I just got back from a week in Vegas…and I’m exhausted!!! Most of the time was spent working…but I did get to go out and play at night! I loved loved loved Vegas and was glad for the chance to get GLAMOROUS! My first night out, I went to see the Cirque du Soleil show, KA. It was beautiful…like a dream…but also action-packed with a lot of aerial stunts and martial arts-themed movements.
Sometimes it’s hard to find sexy, going-out clothes for curvy girls, so I was thrilled when I found this maxi dress to wear to the theater with a bolero for some added warmth. Even with the horizontal stripes, I think it was flattering to my shape. The gathering at the bust-line helped the fabric move easily across my mid-section (the dreaded “roll”!). And, the low cut showed off my girls. lol.
Also…I love the colors in this dress! It makes me think of the desert…I paired it with gold hoops, an animal and stone print necklace, and a knuckle ring (that you can’t really see in the pic). I also went with a bold red lip-which was my theme for the trip. (Ignore my horrible hair…I’d been working all day and had under 20 minutes to get ready!)
|Got my picture with one of the performers! HOTT.|
|At the end of a long night…so tired, but had so much fun!|
Have you been to Vegas?? What did you wear when you went out on the town??
Mad Men fashion is all about the dresses and pencil skirts. Here are a few styles I’ve run across that are evocative of the era and fit for curvy, full-figured women. Let’s rock those curves, ladies!
1. Anna Sholz-Tailoring Pleat Shift Dress
2. Igigi Pencil Skirt in Bordeaux
3. Torrid Hells Bells Black Satin Dress
4. 1928 Gold Pen Necklace (Just like Joan’s!)
5. Kiyonna Siren Satin Dress-Retro Floral
6. Kiyonna Tudor Tweed Skirt
7. Nordstrom-Adrianna Papell Floral Wrap Dress
8. Igigi Epiphany Top in Magenta
9. Simply Be Simply Voluptuous Dress
10. Simply Be Bespoke Black Pencil Skirt
11. Simply Be Bespoke Ultimate City Dress-Red
Number 3 is definitely my FAVORITE! I wish it came in a bright color like purple or royal blue, but black is sultry and hot…perhaps too hot for the office! What do you think?
Please share your Mad Men fashion finds!
Who doesn’t love Mad Men fashion? Especially for us fuller-figured girls, it’s been wonderful to see larger chests and fuller hips gain–well, if not popularity–then at least recognition in the media. We are seeing Mad Men fashions pop up everywhere.
In August, Banana Republic will debut their Mad Men capsule collection. Sadly, it won’t be available in our sizes, ladies. And, truthfully, the pictures I’ve seen of the collection pretty much neglect the factors that made the 60s-era fashion all the rage.
I mean, look at the model in the grey suit–she can’t even fill out the bust of that jacket. These stick figures actually do the clothes a disservice…and manage to make them look plain and unoriginal. I’m not the only one who thinks this either, lol. A headline at Gothamist.com reads, “Banana Republic Brings Mad Men to the Racks–Sans Racks.” This seriously cracked me up…because it’s so true! All of the models are ridiculously flat chested with little-to-no curves at all.
And Gail over at Retro Rack (who focuses on vintage fashion) also comments on how the BR line definitely does not accomodate the curvy physique that defines the era–and the show.
Even though the BR line is disappointing, I still love the Mad Men fashion and know that our full-figured bodies can rock this style the way it’s supposed to be rocked!
So, in my next post, I’ll share some “rules” for Mad Men dressing for the curvy girl. If you are rocking the 60s fashion, send me a picture to post at stylepluscurves (at) gmail (dot) com.
Here’s the video I promised showing the final walk of all the looks from Akira’s Plus Size Fashion Show. It’s a bit loud with all the cheering, but it’ll give you a quick look at the clothes.
Also, if you’re wondering what I wore, here’s a few not-so-great pictures:
|I came straight from work, so I’m more conservative than usual.|
Shirt: Forever 21+
Pencil Skirt: Lane Bryant
Red Wrap Belt: Savvy Seconds (local Chicago resale shop)
Shoes: Vince Camuto (my favorite black suede pumps!)