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Lovedrobe Review and Giveaway!

July 20, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Beth at Lovedrobe.com reached out to me to see if I’d like to review an item. I had definitely heard and seen the brand before, but had never bought from them because I thought they only went to a UK26 (US22). I was very wrong! When I went to the website, I saw many items up to a UK30/32 (US 26/28), so I agreed right away and they sent over a piece for me to try.

Looking at their site, I loved a lot of the items they carried. Lovedrobe incorporates different fabrics, patterns, colors, and details into their styles that make clothing items special. If I were to go on a spending spree, this is what I’d pick up:

lovedrobeLeft to Right, top line then bottom line: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

For the review, I asked for a dress that was definitely outside of my comfort zone. It’s shorter and sassier than I usually go for, but I love clothing that allows me to express different aspects of myself or try new things.

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I received the Koko Coral and Stone Geometric Pattern Dress in a UK 30/32. This dress is in a non-stretchy material, and I found the sleeves slightly tight. This isn’t unexpected, as I have bigger arms compared to my top/size, but it’s something to be aware of if you also are shaped that way. I loved the houndstooth pattern in coral. I often associate houndstooth with fall and winter, and this piece with the coloring is a perfect summer addition and can carry through to the fall. The top is quite fitted through the bust and waist, which I love. This part fit perfectly and I had plenty of room in the back and bust to move around.

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The length is shorter than I usually go for. If I were to bend over, it’s possible that I’d show things that I’d rather not show. Granted, I have a big behind, so someone smaller there would not have the same issue. I recommend leggings/shorts, opaque tights if you also find it a bit short. I added a orangish-coralish belt and some casual bracelets for a simple, no-fuss summer look.

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If the pattern is a little much for you, then a cardigan or jacket would be a perfect addition. I basically only wear jean jackets in the summer because it’s so easy to add to almost every look, so I wanted to show you that as well. I tried the dress with a jean vest, and that’s a cute look too. There’s plenty of room to play around with styling this piece.

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And now to the best thing! Lovedrobe.com really wanted to also give away a piece to a reader and give you all a discount code to use during purchases through the remainder of July! You can receive 15% off of your purchase with the code PLUSSIDE (this code is now working!). They’ve recently put a lot of good items on sale, so there are some major sales to be had!

For the giveaway, one lucky entrant will win a dress of their choice from Lovedrobe. I love this giveaway because you can pick an item that is in your style and size range. This giveaway runs from today until 7/31 at 11:59pm EST. To enter, you must do the “leave a comment” entry, but all other entry methods are optional and earn extra entries. Best of luck, and I’m excited to hear which piece you would pick if you won!

Disclaimer: All comments must have a valid e-mail address to win. Please comment separately for each entry. WordPress.com does not allow javascript, so I have to run this giveaway the old fashioned way (rafflecopter, I really wanted to use you *cries*)

Giveaway Entry Methods:

1. (Mandatory to win) Visit Lovedrobe.com and select a dress that you would possibly pick if you won the giveaway. Come back here and leave a comment telling us what you’d pick!

2. Follow @_lovedrobe_ and @theplussideofme on Twitter and tweet the following: “Fingers crossed! Just entered to win a @_lovedrobe_ dress from @theplussideofme https://theplussideofme.com/2013/07/20/lovedrobe-review-and-giveaway/” Comment here with your twitter name.

3. Like Lovedrobe on Facebook and comment here with your Facebook name (name can be shortened in comment).

Giveaway ends on 7/31 at 11:59pm EST.

Don’t forget! You can receive 15% off of your purchase with the code PLUSSIDE at lovedrobe.com (this code is now working!).

*The dress shown was gifted to me by lovedrobe.com. The opinions expressed are my own.

101 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2013 10:47 pm

    Right now I’m looking at the Navy Patterned Lace Sleeveless Dress – a classic that can be dressed up or down, I can already think of half a dozen things to wear with it!

  2. Sarah permalink
    July 20, 2013 10:54 pm

    That dress you are wearing is sooooo cute!

  3. Yari Rodríguez permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:13 pm

    @Just_Yari

  4. Yari Rodríguez permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:24 pm

    Lovedrobe mint satin tie polka dot dress is my pick!!!! I’m currently obsessed with both mint green and polka dots!! The style is def classy ❤

  5. Tracy permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:25 pm

    Beige Multi Geometric Kaleidoscope Dress is a great year round choice.

  6. Yari Rodríguez permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:27 pm

    Yari Rodriguez —> Facebook.

