Thanks to dressbarn & J’s Everyday Fashion for sponsoring this fashionable post today
dressbarn Dressbar | Fashion for Misses, Petite and Plus Size
dressbarn DRESSBAR dresses. Try saying that 3 times fast! We all know that women come in different shapes and sizes. So what do you get when you put 3 bloggers into the same dress for the dressbarn DRESSBAR collection? You get fashion for misses, petite and plus size! Hang with me and 2 amazing fashion bloggers today as I dive into a rare fashion post for the blog and the unveiling of the new affordable DRESSBAR fashion for stylish women! A full review, amazing photos and side by side comparisons of the dresses included!
I’m so blessed. I just finished my first fashion photo shoot with the amazing Jeanette of J’s Everyday Fashion and Jheanell of Belle Jheanell. dressbarn has just released their latest collection, DRESSBAR for a fresh take on stylish clothing for women. A photo shoot showcasing Dressbarn’s ability to make fabulous and affordable dresses for petites, misses and plus size women…sounded like an amazing idea to me. 3 dresses later the rest is history.
I honestly didn’t even know that dressbarn was still around. I had memories of being dragged around that store with my mom when I was little. I didn’t remember those dresses being memorable or cute. So much to my surprise, dressbarn was releasing their latest venture, DRESSBAR. I hoped there would be some FUN to go with that name. And shockingly there was. Beautiful, fun, flirty and sexy dresses….yes, even for mom….all under $100. And bonus, DRESSBAR was taking care of petites! This 5 foot 1 inch tall mom could wear a dress that fits a small frame. So what dresses, you ask? Insert fun here!
MIXT by Heidi Weisel Floral Pocket Dress, $68
Of the 3, this was probably the most unflattering dress across the board. I just didn’t like how this dress hung on my curvy petite frame. A stretchy and forgiving sweater top connects with a full but not quite A-line dressy skirt. Hanging below the knees, on all of us, I felt much much much shorter than my 5 foot 1 frame. But the skirt fabric was beautiful, and my dress selling point, aka POCKETS were included. Plus any excuse to pull out my Cinderella Red Carpet shoes definitely boosted the dress from casual to dressy.
Lace Print Sheath Dress, $48
Ugh, pink. The bane of my existence. But when a beautiful, talented and amazing fashion blogger says pink dress, you put it on. And I had to say, this was the MOST shocking dress of the day. I looked…good. And yes, that was hard to say! A curve accentuating dress, this one definitely fit me well, even for this tummy-conscious mom. Fitting but not clingy, this dress hugged and accentuated my curves in a very tasteful way. Showing dressbarn’s support for Breast Cancer Awareness month, this dress says pretty.
Floral Fit-and-Flare Dress, $54
I’m a sucker for a cute red dress. Something about that color that brings out my fierce mode. Throw in a high empire waist (no sucking in my tummy required!), a beautiful A-line skirt, POCKETS (LOVE pockets on dresses), and a classy design, I loved this dress. The thicker material allowed for a full skirt, and even with a small chest, the top portion fit snugly. This dress definitely fit all of us well.
Join me at the DRESSBAR event!
Are you in the Orlando area? Join me for a special DRESSBAR event this week!
When: Thursday, October 22, 2015 6-8 pm
Where: Orlando Premium Outlets, 8174 Vineland Ave.
Included: Meet designer Carmen Marc Valvo, DJ, refreshments, FREE mongrammed tote, shop the latest DRESSBAR fashions for sizes 4-24, all under $100!
RSVP: DRESSBAR event
I’d love to chat with you and say hi! Hope to see you there! I’ll be wearing the red dress 🙂