Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. This week I’m taking a little break from Work Wednesday with this post (so I won’t be posting tomorrow ) also with it being so close to the end of the year, I’m thinking of ways to revamp or change up my blog… Stay tuned.. Anyhow, let’s get to it shall we? So my title is, can a dress be sporty? What do you guys think? I found this sport dress from Diamonds in the Rough (DIR) Fashion. The pictures on the website were cute, the dress looked like it would be extremely comfortable especially as like a weekend casual look. So I couldn’t decide if I wanted the navy or gray or both! I decided to go with navy first since it is winter. Plus I thought the dark color would possibly be a little slimming, and I wasn’t at all sure if I was going to fit this dress.
If you have followed my blog, then you know part of my challenge in finding dresses is that I’m quite tall. Mostly when I look at the sizing on many of the Muslim online shops, the length is 58in standard. I usually need 61in, though I will settle for a 60in. The other challenge I have is I have gained some weight recently and I’m Definitely on the chunky side at the moment, and again many of these sites do NOT have plus size dresses. Sooo imagine my surprise to see that the size was XL AND the length was 60in??? I figured I would give this dress a try. PLUS it is VERY affordable!
So here are some pics of the sport dress. It was a bit tight, however, it was also very comfortable. I’m big on material- I don’t really like some of the really cheap polyesters/rayons because they garments do not last as long sometimes. The material of this dress is a bit stretchy and feels very soft like a pair of sweats. If they had a larger size, I would go up one more size so the dress could be a bit looser on top around my chest and arms. Another super cute thing about this dress is that it has a hood. So it is like a hoodie and a dress all in one.
I wore this dress two different ways. The first, I tried to dress it up a bit with heels and the second look is with sneakers and has a more casual look. I would say overall I’m happy with this dress and happy that DIR Fashion sells larger and longer clothing items! I will definitely be ordering from them again.
OOh AAAND I have to apologize about these pictures, the lighting is horrible! Trying to take pictures in these cloudy winter days is a challenge to say the least!
As usual I’m apologizing for not posting recently, but thanks for sticking with me…. I really need to get my life together lol… No one wants to hear about how “busy” my life is, blah blah blah, so let’s get to what this post is about. Today I’m reviewing an item that I recently purchased from Mimumaxi. They launched their new collection about a month ago and the collection was so popular that the site crashed! Luckily I was able to get my order in and it delivered in about a week. I got an ON dress, and a Smock dress. Today I am reviewing the Smock dress becuase while I love both items, I REEEEEEEEALLY like the Smock Dress.
The Mimu Smock dress is described on the website as a “drop waist” style, oversized dress, that can be worn day or night. I have to totally agree. This dress is made from Rayon Twill and it is perfect. I have worn my smock a couple of times on days where the temp was 90 plus and it was fantastic. Because the dress is oversized it didnt cling in the heat and the material catches the breeze. I also love the fit of this dress. Ok being chunky I’m sometimes leery about getting oversized clothing because sometimes they make me look bigger and don’t flatter my figure. I saw some pictures of “curvier” women wearing the smock, and it looked great on them, so I thought I would give it a try. This dress I must say exceeded my expectations. In my opinion the way it hangs I feel that it looks oversized, but intentionally so, not like a too big illfitting garment, but one that hangs in a figure flattering way, if that makes sense. Most importantly though, it hides my midsection and doesn’t make me look pregnant (which some oversized clothing does)!
To make sure I keep this top in tip top condition, I didn’t put it in the dryer. I let it lay flat to dry. I want this piece to last a long time. Here is where to find this dress. Peach is sold out, however they still have other colors, and I saw on the Mimumaxi instagram page that they will be restocking the peach one soon.
Here are some pictures, I decided to wear the smock dress with pixie pants from old navy. I love wearing white pants in summer- ( I know I know some people don’t like us curvy girls to wear white pants- WHATEVER!), and white looks great with peach. Since pixie pants are super skinny, the smock was perfect to wear with them because the dress falls to my knees, so nice coverage!
Silly pic- but I thought this showed the movement of the dress