  7. Tracy Stewart permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:30 pm

    Tweet sent by HoniB

  8. Tracy Stewart permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:32 pm

    Lovedrobe liked! HoniBee Stewart

  9. Erin permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:48 pm

    I adore a maxi dress in the summer, and the lovedrobe coral tie dye effect lace print maxi dress is just beautiful..

  10. Kimberly permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:49 pm

    The Beige Multi Floral Print Lace Back Dress is absolutely adorable! That one would definitely be my pick.

  11. Kimberly permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:50 pm

    Tweeted on @Kimaloo (https://twitter.com/Kimaloo/status/358809281392414720)

  12. Lorna Webster permalink
    July 21, 2013 1:25 am

    I like this one! http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/ladies-black-flower-print-midi-dress.html

  13. July 21, 2013 3:27 am

    You look gorgeous in that dress Rebecca <3!

    I think I'd choose this one: http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-blue-tie-dye-effect-lace-print-maxi-dress.html

    Followed already, and tweeted from @fattyschallenge
    https://mobile.twitter.com/fattyschallenge/status/358864957632290817

    Liked on Fb – Hanna S.

    xo

  14. July 21, 2013 9:59 am

    I love the Sailor Stripe dress: http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-multi-colour-and-width-sailor-stripe-dress.html

    itsashleypowell at gmail dot com

  15. Briana P permalink
    July 21, 2013 12:10 pm

    Twitter: @barbara_briana
    Facebook: Briana Phillips
    I want this one! http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-beige-multi-antique-inspired-lace-and-floral-dress.html Though honestly, I’d wear just about every dress in their store lol

  16. Hannah Seward permalink
    July 21, 2013 12:51 pm

    AH. They’re all so beautiful. I think that I would pick… the LOVEDROBE CORAL LACE CONTRAST CHIFFON DRESS (http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-coral-lace-contrast-chiffon-dress.html), so that I could wear it all year long and look fabulous!

  17. Hannah Seward permalink
    July 21, 2013 12:52 pm

    Tweeted with @hannahshoopla

    🙂

  18. Hannah Seward permalink
    July 21, 2013 12:53 pm

    Liked on Facebook! Hannah Seward is the name-o!

  19. July 21, 2013 1:24 pm

    You look really nice in this dress!!!!!!
    I would pick the NAVY MULTI DOTTED MESH SWING DRESS, in any color actually 🙂

  20. Lacey permalink
    July 21, 2013 1:28 pm

    I love the KOKO CORAL AND STONE GEOMETRIC PATTERNED DRESS! Tweeted with @lacelap

  21. Kristin permalink
    July 21, 2013 2:20 pm

    I love the orange Grecian dress… It’s fabulous. There are SO many good choices! I have never heard of this brand before, am definitely adding some dresses to my wish list!

  22. Kristin permalink
    July 21, 2013 2:22 pm

    Entered via twitter @kribell8

  23. Kristin permalink
    July 21, 2013 2:40 pm

    Liked them on Facebook… Name is Kristin Bell

  24. July 21, 2013 2:43 pm

    I love the coral houndstooth, what a fun twist on houndstooth. I would love to wear the orange drapey dress with the lace back, so pretty.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/CurvyTiffy?ref=seller_info_count

  25. Kristen permalink
    July 21, 2013 3:23 pm

    That dress is adorable on you. I’d love to see it with tights. Speaking of which, besides We Love Color, have you ever found any plus size tights that go up to size 28 that you’d recommend?

    As for the contest, I’d love to try on that dress you’re wearing. And while it’s not quite a dress, it’s in the dress section, so I’d also try that stripped tie detail tunic. I could pair that with jeans for a nice casual outfit for work.

  26. figlow permalink
    July 21, 2013 3:57 pm

    I love the Lovedrobe hot pink beaded grecian maxi dress. It would be perfect for both a wedding and cruise I’m going on this fall.

  27. July 21, 2013 4:06 pm

    I would choose the Koko Green and Yellow Floral Print Contrast Dress. FB name Cheri’ Marx

  28. July 21, 2013 4:31 pm

    I would say one of each but if I had to choose it would be the Koko Leather Trim Animal Print Chiffon dress!

    • July 21, 2013 4:33 pm

      My twitter name is @ProductHoochie

      • July 21, 2013 4:35 pm

        And since I never read directions from start to finish- Facebook is Jessica O (it is a loooong last name- you will find me!)

