Happy Wednesday everyone, we made it through hump day, yeah!
This week is dress week on the blog and as I said goodbye to summer in my last post we are starting fall off with a bang with this rich colourful boho maxi from Fullbeauty.com.
I don’t know if you are all aware but I recently have had the pleasure to become a Brand Ambassador for Fullbeauty and I am having an amazing time exploring all the fabulous brands that they carry.
Do you know that they carry over 300 brands in sizes 12 to 44 and that includes items such as jewelry, shoes, purses, home décor and beauty products? It truly is a one stop shopping experience. What I particularly love is how many brands they carry that offer sizing beyond a 24 and that they also have wide and extra wide width shoes and boots.
I have spent a lot of time looking through the website and getting to know the different brands they carry and what they offer, what their style is etc. The funny part is I actually stumbled across this dress on their Instagram page. There was something about it that just immediately grabbed my attention.
This dress is made by Roaman’s, a sister brand of Fullbeauty. It was an unusual choice for me because it has long sleeves which I generally don’t wear even in the middle of winter but the fabric is chiffon and lightweight so I actually found it quite comfortable. And most importantly there is lots of room in the arms! As a plus size woman I hate when brands don’t make things with enough room in the upper arms, especially in a non-stretch fabric.
But these are nice and full and fluttered in the wind and gave me the feeling that you should get from a boho sleeve like this. I also loved the covered buttons at the cuff.
The dress has a nice faux wrap style with a v neck and although it is quite low, you don’t have to worry because someone actually paid attention to the details and put a small seam at the neckline so that you don’t have to wear a cami. As someone who is busty I definitely appreciated this.
The print is definitely on trend for Fall with the floral and the rich jewel colours and totally reminded me of New Mexico. And I loved the unexpected combination of the orange, the burgundy and the purple, it was something that I am not used to seeing and I like being different.
I am still trying to get used to the sizing as I try out all the brands that Fullbeauty has to offer but I really find that the size charts are very helpful and so are the product descriptions. I honestly have never seen so much detail. It really helps you to determine if the fit will be for you.
This dress comes in sizes 14 to 34. I am wearing the 30 and I felt the fit was perfect. Given that the fabric is not stretch and the long sleeves, I decided to size up one size from what I would normally wear.
I wanted to style this to be a fun weekend casual look as opposed to something I would wear to the office so of course that meant I had to add a fun pair of boots. These are the Mickey Bootie by Comfortview. These are ankle boots that come in wide and extra wide width as well as half sizes. Comfortview is a great brand as they provide the great combination of style and comfort.
For anyone who has feet issues or needs extra stability, I highly recommend you try this brand. I am wearing the 8 1/2 extra wide in a beautiful shade of burgundy. The width on these is very generous, I probably could have just got a regular wide but I wanted extra room for socks in the winter. They also come in black, cognac and dark brown.
I then decided to play on the other colours in the dress and added this necklace in a great shade of purple, and my very first Coach bag I ever purchased, this hobo style in the most amazing shade of purple. Overall, I loved how the combination of everything played against the dress and kept that casual vibe I was going for.
I can’t wait till the weather gets a little cooler and I can take this look out for a spin. I also have the perfect cardigan that will be great for layering.
So while I dream of being in the New Mexico dessert, with the breeze blowing in my hair and feeling the warmth of the sun on my face, go and take a look at what Fullbeauty has to offer.