*Disclosure: Contains gifted items.
When I was offered the chance to review some clothing from UK based women’s clothing store Femme Luxe Finery I initially dismissed it. After all, nobody wants to see a short, chubby, purple haired girl model clothes. But then I got thinking and actually maybe other short, chubby, purple haired girls WOULD like to see how clothes look on someone who isn’t the norm, the slim, tall model. Ok so I am 5’2 and a size 14 (god that hurt to admit, however due to a hip complaint I have put weight on that I just can’t shift.)
I was asked to choose some outfits and what follows are the three I chose to try out. I tend to buy most of my clothes in person as I like to touch them, see the quality and maybe try them on before I commit so I was very excited to find out how this would turn out. Ordering was very simple and the items arrived very quickly individually packaging within a striking pink delivery bag delivered by courier.
- I ordered the XL 12/14
- 100% Cotton
- Mid Thigh Length
- Loose Fit
Actually my favourite of the items I ordered, this oversized, long sleeved t-shirt dress is the kind of thing I would actually buy for myself. In plain black with contrasting white digits across the chest this could be dressed up with a gorgeous pair of heels or dressed down for a chill day with a pair of trainers. It can be worn alone or teamed with legging/jeggings when the weather is colder.It’s made from 100% cotton and feels like a heavyweight t-shirt material. It’s lovely for wearing out with your favourite accessories or for sitting around at home with a pair of chunky socks and reading your favourite book.
- I ordered size 14
- Cotton Polyester Blend
- Mini Length
In a mid wash with button fastenings from top to bottom this pinafore dress is unlike what I would usually choose now due to it’s very fitted style however once on I have to say I did actually like it. To me this a going out-out dress but for others this may be something they team with some white converse for a schlepp around town on a Saturday afternoon. I’d feel a bit self conscious to wear it as a daytime dress. This also comes in a light wash version.
- I ordered a size 14
- 100% Polyester
- Roll Sleeves
- Detachable Belt
- Loose fit
This is a really slinky feeling button up shirt dress with a rolled sleeve design comes complete with a matching belt, really lovely and light if you wanted to wear it on it’s own. I however wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing it on it’s on and wore it with jeggings that matched my hair! This is another item that could be dressed up or down with co ordinating items. The sleeves can be rolled up and fastened with the buttons or left long depending on how you feel that day! Ideal for work or play this shirt dress is really versatile. This also comes in white and black. The only problem I could forsee is if you were driving or anything it would probably get quite creased but I’m used to wearing linen in the summer so that doesn’t really bother me much.
This little one just had to get in on the modelling!
Overall I liked my choices, having never used Femme Luxe Finery before I had no idea what I would receive however the quality of the products versus the cost exceeded my expectations and the fit was great. I was extremely pleased to find the clothing true to size, there’s nothing quite so soul destroying as ordering something and finding it fits like something three sizes smaller.
If you really like to keep up to date with the current trends and love outfits that show off your gorgeous figure without having to take out a second mortgage then Femme Luxe is definitely for you. Would also be fab for choosing a knock out outfit for the works Christmas party or drinks with the girls.
Have you ever ordered from Femme Luxe Finery? Do you fancy trying it?
*I was gifted the items for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own.