The Natalie dress.
A little while ago I opened my email inbox to find an email from Shawna of Chubby Cartwheels, to say I was over the moon would be an understatement. I have been following her for a while now and think she is an amazing woman. I love seeing women that are a similar size to me flying the flag for fat girls everywhere.
The Chubby Cartwheels site is full of beautiful pieces, what I like the most is that there are so many unique items and that some of the pieces are customisable so you can adjust the sleeve length etc to suit you before placing an order.
Chubby Cartwheels is very well known for the their stunning range of body suits up to a 5x, A couple that I have been seeing everywhere are the mesh and lace bodysuits. Fat girls all over Instagram have been donning these bodysuits with pride and it really is beautiful to see.
When looking though the website, as I always am, I was drawn to the dress section and the Natalie dress stood out to me instantly, the plush velvet material is a fabric I have been lusting after in a dress for a while, especially with a couple of companies bringing out velvet dresses but not quite up to my size.
I got this dress in a 5x as I wear a UK size 30/32 and the fit is brilliant. I am only 5ft 3″ tall so the dress comes up longer on me than it does on the model on the site, for me this is a plus as I love where this dress hits on my legs.
I’m actually staying in London for a few weeks and I only have one case full of clothes so I don’t have much in the way of styling options. This is a classic cut skater dress so it’s so versatile and easy to wear, I put the dress on with a pair of black vans just to show it at its most casual and I actually really like it that way. The material gives it a little extra something so its casual but far from boring.
At the moment I am totally obsessed it tights and brogues (as you will see from an upcoming post). I think a lot of dresses can be styled this way and makes for a very wearable outfit. I love brogues and a blazer paired with so many different dresses, its still really comfortable but looks like you’ve made an effort.
When I first saw this dress on the website I knew straight away that I wanted to wear it with boots, a leather jacket and a dark lip. Unfortunately I didn’t have either of my leather jackets in London but I still really love the dress with the boots, In this instance I do wish the dress was a little shorter on me as I lose a lot of leg in the boots.I really love this dress!!!! I like it all the ways I have worn it but I think my preference is with the brogues and tights.
I have another item that I bought from Chubby Cartwheels to share with you soon… so keep an eye out.
New look boots
*This dress was very kindly gifted to me for review purposes, all opinions are honest and my own*