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DH and I went out for dinner last night which was a perfect chance for me to showcase one of my favourite silk dresses, a gem from my all time favourite store, Trashy Diva. This is the Annabelle dress (I think!) in their Retro Floral print. The gorgeous blend of colours means it’s so easy to dress in a capsule wardrobe as it literally has every colour of the rainbow in it so there’s no worry of what colour shoes to wear! Perfect for a weekend away!
Oh and please excuse my slightly fuzzy photo, I kept twirling in the dress whilst DH was trying to get a good shot!
Dress: Annabelle Dress in Retro Floral, Trashy Diva
If you’ve been following my blog you’ll have noticed I own a lot of dresses from a particular company called Trashy Diva. The reason for this is really quite simple, apart from suiting my style to a T (40’s and 50’s style full circle skirts? Oh yes please!) the quality of the clothing is fabulous.
As a larger busted woman I find it hard enough finding clothing sometimes, and when I do find something that fits the likelihood is I have to shell out quite a bit of money for it, so when I do it I don’t want to end up with clothes where the stitching is coming off or where I have to sew back on buttons before I even wear it! I’ve never had these problems with Trashy Diva and that’s what keeps me going back to them.
Now I have only tried on the dresses (so far!) but I can confirm that they are just as gorgeous in the flesh as they are on the website. Available primarily in rayon and silk prints there are some cotton items in the collection to, and hopefully there will be more to come in future collections.
If you’re into vintage type fashion I really think there’s a goldmine here – with Japanese inspired prints to retro prints there really is something to suit every taste – and size! Lots of Trashy Diva dresses now go up to a size 18 (US) which is fantastic and almost unheard of when a clothing company specializes in replica vintage dresses.
Now they are a bit pricey – certainly pricier than most clothing stores on the high street, but in my opinion the quality of the clothes are well worth it. I basically lived in my first Trashy Diva dress for a week, I was so thrilled with it.
Order online whilst you can – Trashy Diva are revamping their website and reckon that orders made after the revamp will take a little longer to get to you than normal. It takes roughly 2 weeks after ordering for me to receive my package from them (in the UK) so do take that into account.
But those rayon dresses may well save your sanity in the hot weather we’re having at the moment!
I seem to be on a bit of a Trashy Diva kick at the moment so do please bear with me. But in truth, they have fast become my favourite “go-to” brand for dresses! Yesterday was my first day at my new workplace so I went with my first and favourite Trashy Diva dress, the Ashley Dress in Green Chrysanthemum. I love it’s emerald green base and the 40’s style nipped in waist and the fact that it’s not quite as full skirted as some of the other dresses which is a bonus on a slightly windy day! It is a bit cleavage-y for my ample chest but when I’m feeling extra confident it doesn’t bother me at all, though I did notice some men on the train staring at me. It’s just a shame the spring-like green and white print didn’t translate to the weather at all!
Dress: Ashley Dress in Green Chrysanthemum via eBay
Tights (nude): ASDA
Necklace: Gift from DH
Bra worn: Curvy Kate’s Tempt Me
One of my favourite dresses in my collection is my Alison Dress from none other than Trashy Diva. In it’s vibrant purple hues and it’s funky floral print what’s not to love? I do have to say, as a bustier lady, I do sometimes have trouble with the dress slipping to one side and exposing a little bit of my bra cup but never a lot as to make me feel uncomfortable – and I just make sure I wear pretty bras underneath!
On that note if you are interested in purchasing some Trashy Diva I would probably invest in an excellent plunge bra (I recommend Curvy Kate’s Tempt Me bra and you probably want to invest in some good knickers as well, as a sudden gust of wind can sometimes catch you off guard!
Dress: Alison Dress in Purple Floral, Trashy Diva
Tights (not pictured, nude): ASDA
Necklace: Gift from DH at our wedding
Bra worn: Deco in Pistachio, Freya