I'm taking part in a blog link up with two lovely ladies today as we all have the same dress. Check out what Betty and Rachel have done with their dresses.
I love the studs in the mesh on the arms, and the mesh front and back is a nice touch. It gives a cheeky peek of my arm and back tattoos. It's lovely and soft and velvet always makes me feel glam. I didn't feel the need to accessorise with anything more than a hat as the dress speaks for itself.
I bought the dress in the Simply Be sale a couple of weeks ago. It was down from £50 to £20 - total bargain! I teamed it with my Yours 'robot' leggings - yes, the ones which got Betty Pamper a bit of heat from....what's the word? - miserable little sausages - on the Yours Clothing Facebook page a couple of weeks ago.
I wanted to try the leggings out as they're unusual to say the least. They feel like pvc on the outside (but are soft inside) and need constant hoiking up or else they wrinkle all over the place, as you can see in the close up above. They rustle like scrunched bin bags when I walk but they'll come in handy if I ever want to dress up as a fembot, ha!
See, this is what small-minded internet warriors don't get when they comment bitchily on someone's outfit on a social networking site. They concentrate on whether things 'suit', whether they're flattering or bitch about the size/shape of a person's body. They suck all the fun out of dressing up, they don't understand the joy clothes can bring. Who cares if things don't work? Surely it's better to experiment rather than being a boring old fossil?! These leggings won't get much use day to day, admittedly, but they're fun and sometimes I want to have fun with fashion! Fashion SHOULD be fun. While I'm preaching, I didn't want to wear a belt today as no fat person has the onus upon them to wear a belt to look more together. I wear clothes for MY eyeballs, not anyone else's. (OK, sometimes for my hubby, but other than that, nope.)
Next time I wear the leggings instead of trying to yank them up constantly to avoid the creases round my ankle I'll turn up the ankles, so that hopefully should sort out the creasing around the knees as well.
I sized up to a 30 because velvet can be unforgiving and I'm glad I did. It's relatively fitted through the boobs and waist before flaring out below.
Dress, £20 Simply Be
Hat, Primark (old.)
Leggings, Yours £5
Shoes, Rocket Dog
What's the most outlandish piece of clothing in your wardrobe? Tell me all about it. :) Don't forget to have a peek at Rachel and Betty's blogs.
Thanks for reading!