Statement Stripes with Fashion Nova Curve

Statement Stripes with Fashion Nova Curve

What You See Is What You Get Dress in Red/Burgundy - Fashion Nova Curve

I'd like to start this post off by saying this is not sponsored. I purchased this Fashion Nova Curve item with my own money so all opinions are my own and are unsolicited.

I was extremely excited when I first found out that Fashion Nova, a celebrity ladened brand that is a one stop shop for deep Vs and crop tops, launched a curves section. I am a huge believer in the fact that every body type deserves access to sexy, on-trend pieces and Fashion Nova Curve has not shied away from providing this to it's consumers. My personal style tends to fall away from body cons and risqué cut-outs and, instead, leans towards oversized, menswear inspired cuts, making fashion Nova Curve a little outside of my comfort zone. But I decided to take the plunge anyway and see how the new curve pieces measured up! 

I opted to go with this striped dress in anticipation of stripes' major comeback in the S/S 2017 season. On the site, this dress is advertised as a midi dress but, in reality, it is a mini. This may partially be due to the fact that I'm 5'8 and decided to rock this dress with my 3 inch chunky Spice Girls boots but the fact that Fashion Nova Curve's sizing runs small is probably the biggest contributor. I am usually a size 1X/2X depending on the brand but I did some research into the band before ordering and found that ordering a size up would be best. The 3X fit well but I found that the measurements around the arms and the overall length were small and short for me. I would highly recommend sizing 1 or 2 sizes up if possible as the brand is definitely a junior plus fit, similar to Forever 21 Plus.

I was pleasantly surprised in terms of the overall quality of the piece. For the affordable price point, I was expecting a shady, Ali Baba-esque item with poor stitching and no attention to detail; however, this dress was lined and the sweater-like quality of the material made it very wearable. All-in-all, I would give Fashion Nova Curve my stamp of approval and I will be shopping there again in the near future!