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This is a brand billed as the answer to all a ‘natural woman’s fashion needs. It promises to give the woman who has had children and doesn’t mind the extra pound or two she has gained something comfortable and stylish to wear. Doris Streich is thus committed to meeting the needs of plus size women not ashamed of their size, not striving for the petite frame so exalted by the media. And indeed the creations of this Germany-based label have become so popular, collections are constantly selling out.

All year round, Doris Streich has something for every season- lighter, brightly coloured t shirts for summer as well as sweaters and jackets of numerous designs for winter. Whether you need something serious for the office or something casual for the weekend, you are practically spoilt for choice. They currently have a beautiful casual denim jacket retailing for a discounted price of £80. It is made to go with virtually every kind of casual wear- loose printed dresses or skirts or the ubiquitous jeans-and-t shirt. You cannot go wrong with Doris Streich when it comes to kaftans, tops and tunics. Coming in almost infinite styles and shapes, the women of size 18 to 30 are fully catered for. And the colours and patterns! Vivid red and white strips with a subtle blue in the background; green, pink, purple and black in floral patterns that captivate and entice...you simply have to visit their website to see it for yourself.

For the chilly season, you can treat yourself to an assortment of knitted sweaters and cardigans from Doris Streich. A gorgeous waterfall mesh knit cardigan jacket is currently on sale that will make you the most elegant thing this winter. Alternatively you can try the stylish edge to edge jersey cardigan that is great for both a weekend out and a day in the office. Equally versatile is the V-neck jersey that showcases excellent seaming. With the right accessories you are guaranteed an exclusive look that will do wonders for your confidence.

 
Since the fashion house started in 1946 it has been adorning the rich in elegant and elaborate couture and making the rest of us dream. Dior's couture stays true to it's 50s silhouette and sweetheart necklines combines with billowing skirts in masses of material. Dior Couture was born after a period of ration and tight-purses, the designers use of so much fabric was a shock of over indulgence when people could barely afford a reel of cotton, but there is something luxuriously beautiful about these dresses that we can't resist. His personal life aside, John Galliano was my favourite Dior designer, I don't think his skill or the personality he brought to the brand can ever be found again; I was extremely disappointed when Galliano's pattern cutter took the reigns of the collection, his shoes were too big to fill, the collection was a slash of boring beige against a colourful history. The rumours Marc Jacobs was to step in have since been quelled, Jacob's design heart seems to be fully integrated into Louis Vuitton. Do you think anyone could ever surpass Galliano? Or could you forgive is horrendous behaviour if he silently returned to his post after rehab? Let me know your opinions.
 
Dominating the London catwalk since 2009 Mary Katrantzou has throughly established herself as the undisputed queen of print. Images of her structural ceramic's print inspired dresses have been flying around the internet for a long time now, silently trending. It seems now Topshop have spotted her, and they're ready to launch a truly exciting little collection of about 14 dresses on to the high street. We know our readers love the fashion extreme, so even though this is going to be a popular collaboration it is limited edition, and it's one of your only chances to get you hands on a dress like this for around £350. 
 
Child stars turned fashion icons, it's actually quite amazing how MK + A metamorphosed from being on our lunchboxes as kids to starting their own fashion house "The Row" which received critical acclaim, as opposed to other stars-come-designers who usually flop *ahem*kanye*ahem*.
However, ever since retiring from selling their faces to teen-girl brands they had been gracing the front rows of fashion shows, and elusively spotted sporting high-fashion looks, that the fashion paparazzi ate up. Mary Kate patrons the oversized, willowy, and vintage look whilst crowned with a head of flyaway curls, whereas Ashley tends to go for the rock-chic, tailored, high-precision look, quite the opposite of her sister.
Here's our MK and A lookbook so you can gather some fashion inspiration.

 
Japan is well renowned for it's fashion know how, and Japanese women have mastered the art of looking cute but still being practical and cosy. Oversized jumpers and woolens as shown in these pictures look amazing on petite frames and heights! If you are quite little look for boxy cuts in longer lengths, tops should generally be cut just above the thigh to elongate the legs, empire line coats look great on petite girls as well if you are not afraid to accentuate your littleness and go for a doll-like look. Wear your hair down and add gloves and long socks to look perfectly elegant.
 
Retailers will tell you that Verpass faux fur coats and waistcoats hardly last in stock. The level of comfort and elegance they give is virtually unparalleled. This German fashion house has curved a niche for itself as a leader in women’s winter fashion. Besides the coats, their jumpers and cardigans are to die for. Last year’s autumn-winter collection had a selection of cute purple, grey and maroon sweaters alongside classy leather jackets and cashmere coats. Verpass is known for catering to the needs of women of fuller figures thus all their outfits are available in sizes over 28. Despite the availability of their coats in many sizes, Verpass remains true to its mantra of individuality, ensuring a limited supply for each design.

With their 2011/2012 autumn-winter collection being fronted by plus size beauty queen Erika Demmer, Verpass has remained true to its focus of providing stylish, comfortable clothing for plus size women. This collection has seen Verpass showcase some out-of-the-box designs of faux fur half-coats that go really well with print dresses. It also includes some nifty fur-collared coats that will keep you warm in winter but without compromising the smart look that your workplace requires. If you will be hitting the slopes for winter sports, Verpass has you covered with thick, hooded coats lined with brown furs. For that casual, sensual look, check out their animal print coats and jackets that will combine well with both dark tights or trousers. Throw on a scarf and some heels and you might just become the next trending topic on social media!

A Verpass faux fur coat will set you back £269 but it is an item that will keep you warm for years to come so consider what you spend an actual saving. This grey and black coat will go with virtually any dress or trouser you have. It may be all you need to get you through the chilly season!

 
This beautiful striking editorial shot by Susanne Spiel is set in the desert on an electric-grey sky backdrop. The clash of the backgrounds makes the model supernatural looking. We love the flowing chiffons and the movement in this shoot! You can view the full shoot on Fashion Served.