Happy Monday everyone! I thought I would do a special long weekend post to show my love and appreciation for all of you and maybe give you a little inspiration for the week ahead. Plus there is a great sale going on till midnight tonight and I want to share my passion for getting a good deal lol.
A little black dress is considered a staple for every women’s closet and while I completely agree I think that having a go to red dress in your wardrobe is also a must have. There is just something about the colour red that makes me feel a whole different kind of sexy. And I know it can be a tough colour for some gals to wear but I think if you find the right shade it can look great on everyone.
So when I was checking out Lane Bryant’s new arrivals and found the black dress from my last post I also found this cute red number. It’s in a classic shade of red that jumped off the page at me especially since they had photographed it against a pale pink background. I also love that they have started adding videos to the product pages so you can see how the garment moves and looks from all angles.
My number one thing that I look when buying a bodycon dress is the fabric it is made out of. Because unless it is tailor made to my measurements I need something that has some stretch to accommodate my hips. I love that you are seeing more and more pieces being made from high quality Ponte fabrics. They really are a plus size girl’s friend.
The great thing about a good Ponte fabric is that it has a soft touch but looks luxe while still having stretch. And it has more weight than some other stretch fabrics so it isn’t see through. And they wash like a dream.
So how do feel about the cold shoulder trend? It’s been around for awhile now and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. I know some of my fellow blogger fashionistas are over it but I have to say I am still in to it personally. I think it is the practical part of me that it appeals to.
You see I have managed to find great fitting strapless bras and I will wear them so I can wear things that require one because let’s face it I like looking cute but ultimately I want to wear a regular bra. So to me a cold shoulder gives you the best of both worlds. You can wear a regular bra, show some sexy shoulder and get some arm coverage if that is an area you are self conscious about.
This dress has a cute cold shoulder detail and a nice sleeve length. This combined with its high scoop neckline actually make it a great option for the office and going from day to night. Add a blazer over top and some pumps for a sleek office look and then ditch the jacket and put on some strappy sandals for drinks.
I also really like the mesh hem for some visual interest. It is the perfect length for a chic cocktail dress and has princess seams to help define your shape. I am wearing the 28 and I was happy with the fit, VBO and all. I don’t let it stop me from rocking a bodycon anymore, there are bigger things in life to worry about.
It’s funny how fashion evolves. Combining pink and red is something you see everywhere nowadays but I remember it being such a taboo when I was young. You would never see those two colours together. I personally love it and think it provides the opportunity for so many different colour stories depending on what shade you choose. For this look I decided to wear these rose gold block heels from Lane Bryant that I absolutely adore. I reused my same set of Torrid rose gold bangles and these colourful sparkly earrings from H&M. But my fave accessory for this look is this bright pink dragon printed clutch from Aldo. I love how it pops against the dress.
So there is my take on the LRD. Lane Bryant has 40% off for their President’s Day sale until midnight tonight. I gave you the link for this dress and some other cute red dresses they have so be sure to check them out. Do you have a LRD in your closet? If not, what are you waiting for?
This look was provided care of Lane Bryant but all opinions are my own.
Dress by LANE BRYANT | Dress alternative by LANE BRYANT | Dress alternative 2 by LANE BRYANT | Dress alternative 3 by LANE BRYANT | Shoes by LANE BRYANT | Bangles by TORRID | Earrings by H&M | Bag by ALDO |