Saturday, 25 October 2014

Voodoo Vixens & Retro Kitty Cats

When Voodoo Vixen announced they were extending their range into plus sizes I was so pleased and even more so when Fashion World and Simply Be started stocking them. I've always wanted a retro, pin-up style cardigan with a motif on the front of the shoulders but getting them in plus sizes is difficult. When I saw them on Simply Be I decided to try one out. I ordered the Retro Kitty Cardigan (obviously...) in a 4X which according to their sizing chart is a UK24. I was expecting it to be quite a bit roomier than it was because all the Modcloth dresses I own are a 3X and fit perfectly. I know sizing does differ in various places but it's quite frustrating!

The cardigan is very expensive at £42 but there is such a lack of plus size retro clothing in the UK that it didn't really surprise me. Whilst the material is very good quality and not thin in the slightest I was quite disappointed with the fit. It came up quite short, sitting around my waist despite having the shortest body in the history of short bodies. I wanted to wear it done up but unfortunately because it's so short it just didn't feel comfortable. However, it might look better with a pencil skirt rather than jeans. It doesn't look too bad undone but the back sits considerably further up than the front which does look a little odd. None of that will stop me wearing it though because it's so cute!

plus size retro cardigan

red hair and cat eye glasses

kitty cardigan with pearls

1950s cat eye glasses

Lipstick is MAC Ruby Woo
Vintage pearls
Spotty umbrella bought from Achica

Mrs D x

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1 comment

  1. Hadn't realised Simply Be had started stocking them. Shame it's short, though I know that's kinda the retro style, but I don't like too short things. Very pretty motif.


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