Happy Saturday, friends!
I hope you’re all doing well? I’m still overwhelmed by life at the moment, but it’s starting to ease off a bit with the help of some new coping mechanisms I’ve put in place. But I digress, that’s a post for later! Today, however, is all about the gorgeous Mona skirt from Dearcurves!
Have your heard of Dearcurves before? Because you REALLY should have! They’re a plus-size-centric brand started by Ojoma Idegwu back in 2013, and cater to sizes 14-24. I love brands that only do plus sizing, because it makes me feel a bit special that my straight-sized counterparts can’t get the things I can. It’s a bit selfish, but hey, I’ve been fat and excluded from clothing my whole life! I really hope that in the future we see even more sizes added to the Dearcurves’ range, actually.
I came across the brand thanks to my personal icon, Miss Anna Stomosis, who has worn this same skirt in blue a while back. It got my attention for being so simple and yet so elegant. And I have a lot of love for pleats, so the waist detailing makes me so happy!
In the Mona skirt, I chose the UK22 since my waist size was in between the 20 and 22. I always err on the side of caution, and I really shouldn’t have! This skirt is just a touch too big for me, actually! So my first tip for sizing is; order the smaller size if you’re between sizes.
I could’ve pushed it into the 18 if I really wanted, since this skirt has a bit of give, too. You can see in the photo below that the waistband is a bit floppy because of the sizing, but that’s certainly my fault, rather than the skirts!
I really adore this skirt! It’s so beautiful and colourful, and wearing it got so many compliments. A few saying I looked like Christmas (the perils of wearing green with red hair!), but mostly everyone loved how bright and structured the skirt is. Literally my only issue with it is that there’s no pockets!!
I’m wearing it with my trusty Banned petticoat here, but I don’t think it necessarily needs one. It does come with a lining that sits closer to the body, although as per usual, I cut that out to allow more room. I like really full skirts, so these linings don’t help me too much, honestly!