Monday, April 27, 2015

Come On Connie: Review of the Voodoo Vixen Connie Dress

I have long been eyeing out some of the fabulous fifties frocks in the Voodoo Vixen plus size collection. So when my darling mumsy asked me what I wanted for my birthday I knew I had to have one. It was tough to pick, but the Connie won out in the end, and I am so glad she did! I am in love!


Black braided belt - Primark
Black suede wedges - Primark

I wore this for the first time last week. It was a beautiful day in London and my lovely photographer Charlotte and I headed down to the river to take a few pictures. It was a little breezy so you can get the full effect of the beautiful full skirt, and the sun shows you just how wonderfully RED the Connie is. 

I ordered the Connie in a 2XL - this is described as a 20-22 which I would say is pretty accurate. It was a snug fit and at first I thought maybe it was a bit too tight but as the day went on, and looking back on the pictures the fit is pretty perfect. It did demand my usual shapewear (ginormous pants that come up under my bust) but I really love the shape it gives me. Makes me feel very hour-glasssy. 


The Connie sits over the knee on my 5'8 frame (hard to see here with all the wind). The cap sleeves are roomy so they fit comfortably which is my first desire in a sleeve, but cap sleeves are not my favourite style if I am honest. I am not the biggest fan of my arms, and usually am found sporting a cardi. However when it's warm enough I just think what the hell? They are just arms after all! 

The Connie is made of good quality stretch cotton, which looks like it will wash well (I am now at the age where I notice these things apparently - how I  miss the wildness of my twenties), and has a back zip - being a spinster I can't really use this to put it on but I am sure it useful to some. Ha!





The Connie has a lot of charming features which make it a really special dress. The print is really sweet - vintage glasses which make me think of Dame Edna (always a good thing) and is quite a striking print even from far away.  It also features (joy of joys) proper pockets! Whoot whoot! I am so unused to having decent pockets on anything I kept putting my phone in there and then frantically looking for it everywhere else - but no doubt I will get used to this. They are edged with black piping which really beautifully finishes them and makes a feature of them. 

And then the piece de resistance - that neckline! A sweetheart with a difference. It is just low enough to give a sexy little hint of cleavage, but the cross over feature means that it is quite demure and just fabulously unusual. Only drawback - not one for sitting in the sun unless you have some serious sunscreen on! The cross over is also edges with the black piping.



All in all, this dress is a total winner for me. I wore it to work, and in hindsight it is too special for work and perhaps a little too red (about six people said to me "You are SO RED!" All the little features means, in my opinion, it really warrants the £66.99 price tag. And I have been really impressed with the quality of the dress. Beautifully made and finished in good quality fabric. I am so excited to get to wear it again, and I have started looking into my next Voodoo Vixen purchase... 

I am torn between the summer garden party perfection that is the Tilly (modeled here by the lush Sarah H) and the rockabilly skittle sweetness that is the Alley Cat (modeled by my red haired honey Georgina Grogan). What do you think?





Have you tried anything from Voodoo Vixen? And if not, would you? Let me know in the comments. 

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  1. I love Voodoo Vixen, it is fast becoming one of my faves, and more and more pieces are making their way into my wardrobe. This is one I have my eye on, but have yet to get my sticky mits on, but I am sure I will at some point! You look amazing! x

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    1. I know, they really are great. I hope they continue to expand their range because they do plus size pin up so well.
      Get the Connie! You won't regret it! And thanks for lovely comment 😘

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  2. You look great in this dress, it really shows off your hourglass figure!

    And my do I want that tilly dress!

    C xx
    http://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. More delusions of hour glass figures ;) And you MUST get the Tilly - it would really suit you my lovely!

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