Well hello, AGAIN! Review week continues, and this time it’s of this lurvely One Stop Plus Runway Collection dress that was very nicely sent to me for review.
Dress: Collection by One Stop Plus
Shoes: New Look
One Stop Plus is a fairly big phenomenon in the States, I believe, and they’ve recently opened up shop here. As far as I’m concerned more places to shop is always a positive, and I love that they stock items from Carmakoma and Big Beauty’s La Redoute line amongst other things. Some of you may recognise this dress from the catwalk show OSP held in New York Fashion Week last year. Now, if I’m being 100% honest: the runway show left me decidedly unimpressed. I wasn’t keen on the styling, the colours, the tie-dye… none of it. But (and there’s always a but!) when I saw the product shots on the website, it appealed much more. There were lots of items that I’d really like to buy, I really mean that. Among my favourites were this dress, with its gorgeous draping at the bust and sumptuous lilac colour. So when I was offered the chance to review one piece, I happily plumped for the this one.
I have to say I am just as in love with this dress in person as I am in the product shot. Initially, as a bargain hunter, I did think “£95… for jersey!?” but apparently, not all jerseys are made equal – the material is thick and luxurious, feeling amazing. It has a silky underskirt, too. And the draping just looks and feels absolutely lovely.
There is a slight issue however, that you’ve probably guessed when reading the material. It CLINGS. Oh boy, does it cling! As I’m still not the most confident fat girl in the world, I did whack on my Gok Wan sassy slip underneath to smooth everything out a bit. As a result, I wouldn’t recommend this dress for a summer wedding or anything of the sort – you kind of see in the photos I’m practically dripping. But if you’re going to a posh do with air-con, wear away. You’ll look fabulous!
I was worried, because of the clingyness, that it wouldn’t suit someone as bottom heavy (i.e. all belly & bum, no boobs) as me. The photos here don’t do justice just how great I feel wearing this dress. I feel sexy, grown up, stylish and gorgeous. Which is no mean feat for a bit of jersey, right?