Hi, my name is Karen, and I am obsessed with floral prints. I’ve tried to deny it for many years now, but I must admit after looking in my closet – I have WAY too many floral print dresses. And I’m pretty sure I’m not going to stop buying them.
First, it was polka dots. I used to have so many polka dot dresses that one of my best friends actually dared me to NOT buy something with polka dots on it for a while. Was that when I veered into floral territory? Maybe. But now if you look in my closet, I have a lot of polka dots and florals, and the florals outnumber the polka dots quite a bit. Especially if it’s a black background with a floral print – that’s my weakness. But for some reason, I’ve been drawn to lighter backgrounds – whites, creams, pale blues and yellows – this spring.
I originally saw this London Times Curve dress in Jaci Blue, a FANTASTIC plus size boutique on Magazine Street. I’ve been popping into Jaci Blue more frequently over the past year, ever since they hosted the Not-So-Skinny Dip Pool Party last year. Jaci used to run Voluptuous Vixen years ago, which was one of my absolute favorite stores to shop in, and it thrills me to no end that she still has a safe space for fat women to shop at in New Orleans.
A while back, I stopped in to browse to kill some time, and the woman working the floor was wearing this dress. I remember thinking how effortlessly spring it looked and searched for it on the racks. It was there, but alas, my size was sold out. However, that dress stayed in my mind and I ended up searching for it online when I got home, and found it on the official London Times Curve store. The style is called the “Magnolia Wrap”, although the flowers on it remind me more of poppies!
The tie belt on the dress is actually only in the front of the dress, which I love! That means it won’t be sliding around on me all day. As much as I love wrap dresses or tie belts, I always feel like I’m fiddling with it over the course of the day. I wore this to have lunch with my mom last week and I didn’t have to mess with the belt once, which was nice!
The description of the dress on the London Times website says that the neckline is a halter, which is sort of true. The shoulders of the dress is cut in just a smidge, but it’s not a true halter neck. Most of my bras don’t show underneath it, thank goodness! I do have quite a few of the J-hook bras that Elomi has been releasing over the past few years, so even if I was wearing something with a wider strap set, I think using the J-hook clasp would hide the straps entirely.
This is not the first London Times Curve dress I’ve tried at Jaci Blue…there are more than a few that I’ve picked up over time. I’m finding that I really like this brand’s styles and I look forward to have more of their styles in my closet. So keep an eye out here for more reviews on this brand!
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