Who doesn’t love a sale? I know I do. As we head into Labor Day weekend there seems to be a lot of great sales shaping up at all of the plus size retailers.
This post isn’t going to be anything fancy, just a list of the sales I know of. I may even come back and update the list as I find out more. If you know of any sales I have missed, make sure to leave those in the comments so everyone can check them out. And don’t forget to use your Ebates accounts for extra savings.
I have always love the idea of a wrap dress, but in the past found myself only wearing the ones where the wrap isn’t the central focus of the dress but rather an overlay of bodycon dress or slip dress. I felt like any time I tried to wear a traditional wrap dress, or even some faux wrap dresses, they just didn’t fit my body very well. There always seemed to be gaping at the bust, weird uneven hemlines, and sometimes the belt would be too short to wrap around and tie.
So when Society Plus sent me their new wrap dress, a.k.a. The Power Dress, I have to admit I was a little hesitant. I should have known better though, everything I have purchased from Society Plus has fit me impeccably, and this was no exception.
As a reminder I typically wear a size 2X or 20W at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid. I wear a 40DDD bra. My measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 42″ Hips: 54″. I am showing this dress in a 22/24, and it was accurate to Society Plus’s size chart. Pro Tip: check the size chart for each individual item when shopping Society Plus. Each item is measured separately to give you a better fit.
The great news is this dress has everything I was looking for. The fit is great. I never felt like I was going to come uncovered. The hemline looks like it should. The belt is plenty long enough. You can tell this dress is truly designed for a curvy body.
Fits well in the back too. None of that raising up in the back . This is definitely a problem I am familiar with. Big booty problem y’all.
I also have to say that the quality of this dress is amazing. If you have ever had a designer dress from like Adrianna Papell or Igigi from back in the day, that is what this feels like. And as a bonus for a lot of you ladies out there, it has pockets. I know that is a huge deal for a lot of you.
While I didn’t style this with jewelry, I did want to switch it up with different shoes and different hair. This is definitely the perfect office wear dress. But I really wanted to show how easy I think it would be to take this dress from work to work it.
If you are interested in trying The Power Dress, it is currently available in black and cobalt blue. It comes in sizes 14/16 to 30/32.
Tell me in the comments below if you have tried this wrap dress, and if so what you thought about it.
If you are always looking for that perfect dress that looks great on you, look no further than the skater dress. The skater dress is just one of those silhouettes that look good on every body shape and size. So it just comes down to finding a color and fabric selection that you like.
For sizing reference I typically wear a size 2X or 20W at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid. My measurements are Bust:49″ Waist:42″ Hips:54″
This particular one I am wearing is the Tinley Solid Skater Dress in Marsala from Society Plus. It comes in size 14/16 to 30/32. I am wearing a size 18/20. It is made in the popular scuba fabric, which is also a great fabric for everyone.
With it I have paired some Relaxed Fit Skechers. The exact ones I am wearing are not available any more, but there are several similar available if you look at the link provided.
I know I show quite a bit of Skechers shoes, and there is a reason for that. I am what I would say is in between a wide width and a medium width. I have a hard time finding shoes because of this, especially flats. I can get my foot in a lot of medium width shoes, but they are usually a little snug and will cause blisters if I push it, or at the very least just be really uncomfortable. I can also wear a lot of wide widths, but they are hard to find where I live. And not all do fit. Some are a touch too big which causes them to slip when I walk. And they cause blisters from rubbing. But Skechers, and a few other brands, just naturally run a little wider than the rest. They always fit me perfect without having to worry about finding a wide width. And a lot of their shoes have a comfort sole, which is a huge bonus.
Tell me in the comments below what your favorite dress style is. And have you tried skater dress?
As you can probably already tell from the title, this is going to be a Valentine’s Day Lookbook. This is the first look book I have ever done, so go easy on me. I will probably do more in the future, but not on a regular schedule. And just in case anyone is not sure what the difference is between a lookbook and what I usually do is, a look book tends to feature multiple looks all set around one theme with limited info on the clothing. What I usually do is only more detailed info and only one or two looks.
What I really wanted to do here is make sure that I get you the basic info you need and offer a range of styles and prices for any budget. I wish I could have shown you more options, but I just didn’t have time to do it this year. I will as usual try to include info on the fit. For reference I typically wear a 20W or 2X at most traditional plus size clothing stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. My measurements are Bust:49″ Waist: 42″ Hips: 54″. So I really hope you all enjoy the looks I put together, I would love to hear your feedback.
Dress: ESPRLIA Plus Size Retro Glam Lace Dress – Sold on Amazon for $52.99 regular price. Currently on sale for $23.99. Available in size 1X to 5X, I ordered a 3X (I felt their size chart was accurate). Available in three color combinations, this is the black lace and purple lining.
Shoes: My shoes are from Prima. I have had them for several years now. However I did find these Nina Women’s Bobbie LS Dress Sandal that are very similar. They come in two color options and the price starts at $31.38. Price depends on size and color picked.
