Black & Tan

Aaanndddd… my love affair with Eloquii continues!
This dress is perfect for the office. Typically, it’s said that plus size women shouldn’t wear stripes… well, anyone that knows me know I not only love stripes, I live in them! This black and tan striped number is a perfect for fall, making it less painful to leave my navy & white nautical inspired stripes behind.
I paired it with my favorite black Coach trench coat, for an “on my way somewhere super important” look with the most lovely (on sale!) wedges that I can’t seem to stop wearing.

crystal coons plus size ootd eloquii striped bodycon dress fall 2014 dresses fashion

crystal coons plus size ootd eloquii striped bodycon dress fall 2014 dresses fashion

crystal coons plus size ootd eloquii striped bodycon dress fall 2014 dresses fashion

crystal coons plus size ootd eloquii striped bodycon dress fall 2014 dresses fashion

wedges via ann taylor | dress via eloquii | trenchcoat via coach {similar from coach} | bag with kate spade {EXACT BAG,  on clearance!}

The trick when you’re wearing stripes as a plus size lady (or a curvy lady in general) is the balance. The wide stripes work great for me with this dress, but what cinches it and make it showstopping is the ruching in the mid-section and arch of the back. Coupled with a slightly offset zipper detail that exaggerates my curves into a BOOM-POW hourglass, it keeps it modest while giving a very noticeable wink toward sexy with the fit.

Until next time, loves!