Review of Voodoo Vixen’s “Faith” dress

A few months ago I was contacted by a representative of Voodoo Vixen and was asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a dress from their retro inspired line. Of course I quickly jumped over to the website to view what fantastic items they had to offer and at first I was disappointed to see that they did not have a plus size selection. I was then directed to the correct section (I think the website was still a bit under construction) that had the plus size offerings. Although I did find a very cute dress, I was very disheartened to see that it is was a very small selection. Since then, I’ve noticed that they have added a few new items to their plus size section, but as they have 110+ different dresses in traditional sizes, they only have 7 dresses in Plus Size and 6 cardigans. However, that shouldn’t deter you from checking them out. I only wish that the plus size selection was larger as there are several really cute dresses that would be wonderful in larger sizes.

I chose the Faith dress to review as it was the only one that seemed to suit my style. I did have a little difficulty in figuring out what size to choose. I typically wear a US 18 or 20 or 1X or 2X depending on the brand. As any plus size gal knows, sizing can range drastically from brand to brand – don’t get me started on the ridiculous sizing from Bettie Page (or Tatyana now, I believe) Clothing!!!!!

After getting the exact measurements of the dress I chose the size 3X, thinking if it was a little large I could take it in. Well it arrived promptly, and it fit great, if not a tiny bit snug. I was pleasently surprised to see that it was a knit dress and the length was perfect. I decided to style it with a tan cinch belt just to break up the pattern a bit. I also added a vintage hat and purse and tan maryjane heels.

What I love about this dress are the shoulders. They poof up a bit and really create a nice silhouette and give a little umph to the décolleté as the scoop neck is a bit unremarkable. I love dresses and tops that have a bit of detail at the shoulders, I adore shoulder pads, but don’t see them much in today’s styling. So this detail was an added surprise. Although this is a knit dress, it’s still lightweight, so I can see myself wearing this more in the Spring or Fall.

 

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Frock ~ Voodoo Vixen “Faith” dress
Hat ~ Vintage 1930’s Fedora purchased on Etsy
Belt ~ Target
Shoes ~ Naturalizer
Purse ~ Thrifted at DuBois Textiles

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Voodoo Vixen is a vintage inspired label, which infuses retro, pin-up and rockabilly styles with classic silhouettes to flatter the modern woman.  Designed to compliment your curves and make you stand out from the crowd, our unique designs are influenced by the glamorous styles of the past, whilst following current trends and fashion movements.

Based in the heart of buzzing East London, Voodoo Vixen is designed between our in-house designers in both L.A and London.  Our custom prints are designed in-house and our garments are always made from quality fabrics. 

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The many shades of……Purple

Ever since I changed my hair color, I’ve realized that it opened up a whole new color palette for me to enjoy. I’ve always loved jewel tones and of course the Fall season just lends itself to these luscious colors. I also used to be afraid of mixing shades of the same pallet in an outfit, worried that “it didn’t match” but we all know that is just silly. With age, I certainly get more bold with fashion choices 🙂 With this outfit I chose a few different shades of purple whether you call it plum or burgundy, I really love how they all play so nicely together in one ensemble.

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Knit sweater dress ~ Myrtlewood from ModCloth
Plaid jacket ~ ModCloth
Vintage Wool Hat ~ Purchased from Poppycock Vintage
Purple Flower Brooch ~ Break for Temptations in San Diego
Shoes ~ Valetta Shoe from Hotter USA
Lipstick – Lime Crime in Wicked

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