You don’t normally hear fashion blogs telling plus size women to try a turtleneck dress. People say it isn’t “flattering.” I’ll admit, my chest does look like a ball sac, but does anyone really notice beside me?
With one holiday down, we have just one more to go of the holiday season. Christmas is coming around the corner. Myself, and a lot of others, are pondering on how we can take what we have in our closets and make them festive. I sometimes like to go the holiday sweater route, but certain groups of friends call for more elevated outfits.
A few components make up a good holiday outfit:
- Loose fitting
- Layered for comfort
- Darker hues to hide stains
This holiday look brings together a cape coat I had in my closet with an XL Forever21 turtleneck dress.
This dress is important to me because of two things: one, it’s a turtleneck; and two, it’s a Forever21 straight size. Wait, what? An extra large dress in Forever21? Yes, the Forever21 in San Diego’s UTC mall extends their straight sizes to an XL. In addition, Forever21 also has a 0X as the starting point for their plus sizes. How awesome is that?!
Even though my Christmas decorations have been up since November 1, and I’ve been listening to Christmas music, I still have not done any present shopping. Last year I did a stellar job and got all my shopping done before December. I raved about what a great idea it was, yet here I am not listening to my advice. Did I learn nothing from previous years of battling for parking at the mall on December 22nd?
Also, to note these knee-high boots are NOT wide-calf. I purchased these black wedged knee-high boots from Target last year partially because they fit. Originally, I had wanted to buy some thigh-high boots from Torrid but they had run out of my size. These boots have a scuba-type material in back that are elastic. That means they fit a wide variety of calf circumferences. Which is awesome news for my 18-inch calves.
Black OTK suede wedge boots – Target – $25
Rose turtleneck long sleeve dress – Forever21 – $20 (Size XL – get one like it.)
Brown and black printed tie cape coat – Avenue plus – $50 (Size XL – get one like it.)
Snake patterned belt – Banana Republic factory outlet – $20
Chain layered necklace – Guess – $20
Black Rebecca Minkoff “Jules” bag, Black,One Size – Nordstrom – $420
Outfit total: about $555
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