WhatLauraWore: Dabbling with Desire

On Sunday, I got to relive my youth at the Big Reunion concert in Newcastle.  I went with a couple of friends from work, purely for a bit of a giggle at the groups of my 90’s childhood.  Atomic Kitten were my favourite and Kerry Katona was on top form.  It was great seeing her in good spirits after the hard time she’s had in her personal life over the last few years.  Since we were having a few cocktails on the terrace of one of our favourite bars before the show, I wanted to wear something summery and so I opted for this gorgeous dress from Desire Clothing’s.

Launched at the end of April, Desire Clothing’s new Curve range is the must see collection for any fashion concious, girlie girl.  At the moment, there’s a vast array of beautiful dresses on their website and they’re adding more daily as well as gorgeous tops and jeans all to fit and flatter sizes 16-26.  Their fast fashion designs are fun and flirty and showcase the latest trends.  They have an AMAZING regular line too in sizes 8-16 so if you aren’t plus sized, I’d still highly recommend checking them out.

The dress I’m wearing here is the Lace Top Skater Dress in Peach.  This super feminine, floaty dress has an absolutely gorgeous, flattering shape that would suit many figures.  The dress is lined to ensure that it is not see through and it is covered in a chiffon fabric that will skim over all lumps and bumps.  To create shape, the dress is elasticated under the bust and this can be pulled down or pulled further up depending on how much you would want the fabric to hang over.  I like the look that this creates, as it is relaxed and effortlessly girlie.  It would actually look great cinched in with a belt too.  The top of the dress features beautiful lace detailing with little capped sleeves.

The Lace Top Skater Dress is also available in Navy which I am so tempted to get for work as it would be perfect with some leggings underneath.  Size wise, I’m tempted to suggest going for the next size down.  I ordered my usual size and found the sizing to be very generous- I could have easily gone for the next size down or the size below that.  That’s perhaps because of the elasticated waist and with that in mind, if you’re larger than the size 26 that this dress goes up to, then I’d still say it is more than worth trying on as the chances are, it’ll fit.  Go on girls, these dresses are fab!

I’m so impressed with Desire Clothing and I’ll definitely be ordering from them in the future.


Lace Top Skater Dress in Peach from Desire

Coral studded bag from River Island

Rose gold and pink heart bracelet (haul here) from Next

Silky Smooth Natural Leather Sandals (review here) from Clarks

Did you go to the Big Reunion?  Who was your fave?  What dress do you like the most from Desire?

Where to find me

// Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Bloglovin // Pinterest // Youtube //


  1. TheBigFatIssues
    May 7, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    I wish I could wake up tomorrow and have your wardrobe! U have gorgeous style and are looking beautiful as always. Love your blog xx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      May 10, 2013 / 11:17 am

      Aw thank you so much!! xxx

  2. Anonymous
    May 7, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    You look so gorgeous here! That dress is amazing. The color is so pretty & perfect for spring.

    • WhatLauraLoves
      May 10, 2013 / 11:24 am

      Thanks hun. I thought it was perfect for Spring too xxx

  3. Lauren Bolt
    December 30, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    im a big girl and i would never wear dresses or anything like you do, you make us bigger ladies look amazing! you are a true idol<3!!!!

    • WhatLauraLoves
      May 10, 2014 / 11:56 pm

      Thanks so much xxx

  4. Iris Camacho
    May 8, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    By any chance do you know where I can purchase this dress still? Because this dress is perfect for a wedding I have to go to!

  5. Iris Camacho
    May 8, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    By any chance do you know where I can still purchase this dress? Cause this dress seems perfect for the wedding I have to go to that's coming up! 🙂

Leave a Reply