My First Taste Of Curvissa

26 Jun

Curvissa is one of those brands that I have always been curious about.

“Plus size fashion shouldn’t be about compromise, it should be about choice. offers a selection of over 3,000 quality fashion items in sizes 14 – 32, giving you a comprehensive collection of plus size clothing that includes everything from trousers and tops, to jackets and jeans.”

I was recently given the chance to try out a Curvissa item, and I naturally headed straight for the dresses! As I scrolled through the pretties, one dress in particular caught my eye – the 50’s Inspired Dress. Hello retro style + polka dots!
When deciding what size to order in this dress, I consulted the customer reviews and size chart. I have to say that I was rather amazed to see my measurements indicating that a size 26 would be most appropriate! I’m used to needing to size up to accommodate for them, but I’ve never needed to go beyond a 20, 22 at a push. And so I went against the recommendations and decided on a size 20, although the reviews did make me apprehensive, especially for the fit on the arms.

The dress arrived, and I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the material felt, and how it was barely creased. The dress is designed to be slipped on like a t shirt, although it has no stretch.


I didn’t even have to unbutton the buttons at the bust to get the dress on, and after years of twisting my arms and awkwardly zipping up various zips, it was a refreshing change!


I quite liked how the dress looked on me. The fit on the arms was spot on, and although the tier felt a little snug, it fit rather nicely across my mega hips. However, to make it perfect I knew I had to add one thing…


Ta da!


My belt, which came with one of my Pinup girl Clothing dresses made the dress a lot more wearable and a lot more ‘me’.


As you can see, the sleeves have a slit at the back of them, which makes them very comfy on my large upper arms. The length is pretty much perfect, and the ruffled button up neckline means I can vary my modesty!


The only thing thing that I would change about this dress is the tiered bottom. I don’t feel that it fits with the style, and it would be a little more flattering if the dress were a simply a line – or of course a circle skirt! However, this dress is something that I will be wearing to work as it is very comfortable and versatile – and so perfect for those cheeky post work cocktails!

If you haven’t already tried Curvissa then I would recommend them. I’ve only tried the one dress, but I can’t wait to work my way through some more items. Just take that size chart with a pinch of salt!

10 Responses to “My First Taste Of Curvissa”

  1. bookswagger June 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I actually love the ruffle it is what caught my eye and the super cute polka dots. I am feeling this dress and you look adorable.

  2. ronzoni1001 June 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    very flattering

  3. Jackie June 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Really like that dress, the belt added just makes it perfect…

  4. Tiffers June 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    It looks better on you than the other model. I’d be much more likely to buy it from your pic than the original.

    • Hannah June 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

      I totally agree

  5. kerrym79 June 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Looks fab on you! I agree with your comment about the skirt. It was the first thing I thought when I saw the picture on the model but actually it looked better on you 🙂

  6. bethany94 June 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I think the ruffle is very cute!

    Off topic, but I’m having some bra sizing issues. I want a curvy kate bra from the simply be US site, but I’m not sure how their sizing works. It goes from DDD to G. I want a UK 36G. Is the 36G on the US site the same as 36G UK size?

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