WhatLauraWore: Valentines Day Outfit Inspiration

Monroe Knows Chloe Plus Size Dress LBD

When it comes to dressing for Valentine’s Day, it’s important to me to look feminine, classy and elegant.  Its a day of love and when I go out for a date night, like an old romantic, I love to spend time getting ready and putting my outfit together.

Monroe Knows Chloe Plus Size Dress LBD

The dress that I’m wearing here is from a relatively new plus size brand called Monroe Knows and this is the first piece that I have tried from them.

This piece is the Chloe and it is available in sizes 16 to 28.  The fit is true to size, if a little generous.  I have it in black, you can also buy this beauty in purple.

Monroe Knows Chloe Plus Size Dress LBD

If you’re looking for an elegant LBD then look no further than the Chloe.  This midi dress is a classic shape that fits and flatters the plus size frame really well because it is cut incredibly well.  It looks understated, glamorous and sophisticated, I love it!

The Chloe features an empire line with a wrap over detail at the bust which I find to be incredibly flattering.  It also ensures that there’s enough room in the bust for most women.

The dress gently falls from under the bust and skims curves beautifully without clinging to any areas.  It feels incredibly comfortable to wear and soft to the touch.

Monroe Knows Chloe Plus Size Dress LBD

The half length sleeves are very flattering and particularly handy for those who don’t like to show off their arms, or simply for warmth and the weather doesn’t seem to be hotting up in the UK yet!

This dress would make the perfect outfit for a Valentine’s Day celebration, anniversary or dinner date.  I absolutely love it!  I’ve paired it with some classic black peep toe heels and a black clutch in unique shape to keep things classic with but with a twist.

If you’d like to see how I created these gorgeous Victoria’s Secret sweeping curls in my hair then check out this post.

Monroe Knows Chloe Plus Size Dress LBD


Chloe in black dress from Monroe Knows*

Black peep toe heels from Simply Be

Lulu Guinness Black Lips Clutch from Luisaviaroma

Diamante ball bracelet by Mikey from House of Fraser

What are you going to wear this Valentines Day?


  1. Mayah Thomas
    February 13, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    Is this the Amy dress in black? I love how this looks on you hun! You can't go wrong with any LBD and this one really suits you, you look so elegant in this, absolutely gorgeous!

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 13, 2015 / 11:56 pm

      Aw thanks so much 🙂 This one is the Chloe but it looks so similar to the Amy doesn't it! xxxx

  2. Kayleigh Falcus
    February 14, 2015 / 12:43 am

    Love this dress on you. The feminine cut and silhouette really suits you. Your hair looks lovely like that too 🙂

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you Kayleigh, lovely of you to say 🙂 xxx

  3. Leelo R
    February 14, 2015 / 8:47 am

    This dress looks great on you! Btw I absolutely love your hair!

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks honey 🙂 My previous post was a tutorial on it if you'd like to check it out xxx

  4. North East Family fun
    February 14, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Gorgeous – everyone needs a couple of classic LBD's in their wardrobe. Very classic look #Nebrilliantbloggers

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks lovely. I totally agree that we all need some LBDs in our wardrobe! xxx

  5. Michelle K
    February 14, 2015 / 9:19 am

    Gorgeous dress lovely! Your hair looks amazing too 🙂 xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks Michelle xxx

  6. Natty Nikki
    February 14, 2015 / 9:35 am

    You look beautiful what a fabulous dress! Have a lovely Valentines Day xxx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks so much Nikki. Hope you have a lovely Valentines Day too xxx

  7. Nicol
    February 14, 2015 / 11:32 am

    laura, you're such a stunner! its all perfect. hope you have a great day with your other half <3

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:38 pm

      Aw thanks sweetie 🙂 xxxx

  8. Jodie
    February 14, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Ohh – you look great. This outfit has a morticia Adams feel about it- the long sleeves looks perfect on you.

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks Jodie. I didn't usually wear long sleeves but I'm quite enjoying them lately, it must be the cold weather! xxx

  9. Charli Stewart-Russon
    February 14, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Very elegant! C xxhttp://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you Charli xxx

  10. beautyqueenuk
    February 14, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Loving the dress, infact loving the whole outfit x

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      That's sweet of you to say, thank you 🙂 xxx

  11. Shehrzad Bhatti
    February 14, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    You look greta Laura.Following you dear.Do visit my blog too:www.prettypeachyandpink.blogspot.com

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 14, 2015 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks Shehrzad 🙂 xxx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 1:47 am

      Thank you Jess. Happy Valentines Day to you too xx

  12. Julie Bardoe
    February 15, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    You look so classy and your hair is on point! xx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 1:47 am

      Thanks Julie! I've done a tutorial on it on my previous post if you wanna check it out xxx

  13. Esha
    February 15, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    Your dress looks lovely! 🙂 You look absolutely beautiful! :)http://www.wellnessandvanity.com/

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 1:43 am

      Aw Esha you're too sweet, thank you xxx

  14. Claire D. T
    February 15, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Lovely dress :)http://notebookofclaire.blogspot.gr/

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 1:35 am

      Thanks Claire xxx

  15. Sophia Meola; ❤
    February 15, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous Laura! You can't go wrong with a LBD and I absolutely love your Lulu Guinness clutch too!Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blogxx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 1:42 am

      Thanks Sophia! I agree, you cannot go wrong with an LBD! xxx

  16. Sophie Pocock
    February 15, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    You look great hun! love the bag.Sophiexxwww.pocockins.co.uk

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 1:43 am

      Thanks Sophie, it is one of my favourite bags xxx

  17. Melissa Menzies
    February 16, 2015 / 2:27 am

    I LOVE everything about this dress. It is truly flattering and I am sure made you feel so special on V-Day. Hope you had a good one! http://www.yummomummo.blogspot.com

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 3:02 am

      Thanks Melissa, it certainly did 😀 xxx

  18. Uniquely Filipa
    February 16, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    I like to take some time to get ready too. It's a ritualistic kind of thing, making sure every detail is perfect. I don't wear makeup on a daily basis so when I do have a date night I like to take some time for myself

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 8:52 pm

      Aw thats so sweet Filipa 🙂 Completely agree with you, I dont wear makeup everyday but I like to take extra care on special occasions xxxx

  19. The Colourful Bouquet
    February 16, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    You look great and your hair is amazing! 🙂

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 16, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks so much 😀 I've posted a tutorial of my hair in the post before this one if you'd like to check it out xxx

  20. withwonderandwhimsy
    February 16, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    All black is so classic and so chic. I love that you went for a traditionally romantic look for Valentine's Day. I felt like I was dressing in a Valentine's Day theme for all of last week, so when Saturday finally rolled around, I was stumped when it came to putting together a fresh outfit. I went for a romantic tulle skirt in black tied with a red satin sash. Off to check out Monroe Knows – I saw they have free international shipping!<3 Lizwww.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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