A Dash Of Cream

30 Apr

One of the joys of being a blogger is that I get offered clothes to review from a variety of stores. I often play it safe and stick to items that tick the majority of my preference boxes – but when I was contacted by Desire recently I decided to try something a little out of my comfort zone. Something short, sleeveless, pale and lacey – this dress.


An old friend of mine with a gorgeous busty apple shape used to wear dresses like this, and I was always so jealous of how she looked. I knew I would be unlikely to pull it off as well as she did, but I was determined to give it a try.

I opted for the dress in a size 20, as although it was listed as being made with “95% Polyester, 5% Elastane”, I worried that an 18 would not accomodate my bust.

The dress arrived just a few days later, and here is how it looked…



Not too bad! It fit over my bust and has a nice amount of stretch too it. However, the waist was tragically big on me. I intended to show how the dress looked as it was, no ‘Georging’, but I wanted to show how I would take a style that I’ve never tried and make it work. And so I added…


A belt from eBay.


A bolero from Excite Clothing, and of course my Yours Clothing tights and heels from M&S.


It’s really not a dress that I ever thought I would wear, but by adding the bold red touches, covering my arms and cinching my waist in with a belt I feel a lot happier and a lot more like me.
The dress is lovely and soft, a the lining helps prevent any static and makes it sit nicely.


My Birthday is approaching – maybe this will be the perfect dress to have a little boogie in!


It’s safe to say that I have been well and truly removed from my comfort zone with this Cream Floral Lace Overlay Skater Dress, but by adding a few of my finishing touches and favourite accessories, I’ve managed to make it work for me. Just don’t ask me to go out without the tights on!

Check out the recently added plus size line from Desire Clothing here.

13 Responses to “A Dash Of Cream”

  1. Jessica April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I love your blogs & your about the shape I am and I love your outfits!! You are just so Gorgeous!! You def turned this pretty dress into something Hot!! I love it so much. I wish the good old USA had as cute of clothes for the curvy & with the great prices as the UK!!! I love the styles better to…

  2. kerrym79 April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Now, see I would never think of adding a belt! I just tend to avoid dresses that aren’t full on jersey-stretchy due to my big boobs. But sizing up and adding a belt could work. Only thing I tend to get with sleeveless things is gaping under the arms/side of bust area – even in Bravissimo where bigger busts are accounted for.

  3. Becky April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Love it – you look stunning sweetie and should venture out of your comfort zone more often!

    Becs xx

  4. astrid April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Looking gorgeous as always! I love the belt and bolero on you. I think the outfit would look even better with black heels to make it less matchy-matchy and show off the length of your legs. But those M&S heels sure are cute. I wish I could walk with that kind of shoes!

  5. kittybonkers April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Is there nothing you can’t wear and it doesn’t look gorgeous on you! I love how you styled it to yourself, despite it being out of your comfort zone, and made it your own! Looks lovely, and its great to see how you can take something that’s not you and make it you!

  6. Alison April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Looks great on you, and I’ve found so many great places to look for clothes since reading your blog 🙂

  7. Vee April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I like you in creamy lace 🙂 It suits you well 🙂

    Is it indeecent to ask what bra is hidden under there? 🙂

  8. shapeplusstyle April 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    It’s a really cute dress. I’m going to see if M&S still have those shoes though, love ’em!

  9. T-a-d-a-n-a May 1, 2013 at 12.53 #

    found your blog through the daily mail article and love it 🙂 xx

  10. Plush Plum May 4, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Love the cream lace – especially with the belt. Very pretty.

    http://www.plush-plum.com – a plus(h) size fashion blog

  11. Katherine May 8, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I am in love with this dress! I’ve never owned anything like it, never considered that kind of style but I have serious dress-lust now! 🙂

    It looks fabulous on you.

    • Katherine May 13, 2013 at 12.53 #

      I wanted to drop a line back and say I was kindly bought it as a gift, it arrived today and wow!

      Thank you for inspiring me to try a different cut and shape in a colour I’d never have considered before.



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