May 23, 2017

Stripes and Shoulders


Hey loves! Welcome to a new OOTD post. It's been over a month since my last one — my bad. I have to get better at being consistent with my blog. It's taken a backseat to my YouTube channel, but that is going to change. I am feeling inspired to post often and share more than just outfits. With that said, let's talk about fashion lol

Today's look is all about this off the shoulder dress courtesy of Rachel Roy. If you've been following me on YouTube and Instagram, you have definitely noticed my love for off shoulder pieces. I can't get enough of them! There's something extra special about shoulder-baring tops and dresses. They instantly radiate romance, confidence, sexiness, and fun.

Alright, so let's discuss the fabric and fit of this dress. The dress is available in navy/white pinstripes in sizes 0X - 3X. I wore the 3X (22/24). The fabric is so luxe! It feels like a tuxedo suit — high quality, sturdy, smooth, with minimal stretch. The website description says the dress is a relaxed fit, but that isn't the case for my apple body shape. It is fitted around my stomach and lightly relaxes around my thighs. I even wore control high waist chonies to create more wiggle room, but it didn't make much of a difference. 

Thankfully there was plenty of room in the elbow length sleeves. I have large upper arms and the sleeves didn't feel tight and uncomfortable. There is elastic around the shoulders, but that didn't keep them from riding up (hella annoying).

I wish Rachel Roy's Curvy range included more sizes because plus size doesn't stop at 24. That said, I'm glad I had a chance to test out the 3X for my peeps on the larger end of plus. Despite some of my issues with fit, I still enjoyed wearing this dress. The quality of fabric is excellent and the dress made me feel confident, beautiful, and in control.




Dress courtesy of Rachel Roy. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. <3

18 comments:

  1. I love this line! I also wished it ran larger - I think that the pieces are cut a big small when compared to some comparable designers. That said, the pieces are wonderful - beautiful fabrics, lovely design details and wonderful colors. Thanks for showing us this piece! I love the OTS trend too, btw!

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    1. Hey Juliette! Fingers crossed they expand their sizes. It's a great line with amazing quality. Such a refreshing change from fast fashion!

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  2. Super cute dress!!! I love me some RRR Curvy.

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  3. That dress is right up my alley, off the shoulder and stripes! So cute!

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  4. You are selling that dress, hunny! I love it babe!

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  5. You look amazing!! this dress is perfect for summer

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  6. Thank you for sharing all of the fabric details!!! It really sounds luxe!

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    1. You're welcome! Can you tell I'm obsessed with details? lol It is a really great fabric --- high quality!

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  7. That dress is so cute and totally ready for Summer!

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  8. I'm in love with all this look. Yessssss yesssss yessssss!

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