Being a vintage bunny means I'm always on the lookout for new exciting brands that I can indulge in my 40s/50s yearnings. Voodoo Vixen have been around for a little while but when they teamed up with Simply Be to showcase some dresses from their new plus size range, I couldn't resist. I ordered two dresses; this is the first of them and I wore it to Simply Be's Spring/Summer 2015 Preview event:
Dress: Voodoo Vixen (via Simply Be)
Leggings: South (via Very)
Shoes: Simply Be
One thing I was concerned about was the fit as I'm not usually a fan of dual sizing. In my experience, dual sizing has often resulted in an ill-fitting garment, particularly around the bust and waist, and as someone who wears 18-20, I was really unsure on the size I should order. In the end I went for 16/18 and held my breath as I tried it on, but I needn't have worried because it is the most perfect fit. It genuinely feels like a custom made dress and I was so incredibly pleased with the 50s inspired design and cut.
At first glance, the pattern looks polka dot (and you all know how I feel about polka dots!) but actually the pattern consists of gorgeous little flowers. The pockets are a lovely touch and the teardrop cutouts on the pockets and along the neckline, are beautiful. I teamed it with a burgundy cardigan (the burgundy is currently sold out online, but there are plenty in store), a pair of leggings and my favourite flats.
I'm now a fully-fledged Voodoo Vixen fan and I can only hope they add more plus size dresses to this already fabulous range.
'til next time!
Love and hugs,