Cool Cocktail

You’ve seen me in quite a few casual looks, because that’s how most of us dress every day. But when life presents special occasions and we get the chance to get all dolled up, where do we turn to for stylish options? Plus size cocktail dresses and formal wear is one of the most difficult categories to shop for because of its ‘slim’ availability and because of our own individual preferences: sleeves, lining, length, neckline, color, fabric – all important features that come into play when curating our very own evening look. And let’s face it, we’re so picky right?

This is one of the reasons my boutique SexyPlus Clothing offers cocktail and formal plus size fashion (in addition to casual wear and lingerie). There is very little choice out there, and even less in Canada, so SexyPlus delivers in a big, fancy, way.

For this post I wanted to feature one of my best selling styles, the Valentina Illusion Dress designed by Kiyonna Clothing.

I chose this dress because I carry most of my weight in my belly but I still like to contour my silhouette. How do you do that without totally emphasizing your mid-section right? Well, you do it by choosing a dress that offers both ruching and lining. The two together, along with shapewear, really help to create a smooth look. And I must mention that “creating a smooth look” is totally a personal preference – I have nothing against women who show their gorgeous round tummy – I just feel better holding it in a bit.

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Can you see how that works? My belly IS really there, but just a bit more blended. 

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And although I’m totally fine showing my arms in other outfits, I do prefer sleeves for a formal event.

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The lace sides help to emphasize that hourglass silhouette which is how this dress got its name “Illusion”.

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The back is full lace and lined as well.

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For kicks, I tried the look with this new faux leather jacket by our new Point Zero Curvy line and just like that, I was one of the cool kids. But in a sexy, grown up, classy kinda way.

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Ain’t gonna lie; I’m really feelin’ this look.

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This dramatic necklace was loaned to me by Lisa of the blog Mustang Sally Two, and totally glammed out the look.

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Thanks for visiting, and remember, sexy is a state of mind, so get into clothing that helps you feel good and rock your curves.

xox Stefanie

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Special thanks to the stylish blogger Lisa of Mustang Sally Two for taking these awesome pics. Check her out to see the looks she shot the same day!


Valentina Illusion Dress by SexyPlus Clothing

Vintage Faux Leather Moto Jacket by SexyPlus Clothing

Statement Necklace by Your Big Sister’s Closet (in store)

Studded Wide Width Pumps by Addition Elle (last year, similar by Penningtons here and by Torrid here)

Cupcake Crossbody Bag by Torrid


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