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Festive Frocks: Voodoo Vixen Betty Boo Dress for Simply Be

Voodoo Vixen have made another dress that ticks all my boxes! Teal - tick! Peacocks - tick! A bit fancy - tick! Every year I like to find something special to wear on Christmas day. Something pretty and sumptuous and a bit glam. And this year I think I have found the one already!
I know for some families Christmas Day is about comfort - all jeans and jumpers. But my mum is a glamazon of some note - if there is a reason to dress up she's going to. And I am definitely my mother's daughter. And so every year I am on the look out for my Christmas dress, and this year I think I have found it at Voodoo Vixen. I first saw this beauty on my lovely George from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust (she models for Voodoo Vixen and does a damn fine job of it) and I just knew I wanted it in my festive wardrobe. Voodoo Vixen do really wonderful day dresses, and I have quite a few in my wardrobe. But they also do beautiful fancy pieces too - a little earlier this year I reviewed the beautiful emerald Penny Dress and now I have some more Voodoo Vixen occasion wear in my closet. Yay!

Black Suede Wedges - Primark

The Betty Boo dress has been designed by Voodoo Vixen exclusively for Simply Be, and features a faux wrap over bodice, which is a great neckline on the bigger busted (however I did have to add a safety pin for the sake of modesty!). Instead of a belt, there is a band to the waist which gives some definition, and the dress then flares out into an A line skirt that sits past my knees (I'm 5'8). I opted for the 3XL - according to the website this is the equivalent of a size 24, but I find the Voodoo Vixen sizes a little on the small side most of the time and as the 2XL is equal to a 20/22 sizing up was the right decision.

I adore the two tone teal and black fabric, which has a metallic sheen. The richness of the teal makes this a rather unusual jewel tone, and perfect for this time of year. The fabric is embossed with a velvety design of peacocks in wreathes. This same design is embroidered on the matching Tammy cardigan, which is teal with black accents. I think the two pieces look great together, but would also maybe trade the cardi out for a plain black one. I opted for black accessories - black suede wedges and a statement black lips clutch from Boohoo. For something a bit more dressy this could definitely work with all silver or all gold accessories too.

So, thanks to Voodoo Vixen and Simply Be I think I have my Christmas Day outfit sorted! Do you dress up for Christmas, or tend to go for a more casual vibe? Do you know what you're wearing yet? Enjoying browsing for that perfect festive frock? Let me know...


  1. Oh my goodness, what an amazing print! It's stunning! And the colour suits you right down to the ground! I'm like you, I enjoy dressing up for Christmas day, and often try to rival the Christmas tree! ;)

    1. Haha rival the Christmas tree. That's my vibe! Thanks lovely. This is totally one of my power colours! Xxx

  2. I have uhmmed and ahhed over whether to splash out on this. Now I've seen it on one blogger I think of as a 'body double' I will have to get it. You look amazing.

    1. Bodies doubles! Yay! Yeah definitely get it. It's a gorgeous keeper! Xxx

  3. Oh Hayley you complete and utter babe - you look stunning!

    C xx


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