Thursday, January 17, 2013

Curves, semi-formal style.

Happy Thursday, chirplettes! Is it just me or does today really seem like it should be Friday?

At any rate, I had a request to do a post on cocktail dresses for the curvier among us, so I went to ye olde internet and found some gawgeous frocks to share. I know I'm not plus-size, but for a couple of years I did carry around about 20 pounds more than I do now, so I do have some understanding of the rules of dressing curves.

Feel free to comment if you completely disagree with a choice; I may have a bit of experience but I'm no expert, and I'd love to get some feedback!

My absolute favorite dress that I found has got to be this gem from ModCloth. So sexy, a little retro, and perfect for everything from cocktail parties to weddings to date night.

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ModCloth also sells this adorable cherry dress that I think would work just as well on an XS as a 2X. Flaunt it, ladies!


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I almost bought this Michael Kors wrap dress for myself last year, but it just didn't quite sit right. Mainly because I'm flat-chested, which makes me think this version would be lovely on a bustier gal.

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I think you all know about my affinity for navy. That plus the lace made this dress a win in my book. It's a dress for someone out of their 20s, sure, but it's not matronly.
 
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This next dress is just fun, honestly. I bet the skirt swishes really nicely when you're on the dance floor. Plus you can adjust the top for how much cleavage you want to show, so you can start out the night wrapped up and end the night a little more daring, depending on the circumstances (and the company).

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Next up, a trusty wrap dress. If you don't have one, buy one. I have two and I wear them all the time. Work, the ballet, dinner, Christmas church, you name it.


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And one from Banana:

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This next beauty is shown on a teeny woman, but in my opinion this kind of fit is much more attractive on someone with more than 5% body fat. This much draping can overwhelm smaller frames, but it's a great flatterer when you want to disguise your less-favorite parts.

And it's sparkly!


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And I have to recommend everyone check out Asos Curve. They have a ton of great options that are all really affordable, plus they do free shipping and returns, which means you can order multiple sizes and colors and send back what doesn't work without any hassle.

I'm loving this purple one:


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Also loving this red guy. The lace is so sassy! It's the same idea as the silver glittery dress above, and I stand by my draping statements.


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And I'll end with a really beautiful sexy number. Teal lace? Nom.

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Now let's all buy dresses and go out to a fancy dinner to show off, shall we?


1 comment:

  1. The whole time I was scrolling, I was thinking, please mention ASOS curve! Great choices. Never thought of adjusting the top of the dress like that, but I love it. The teal is my favorite :) Thanks for saving it for last.

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