  29. Celeste permalink
    July 21, 2013 4:40 pm

    LADIES BLACK FLOWER PRINT MIDI DRESS

    • Celeste permalink
      July 21, 2013 5:46 pm

      I also tweeted as RueClerGirl!

  30. July 21, 2013 5:43 pm

    I love the navy floral pleated skater dress. It’s something you can dress up or dress down and has such a pretty print. hpettman@hotmail.com @every1sparkles

  31. July 21, 2013 5:47 pm

    oooppps just read the facebook one too. my facebook is Helen Pettman 🙂

  32. July 21, 2013 5:56 pm

    Great giveaway! I love Lovedrobe! I’d choose this beautiful dress if I won: http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-blue-multi-floral-structured-cap-sleeve-pleated-dress.html

  33. Pumba permalink
    July 21, 2013 6:22 pm

    I’m entering here and I’ve entered on twitter too (@Pumba237).
    I think I would choose the Red lace back chiffon dress that you put in your picks too.

  34. July 21, 2013 8:24 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love the CORAL CROCHET COLLAR PLEATED SKATER DRESS.

  35. July 21, 2013 8:25 pm

    I have followed @_lovedrobe_ and @theplussideofme on Twitter and I tweeted the following: “Fingers crossed! Just entered to win a @_lovedrobe_ dress from @theplussideofme https://theplussideofme.com/2013/07/20/lovedrobe-review-and-giveaway/&#8221; my twitter name is @FabZara

  36. July 21, 2013 8:25 pm

    I liked Lovedrobe on Facebook under my FB name Zara Willis

  37. July 21, 2013 8:54 pm

    I really like the Lovedrobe Baby Pink Trim and Lapel Dress. They have a lot of cute dresses to choose from

  38. July 21, 2013 10:31 pm

    I love the Coral Pleated Lace Back Dress(http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-coral-pleated-lace-back-dress.html)!

  39. July 21, 2013 10:32 pm

    Just posted on twitter! @erinmichelle228

  40. July 21, 2013 10:34 pm

    Also liked Lovedrobe on FB, my name is Erin Hudson

  41. July 21, 2013 11:59 pm

    I love that dress on you Rebecca! It is so classy, love it!
    itsmeliciouss <— twitter

    My pick would be: LOVEDROBE BLACK TULLE MULTI LAYER POLKA DOT DRESS
    I would totally wear this to my niece in laws wedding… it is so classy. Love this website. I might order myself some things!

  42. Pamela Brown permalink
    July 22, 2013 1:55 am

    I’d pick the coral crochet collar skater dress. I, like you, have a love affair with coral. Just as I love the dress that was gifted to you I would love to have the skater dress. It looks good on almost any skin tone and skater dresses are so flattering. :-). I just adore that dress.

  43. Pamela Brown permalink
    July 22, 2013 2:00 am

    Followed and tweeted. I’m Pamela Brown

  44. Pamela Brown permalink
    July 22, 2013 2:01 am

    Followed on Facebook as well. :-). Pamela Brown

  45. Vicki S. permalink
    July 22, 2013 4:01 am

    Ooh I am looking at the Multi Colour and Width Sailor Stripe Dress. That cotton dress would be awesome for summer with some black leggings under it 😀 And a little out of my comfort zone, which is kinda cool.

    My twitter name is Rosanfantoma

    My Facebook name is Vicki Schmidt

    🙂

  46. July 22, 2013 6:46 am

    Had my eye on the Lovedrobe Purple Military Style Button Detail Dress.
    Item Code: 008951123

  47. July 22, 2013 10:49 am

    LOVEDROBE BLUE PEACOCK PRINT DRESS…I’m in love with this dress! So gorgeous! Item Code: 00895101

  48. July 22, 2013 11:07 am

    I like the dress your wearing too. I caved and bought the peacock one. It will be great to wear on the first week of school. I’m a teacher.

  49. July 22, 2013 11:13 am

    Tweet sent by vgill2011

  50. July 22, 2013 11:17 am

    Oooh, I love the Koko Pink Lace Dress!

  51. July 22, 2013 2:04 pm

    http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-black-tulle-multi-layer-polka-dot-dress.html This dress!

    Facebook Name: Meriah Reavis
    Twitter name: acciomeriah

  52. carogonza permalink
    July 22, 2013 8:14 pm

    Wow, they have great clothes! I love the Lovedrobe Orange Satin Tie Polka Dot Dress
    http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-orange-satin-tie-polka-dot-dress.html

  53. carogonza permalink
    July 22, 2013 8:16 pm

    Follow lovedrobe on FB: Carolyn gonzalez

  54. Kim Dunn permalink
    July 22, 2013 9:58 pm

    I really like the floral print lace tunic dress!! Great to transition into fall.

