Just for 5 Pounds is based in the UK but they ship internationally. Their website has a bevy of items from womens wear, footwear, to accessories. All of which are only £5. That’s right, only £5. I was contacted a few weeks ago “to review a few of our items” from their website. One of the first things I did was take a look at their plus size section which on average goes up to size 22 but I did find a few items that were available in 24 and 26.
I sent the short list of items I was interested in as well as sizing for my feet. I got a quick message back that sizes in specific product sell out quickly and that the sent me “a few of our new styles, ranging from our plus sizes” so I can review them. The point of this long introduction is that the pictures below are of my lovely friend Lana who actually fit into the sizes they sent.
Just for 5 Pounds sent three dresses: a size 18, a size 20, and a XXL. I could not find any size conversion information on their website but their description for each product had approximate inch information for most products i.e. one dress was 28″ Approx from Underarm to Hem. [Update: For comparison sake I went to ASOS and they describe their 18 UK as a US 14.]
My friend Lana wears a 14 or 16 depending on how the arms are designed. The size 18 dress with a white blouse and brown skirt had a hidden zipper in back. She needed help zipping up and straightening it. I thought it was really cute but she did not feel comfortable in it (which is why there is no picture) and did not feel it was even close to a size 18 (but maybe in actuality a small size 14).
The second item she tried on was the size 20 Bird Dress (couldn’t find on the site) which was totally adorable. It was a little big on her but she really liked how it felt when she moved. It was sleeveless and a bit higher in the neck area than she would normally wear. She threw on a cardigan and pumps. Again she did not feel the size was accurate.
The third and final item was a stretch maxi dress that was incredibly soft. It had a little pulled thread in it when it arrived but that could be pulled to back no problem. Of the three dresses this is the only one that had a price tag on it ($140 – never). This dress was XXL but again, we both didn’t think it looked like it. The dress was incredibly comfortable on. It was a little big but not as big as it should of have been (she brought out a 1x jacket she purchased a few years ago that she couldn’t wear any more and she was swimming in it). Regardless, she liked this dress and thought she might wear it over a swimsuit by the pool. She threw on the same pumps because surprisingly they matched some of the design.
Their plus size styles range from basic, to frumpy, to cute and you do have to hunt for something you like in your size but if you are patient and looking for something different that won’t completely empty your wallet check them out. They also have a large assortment of cute handbags and footwear.
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