A Review Of The BiuBiu ‘Marsala’ Dress

27 Jul

Many of you will know that I am a huge fan of BiuBiu. They make bust friendly clothing at very reasonable prices, and I have always found the fit to be excellent and consistent.

I was recently sent two dresses in sizes 44BB/BBB – which translates as ‘size 16 with huge boobies’ – check the BiuBiu size chart for more info on how their sizes work.

The Marsala dress in red.

The Marsala dress in blue.

I found the dresses to fit exactly the same, despite them being different colours.


They have a wonderful high neckline – not so high that create a ‘shelf boob’ look, but high enough to be modest in situations that call for it.


The length is perfect on my 5’7 frame, hitting me at that magical point just below the knee.  The capped sleeves didn’t cut in or make my arms look any bigger than they already are.


The stretchy cotton helps accommodate my figure, and is a nice cool material to wear in this amazing hot weather. I can see me adding a long sleeve tops underneath them, and some leggings and boots in the winter – versatile dresses, perfect all year round.


I wore the red dress to work yesterday, and it really is a perfect office dress. If I were going out after work I could have changed my flat shoes for some heels, instantly the look of the dress.


I did of course add a belt when I wore this dress to work.  As you can see the dress fits amazingly well, but I just wanted that extra bit of definition and something to break the outfit up and match the  dark shoes I had on.


I found that the tulip shaped skirt added a bit of puff to my stomach.  I don’t mind this too much as it also helped conceal it somewhat, but at certain angles it did add some bulk. However, the adding of a simple waist belt did help draw attention away from the puffiness.

In conclusion, I love these dresses.  They really do accommodate my bust whilst still being flattering on my body.  In these photos I paired them with my trusty Maidenform shapewear, a plunge bra from Ewa Michalak and my old Marks and Spencers high heels.

Special thanks goes to the beautiful patient CurvyWordy for taking these photos for me.

If you want to check out another view of the Marsala dress then visit A Sophisticated Pair for her review of the dress.

16 Responses to “A Review Of The BiuBiu ‘Marsala’ Dress”

  1. Evelyn Russell July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Stunning! Great to know these dresses work for plus size ladies. I love your blog!

  2. Deb July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

    They look great George – (I think the 44 BiuBiu size is closer to a UK 16 than 14). Love the red in particular.

  3. Karen July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

    What I like about this dress is that I can wear my sports bra under it, it covers you up in all the right places, meaning I feel a bit more comfortable dancing in it! I’m 5’2″ and love it, it fits well.

  4. Erica of A Sophisticated Pair July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

    George, you look absolutely wonderful in this dress!!! I love that red color on you, and the blue looks amazing too. The silhouette is so flattering on you. 🙂 I can’t wait to wear mine in winter too where there’s more layering you can do. It’s too hot here to even think about boots, but when the time comes! Loved the review, and again, just stunning!

    • fullerfigurefullerbust July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

      Aww, and you look amazing in yours too! I love your new hair xxx

      • sophisticatedpair July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

        Thanks! 🙂 Le Curvy Kitten inspired me to take the plunge and go bolder with the red. 🙂

  5. kjerstig July 28, 2013 at 12.53 #


  6. magda July 28, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Dear, what is the size of your fav maidenform shapewear?

  7. Rachael Evenden July 29, 2013 at 12.53 #

    You look sublime in both but I particularly like the blue patterned one. I hope you don’t mind me asking but what lingerie are you wearing underneath? And would these dresses work for larger plus sizes? Thanks for your help – I adore your blog x

    • fullerfigurefullerbust July 29, 2013 at 12.53 #

      I linked all of the undies in my post. And yes it would work for larger sizes but they only go up to an 18. And you are welcome, thank you x

  8. Sara July 29, 2013 at 12.53 #

    WOAH! These are so different to your usual style, and you look amazing! Is there anything you can’t wear?! THIS is why you are my favourite plus size blogger of all time – you wear so many styles that I would never dream of trying, and yet because of you I now own (and rock, I might add) several wiggle dresses and I need that Collectif dress you love. Oh, and several of these!

  9. lynndunning2013 July 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Funny how different we all are. It looks so great on you whereas it was an extremely unflattering dress on me and made me look bigger than I am. I find that BiuBiu dresses seem to cling to the wrong places on me. I much prefer Urkye clothing.

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