Add a Little Love to Your Style

How many little black dresses should a woman have in her closet…is one really enough? As a self proclaimed dress hoarder, I am a fond believer in the more the merrier! But oddly enough, I currently don’t own a staple LBD since I always gravitate to jewel tones and/or bold prints. It’s about time that I break out of old habits and diversify my wardrobe to include more options like the infamous LBD without sacrificing my desire for sense of uniqueness. Stop Staring has created a fabulous twist on the typical LBD with the Love Dress in black; with a stunning keyhole back and back bow, sure to bring out the sexy bombshell in all of us.

Available in sizes XS-3X in a variety of colours & prints ~ MSRP $158

IMG_3691 IMG_3698It has been quite some time since I have acquired a new Stop Staring dress, none since my recent weight loss so I had to consult their size charts in order to see if I could now fit in a smaller size. Previously, I always wore a size Large and had to invest in alterations every time. Today, I find myself in their size Medium range with my current measurements of 36-27-39. When the Love Dress arrived, I was ecstatic that it fit like a glove and actually didn’t require ANY alterations. The millennium fabric is super stretchy, it hugs your curves like second skin and incredibly comfortable. As mentioned earlier, the Love Dress features a sexy keyhole back and lower back bow, a sweetheart pleated neckline, cap sleeves and side rushing at the waist which is fabulous to flatter tummy trouble areas. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls a few inches below the knees.

IMG_3722The Love Dress has created a fabulous twist on the classic LBD, one that is bound to turn heads every time. I am absolutely smitten with the keyhole design, as it allows me to show up my back tattoo without sacrificing comfort of my favorite undergarments. There’s no need to worry about finding a strapless bra, the cap sleeves and strategic placement of the keyhole allows you to wear a regular bra. No wiggle dress is complete without my Rago 1294 Girdle! On the other hand, the uber flattering side rushing in combination with the dark colour and thickness of the bengaline does lend well to allow you to forgo any shapewear if you prefer. The Love Dress is a serious knock out; I felt my confidence at an all time high and I can’t wait to wear it for a date night with the hubby.

IMG_3748With the sexy details in the design, accessorizing the Love Dress should be kept simple. I paired it with my cherry red Madden Girl pumps, Lux De Ville Lady Lux Bow purse and Vintage Box 1947 red rose hair flower. My second option was to pair the Love Dress with my leopard heels, both looked fabulous. Believe it or not, normally I steer clear of anything with bows…but this time I couldn’t help but make an exception.

IMG_3732 IMG_3733The Love Dress has won a firm place in the heart of a gal who always chooses colour and bold prints over the traditional LBD. Stop Staring’s attention to detail has made this beauty into a true wardrobe staple and also available in a variety of colours for those who already own too many little black dresses.

 

A Twist on the Little Black Dress

This week we have showcased three very different designs from the fabulous Spring/Summer Collection from Glamour Bunny, in hopes to enlighten you on their incredible fit and versatility. Today, we mark the fourth and final review in the series…and of course I had to save the best for last! To much surprise, I don’t own a little black dress! What are the chances of that among a plethora of dresses in my closet? I find that I have an aversion to all black as I love bold colours and prints so much. The Marylou Rockabilly Dress is my ideal little black dress with a splash of colour. And, what is a little black dress without the quintessential heels to match…meet the Cherry Shoes in Leopard red!

Available in sizes XS-3X ~ MSRP £96
Available in sizes UK3-UK8 (5.5-10.5US) ~ MSRP £56

IMG_3614As we’ve seen with the past three reviews this week, the sizing for Glamour Bunny dresses is dependable and always spot on with the size chart. My bust and hips fit within the Medium but my waist is considered a Small. I always go by my largest measurements as it’s easier to have something taken in and impossible to make it bigger, therefore I stayed with my usual size Medium. The Marylou Dress fits wonderfully from head to toe, there is no need to even take in the waist. The most unique feature on the Marylou Dress is the ornate embroidery that scallops the top of the bodice in the front and half way down the back with a cherry red trim. It also has adjustable straps (always a blessing to have), a curve hugging skirt and kick pleat to rear.  At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls a couples inches below the knees.

IMG_3620 IMG_3622Almost every gal has a little black dress, one that they use as a go to for any occasion when they simply don’t know what to wear. The Marylou Dress fits the bill for those seeking a twist on the traditional LBD with a subtle pop of colour. The stretch cotton fabric is curve hugging but drapes ever so lightly for a flattering silhouette. No wiggle dress is complete without the ideal shapewear, this is why I always pair mine with the Rago 1294 girdle. The Marylou just brings out the sassy girl in me, there is definitely something about that exquisite embroidery that is so playful.

IMG_3612 IMG_3610Now accessorizing this LBD was the icing on the cake with the glorious Cherry Shoes in Leopard red. I have been lusting over the Glamour Bunny heels for ages, they are the epitome of a bombshell pinup. The Leopard red does run one size smaller than the other colourways therefore I fit perfectly in the UK5(7.5US), but would normally wear a UK4(6.5US). If you are like me, wearing sky high heels isn’t a regular occurrence but a true delight when you can pull them off. To complete the ensemble, I paired the Marylou with a thin cherry red belt to match the trim and ties in wonderfully with the Cherry Shoes as well.

IMG_3629 IMG_3630Showcasing such lovely dresses from Glamour Bunny’s current collection has been such an honor and I highly recommend you catch them before they are gone forever! You can also find old discontinued styles in their Ebay Store, they are some of the best bargains you’ll find as they are top quality and designed with women’s curves in mind. Make sure to save the 10% off loyalty coupon, good on all purchases on their website. (Code – GBLOYALTY)