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Lady V and me.

I have a long and loving relationship with Ladyvlondon, more specifically Lady Voluptuous. I have experience with quite a few of their dresses but the first one I every bought was an Estella and it was love at first try on! I had 5 Estella dresses at one point and then I started buying some of the others like the Phoebe, the Cosette, the Bellatrix, the Lyra, the iconic Medusa and most recently the Ursula swing.

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We have now come full circle and I have just received a new style Estella. Ignore the squinting, it was sunny out lolIMG-20170614-WA0026This is the Sunshine Toucan Estella dress This one is a little different to the Estella I knew and loved, it has longer sleeves and an upturned cuff. I feel like this one covers more in the bust area than the ones I’ve had before.  IMG-20170614-WA0030This Estella is a little tight on the arms for me but that is purely because I have huge arms and I’m fatter than I was when I wore the old Estellas. Edit: I tried on an old Estella from my wardrobe and it still fits, I just think that the old Estella has short sleeves so accommodates my arms better. IMG-20170614-WA0018

This is such a nice dress for the summer the print is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the hot weather we have been having recently. You can count on the great quality that they have always been consistent with in their dresses too.

Do you have a favourite Lady Voluptuous dress?

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The beautiful Cosette

 

I am going to talk like you have all been hiding under rocks and don’t already know this…

Georgina over at FullerFigureFullerBust, in collaboration with Lady V London, has released a new range of 12 vintage plus size dresses with a promise of more to come In her own line called Lady Voluptuous.  At the time of this post there are currently three styles in the range in a variety of colours and prints.

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The Lyra dress

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The Cosette

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The Medusa

The dresses are absolutely stunning, I love the fact that Georgina has tried to add elements to each dress to make them appeal to different people. Everyone has their little insecurities and I think Georgina has kept these in mind when designing these dresses. The Cosette and The Medusa are perfect for me because I’m not a huge fan of my knees. I favour dresses that have a slightly longer length. I know a lot of people don’t like having their arms on show etc and each dress in the range has a different sleeve type. No collection will ever have every dress for every woman but the effort and thought that’s gone into this collection is evident.

Anyway…

The Cosette!!!!!

“Cosette was a condensation of auroral light in womanly form.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Ugh, So perf!

I was on the Lady V London website refreshing the page over and over again waiting for the collection to launch and the Rose Print Floral Cosette was the first dress that popped up on the home page and I instantly fell in love!

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The fit of this dress is very similar to the Estella that Georgina and Ladv V London brought out last year, The Estella was by far my favourite dress of all time and I’m not even kissing when I say love this dress even more.  This dress gives my body a shape I didn’t even know I had. Even without the belt my waist is accentuated and I love it!

Screenshot_2015-02-21-20-07-07I love every single thing about this dress, It literally feels like it was made for me. The length is perfect on my 5ft 3 body, it fits in the bust so well, just fr reference I wear a 46K. I was a little worried about whether the sleeves would fit because I have huge arms and I was very pleasantly surprised when the dress arrived. Another massive thing for me was the belt, In my eyes that was the true test because these has been so many times I have purchased a belted dress and Ive had to chuck the belt because it comes nowhere close to fitting. The belt on this dress has no stretch at all and it still *praise the dress gods (and Georgina)*

I love that even without the belt on I still have a waist in this dress.

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This is the shape I have in the dress without the belt, the material has some stretch but still feels very structured.

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I want to say a massive Thank you to Georgina and Lady v London for keeping the super fats in mind when designing this line, it is very easy to exclude ladies at the higher end of plus size thinking there is just no demand, It genuinely warms my heart that some people recognise the need for sexy, fashionable, well made pieces for super plus size girls like myself. At the time of this post the dress I wearing is sold out in the four largest sizes of the six sizes available, proving that the fat girls are online in force getting these dresses and the line only launched 48hrs ago!!!!!!!!

*This dress was sooooooo kindly given to me to review to show that this dress looks just as banging on a size 32 as it will on everyone else*

 

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British Plus Size Awards feat. Estella

On Saturday night I was lucky enough to attend the British Plus Size Awards held in London because my best friend won two tickets, she was also a nominee for  best blogger WannabePrincess.

I wore a Beautiful Lady V London Dress. This is the Damask print Estella Dress Designed by the gorgeous George at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust I have this dress in three prints as I am in love with the style and think its a great dress for my shape.

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IMG-20141113-WA0002In the hotel lobby showing off this gorgeous dress.

My shoes, necklace and fluffy handbag are all from NewLook in the last two weeks and are all still available.

Overall it was a lovely evening, It was so nice to get all dressed up and have a really grown up sophisticated night, I’m more of a night out in a club type girl so this was a really nice change. We arrived to a champagne reception, which was lovely and it was so nice to see so many other bloggers in attendance. I’m usually really bad at taking pictures when I attend events so I made sure that I had my phone in hand at all times to snap a few pics.

The three course meal was really lovely, I had Pâté to start and then a beautiful beef roast dinner for main and had a citrus cheesecake for dessert.  It was so nice to see so many familiar faces in all their finery, I took a few pics with some fellow bloggers.

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Me with the stunning Kate from How Kate does Fashion and Mary of Channelling Liz

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Me with Beautiful plus size models Sarah Hadzipasic and Olivia Campbell.

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Me with the absolutely stunning and always flawless Georgina of She Might be Loved

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Me and the princess. (if you can’t tell, we love a good selfie) Saturday night was a great night for boobs and selfies lol

I think the nominees should have been given free tickets anyway if you ask me, it may have decreased the amount of ‘Unfortunately _______ was unable to attend to collect his/her award’ speeches. Aside from the lack of winners attendance it was a great evening with some really fun entertainment. I especially enjoyed the humour of presenter Matt Johnson. But I would have to say the highlight of the evening, performance wise, would definitely have to be by Ashleigh Owen. I have seen her perform before at the Hamburger Queen finals and she was amazing then too, a very well deserved standing ovation from our table.

Considering this is an event I wasn’t planning on going to I had a really nice time and got a chance to catch up a lot of people that I already know from various areas of my life, whether it be my makeup work, blogging or my general social nights out and I would definitely be up for going again should another ticket fall into my lap.

Lastly I would like to say a massive congratulations to all the winners and nominees on the night xx

 

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The Stellar Estella

This is the dress my dreams are made of.

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I have been on the hunt for a vintage style dress in my size for the longest time. I have come across a few but they have always been in a jersey fabric, which is fine when it comes to fast fashion but I wanted something that was going to last me years.

When I heard on the blogger grapevine that Lady V London were releasing a vintage dress in a number of prints in a size 30/32 I was over the moon.

The Estella Dresses are available here! and were designed by the gorgeous Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust

I bought the Estella in the black and white polkadot as I knew it would be very easy to style and I could wear it practically anywhere.

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When the cupcake print Estella was released on the website I was literally screaming “Oh my God, Oh my God” Two of my favourite things combined just for me… Surely a gift from the Angels!!! I went on the site and bought the cupcake dress without a second thought… just look at it… I had to!

 

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Love how I can still look fierce in a cupcake dress lol

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The Estella dresses are 97% Cotton and 3% Elastane,  the quality is so good and I feel like they are a total investment, I plan on taking really good care of the ones I have so they will last forever.  A problem I find being my size is that it is very difficult to find good quality clothes that are a good fit, I know the bigger I am the more my body will vary from someone else who wears the same dress size. The Estella Dress feels like it was made for my body, the little bit of elastane allows the dress to hug you in just the right places but still has enough structure to fit how it is meant to.

I am really hoping to see more of these dresses coming out and I would especially like to see the dress in some solid colours.