I had a vision. I wanted a blood orange / mandarin red dress that was flowy in the sleeves and hugged every curve just right (bonus points if it was a wrap dress or had a tie waist). I vowed that if I found a dress like this, I would live in it this summer. My friends probably thought I was crazy when they asked me “Where is this dress from?” and I told them, “Oh, it’s in my head and I have yet to find it.” But after searching tirelessly for the right color and fit, I found TWO dresses that measured up to my tall order.
The one I’m wearing today is from Simply Be. The second I saw this Knot Front Dress, I got so geeked. It was everything I waned in a summer dress—and let’s keep in mind that color is not in my vocabulary or wardrobe so I am making HUGE strides here guys! The fit is so flattering and perfectly curve hugging even though the front of the dress is rather flowy. The wrap style and the tie waist give this dress the ultimate cool girl look. I’M OBSESSED. If you love the dress, get 30% OFF WITH THIS CODE: SIMPLYBE54. I also bought this Ellie Kimono Sleeve Tie Waist Wrap Dress from Boohoo—which is pretty much a dead ringer for the Knot Front Dress—because I wanted a shorter crop on the dress since the Simple Be dress was a little on the long side (and I’m a little on the short side. Heh.) I always get a little sad when summer comes around because let’s be honest, summer can be hell for a thick chick/ faty/ fluffy/ full figured woman like myself. So I really needed a dress that was going to get me excited for the upcoming season.
If you are also craving a dress in this color, I have included a bunch of wrap / bell sleeve / tie waist dresses in the shop widget below! Summer, where you at, though?
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 16 in the Knot Front Dress, which is my usual size, and the dress fits perfectly! I ordered a size 16 in the Ellie Kimono Sleeve Tie Waist Wrap Dress from Boohoo, and I definitely could have sized up because it is SUPER short! I may feature it on the blog later in summer, and I may not! Stay tuned!
Photography by: Rorie Raimondi