Saturday, June 25, 2016

Living Life Luxe: The Elvi Prima Collection

Elvi's Prima collection is filled with elegant silhouettes and wonderful textures. Every season they create a capsule collection of glam, plus size occasion wear pieces, and for Summer it centres around neutrals and metallics.I have loads of events this summer so was excited to try out these pieces from the collection for some of the stuff I have coming up. 


Black Ankle Strap Wedges - Primark
Gold Beaded Handbag - Vintage


I have not been wearing Elvi for very long - I did my first review here - but I am already a fan of there bold statement pieces and use of interesting styles and textures. They have really added a lot of exciting options to the plus size landscape, because their designs take chances and go where other brands often fear to tread, opting instead for safe and "flattering" options, over fashion forward, edgy designs. After trying the skirt and top combo on at Elvi's launch at Evans (that's right, you can now buy Elvi at Evans) the team kindly sent them to me for review. Initially, I was a little worried it would be a bit much, with the skirt, but I felt really glam and chic in this outfit. 









I first got a sneak peek of this beautiful Gold Jacquard Skirt at the beginning of the year, and I was taken with it. I love the high end jacquard fabric, the box pleats to the front and the A line cut to skirt and the elegant hemline which is longer at the back. The skirt has pockets (yay!) and a heavy duty zip to the back. The jacquard fabric is a champagne hue with golden thread patches to give it a really luxe look. The skirt sits high in the waist, and hits me mid calf (I'm 5'8). I thought I might have to size up as I sometimes do with high waisted skirts, but I was fine in my usual size 22. It fits most comfortably.

The team at Elvi sent me the White Shredded Feather Detail Top to pair with it. Elvi are always at the top of their game with their high end and unusual detailing and combining of textures, and this piece is no exception. The white fringing is made of a fine fabric, so while I was worried it might add bulk the fringe is so delicate that the top is still quite streamlined. The top has little cap sleeves (which are pretty roomy) and the high collar is embellished with a fringe of bright white feathers. I sized up in the top to a size 24 as it seems to have a slightly snug fit, and I wanted it to be comfortably loose. 

I am loving these pieces, and looking forward to changing it up a bit and wearing them with other stuff in my wardrobe. The skirt is definitely going to be having an outing to a wedding I am going to in July. So, what do you think of the Elvi Prima collection? Where do you go for your plus size occasion wear? Let me know... 
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6 comments

  1. I totally love this combo on you! The fringing and the gold leaf patterning together is just lush, you look gorgeous

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    1. Thanks angel face. It´s such a luxurious combo, I love it!

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  2. Oh you do look lovely, the white and gold compliment your colouring beautifully. Will have to check out Elvi again, you do have a knack of bringing life to the more classic styles!

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  3. I am so in love with this whole look - the colour combo when combined with your hair is absolutely divine! You look like such a dream babe! x

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