dress. Like the dress? Click on their picture to read their individual review.

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And finally to complete the take 5 challenge, we’ve got Anne from Braids and Blouses wearing this smart and sassy metallic shirt.


We’d love to know what you got up to in August? What are you looking forward to, over the next season? xx

June Round Up 2013

Welcome to our June edition of our plus size round up. To keep you up to speed with what’s been going on at Simply Be and in the plus size world stay tuned as we’ve gathered together our highlights from the past month!

Our main highlight of June has to be the launch of our exclusive Blogger Takeover. Haven’t heard of it? Well we teamed up with three fab fashion bloggers to create a whole new range just for you ladies. We followed their story from the very beginning (Introduction to the Bloggers Part 1) and captured their first meeting with our designers (Insider Insights Part 2) to the final product and photo shoot (Blogger Takeover Part 3). Check out their stunning dresses below.

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Plus Size Round Up – May 2013

Welcome to the May 2013 edition of our plus size news round up!

Gemma Collins Collection Launch

It’s been a great month for Simply Be, as we launched our Gemma Collins collection – exclusive to us!

You may remember when we first launched a selection of Gemma Collins clothing from her existing range, which was only available in limited sizes. Well, you told us you wanted a collection from Gemma in the full Simply Be size range – and here it is!

Gemma Collins Snake Print T ShirtGemma Collins Animal Printed TunicGemma Collins Printed Sun DressGemma Collins Printed Maxi DressGemma Collins High Low Feather TunicGemma Collins Printed Bodycon Dress

See Gemma in action…
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