Velvet Dreams

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

It’s the middle of December and we’ve seen snow, ice, rain and high winds. I personally like to make the most of this time of year even though I absolutely hate the cold! Velvet is a fabric that I love wearing, it’s so comfortable on the skin, adds a little extra glitz and glamour and also helps to keep the cold at bay. Every winter we see that velvet is something that continues to stay in fashion. T-shirts, dresses, tops, leggings…. you name it there is something out there for everyone. Blazers and jackets are available for both men and women and there are many ways to incorporate it into your look.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

I love going through the wardrobe and finding items that you may have had for a while but never worn. A while back I got this emerald green crushed velvet wrap dress from Pink Clove. I love a bodycon dresses as much as the next woman, especially a wrap dress. There’s something about this cut of dress that suits every woman of all sizes and shapes. I own quite a bit of velvet but there’s something about emerald green and red velvet that specifically speaks to me. At the beginning of this year I spent some time in Finland and wore a classic vintage green dress in sumptuous velvet to Mimmi’s wedding. Check out my post about my Finnish winter.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dressA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress

I think that for this time of year velvet is such a nice fabric to wear at Christmas dinners and parties. The colour of this dress is really nice and such a gorgeous Christmasy shade that you just can’t go wrong. My plan was to wear this dress with my fishnet tights and Jilsen boots from Wide Calf Boot Store. Warmth, comfort and style are all factors that I consider when putting my outfits together. I also thought that because I wasn’t having the best hair day I would wear a black hair scarf to compliment by boots.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

I love that sometimes a statement fabric can do all the talking that you want whilst keeping the other elements of an outfit rather simple. You simply can’t go wrong if you want a sassy, sexy and stylish look that is also easy to wear and works with a variety of accessories, shoes and jackets. I would probably wear this dress with my leather biker jacket if I was out and about for the day. Unfortunately this dress in particular is no longer available but there are some similar options from Pink Clove and all at fabulous prices so be sure to take a look.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

Whatever your plans are this time of year there are many ways to dress sassy and stylish whilst keeping to a budget and being comfortable. If you plan to be out in the cold watching the fireworks at new year or going to fab parties in great locations you can look fabulous in one way or another. I’ll personally be celebrating the holidays in velvet, sequins and metallic items of course not all at the same time though lol.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Kayleigh Rose says: 14th December 2017 5:29 pm

    Your images are beautiful. You are so natural in front of the camera! I love the material of that dress and how christmasy it is- as well as the colour. I also love the fish nets to give it a twist. Amazeeeeeee! x

  2. Naomi says: 14th December 2017 7:32 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Love love love the colour of this dress, I’ve always had a soft spot for velvet.

  3. Emma says: 14th December 2017 8:27 pm

    I love that dress, the colour looks amazing on you too… I am so cross with myself, I had a beautiful red crushed velvet dress that I chucked out years ago, I really really wish I had kept it now, I used to love wearing that!

  4. Clare says: 14th December 2017 9:02 pm

    That’s a beautiful dress and the colour really suits you. I love this style it’s very flattering

  5. Rachel Evans says: 14th December 2017 9:25 pm

    Love the colour and style of that dress. I wanted to buy a similar one in blue with sparkles on, but when I tried it on in the shop the sparkles went everywhere and I thought they would just come off totally the first time I washed it. Velvet is a nice fabric for me to consider though, I think it looks sophisticated

  6. Nina says: 14th December 2017 11:16 pm

    As usual, you look fantastic! I am loving velvet and crushed velvet textures this season, I’m so happy they’re back in. I LOVE this dress on you, it suits you so much – especially the colour.

  7. Ali || Veggies by Candlelight says: 15th December 2017 12:53 am

    You look amazing! I love the color, usually, I’m not a fan of green but the velvet really tones down the green so it’s a deep color.

  8. Rhian Westbury says: 15th December 2017 10:18 am

    I find wrap dresses so flattering and that colour is absolutely stunning x

  9. Elizabeth says: 15th December 2017 10:18 am

    I absolutely LOVE the colour of this dress! I bet it’s so comfy to wear too.

  10. Melanie says: 15th December 2017 10:56 am

    Erm…someones ready for the party season! You look fab. I love that velvet dress, so stylish and classy x

  11. Rhiannon-Skye says: 15th December 2017 11:14 am

    This is gorgeous! I’m a sucker for a velvet dress too, and even though I still pretty strictly to all black all the time, it’s awesome to see someone rocking less traditional shades so effortlessly!

  12. melissa major says: 15th December 2017 1:14 pm

    Such a gorgeous velvet dress, you suit it! I love velvet clothes they are party ready

  13. Sarah Bailey says: 15th December 2017 1:37 pm

    That dress looks amazing on you. I love crushed velvet and that colour on you is absolutely gorgeous!

  14. Sam Jeffery says: 15th December 2017 4:44 pm

    Babe this colour is absolutely stunning on you! The dress suits you so well, I love it!

  15. Kirsty says: 16th December 2017 11:49 am

    I love the shaping of the dress on you and the colour is beautiful

  16. Ali - We Made This Life says: 16th December 2017 8:54 pm

    Oh my goodness you look absolutely gorgeous! What a fab dress and in an amazing colour too!

  17. Baby Isabella says: 17th December 2017 9:52 pm

    We’re in love, velvet is my mummy favourite fabric! That colour is amazing too! We’ve got our eyes on a couple of pieces in the January sales x

  18. Hayley says: 19th December 2017 9:55 pm

    Girl! You are owning all these velvet looks babe! I love this on you, and so sexy with the boots and fishnets!

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