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Luxury, Velvet Curves: Scarlett & Jo Velvet Fishtail in Atonement Green

Back in October I spent the day with the team at Scarlett & Jo, along with some other plus size beauties, modelling the AW collection for the new Scarlett & Jo website. I wore so many beautiful dresses that day I started to lose count. But my absolute favorite was the Atonement Green velvet maxi dress. No doubt you've seen the below picture before if you follow me on any of my social media channels - I've posted it enough times! So I was absolutely delighted when a special version of this dress arrived for me from the team.

Me wearing the Velvet Maxi Dress in Atonement Green on the Scarlett & Jo website

Gorgeous Velvet Fishtail Maxi Dresses from Scarlett & Jo - Jess in Black, Lottie in Magenta, Amber in Midnight and Georgina in Purple  

Being a red head, I have a real weakness for green. I just can't get enough of it. And the sumptuousness of this particular shade makes me a little weak at the knees if I'm honest. I absolutely adore the style I wore on the shoot - a stunning, straight maxi with a sexy slit up the the side to show a bit of leg. But I'd also been eyeing up the sultry fishtails some of the other ladies wore. So imagine my joy when this gorgeous hybrid arrived in a special parcel from S&J - my very own Atonement fishtail, and the only one in existence. (Apologies in advance that you can't see the green in these pictures, the dress looks black but it turns out this is a very hard colour to capture and my poor iPhone isn't really up to the task! So for a colour reference look to the professional photos.

These velvet dresses are the perfect blend of luxury and glamour. And if you want to feel sensational this time of year, there honestly isn't a better frock on the market. They are on the dressy side, but then I've never been one to go for the casual look!

Scarlett & Jo really are unparalleled when it comes to understanding how to dress and celebrate curves. And the velvet fishtail is a testament to that. I'm wearing a size 22 here (my usual size), and it fits like a glove. Just a note - I am 5'8 but Gifi and the team at S&J made this especially for me, so added extra length. The dress is designed with S&J's usual vintage flair - this is an old school Hollywood gown if ever I saw one! The dress is unembellished which I think makes the shape and fabric that much more striking. The sweetheart neckline accentuates the bust, the elbow length sleeves give great coverage, while the ruching across the tummy is cleverly constructed to draw the waist in while flattering bigger tums. The fishtail shape really exaggerates curves - creating the illusion of a smaller waist and wider hips. I am still wearing pretty hard core shapewear under this dress, but as 6 months ago there is no way I would have worn something this fitted I'm considering this a win! Especially as I just feel so damn sexy in it. Like a really luxurious Morticia Addams.

In summation, I could not recommended this beautiful green highly enough - such a very gorgeous shade. But if you are in love with the fishtail silhouette there are gorgeous shades to choose from. I'm a total sucker for the midnight blue.  But whatever shade choose, I can pretty much guarantee that, upon slipping it on, you'll immediately be channeling your inner silver screen siren. But hurry up, I don't think they'll be around much longer!


  1. This is such a stunning dress, you look AMAZING in it! How exciting that you got your very own 'one off' piece.

    Barbie Sparkles | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

  2. I absolutely adore it! Thank you x

  3. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and you look divine! How lovely to have the dress made specially for you too, the fishtail and the colour are amazing. xx

    1. Thank you lovely lady. I am desperately in love with it and can't wait to wear it again soon. Maybe Xmas eve :)

  4. Omgosh you absolute emerald dream! The dress you modelled was stunning but this one has turned you in to an absolute goddess! X

    1. Oh you total and utter babe! I'm blushing over here :)


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