A Different Kind Of Flare

A plus size woman smiling wearing a floral flared dress and over the knee high boots

When it comes to dresses I tend to look for something fresh, fun and a little sexy. Sometimes you just want to be able to step into a room feeling bold, confident, sexy and understated all at the same time. In The Style Curve have a wide variety of dresses, many of which are casual and others that are more suited to dressy occasions. When I saw this flared dress with floral print it caught my eye. I was looking for something that could be easily dressed up or down that had a little something different. I really liked that the colouring was simple and the item could work with a variety of accessories. As I always say multi purpose items can always be a great addition to the wardrobe.

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I love that the dress has buttons right the way down the front to allow you the option of being covered up or having an exposed cleavage. Fluted and flared sleeves are very much all the rage at the moment. The wide cut of the arms and sleeves are available for women of all shapes and sizes. Items that would otherwise be a little basic are brought to life with the added character that the shape allows. I personally find that even though there is added fabric there is a sexiness that flared sleeves bring to a look.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a floral flared dress and over the knee high bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a floral flared dress and over the knee high boots

I really like the floral print of this dress as it’s a simple beige wash over a black base. The added cinch belt helps to accentuate the waist also. This is an item I could wear in any season. It’s cool enough to wear on a hot or warm day and airy enough to be comfortable in the summertime. Having said all of that I wore it out to dinner last week with black velvet leggings and champagne kitten heels. When I took these pictures the aim was to create a look that was both covered up and sexy. Over the knee boots are a lot of fun to wear and can add a sultry feel to an outfit. This is my favourite pair from a previous Lane Bryant collection and funnily enough, I wore them when I reviewed the Karina dress (still available) from the brand.

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Fashion has a way of making you feel emotions and different moods. I like to be expressive with what I wear and channel the different attributesof my personality. This outfit makes me feel cute, sophisticated, girly and sexy all at once! Simplicity was what I was aiming for when putting this look together. Less is most definitely more, flared sleeves and over the knee boots make a pretty big statement on their own! Showing my legs is not something I feel too confident doing so boots like this help me do so whilst feeling covered up.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a floral flared dress and over the knee high bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a floral flared dress and over the knee high boots

Your clothing should make you feel incredible. Play around with how you dress yourself and you’ll be amazed by the results.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a floral dress with flared sleeves

*This Dress Is A Gifted Item
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Hayley Stewart says: 8th October 2017 9:05 pm

    The sleeves on this are making me realise all my 70s dreams at once!!
    http://www.curvesandcurl.co.uk

    • Mayah says: 8th October 2017 9:28 pm

      I know right?! Gotta love a flared sleeve!

  2. Rhian Westbury says: 9th October 2017 7:49 am

    Lovely dress and those sleeves are lovely. Looks really good with the boots too x

    • Mayah says: 14th October 2017 5:42 pm

      Thanks Rhian, It’s a really nice one to wear. The boots I felt brought a little something edgy to the look x

  3. Tanya Brannan says: 9th October 2017 10:50 am

    Fabulous dress! I love the style, especially those sleeves. It looks great with the boots too – personally for me I would like it a little longer being a woman in her 40’s lol. I just don’t think I would have the balls to wear something as short, and I genuinely do love it!

    • Mayah says: 14th October 2017 5:43 pm

      Thanks hun, it is a rather short one. When I wore it out and about I paired it with some leggings but a long duster would work for coverage if I did wear it this short. Love the sleeves it gives it a 70s feel in my opinion :)

  4. Lubka Henry says: 9th October 2017 11:46 am

    Very pretty tunic dress. I like the black and white floral print on it.

    • Mayah says: 14th October 2017 5:47 pm

      It’s a really nice print isn’t it?

  5. Amy says: 9th October 2017 5:06 pm

    Love this outfit – especially those boots, they are amazing! I really want a pair of thigh high boots.

    • Mayah says: 14th October 2017 5:50 pm

      Thanks honey, I’ve had this pair nearly a year but I LOVE them! I don’t get to wear them too much but I thought that they went perfect with this dress :)

  6. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says: 9th October 2017 8:40 pm

    I love the sleeves on this dress too! The print is lovely and it really looks fab on you :)

    • Mayah says: 14th October 2017 5:52 pm

      Thanks for the compliment hun. I love this dress it’s a really fun piece with a bit of a 70s vibe. :)

  7. Jen says: 9th October 2017 9:42 pm

    You look fab in the dress, it is lovely. The outfit you could wear for many occasions, everyday, or glam it up and go for drinks.

    • Mayah says: 14th October 2017 5:57 pm

      Thanks Jen that’s such a nice compliment. I love items that you can glam up or wear down. It helps having multi purpose items in the wardrobe it can save on a lot of time and money!