Showing posts with label Lady Volup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lady Volup. Show all posts

Friday, 24 July 2015

Lady Voluptuous - Out of My Comfort Zone

There is no mistaking my love for Lady V London and their sister label, Lady Voluptuous. If you search my blog you'll find numerous posts about the brand and what I love! 

What you will find is that I have stuck to old faithfuls when it has come to their brand - they do tight fitting dresses well and that is what I have loved. I am a big fan of the Bellatrix and even sized down on the Cosette so that it fitted me tighter.

A few weeks ago the lovely people at Lady Voluptuous offered to send me some of their other dresses to try. I decided to take a leap out of my comfort zone and try something different. So I went for a skirt of theirs and a Lyra

The Lyra is a beautiful dress with soft material and a wrap over style neckline. It's lovely but not something that would draw my eye to a page of dresses, which is why I had never bought one before. However I have to admit, I was wrong.




As soon as I put on the black dress I saw it transform. Yes, it doesn't have the bold colour of a Cosette or a the fitted style of a Bellatrix but just look at it. It flows over my body so nicely and it feels so comfortable on. It's one of those dresses that you could pull from your wardrobe in a crisis, shove it on in a rush and know you are going to look fabulous! Now that I have tried it on, it's something I would reach for time and time again.

I tried the skirt because curiosity got the better of me. I love dresses but sometimes skirts feel a little scarier, but I am glad I tried it. Size wise it did come up a bit small so size up if you can, but as you can see the style, length and overall look of the skirt is great.



Lady Voluptuous were kind enough to lend me these dresses to take some photos in. They have listened to feedback from people wanting to see their styles on bigger bodies and so here I am! We have a few more blog posts in the pipeline. There's actually little I like more than a brand that listens!

So, what do you think of the skirt and the Lyra? Are they items you'd invest in?

Debz x


If you liked what you read & want to keep up to date with future posts... You can do so here:
Facebook / Twitter / Blog Loving / Pinterest / Instagram / Tumblr /

I was lucky enough to be gifted some items in this post and I am very grateful, but I am always open and honest in my reviews!

Friday, 29 May 2015

Cosette, I Love You Very, Very Much - A Lady Voluptuous Review

I have blogged about Lady Voluptuous very many times, so I won't  talk too much about them. You can have a look at previous blog posts about them to learn all about the brand.

A few weeks ago they sent me one of their brand new Cosette patterns to try for myself. I love many of the Lady Voluptuous dresses but this probably isn't one I would try for myself at first glance. The Phoebe and the Bellatrix were perfect for me because of their shape. I prefer short sleeves to long and a wrap effect is sometimes hit and miss so I often avoid. That said, I love that this brand even though it is in its infancy have a range of styles for everyone.



I initially got the Queen of Hearts Cosette in my normal size but it was too big on the upper part of my body so I sent it back and exchanged it for a 26/28 - it fits like a dream. My only issue with the sizing is the belt which did not fit me - however, the 30/32 belt fit perfectly so it is a shame. However, remember they're a new brand and always learning and listening to feedback so I have every faith this is something that can be fixed.



What I love about all of the Lady V London dresses I have tried so far is the quality of the material. The material is nice and thick which gives a nice fit and helps you to feel supported when you wear it. This makes it comfortable to wear all day/night.



I love the length of this dress on me and I think it really helps to add to the vintage fit and feel. I have to mention that these vintage style dresses go up to a size 32, which is fantastic. All of the other brands tend to stop at least a few sizes smaller than this, which is such a shame.



The pattern of this dress is lovely and I can only imagine what it would look like dressed up with a petticoat - perfect! I am so glad I stepped outside of my comfort zone to give it a try!

Do you own a Lady Voluptuous dress yet? Which is your favourite?

Debz x


If you liked what you read & want to keep up to date with future posts... You can do so here:
Facebook / Twitter / Blog Loving / Pinterest / Instagram / Tumblr /

I was lucky enough to be gifted some items in this post and I am very grateful, but I am always open and honest in my reviews!

Friday, 22 May 2015

Great Flaming Flamingos - A Lady Voluptuous Review!

*No actual flames.

I don't want to talk too much about  Lady V London and their sister brand Lady Voluptuous, because I have swooned over them on many a blog post previously. If you haven't browsed their selection then I suggest you do, if you're between a size 16 and 32, they will have something you'll love I'm sure. (Lady V London actually do much smaller sizes too, yay for inclusive brands).

As soon as I saw the Phoebe dress I knew I had to have her. I have loved all of the dresses so far and you might remember I reviewed the Bellatrix a few months ago. As much as I loved them all, I knew that the Pheobe would be right at home in my wardrobe. The fitted bust and the flowing knee length skirt are a style I know and love - the built in petticoat an added bonus.





Size wise I would say that the dress comes up slightly small, especially if you have a large bust. I wore my normal sizes as I don't mind fitted items at all, but it could be worth sizing up if you prefer being able to breathe ;) (It wasn't that bad).

As with all of the Lady Voluptuous dresses, you can tell that this has been thought about. The arms are a great fit and the skirt is generous. Due to having a large belly (who knew) I haven't always got on with petticoats in the past, they just don't sit right. However, the petticoat added to the underlayer of  the Phoebe dress is perfect and gives a little lift to the dress - perfect!




NOW! Let me tell you about the pattern - Well, I don't even need to tell you about it. JUST LOOK AT IT!!!! BRIGHT PINK FLAMINGOS! 



I know I have said it before and I will say it again, but plus size retailers please stop saying that you don't sell clothing options in bigger sizes because people don't want them. This dress SOLD OUT in a day... in my size I bought the last one available 18 hours after it was released....

I find the whole concept of Lady Voluptuous really exciting and I can't wait to see what Georgina and the Lady V London team  have up their sleeves!

Have you got a Lady Volup dress? Tweet me and show me, I'd love to see!

Debz x


If you liked what you read & want to keep up to date with future posts... You can do so here:

Disqus Shortname

Comments system