Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A Little Black Dress For A Plus Size Hottie

A LBD with a huge amount of style

Few things in terms of fashion turn me off more than the expression "Little black dress" its become some sort of shorthand for unadventurous safe eveningwear and having spent years of my life always wearing black due to the misguided idea it "slimmed me down" I tend to seek out frocks of a thousand colours-like Joseph and his amazing technicolor dream coat but without H from steps and all in a fat size.
My exception to the LBD rule

Navabi's colections-a touch of class
I do make exceptions though and this dear friends is one hell of an exception.
I've loved Navabis collections for sometime. Beautifully made, fashion forward clothes which scream quality. The fabrics and cuts are always amazing. They are at the higher end of the price range for plus size clothes but if you are after threads that make you feel expensive, tailored and classy then this is the brand for you.
Matte and shiny fabrics-creating the perfect hourglass

Transparent sleeves-let your arm art peak out

I fell in love with this Steilmann's dress with transparent sleeves as soon as I laid eyes on it.
It appears at first glance to be a classic shift dress (albeit with saucy see through sleeves) but on closer inspection its something else entirely.
Its actually made of two different types of fabric. A shiny fabric forms the inner panel with a matte fabric at the sides
A classic shift with a twist

Bodycon trickery
This is the classic bodycon trick of using two colours or finishes to make your  silhouette appear even more of an  hourglass but what makes this dress stand out for me is the finish and cut. 
It feels really well made and its the perfect length. It looks fairly understated on the hanger but once tried on I felt amazing.
Hear me roar
As befitting  a dress so glamorous I've worn a new tiger necklace (from Primarni) which matches the tiger head on my Juicy Couture bag perfect.
The sizing on this dress is generous and the cut is super flattering.

Black tights and heels are all this dress needs. I feel wonderful in this and know I will get so much wear out of it.
At £114.90 this is most definitely an investment piece rather than something you would buy on a whim but if you are bored of clothes that are one hit wonders,look awful after a few washes or are just too short/tight then check Navabi out.
The sizing on this is generous. I got my normal size 20 and could easily have gone down a size but the slightly loose cut adds to the expensive look of the thing.
Channelling Liz Taylor-The bloat years
I'm feeling very Liz Taylor in this frock-pass me a dry martini dahlink!
For more of my outfit posts check here



Capturing the Curve Workshops
In other body confidence news I'm planning two plus size pin up workshops next years, one in Manchester and one in London. A day to revel in your curvy beauty, be made over myself and Lilly Von Pink and have your very own photoshoot in a safe empowering enviroment-All the details can be found here








Limited Edition Killer Curves Tee Shirts (including the brand new Curverella and the zombies design) Now On Sale



My brand new Killer Curve tee Shirts cost £13 and are available to buy from here having curves never looked so good!


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2 comments:

  1. Very glam! The price may be higher than high street, but that dress will look just as good 10 years from today x

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  2. I am so very jealous of the fabulous dresses you are able to find in the U.K.. For some reason plus size lines in the states have decided that 1. Plus size hotties don't wear dresses, 2. and if they do, they only want them in black, 3. the only flattering cut they can currently come up with is an empire type waist with a solid black pencil skirt that give you uniboob and hips, 4. and if you do find one, it will be sleeveless (it's December and were expecting 12 inches of snow today) so you have to spend more money to buy a sweater to keep from freezing and to cover your arms. Ggggggrrrrrrr!! I just purchased 3 dresses (at 2 sizes each) plus 3 more that I had tried on, plus tried on at least 10 more in 2 different stores, all to get ONE that I liked that fit. Keep up the good work! Love the blog and the fact that you sing from the roof tops that FAT is FABULOUS! Have a wonderful day!

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