I was recently featured on the AX Paris blog with this outfit post but I thought I'd post a WhatLauraWore feature on here too to let you all know where everything I was wearing was from.
Stud Feather Print Chiffon Dress from AX Paris
Faux Leather Jacket from Inspire at New Look
Black peep toe heels from Matalan
Studded clutch bag from Primark
Studded bangle from Select
Feather earrings from Internationale
Rose gold watch by DKNY at Earnest Jones
The dress I’m wearing here is the Stud Feather Print Chiffon Dress from the AX Paris Curve range. This particular dress is also available in a darker feather print and in a paisley print. I chose the light feather print as I thought that the mix of stone and grey colours were a great alternative to the dark shades and jewelled colours that are usually available at this time of the year. The mix of colours allows the dress to be styled in either a soft and feminine way or a little more edgy with a black leather jacket. A leather jacket is not only a fashionable way to keep warm in the colder months but it is a great way to toughen up an otherwise girlie dress. I wore this dress out for dinner and cocktails with friends and paired it with my black leather jacket, black peep toe heels and black studded clutch bag. For jewellery, I wore a rose gold bracelet watch, a studded bangle and some long cream feather earrings.
The material of the dress and the cut is perfect for a curvy girl as it is figure flattering and hides a multitude of sins. There is a flattering scoop neckline that is low enough to be flattering without being too revealing, thick shoulder straps to balance out the bust and for support and ample room in the fit of the chest. The arm holes are cut at just the right size too as they fit neatly and comfortably, without hanging down too low that the bra band is revealed. The dress cinches the wearer in underneath the bust; on many curvy women, this is their slimmest part so adding the elastic under the bust is the perfect way to create a figure flattering shape to any outfit. From the bust down, the chiffon floats over the figure so whether your problem area is your tummy, bum or hips or if you’re lucky enough to have no areas you’re concerned about, then you can rest assured that this dress will glide over your figure. The dress looks almost draped on the bottom half and features pockets with studded detail on them. Again, it has all been done in a very feminine manner which makes this a really versatile piece. The dress is very true to size and it is a great length too- I’m 5ft 5” and it comes to just above my knee. I love it for nights out, whether I’m clubbing or going out to dinner as it takes the worry and hassle out of dressing up; I simply put it on and go!