Stripe It Lucky! – A Zelie For She Review

I have been meaning to write about this dress for ages, but with the weather all over the place I never really found the right time to wear it. Zelie For She is a brand I have kept a firm eye on for quite some time now. I love the various different collections that have come from the brand and I have to say the fresh and edgy approach is more than welcome. The independent brand focuses on creating fun and sexy clothes for us plus size women and one of the things I love the most is that they are not afraid to break the rules!

As the brand is based in Los Angeles I hadn’t had the chance to try something from them and by chance I happened to enter an Instagram competition that they held a few months ago and I was gifted a gift card to purchase an item with. This Strike Out Dress immediately caught my eye as I thought it would make for a great urban street look. Also the model in the stock images looked amazing wearing it and I new I had to get my hands on one!

We plus size women have heard for years that we are to avoid bright colours, horizontal stripes and a plethora of other dos and do not dos when it comes to our state of dress. I LOVE the fact that this t-shirt dress is top to bottom horizontal stripes! I’m wearing this one in a 3xl. What I love about this dress besides the pattern and combintion of stone tones and thick splashes of red is the fit! Not often do I buy something that is meant to look oversized and have it look that way! Usually my boobs and bum make the dress cling a little tighter and it ends up looking semi-bodycon. The v-neck cut hangs in a really nice place and allows the dress to showcase the shape of your bust whilst still being modest. I’m 5 feet 5 inches tall and this dress stops just below the knee. I wore this one bare legged but it would look great with some skin coloured or opaque tights. I love that the sleeves cut across my hands. I have always liked long sleeves and the way that they look on me. This also adds to the oversized style of the dress. This dress is perfect for this time of year as the fabric is light and airy and extremely spacious. This has that feeling of your favourite t-shirt that you have washed loads of times, making it feel really soft against the skin.

I wanted to add this dress into a biker look. I of course opted for my biker jacket from Yours Clothing, as this dress is light this would add a nice amount of coverage towards the end of the day when the breeze starts to set in. Worn with some lace up biker boots and I had the overall look I was after. To finish off I wore a metallic necklace and my hoop earrings. I wanted to use silver adornments to work with the grey in the dress and to set off the red I of course pulled out my red bandana and red lipstick.

I love having choices when it comes to my sense of style and I really love switching things up from classic and vintage to modern and on trend to a combination of things. Fashion is meant to be a place to experiment and express ourselves so I love having fun with my look. I enjoy breaking the rules that have been set by society and showing everyone that we can rock what we have and in the trends you have vetoed for us.

Unfortunately this dress is no longer available but check out Zelie For She to see what amazing new styles they have available. They ship worldwide and I can honestly say you will love whatever you buy! I can’t wait to rock this look to a club or something!

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and wear it with a smile!
  1. Mookie B says: 11th May 2015 7:23 am

    You look amazing Mayah. :) The dress is gorgeous!!! xxx <3

  2. Mayah Thomas says: 11th May 2015 8:40 am

    Thanks Hun. I hope you're doing well xx

  3. Curves'nCurls says: 11th May 2015 10:28 am

    This dress is so cute on you. Reminds me of a modern day pirate for some reason. Loves!

  4. Pinkmoo says: 11th May 2015 10:45 pm

    You look awesome! I'm sure I would have opted for this dress as well, fab colours and fab print! I often look at what Zelie For She have to offer, but due to location never place an order, if only customs charges didn't exist! Maybe one day I'll give it a go….. x

  5. Mayah Thomas says: 11th May 2015 11:04 pm

    Thanks honey, I hadn't thought of that lol funny how we all see different things in the same items. I might have to try and do something with that lol

  6. Mayah Thomas says: 11th May 2015 11:06 pm

    Hi Sarah how are you? I know what you mean that's what stopped me in the past but I can honestly say it's worth it! I love this dress and I can't wait to see what else there is available! Xxx