I have been a very, very lucky girl of late. First of all, I was able to keep some of the items worn on the Volup2 shoot, which included these gorgeous coral heels from Simply Be. And then, I was also sent an item of my choice to review on the blog. What I chose was a no brainer; my favourite summer collection was Prada by far, awash with hot rods and bad girls from the 50′s, and like many others I nearly wept with joy when I saw Simply Be‘s take on it. That a plus size car print dress has been brought out, in season, is pretty astounding to be honest with you. Only a few months ago I was lamenting how long us chubsters are made to wait for key fashion items to trickle down to us, so it’s definitely heartening to see such a fast turn around. Small wonder it’s being snapped up in droves!
I didn’t want to overpower the dress, so aside from my kitsch jewellery and a petticoat to give some extra poof, I kept it plain. As for the sizing, I felt this was truer to size than most Simply Be items which tend to be very generous. I ordered a 20 so it would be very fitted in the bodice, to help with that 50′s fit and flare. The material isn’t stretchy either, so if you have a larger bust I’d suggest going up a size. My only niggles were being a short-arse who likes short-ish skirts, a few inches lopped off would be great (however the taller amongst you want a few inches added!) and that I would have loved to see a pastel version available. That said, the royal blue is amazing, and so striking!
I’ve already worn this out a few times, and I expect I’ll be wearing it all summer long. I’m just so happy it’s been made! Will you be buying this? Can’t wait to see it on my fellow bloggers!