Remember my bellecurve review and contest? Well I asked winner VickiR if she would share photos of the clothes when she got them or perhaps do a review of them for bellecurve. She has done both! I am so happy to see these gorgeous garments going to someone who will rock the hell out of them. So without any further ado, here is Vicki’s review and fatshion shots.
Firstly, I have to say thank you to Kath for sending me these wonderful clothes. They are easily the chicest things in my wardrobe!
My first impression of the items when I take them out of the bag is: wow, these materials are really high-quality! The red lace top, which seems to me to be a smallish 22, feels very soft to the touch. It slips on effortlessly, with a very soft attached singlet top giving a good amount of skin coverage, but leaving just enough showing to feel sexy. Sadly, I don’t have a red bra to match, but I don’t think my flesh-coloured bra clashed too much with it. I reckon it would look pretty hot with flashes of a black bra showing through to give it some va-va-voom so I might give that a go next time I wear it out. I teamed it today with a plain long black skirt, but I think it could be dressed up with a black mini and heels, or dressed down with jeans or black pants. A very versatile top.
On to the next items: the floral trimmed jacket and matching floral 7/8 pants. I am in serious love with these items! I can’t wait to wear them to work. I reckon I will be fielding heaps of compliments when I do. The material is quite thick, so would work best in winter and autumn / spring, rather than summer. It was 35 degrees in Sydney today and I was sweltering a bit! Today I teamed it with a lace-edged black cami, but I reckon any coloured top underneath would work; a white blouse would look particularly crisp. I don’t really do heels, so I think I would team this outfit with low-heeled black sandals or ballet flats. I reckon the jacket would look great with jeans and a white T-shirt while you could team the pants with a billowy kaftan top for a casual evening look. These items are marked size 24 and I reckon the pants are a true 24, but the jacket is probably a smallish 24.
Overall, I am very impressed with Bellecurve. The quality of the materials is excellent, and I love that they are translating current straight-size trends for the plus-size market. All in all, a welcome addition to the plus-size fashion industry!