So, a couple of weeks ago I went to The Curvy Convention in Hackney. Spending the day surrounded by plus size beauties, whilst watching catwalk shows, and chatting with all the brands was a great way to spend a Saturday.
The sun was shining, and I was with my “herd”
Ice cream in the park was wonderful, and literally sitting and chatting for a few hours was just what a girl needed.
Whilst there were some amazing companies there, One of my favourites has to be Voodoo Vixen. Now as a girl who already owns a few of their dresses, I was absolutely over the moon to see them there.
And what was even better? They had a sale on!!!
As always, there were so many beautiful dresses to choose from, but as I needed a 4XL, these were a little more scarce. However, there were a few to choose from, and I couldn’t resist diving in and spending all my pennies.
I actually got three dresses and a cardigan, all in the most amazing prints, and will do a post on each of them soon.
The first one I am going to share is this beauty – The Ally Cat Bowling Pin dress and Peggy Sue Bowling Pin Cardigan.
This lovely Dark blue dress is just so cute, With the red and white bowling pin print and little white polka dots it really is a stylish dress, with a cute feel.
The dress is very generous both in fit and length. As I am only 5ft 4, it came to around my mid calf – just perfect!
The cardigan was a 3XL but was more than big enough to fit me. In fact, I had to turn the little cuffs over, as I am blessed/cursed with quite short arms, and it was a little long on me.
The dress has two red trimmed fake pockets, a red tie at the neckline and a contrasting red belt. All of this goes so very well with the extremely dark shade of blue that the main colour is made up of. The dress itself is sleeveless, and for some people this could be a step too far for them.
I however, have mentioned before that of all the parts of my body I have issues with, my arms are not something I pay much attention to. However, for those of you who do, you can purchase a lovely matching cardigan – The Peggy Sue.
This cardigan is predominantly Dark blue again, with a dark red yoke, waistband and cuffs. On the two shoulders are appliqued bowling pins, one set white and one set red. The cardigan is down up with a row of shiny red buttons and has a lot of stretch and movement in it.
I tried the outfit on for the first time the following day, where I was going out with my daughters for an afternoon shopping for clothes (for them!)
I teamed the outfit up with my trusty old red glamour bunny handbag, as it just seemed to match it perfectly! Tagging that with my brand new fitflops Mary-Janes in black patent, I was ready to attack the shops.
This dress has a full enough skirt that you don’t really need to wear it wish a petticoat, but old habits die hard and I wore mine with a lightweigh black petticoat. This is not as full as the ones I normally wear, but is infinitely more practical for a day spent shopping.
The dress was really comfortable to wear, and still looked as fresh as a Daisy, several hours of indepth shopping later!
The cardigan was just warm enough to keep off the chill, without you overheating. And together it makes a lovely stylish outfit.
You can purchase this direct from Voodoo Vixen, however they only have it in a 4XL. However, you can get it from the following suupliers, who have a few different sizes available
I was really glad that I had got this dress and cardigan set, as I don’t have a set anything quite like it. It really is a stand out dress and brought a few smiles as people saw it.
I do feel that this dress is suitable for a myriad of occasions, I have wore it shopping and out for lunch, but equally I would wear it for a casual night out. I have to admit that it would be perfect for a night out at the local bowling alley!
Anyone up for a game?
Till next time