When Mr WLL has time off work, we always plan lots of date nights together and days out. Not only does that signal lots of fun but lots of outfits too and as always, I like to plan these in advance. I just seem to feel lots more settled when I know what I'm wearing.
Dresses like this are perfect for evenings out, especially when you're in a rush to get ready as they're such a statement piece, they do all the talking themselves. Simply pull them on, add some heels and some volume to your hair, grab your clutch, slick on your lippy and you're good to go!
As soon as I saw the IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Lindsey Dress in Raven Illusion on the Curvety website, I knew that it would be perfect for dinner and drinks along the quayside in Newcastle. It has become one of our favourite locations to head to mid week as it is quiet and perfect for couples looking to chat over a nice meal and a couple of drinks.
I love the monochrome colour scheme of this dress and the way that the black and white pattern on the bust adds an extra shape to the dress. The bust of the dress is really eye catching and I love the flattering deep V neckline with the wrap over.
Being sleeveless, this dress looks great when worn alone or with a cardigan, shrug or blazer/waterfall jacket for warmth or to cover up your arms if you don't want to show them off.
The dress is elasticated at the waist for a really comfortable fit with a tie belt that you can either tie at the front side, at the back like I have or remove completely. Personally I like to keep mine at the back to not add more bulk to my side.
The skirt falls beautifully in an A Line Shape and on me, at 5ft 5" it hits right at my knee which is an ideal length to look flirty but still sophisticated and classy, especially when paired with black heels and a clutch. A splash of colour would add a fun edge to the outfit, perhaps for a night out with the girls whereas I preferred to keep it more simple with black accessories and silver jewellery.
I ordered mine in a UK 22/24 and I would say that it is true to size. The garment is made of a stretchy jersey fabric that does hug your curves. I don't mind this at all as I'm sick of trying to hide my shape. I'm embracing the body I'm in and loving the results!
This is the first dress that I've tried from Curvety and I'd definitely be happy to order from them next time I'm looking for a date night summer dress!
Platform heels in black by Anna Scholz from Simply Be
Diamante and pearl earrings from BHS
Sweetie bracelet and charms from Links of London
D&G silver diamante watch from Goldsmiths
What are your favourite pieces from Curvety?