Wolf & Whistle is a brand I’ve been watching from afar for some time now. They offer beautifully unique items made from luxurious fabrics often decorated with beautiful embroidery or vibrant prints. Wolf & Whistle have been slowly expanding their size range, stocking collections at Simply Be and Yours Clothing whilst making swimwear up a G cup for ASOS.
Recently, they have extended their Curve collection that is stocked in their in-house store but also at Simply Be. I was already lusting after it when Wolf & Whistle kindly got in touch and offered me an item of my choice to review and I was so happy to pick this beautiful Red Crochet Panel Dress.
Like the rest of Wolf & Whistle’s Curve Collection, this Red Crochet dress is a classic shape made modern with and playful with a bold fabric and vibrant colour. The crochet panels give an enhanced hourglass shape to the dress that is reinforced with a horizontal band at the waist to give the illusion of a nipped in waist.
I’m wearing the dress in a size 18 and the fit is very good on me. The dress skims my hips and breasts whilst nipping in a the waist. The shoulders sit square and straight and there is plenty of room around the arm holes – this is something that so many designers forget about when extending their size ranges and leaves many of us plus size women twisting with discomfort after a few hours wear. Luckily, Wolf & Whistle seem to have taken little things like this into consideration when designing their Curve range and I’m really impressed with the fit of this dress.
The Red Crochet Panel Dress sits just above my knee so flashes lots of leg – I love flashing a bit of leg so this is always a bonus for me. I am 5ft10 though, so I imagine this would sit more knee length on those shorter than me.
The dress is fully lined and feels to be of excellent quality. The classic design makes it the perfect investment piece that could be bought out of the wardrobe time and time again. I’ve style it here in a soft, romantic, slightly whimsical way with my Studio 8 mac and pastel heels. I feel this would be a perfect look for a swanky afternoon tea (Valentines dates anyone) or a laid back spring wedding.
As it is still winter, I would highly recommend pairing with a black blazer for opaque tights if you’re still not quite ready for the transitional style of spring.
The dress is priced at £65 and, like the rest of the collection, comes in sizes 18 – 26.
I am very excited about this range and really hope it continues to extend. Wolf & Whistle created some stunning dark, floral separates in the Autumn/Winter collection last year and I really hope to see some of those designs creeping into future Curve collections.
Have you tried anything from the Wolf & Whistle Curve Collection?