This week’s Aussie Curves challenge is ‘fears exposed.’ My biggest fear as a plus size pear shaped woman is wearing a boydcon dress. Even though I absolutely love them, the style just doesn’t suit my shape so I’ve always stayed away steered clear. However, in the spirit of this Aussie Curves challenge I decided to face my plus size fashion fear and wear a bodycon dress for the first time. Yep, it’s another one of my Gwynnie Bee plus size wardrobe rentals.
I really wanted to ‘own it’ so here the pic of me doing my best “yeah I’m wearing a really tight bodycon dress so ‘what are you lookin’ at!?’ fattitude model face. Do you reckon I pulled it off?
Its very clingy around my stomach and I actually think the pink and purple in the middle accentuates my stomach which is the area I am most conscious of when wearing a bodycon dress. As much as I wanted to face my fear I just couldn’t pull this look off without adding my go-to belt as a way to add definition and shape. I do, however, love the black color block down the middle and on the shoulders.
Even though the bright colors on the front is a bit much in the stomach area it really pays off on the back (look at my big booty). This turned a lot of heads when I wore and walked down Sunset Blvd for the first time. I kinda love this pic.
This dress has a super fun ombre effect geometric pattern that goes from silver to pink. I just love the print (and my bouncy big bum.) See the big stretch belt really does help. See all my Gywnnie Bee looks from my monthly subscription and get a 30 day free trial.
As far as styling goes, there’s a lot going on in this dress with all the patterns and colors so I put my hair up in a big fashion bun and ditched any jewelry. The dress really speaks for itself so the less is more philosophy works with this outfit.
There you have it. I wore a bodycon dress and the world didn’t explode. Fear faced and Aussie Curves challenge complete! What’s your biggest fashion fear?
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Dress: London Times Elbow Sleeve Printed Shift Dress size 22 via Gwynnie Bee.
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Photographer: Tamara Baldwin