This is the final post in my three part series based on pieces from the revamped New Look Curves range (formerly New Look Inspire) & this time I wanted to focus on this navy striped slip dress which was one of the first pieces to catch my eye when the range re-launched.
I’ve been after a slip/cami dress for a while because it’s a style that’s super easy to wear & really versatile. However, despite the slip dress being super popular at the moment it took me ages to find one in plus sizes, I think because there’s still so much baggage around fat women wearing things which are “shapeless” or don’t “flatter our curves”. Ugh.
I paired the dress with an oversized navy blazer & my favourite lilac feather bag from ASOS for a preppy lunch-date kind of look, but you could easily dress it up more by losing the jacket & adding some statement jewellery or down by throwing it on over a bikini on holiday. It’s also got a couple of features which I love like the low-cut back & the doubled up fabric around the neckline to give a bit more coverage.
My only slight complaint is about the fit & it’s actually something I’ve noticed with a lot of New Look’s pieces over the years, which is that the neckline is super lose & super low. I’m definitely not opposed to low-cut tops but with this dress is doesn’t feel deliberate & there’s a serious risk of more major exposure if you were to lean forwards. It’s not enough to make me return the dress but it’s worth considering, particularly if you were eyeing up this dress for work or a more formal occasion.
As I said in my first post, I’m really impressed by New Look’s revamped Curves range & I think they have a real role to play in providing wearable & affordable plus size fashion. Let me know in the comments below which of the three looks has been your favourite & don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin & Twitter for updates.