Xandres Xline at House of Fraser

Earlier in the year I featured this Dickens & Jones dress and mentioned how surprised I was to see the huge selection of plus size clothing at House of Fraser. Since then that selection has grown and now includes 25 brands and designers and over 700 items ranging from sizes 16-30. I was kindly asked if I’d like to pick an item to review from a new-to-me designer, Xandres Xline.  (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i[‘GoogleAnalyticsObject’]=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,’script’,’//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js’,’ga’); ga(‘create’, ‘UA-36804072-1’, ‘frivolousmrsd.com’); ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’);

Xandres are a luxury Belgian brand which means items are a touch pricier than I’m used to but as soon as I opened the package and pulled out the Embellished Cotton Sweater I had chosen I could see why. The fabric was much softer than I was expecting and definitely felt luxurious. On the website it was difficult to tell what sort of knit it was but this is heavy on the cashmere and very light to the touch.

The metallic thread detailing over the shoulders is very pretty and takes the jumper from an every day basic to something a bit more special. I wanted to keep it quite casual though so I teamed it with my Simply Be oxblood jeggingsSimply Be wide fit black flats and my favourite ASOS punchout satchel handbag. My headscarf is a vintage chiffon one and glasses are Babs by London Retro

I’m wearing a size 24/26 in the jumper and it’s spot on. As you can see it’s not too baggy but still quite relaxed. Although the idea of wearing something from a luxury brand made me a bit twitchy (I have a wonderful habit of spilling things down myself…) there’s no chance I’m saving this for best, it’s far too snuggly and lovely to get dusty in a wardrobe! I will add though that if you are going to invest in this jumper you’re going to need a good lint roller to hand! I noticed after a while that it left quite a bit of grey fluff on my jeggings but I popped it in the washing machine on a gentle wash and it’s not as bad now. Definitely worth the rolling anyway!
Love,
Mrs D x
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3 Comments

  1. November 16, 2015 / 11:43 am

    I love this colour palette. Gorgeous, autumnal looks and with an ever gorgeous vintage twist.

  2. November 17, 2015 / 7:51 am

    This looks so soft and luxurious. Love how you have styled this. Was such a treat to see you pop up on my blolovin feed this morning X

  3. November 26, 2015 / 9:27 am

    Love the sweater, the embrodary adds a touch of sophistication. Good to know that House of Fraser are now stocking plus size cos I know when I was looking for a wedding outfit 5 years ago they had nothing above a 16!

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