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FFFWeek: Curves, Connections, and Cocktails

June 22, 2012

Wednesday night was the Curves, Connections, and Cocktails event, and Nicole and I were tired by then but decided to still go. We didn’t end up staying long because I wasn’t feeling too well, and it was a different kind of event than I thought it was going to be. I was expecting to be able to talk and network with other people, but the music was very loud and the few conversations I tried to have just weren’t working. Regardless of my expectations and how I was feeling, everyone was having a great time. Just that the club scene isn’t really my scene!

Curvy Cabaret performing — great singers!

Before we headed home, Nicole and I stopped to get quick OOTD shots. I was looking a mess by the time these pictures were taken, but oh well!

I wore a Tahari Woman sequin dress that I had picked up months before in an sale. It’s long sleeved normally, but that wasn’t going to work in June. This dress is probably the most body conscious one I own, so I felt a little out of my element, but if there’s anywhere to try new things it’s NYC!

The sequins on this dress run vertically, and it’s a knit dress so there’s plenty of stretch. I love the length of this dress. Just long enough to not have to worry about riding up, but still shorter than my typical dresses.

I added this metallic Neiman Marcus seashell clutch that I bought off of eBay. I originally was going to use this clutch with my white cruise outfit, but it worked out saving it for this look.

Do you wear body conscious dresses?

I saw so many variously shaped women wear them at FFFWeek and look completely amazing. I’m going to have to try out more styles to see what works for me!

28 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2012 8:34 pm

    I would LOVE to wear a dress like this that hugs all my curves (and especially because it has SEQUINS!!), but I still haven’t worked up to that yet. I’m still trying to feel okay baring my arms on occasion. πŸ™‚
    You look GREAT!

  2. June 22, 2012 10:03 pm

    Love this dress – and that pocketbook!!! What hot mess?! Now you asked about our own take on the body-con … what u r wearing here, that I would do – but in general, no. I can hear my late mother’s voice in my head saying, “That doesn’t look nice” – and when a woman who was a seamstress in the Garment District says so, well ….

  3. June 22, 2012 11:04 pm

    You look FABULOUS!!! Now I want a sequin dress!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Mimi permalink
    June 23, 2012 3:08 am

    I LOVE that dress! It’s so sparkly chic and the fit is awesome on you.
    As far as body conscious dressing goes, I’m someone who constantly dresses to show off my figure. I understand the feeling of being uncomfortable doing so, and occasionally I am too. But persevere! It’s worth it.

  5. June 23, 2012 5:11 am

    Another beautiful dress, you look stunning! No reason to be body conscious, the sequins themselves get all the attention anyway :9.

  6. June 23, 2012 6:46 am

    You look amazing Rebecca! I love this dress, it suits your curves wonderfully. πŸ™‚

  7. June 23, 2012 7:29 am

    There is no “hot mess” here, you look fantastic!

  8. June 23, 2012 9:34 am

    It looks great on you. I’m not really a bodycon girl, but I appreciate it on other people.

  9. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    June 23, 2012 10:21 am

    Girrrrrl! you look great in that dress! Now I want one too!

  10. June 23, 2012 2:32 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress!

  11. June 23, 2012 2:34 pm

    How can you feel out of your element in this?? You look ALL sorts of AMAZING!

  12. June 23, 2012 5:40 pm

    Beautiful! I can tell you felt fab in that too… you are absolutely glowing! ❀

  13. evey permalink
    June 23, 2012 8:52 pm

    I found you on pinterest and am a normal size girl and WOW!!! Just want to say…you look amazing and great energy. I say be body conscious—knowing you are rocking it!

    • caitlin permalink
      July 1, 2012 12:22 pm

      When you are comparing bodies, and call yours “normal” it’s offensive. I’m sure she appreciates the compliment, but her body is normal too.

  14. Katha Strophe permalink
    June 24, 2012 2:34 am

    I love this dress on you, you look fantastic!
    I shy away from body-conscious dresses… but seeing this, I should maybe give it a try πŸ™‚

  15. annie permalink
    June 24, 2012 9:45 am

    Loveeeee your dress — SO CUTE!!!! you definitely pulled it off, you look great!!

  16. June 25, 2012 10:11 am

    I think this is blooming gorgeous. Love everything!

  17. June 25, 2012 12:25 pm

    wow you look lovely in that sequin dress! looks like fun! I am not the club scene type of girl either but i do enjoy going out to dance every once in a while πŸ™‚


  18. Lisa permalink
    June 25, 2012 7:15 pm

    You look great in this dress!! I don’t go for bodycon myself esp for my bottom half!! But this dress looks really good on you; the length is right for you too! Also, wanted to let you know that we’re practically neighbors πŸ™‚ I live in Ellenboro, NC, about 1.5 hours west of Charlotte. Just recently found your blog and have been enjoying it and learning alot.

  19. Joy permalink
    June 26, 2012 11:27 am

    OMG! I absolutely love these pictures of you! That dress is amazing! And the clutch — perfect! πŸ™‚ Sounds like you had a wonderful night!

  20. June 27, 2012 1:42 am

    You are looking stunning Rebecca! such an fantastic outfit and that cute little seashell

  21. June 28, 2012 1:46 pm

    I am so happy you wore this dress- it looked smokin on!!! Xxx

  22. June 28, 2012 5:55 pm

    You look amazing, Rebecca! You gotta stop being so down on yourself. You’re absolutely beautiful.
    I’m sorry the night didn’t end the way you had hoped.

  23. Anja permalink
    June 28, 2012 6:37 pm

    i can also say you look incredible amazing wow!! i love this dress!!
    you are realy beautiful you have amazing curves!
    i like your blog!
    greetings from Germany Anja πŸ˜€

  24. June 29, 2012 7:08 pm

    Oh no, you do NOT look like a hot mess! That dress is absolutely divine. I’m glad that you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something new. It worked out for you!

    I’ve worn body con a few times. I’m not so crazy about dresses on myself, but I really love skirts! Maybe my mind sees skirts as being more versatile with styling or something? haha

  25. July 1, 2012 6:02 pm

    That dress is absolutely unblievable. Your post of the one photo has been making the rounds on Tumblr, and I can see why!

  26. Natalie permalink
    July 4, 2012 6:59 am

    Wow! YOU LOOK AMAZING! Seriously, that dress is great and it just, it looks so fantastic on you!


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