Lavish Alice Curve popped onto my radar late last year with it’s bold lines and unique twists on classic shapes. The range is minimalistic with a raw edge – offering structured jumpsuits, sharp dresses, and blazers with a dramatic flare.
Despite admiring from afar for some time, it took me a while to actually make an investment in a piece from Lavish Alice. I have become slowly bolder in my wardrobe choices of late, embracing items that are that little bit out of the ordinary whereas I previously hid behind a wardrobe of pretty dresses in classical cuts. Maybe it growing up, but I’ve found myself far more drawn towards sharply tailored and structured items with a twist – this split sleeve blazer is just such an item.
In principle, this is the simplest of black blazers – collarless with a tie waist it a piece that will never go out of style and could be worn in 1001 different ways. The split sleeves, however, give it a dramatic edge, a theatricality that I am completely in love with.
I’m wearing a size 18 and it fits me perfectly. The shoulders are wide, the waist is cinched (and can be cinched further with the ties), and the sleeves hang elegantly long past my wrists. It does pull a tiny bit across my hips but my hips are the largest part of me and its not unusual for something that fits my waist to be a little tight lower down. Thankfully, the natural v-cut of the jacket minimises the pull.
From the back, the jacket is very simple with just a small flap across the bottom hem to allow for a bulging bottom.
I’ve dressed the jacket here for ultimate luxury bitch, I feel like a movie star going to most extravagant OTT funeral in the world – or a power bitch, channeling her inner Blair Waldorf, to take down her ultimate rival in style. My skirt is a past season ASOS number that I wear all the time – it’s one of my wardrobe treasures – but has sadly sold out long ago – you can get a similar skirt here though.
The amazing dotty tights (you’ll be seeing a lot of them) are from Pamela Mann’s plus size collection that offers some of the most amazing designs that are so hard to find in big girl sizes. I can see myself spending a lot of money there this autumn!
The blazer retails at £109 but is currently on sale for £65.50 sizes 14-18 at Littlewoods – the blazer does go up to a size 26 but is sadly sold out already. A none-tie option, in both burgundy and black, is available from Simply Be or ASOS in more inclusive size options.
I know the blazer is by no means cheap, but the quality is amazing – it is fully lined and feels as expensive as it looks. I’ve had so much wear out of mine already, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen it paired with jeans, trousers and I know I’m going to wear it with a simple dress later in the week for particularly fierce meeting. I’m definitely going to get my money’s worth out of this blazer.