Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you are having a great week!
On the blog this week, we are going to take a look at 2 additional looks that I purchased from the new Christian Siriano collection for Lane Bryant.
I wore the first of my 3 looks this past Saturday to the first ever Curvy Expo here in Mississauga Ontario. Check out my Instagram for pics of this amazing dress. It is sold out so I didn’t want to torture you and do a full blog post and then you couldn’t buy it. 🙂
I fell in love with Christian’s design aesthetic from the very first moment I saw him on his season of Project Runway. His designs are feminine, flirty, romantic, whimsical, dramatic and sexy.
I have basically been a plus size woman most of my life so something that we tend to miss out on is the opportunity to buy designer pieces. I remember being in high school and it was cool to have Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein jeans. I had a job all through high school and would have spent my hard earned money on them if I had the opportunity but I was always disappointed I couldn’t wear them like my straight size friends.
So to now see designers doing collaborations with plus size brands has been a dream come true. And Lane Bryant has certainly done great so far. I also have pieces from Isabel Toledo and Lela Rose and they are some of the most cherished pieces in my wardrobe.
But I have to say when the announcement came out about their collaboration with Christian, I was like a giddy school girl. It was amazing that as a size 28 I was going to actually get to realize a dream of wearing something designed by him.
And let me tell you, this Asymmetrical Lace Hem Dress is my absolute favourite piece from the collection.
I love everything about this dress. It is a gorgeous pastel shade of mint. It has a cap sleeve with a surplice bodice and sexy v neck and empire waist. The skirt flares out into a beautiful A-line shape and the lace hem is so beautiful, the detail in the lace is truly stunning.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about where the high end of the hem hit me on my thigh because of the lace but I found that I was comfortable because the lace is pretty opaque and provides coverage. I was still able to wear shape wear underneath, which is just my personal preference.
And you can clearly tell the little details that come from a true designer – the dress is fully lined and the lining is attached to the dress to allow for it to fall perfectly and skim your curves.
The fabric is a high quality polyester spandex blend that is very soft. And there is the subtle v neck at the back of the dress as well. No detail was overlooked.
I was very nervous about the fit of this dress because after I placed my order I saw some reviews online that indicated that the collection fit small and to size up. This was rather disappointing to me as being a size 28 I don’t have the option to size up. I am wearing the size 28 in this dress and thankfully it fit perfectly and I would say is comparable to other dresses I have from Lane Bryant.
To style this dress I chose to play off a necklace that I have in my collection from Your Big Sister’s Closet, a local boutique here in Toronto. I loved the combination of the various pastel shades that looked like crushed rocks in this statement piece.
I then added a delicate gold long earring from Lane Bryant and some gold bangles from my collection.
I decided to keep my shoes neutral and chose my nude patent leather sling backs from Zappos. Finally, the perfect finishing touch was my new Kate Spade bag in this lovely shade of lilac.
This dress is a classic and I can see wearing it for years to come. It would be perfect for a wedding if you have any coming up this summer. I intend to wear mine for date night.
Stay tuned for my next post where I review the 3rd look I purchased from this collection.
Dress by LANE BRYANT | Earrings by LANE BRYANT (similar) | Necklace by YBSC (alternative here as only sold in store) | Bracelet alternative by LANE BRYANT | Shoes by ZAPPOS | Bag by KATE SPADE (alternative) |