Sweet Like Mulled Wine

A plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf boots

So as we’re approaching Christmas I am well and truly into Velvet. With that being said this post would be the second in my end of year velvet series. I love that Christmas brings in some life to the dreary winter season with rich sumptuous colours everywhere. I love wearing red as it pops so well against my skin. When I saw this Charlotte Crosby wine coloured mini dress I knew I had to have it!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dressA plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress

When I’m with the family for Christmas I like to wear something that is stylish and comfortable and has some colour. Red tends to be my chosen colour so this dress was a must have. I love the fact that it has short elbow sleeves and that the cleavage is covered. Sometimes the only skin you want to have on show is your legs. I picked this dress in a size 26 as when you have a large bust or behind mini dresses can hitch up and I didn’t want it to fit like a top so I decided to up-size.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf boots

What more can a woman want than a dress that is the colour of fine mulled wine for Christmas?! It’s funny how things like fabrics and colours can really get you into the spirit of things. I’m obsessed with the velvet, metallics and sequin options out this season and I plan to make the most of the them before they aren’t as appreciated in the new year. I say wear what makes you feel special this holiday season even if you aren’t someone who celebrates Christmas. We all love having the chance to dress up don’t we?

A plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dressA plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf boots

I love the softness of the velvet and the length which is absolutely perfect for my 5’5 frame. This one also comes in a black and deep emerald green colour for those of you looking for other options. I love that you can keep things simple whilst still looking pretty glam. I decided to pair this one with a pair of black tights and my Jilsen boots from Wide Calf Boot Store. Even though I have my signature hoop earrings I may also slip on a necklace of some sort as silver looks gorgeous against red velvet!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress, tights and black leather wide calf boots

Speaking of sequins and other fine fabrics check out my review of this amazing rose gold sequin dress also available from In The Style Curve. There really is something for everyone this season and you’ll be seeing more options from me too! Stay tuned for the final item in my velvet series but for now grab yourself a glass of something nice, and enjoy the festivities wherever you are!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a wine red velvet dress
*This Dress Was A Gifted Item
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Hayley says: 19th December 2017 9:51 pm

    I am living for velvet at the moment, and this colour is so beautiful on you!

    http://www.curvesandcurl.co.uk

  2. five little doves says: 19th December 2017 10:13 pm

    Oh that is gorgeous! I love velvet and that colour is just so classic for velvet and this time of year!

  3. Rebecca | AAUBlog says: 19th December 2017 11:06 pm

    The colours is just dreamy – perfect for this time of year. Looking fierce!

  4. Kristina says: 20th December 2017 12:09 pm

    you look stunning! love the dress :)

  5. Emily Leary says: 20th December 2017 12:15 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous colour! This is the perfect dress for the festive season!

  6. Jenni says: 20th December 2017 1:35 pm

    I love the feel and cut of velvet, I love the colour

  7. Sarah Bailey says: 20th December 2017 2:51 pm

    Oh my goodness how beautiful is that dress, there is something wonderful about velvet the feel the beautiful colours it brings to the fabric.

  8. kirsty says: 20th December 2017 2:53 pm

    You really do suit the velvet style and the mulled wine colour of the dress is beautiful.

  9. Super Busy Mum says: 20th December 2017 4:12 pm

    You look gorgeous and that colour really suits you. A beautiful top that I would wear myself!

  10. Melanie says: 20th December 2017 5:00 pm

    Sweet like red wine for sure – you look fab in this velvet dress – I love it x

  11. Afshan Nasim says: 20th December 2017 9:13 pm

    That dress looks so lovely on you. Right on trend and a really nice colour. Velvet is also not only stylish but also warm.

  12. Ali - We Made This Life says: 20th December 2017 11:30 pm

    I’m loving all the velvet you’ve got going on lately! This is a gorgeous colour too!

  13. Nichola - Globalmouse says: 21st December 2017 9:23 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous and that dress is perfect for the festive season. Beautiful colour too.

  14. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says: 21st December 2017 10:29 am

    What a gorgeous, festive outfit! I love velvet at this time of year, the colour looks stunning on you :)

  15. Kara says: 21st December 2017 1:05 pm

    I don;t have the confidence to wear velvet these days but your dress is stunning and really suits you

  16. Baby Isabella says: 21st December 2017 8:01 pm

    Two of our favourite combinations velvet and wine. What an amazing colour! My mummy loves wearing velvet during Christmas x

  17. Anosa says: 22nd December 2017 2:23 am

    That dress just suits you perfectly! You look fab! It’s really shows off your lovely figure and the hair is amazing. How do you get your curls like that?

  18. John M says: 22nd December 2017 4:54 am

    Velvet seems to be the in thing at the moment. It likes a very comfortable dress. I am going to see if my wife this type of dress and see if I can get a few more idea’s for last minute Christmas Presents.

    John M

  19. Dannii says: 22nd December 2017 7:03 pm

    That is such a lovely dress. I am looking for something like that for a New Year’s Eve party.

  20. Hnnah says: 23rd December 2017 1:14 pm

    This colour looks stunning on you! You look gorgeous too x

  21. Ashleigh Dougherty says: 24th December 2017 3:13 pm

    I LOVE velvet and I LOVE burgundy, so love this outfit! You look so lovely xx