Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pretty in Polka Dots- Review of Lucie Lu Margeaux Dress

One misconception that I think is still pretty common among plus size women is that we don't have enough clothing options readily available in size 14+. Ok, I'll concede with the fact that we don't have as many options as our straight size counterparts. But there are so many amazing brands out there, trying to create clothes that will help each of us fully express ourselves through fashion and style. One of my favorites is Lucie Lu.

It started with the Tatum dress, which I stumbled across online a few months ago, then spied in person at Bombshell Boutique. That dress represented something that resonated with me: feminine and flirty, a little sexy, unique and on-trend but still classic. I saw it and thought, "Yes. Yes! That's me."

After the Tatum dress, I bought the Delaney skirt direct from the Lucie Lu website. I was floored by how quickly I received my order and was thrilled to receive a handwritten note from Lucie herself. One thing led to another and she was kind enough to send me the Margeaux dress to review for you guys.

You might recognize the Margeaux dress from Lucky Magazine. It was featured in the magazine a couple months ago. It's a really great faux wrap dress, made of the softest knit and adorned with an ultra-feminine ruffle detail along the neckline and bust. The dress is available in four colors: Blue Iris, Pin Dot, Autumn, and Perfect Teal.

I chose the Pin Dot print, which is black with a black on gray polka dot pattern along the ruffles and sash.



I felt amazing in this dress; very powerful in a sexy librarian way. I played it safe for this first wearing, pulling on a pair of nude heels, Grandma Ruth's pine cone pendant and sporting a twisty ponytail. This dress is ripe for a variety of styling options: a brightly colored long sleeved tee and heels; a punchy cardigan with tights and boots; and different jewelry will all go a long way in extending its versatility. I can't wait to play!

15 comments:

  1. Are you kidding me?!?! I super fluffy heart love that dress!

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  2. I just want to say that I ADORE this dress.. its a lovely style .. and a lovely cut.. Cute cute !!
    Mrs Hall In Training

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  3. I have to say you look incredible! I think this is my favorite outfit of yours yet!

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  4. i have this dress... i have yet to wear mine but i love how you look in yours... great look!!!

    ~Yoli
    Diva in Deep Thought

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  5. I ordered a dress, but it didn't fit - too big. I need to order something else, because I am so intrigued by the designs.

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  6. I have the same dress in iris and adore it.

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  7. This dress is great! I really like it a lot on you. The pony-tail 'do goes perfect with this look, too!
    ~Sophia
    Fit&FabLiving

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  8. I just finished writing up a post for tomorrow that includes this dress and I started to go through my reader, when I see you in the gorgeous dress I was just writing about! Too funny!
    It looks fantastic on you!

    Loving the Reflection

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  9. Super cute!! I love that dress! Thank you for sharing all these great sources of 14+ sized clothes! :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, that is so pretty on you! I am checking out that line ASAP!

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  11. I am so loving that dress, it's awsome and terribly sexy!!

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  12. That is an absolutely amazingly gorgeous dress.

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  13. Wow. Your hair has gotten so long!

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