Last season's Belle Curve collection absolutely smashed it. It was fantastic to see Target Australia really pushing the envelope of plus-size design, while still making the pieces so incredibly affordable. With diverse textures from sequins to flocking, leather panels and bold prints, Belle Curve was a breath of fresh air for mainstream and accessible plus-fashion. When they emailed me about their new Dark Beauty range (which is on the shelves now), I jumped at the chance to get my hands on some of the new designs. The Anastasia Dress with the fabulous cold-shoulder detailing had my name all over it! Slipping into this beauty is like wearing my favourite pajamas, but sexy!
Dress: Belle Curve via Target (c/o)
Necklace and clutch: BooHoo
Wedges: To Be Announced
I adore the sheer and cold shoulder look. Its so instant chic. The high neckline also balances out the short hem and makes me feel both demure and like a minx. With fashion, my most important consideration is the way it makes me feel- and this dress hits all of those 'wonder' boxes.
Size wise, this is a 20, but I think the 22 would have had the extra room I needed to soften that belly cling. But its definitely not much of a deal, the 20 fits great up top, with a matching tie up belt for shape and that really, relaxed-yet-sexy cut to it that was so dominant in the first Belle Curve collection. Those amazing cuffs have an elasticated panel between the sequin detailing, so there were no issues getting them comfortably over my hands. And of course, the material is just heavy enough that you don't have to worry about any accidental 'caught in the wind' flashing.
Being black, it was easy to style the dress up. I wanted to highlight the colour of the sequins by adding the pink wedges and subtle green tones in the necklace. I had been dying to wear out this clear studded clutch but always felt so overexposed with the transparency of it (a girls handbag is like a window into her soul, clearly!). But I figured with so much already going on with this outfit, the clutch is just an added bonus as apposed to a statement- AND it makes my skin look that little less chalk white with its tan trimming!
I definitely recommend you pop over to the Target website to snap up some of these lasting, high trend Belle Curve pieces before they sell out! The team also sent me one of these rocking barque bodysuits and I'm super tempted to do a fierce 'All The Single Ladies' inspired blog post to go with it! What do you think??
Whats your favourite from the new Belle Curve collection?