FASHION || The Lady is a Vamp

When it comes to blogging its unexpected things which leave me a) bloody excited and b) grateful for the opportunities I get.  These little things leave me dancing around the room with excitement and I don’t think I’ll ever  tire of it (if I do, please slap me around the face and tell me to check myself). This happened on Saturday morning when I saw a post on Facebook about the lovely plus size clothing company Yours Clothing.

WE HEART BLOGGERS

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This graphic features some of my favourite bloggers such as Danie, Betty, Meg and Sian (all of whom I got to meet at Plus North!) and… ME!

I posted this picture on Twitter of this gorgeous Flock Print Skater Dress (£30.00) from the Limited Collection and it was picked up by Yours Clothing to use in this graphic, so I figured I’d fast forward my review while this little number is hot ON the racks.

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You know its autumn when these berry shades come into play, berry lips, berry nails, mulled wine.. *ahem* and this dress is no exception.

The fabric of the dress is quite heavy so it, I think the technical term is “skims over any lumps or bumps” (super thin fabric is no good for me, I like a bit of padding) – and the jacquard detailing is embossed which is a nice little textured touch.

The skirt of the dress is quite full, the pleats sit flatteringly on my waist and then.. flare baby flare. I wore this to a birthday party and I very much made use of the skirt for spinning and twirling – I sound like a 5 year old I know, but theres something about a swooshy skirt that makes me feel super feminine and flirty.. oh and the 1/4 sleeves mean that I can brave not having to wear a jacket (I have bingo wing cover up need).

I paired this dress with some black opaque tights (100 denier from Primark – the best in my humble opinion) and black wedge boots from Asda that I don’t seem to have taken off my feet since I bought them.

I feel a little bit like I’ve stepped out of Twilight in this dress.. I love the gothic twist that seems to sneak into my wardrobe in the winterand it means I get to go a little vampy with my makeup… Lashings of mascara, Avon’s Supershock Gel Liner on my waterline AND tight line and Revlon’s “Plum” on my lips.
*PR sample

  • Ooh see the picture doesn’t do the dress justice and I wouldn’t give it a second glance, but now I’ve seen it on i’m really tempted as it looks lovely. I twirl about in dresses like that, it should be the law I think.