Sorry for the disappearance!
I hope everyone is doing well, sending you lots of love 🙂 I’ve been down with glandular fever since midweek so I’m working rather slow, spending most of my time in bed resting or reading.
I was approached by UK online fashion company FD Avenue for a collaboration. They’re a trendy online store that ships internationally (Yay!!) and recently released their Curvy range of clothing for us plus size chicks. So I was more than happy to sample an outfit from the Curvy range 🙂
FD Avenue carries outfits from straight to plus sizes in a variety of colours, prints and styles. Shipping from the UK to Singapore was really quick. The items are usually dispatched within 24 hours.
I have been looking for outfits in pretty shades of purple but it has been so difficult to find. So I jumped at the chance to try their long maxi coil dress in purple. It is retailing at £14.99 which is roughly S$31.14 and USD$25.02.
The material of the dress is Really soft to touch and it has a good amount of stretch (which I prefer). The colour actually looked even better in person than it did on their website, which is a first because normally it’s the other way round! I like the metal coil at the sides that can be used to adjust the neckline and back.
The material does hug the skin, so I was conscious about my “skin ripples” and round belly showing.
But then I had an epiphany:
We weren’t born with flat washboard abs. We were born round bellied and supple. This consciousness of having my big belly and rippled hips showing is so unrealistic. I have always had thick hips with cellulite – even at my smallest. I’m not going to fight What Is for What SHOULD Be. No sir.
So hey guess what?
I stopped fussing. I love this dress and how I look in it. I felt like an earth goddess with my hair flowing and the dress hugging my curves, bumps, lumps.
I remember the immediate thought I had after wearing the dress for the shoot – I have got some serious shopping to do at this place. I had quite a few dresses in mind but I could only pick one this time so I will go back for round 2 😉
Little Details :
I decided to go very simple with accessories. To complement the silver coils on the dress, I wore vintage silver earrings from Nepal. They were a gift from a friend and I have had them for a long time. The olive flats are from Charles & Keith. You last saw them in my ode to DVF post.
My Verdict on the dress : A+++
I hadn’t worn this style of maxi dress before and now that I have, I will be wearing this a lot. Also, maxi dresses are such a boon in this climate.
You can check out FD Avenue’s Curvyliciouse collection Here
Do you see yourself rocking this maxi dress? It comes in different colours if purple isn’t your thing. How many of you love wearing this style? I’m a newbie to the maxi dress trend, so I’m keen to try out various styles.
Alright, time to get some shut eye!
Remember luvs, don’t fight What Is for What SHOULD Be. You keep being you because there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Chat soon loveys,
xxxo Aarti Olivia