I have a thing with frocks. Have you noticed? I’m happiest when I’m in a frock. In all my best memories, I’m wearing a frock. Definitely getting married and giving birth, in a frock. The world is just better, in frocks.
So, when BGN Workshop offered me a dress from their new line to review, I said FROCK YEAH! (guys, I totally just came up with that). :,D
It was hard to pick a favourite to go with – this plus size brand caters for a number of tastes, from my more classic, feminine fit ‘n flair favourites, to summery maxi’s, elegant evening-wear and casual day-wear. It came down to a coin-toss at the end, but I opted for the Sweetheart Neckline Dress both for its shape, and the gorgeous print – and when it arrived, damn am I ever glad I did!
The dress is super-high quality – there are no loose threads or funny stitching. The top is lined and silky, and the over-all feel of the fabric is luxurious. There is a lovely weight to it that makes it fall beautifully, and no clinging.
The cut has definitely catered for the plus size figure – there are no funny gaps under the arm, or gaping cleavage due to a bad pattern. I took a size 20 and would say the sizing is even a little bit on the generous side, although I’m very comfortable with the extra room to move.
There were two awesome surprises that came with the dress:
- the most amazing belt. It’s elastic at the back and super comfortable – I think it’s going to get used with just about every outfit I own.
- It has these thingies – I’m sure they have a proper name – but basically, you clip the inside of your dress straps around your bra straps so that your bra straps don’t hang out. It’s INGENIOUS. WHY DON’T ALL DRESSES HAVE THIS? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? Seriously, even the caps don’t convey my excitement about this revelation.
It’s worth noting that BGN delivers internationally and offers free shipping, and also that my order arrived, to my doorstep, in two days. TWO DAYS.
So yeah. I’m done gushing. Lemme know what you think in the comments.