A Dress With Va Va Voom! I’m getting glitzed up for an awards ceremony soon, having reached the finals for my blog in the Video Blogging category! So of course my first thought is not what will I vlog about but what will I wear!
I’m an eternal fashion lover, always have been. However even since my fashionista days at The London College of Fashion, I know that clothes look better on girls with no va-va voom – ie) curves, and I have plenty of those!
When trying on new clothes in the past, if I have been unable to button up a blouse or wriggle my hips into a pencil skirt, I’ve always declared that I must be ‘too much of a woman’ for this style. Which of course is code for “you need the next size up, love!”
But, I think I have found somewhere that embraces and celebrates the lovely curvy body- and this is where I have secured the dress which I’ll wear to the awards next month… This company is The House of Foxy
This British brand is two years old and their website states that they are purveyors of vintage style clothing inspired by the fashions of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s for the discerning lady. Well we all know that it was from the 1960s and the years since that the fashion for women’s figures became waifish (think Twiggy and Kate Moss), but before that, women were women and curves were part of that. Because they are focused on vintage style dresses, separates and accessories, their clothes are cut to fit round the woman, rather than the woman having to fit herself into the clothes. Plus, because they are replicating vintage styles and making them from new (the clothes they sell are not actually old clothes from the 1950’s) it means that their sizes are today’s sizes and the average female body has become bigger than what it used to be. At last! A celebration of my contours!
Look, I’ll level with you – I love fashion but I love to eat too. Even though I’ve shifted 4 stones so far in my weight loss journey, I’ll never be a stick insect. Even when I do get to target (in 2 stones’ time!) I’ll still ultimately be a fat girl in a slim body. I love my puddings too much! (On a side note this is why I share loads of slimming desserts on my YouTube channel – because I have a sweet tooth!)
So this dress suits me perfectly. It oozes high end glamour, it is ample enough for ‘the girls’ and nips in at the waist before flowing outward to skim my hips and show off my shape! It has a lovely ‘V’ shaped backline too so the rear view has just as much appeal as the front! Have a look at me rocking this dress!
This black number is called the Trudy Party Dress and retails at £99.00. All the clothes from this company are made in the UK, and they stock sizes 8 to 24, so there is a dress to suit every woman in their collection.
The founder of The House of Foxy is a lady called Clare Quartermaine whose love of vintage design and lifestyle inspired the brand. Her philosophy is that it isn’t about size as most people believe, but about shape and what suits you, so choose clothes that will compliment your shape. Not content with just making vintage style clothing, Clare has also started to design her own fabric as well – Glory Days.
The collection grows daily with swing dresses, pencil skirts, halter necks, capri pants and more – these designs are perfect for a retro revivial! Here I am looking delighted with my new dress!
To check out their website, visit http://thehouseoffoxy.com/
I’d like to say a massive “Thank you” to Hilary from Neat PR and The House of Foxy for sending me the dress to review.