Dress: I purchased this dress on Amazon. It is sold out through the seller I bought from. However I did find it available from another seller. The size charts are the same and everything. This Plus Size Lace Maxi Dress sells for $59.99 regular price. But it is on sale for $32.99 right now. Available in sizes 0X to 5X, I ordered in a 2X (I feel like this fit everywhere except where the band is at, it is quite snug there. I would not recommend this for anyone who puts their weight on in this area). Only available in black.
Shoes: The shoes I have on, you can’t really see them, but they are a pair of Nine West pumps from a couple of years ago. They are really similar to these Nine West Women’s Favorly Peep Toe D’orsay. They sell for $55.99, but there are limited sizes left.
Skirt: Pixie Dust Pleated Skirt – Sold by Society Plus for $39.99 at full price (they almost always have some sort of sale, like right now they have two different sales happening so make sure you use a coupon code). Available in sizes 14/16, 16/18, and 18/20 (I don’t understand the sizing choice, just make sure to check the size chart). I ordered the 18/20, I could have possibly gotten away with ordering the 16/18. If you wear a 22 at most places you could still possibly wear this if you happen to be a pear shape or hourglass. It is available in two color options, the one I am wearing is Magenta.
Top: The top is from a brand called C.O.C. I purchases it several years ago on Zulily.
Shoes: These are a pair of platform heels from Candy’s. I bought them about eight years ago, so obviously they no longer have them. And unfortunately I am not seeing anything similar.
Hair Accessory: I am wearing a Goody brand chiffon hair flower clip. I couldn’t find a link online, but most drugstores carry them and I found a similar one on Amazon. It’s the Wholesale Princess Chiffon Fabric Flower Hair Clip. They look spot on the same. They are available in twelve color options and sell for $2.49 + $3.49 shipping.
Skirt: 5-Layer Tutu Tulle Skirt Sold by Society Plus starting at $79.99 regular price (they always have sales going like now, they currently have two sales in progress as I type this. So be don’t forget to use a coupon code). Available in sizes 14/16 to 34/36. I can’t tell you what size I have because I bought mine back when they were still Cool Gal Blue and they offered these customized. I do know they are still the same design, but I don’t think they custom make them anymore. They are available in three lengths and eight colors.
Top: The Off The Shoulder Bardot Top in pink. I purchased this at Torrid last year and it is no longer available in this color. There are some other options available though. The same top is still available in black. You can find it on Torrid’s Website or on Amazon. You can also make one of the Foldover Collar Sweaters from Torrid work.
Shoes: My shoes are from Eva & Zoe. I bought these a couple of years ago at Off Broadway Shoes. I can’t find anything like them currently.
Belt: My belt is from city chic. They no longer have the exact one I am wearing in the picture, but they do have the Wide Metal Plate Belt. It looks just the same with the exception of the color is slightly different. This is a stretch belt all except the metal potion in the front. It closes in the back with a snap. It sells for $24.00.
Jewelry: I purchased my bib necklace at TJ Maxx a few months ago. I have no idea what the brand is or where to point you to for the exact one, but I found this Crystal Flowers Bib Necklace Set By Fashion Destination that is similar. It sells for $24.34 currently, but the regular price is $44.13.
In the comments below tell me what you are planning on wearing for Valentine’s Day.
I have for you another hidden gem of Amazon. I have done several of these now. My last one featured a Unicorn Skater Dress from CowCow, but you can find them all using the search feature in the archives.
This dress is available in six prints. It comes in sizes small through 5X. It sells for just $18.99 with free shipping.
I ordered mine on December 30, 16 and I received it on January 20, 17. So it took exactly three weeks to receive it. Though the estimated time was much longer.
The fit is great and comfortable. I typically wear a 20W or a 2X at most traditional plus size stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. In this dress I ordered their 4X, though I could possibly have fit a 3X. I like form fitting, I just prefer it to not be super tight. For reference my measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 42″ Hips: 54″. Their size chart is in centimeters, but here is a centimeter to inches converter to help you figure out your size.
Depending on how tight you like your clothing and your body shape, the 5X fit up to a 24W.
I really love the cute owl print on this dress too. It is so different from anything I have in my closet already. The sleeves, I am not really sure what to call them. They aren’t quite full length, but they aren’t 3/4 length either. They seem to land in between. The split above the knee is quite unique as well. Not that having a split is unique, but the way they chose to do it is. Instead of it being a straight split, it is rather rounded.
Paired with it I have on my wide calf boots from the Journee’s Collection on Zulily. I also have on a pair Silver Hoop Earrings from Icing.
The fabric is of medium thickness. It is definitely not what I would choose for cold weather wear. By itself, it is probably right for mid spring/fall.
However you could easily extend the wear of this dress by pairing it with a simple cardigan like this You, Me, & A Cup of Tea Cardi in Dark Red from Society Plus. I think the red really pops against this dress.
Tell me in the comments how you would accessorize this dress. And don’t forget, I am open to any suggestions of brands or specific items you want me to check out on Amazon for this series.
I did receive this item at a discounted price for review purposes. However all opinions expressed are my own whether they positive or negative.