I adore Quiz Clothing's evening wear range and have always looked at their standard size fashion wear range longing for them to just extend their sizes to accommodate us plus folk. So when I heard that they were launching a #Curve range, I knew that I had to try a few pieces out.
I could have literally added the entire collection to my basket, just through sheer love at first click but this pink bardot cut tunic style dress caught my eye first.
In Quiz evening gown world I fit comfortably into their size 20, so I stuck with what I knew and drew for the same size in this dress.
The dress is a pale/dusky pink shade and it's made of 100% polyester. It has a bardot style neck line, with 3/4 length frill detail sleeves. The front bow detail is purely aesthetic. As it is a tunic style dress each side is split.
Ok so let's talk about the sizing and fit of this dress in a little more detail shall we...
Firstly the size was accurate in my opinion. If I had've sized down to an 18 it would have been too tight and restricting whereas as a size 22 would have been far too big. Measurements wise I sit between an 18 and a 20 so if you are like me I would suggest you opt for your higher size. The dress itself doesn't have a structure to it, it hangs freely. There's no under-layer.
Lengthwise this dress measures just under 80cm long. I am 5ft4" and this dress sits just above my knees. The dress has two deep splits on either side of the garment which makes for more of a shirt style. The deep splits are quite revealing. It was super windy when I took these photos, rendering the outfit marginally indecent in a sudden gust of wind. Hilarious for any onlookers - not so funny for my dignity!
The bardot neckline is fully elasticated so would easily fit to either larger or smaller shoulder widths. In the stock photo, the sleeves appear full length with a the cuff falling at the wrist but when I tried this on it only seemed to stretch to 3/4 length. The frill cuffs are also fully elasticated.
I styled this for a spring/summer occasion with matching platform heels. You could easily style this differently, perhaps with a pair of flat sandals for a picnic in the park, or even with jeans and heels for an smart/cas girly night out.
This dress retails for £26.99 and is available to buy online.
The dress is stocked from a size 18 to a 28 and is available in both this colour and a powder blue.
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Overall Summary: I still love the style of this dress. I was disappointed that the dress didn't have much of a structure or shape. The colour is quite pale in comparison to the stock photo. I like the fact that the dress/tunic is versatile. I plan to style it with jeans next time to see if I prefer it as a top. As the first product I tried from the Curve range I am eager to try more from the collection.
Potential improvements: Perhaps the addition of some structure to the dress so it has more of a shape to it. Slightly less of a deep split, to protect your modesty on windy days ;-P
Would I recommend this? Yes. The dress is beautiful and would be a perfect addition to your spring/summer wardrobe. Invest in a decent strapless bra to get the full bardot effect or where a complimentary coloured bra with straps visible if you prefer. If you are taller than say 5ft6" you may struggle with the length of this and prefer to wear this solely as a tunic.
Photos by PK Photography
This item was gifted to me for review purposes. The review above is based on my own opinions of the products and I own all creative content of this post.