  55. July 22, 2013 11:40 pm

    OMG I LOOOVVEEEE THIS DRESS ON YOU!!! You should push those comfort zones more often! You look like a total babe!!

    If I won, I’d choose this dress http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-blue-multi-sweetheart-grecian-ruched-chiffon-maxi-dress.html

  56. July 22, 2013 11:41 pm

    I tweeted! @waituntilsunset

  57. July 22, 2013 11:45 pm

    I liked on Facebook! Olivia Miles. xxx

  58. Allison permalink
    July 23, 2013 9:06 am

    These dresses are so lovely! I think I’d go with this one: http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/sequin-bow-detail-pleat-front-dress.html

  59. July 23, 2013 9:17 am

    I’ve been swooning over this for a while now 🙂 🙂

    http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/koko-blue-multi-cut-out-detail-tulip-print-skater-dress.html

  60. July 23, 2013 9:35 am

    and my twitter is: @felicity_hart 🙂 xxx

  61. July 23, 2013 10:02 am

    I love this, because its perfect for work, and can styled for all seasons!
    http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/ladies-black-multi-leaf-design-rouched-waist-dress.html

  62. July 23, 2013 10:02 am

    And I tweeted!

  63. July 23, 2013 10:19 am

    And I liked on FB! both personal, and blog page (Erin Holmes nee Fabac)

  64. Hannah J permalink
    July 24, 2013 2:45 pm

    I’d want the Lovedrobe Beige Multi Floral Print Lace Back Dress

  65. Hannah J permalink
    July 24, 2013 2:47 pm

    I follow you both on twitter, and tweeted, @hjurgelis

  66. Hannah J permalink
    July 24, 2013 2:48 pm

    I like lovedrobe on FB

  67. Gayle Champagne permalink
    July 24, 2013 6:59 pm

    I like the Koko Green Ruffle Detail Multi Layer Dress (http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/koko-green-ruffle-detail-multi-layer-dress.html). Totally cute! Also liked on FB (Gayle Champagne).

  68. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    July 24, 2013 10:47 pm

    I like the coral on you. Especially love the taupe colored shoes with the dress. Dark shoes really wouldn’t have gone with it. It would have made the dress too severe.

  69. Jessica Barnes permalink
    July 25, 2013 10:05 am

    This is what I would pick if I won…. http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/chiffon-sleeve-dress-with-sequin-trim.html

  70. Jessica Barnes permalink
    July 25, 2013 10:08 am

    I also liked on Facebook! (Jessica Barnes)

  71. July 25, 2013 12:38 pm

    Koko Aqua Belted Skater Dress is adorable. I would pick that.

  72. Markita permalink
    July 26, 2013 12:58 pm

    The Dress you’re wearing looks stunning! I’m always conflicted with the houndstooth print, but the color is perfect on you.
    I liked on Facebook! My FB name is Markita Stewart. I also tweeted! My twitter name is @_kitaboo.
    The dress I would pick if I were to win is the Lovedrobe Gem Detail Contrast Lace Dress. I like the black lace in it, and the pop of color that comes from the belt.

  73. July 26, 2013 11:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, that site is being bookmarked ASAP! I looked and it’s so hard to decide on just one dress…but I have to say that this one is amazing. The emerald green color would flatter my rich auburn red (dyed) hair and just…wow.

    http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-green-flower-detail-contrast-chiffon-maxi-dress.html

  74. July 26, 2013 11:29 pm

    I also just now Tweeted…here’s my username: https://twitter.com/JustDangles

  75. July 26, 2013 11:30 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/malina.bowen.3

    And lastly, my Facebook name!

  76. kate permalink
    July 27, 2013 1:15 am

    Such cute stuff i love the beaded mint grecian dress.

  77. Kashawndra Daniels permalink
    July 27, 2013 6:26 am

    So many great options to choose from. I would definitely do the Lovedrobe Baby Pink Trim and Lapel Dress….I just love the simplicity of the dress and how I could find any occasion to wear it.

  78. July 27, 2013 9:34 pm

    I would pick the Black Crochet Contrast Pleated Dress, I think it could be styled so many different ways! (http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-black-crochet-contrast-pleated-dress-.html)

    I commented on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/diyfatshion/status/361310675500400643

    I follow both @_lovedrobe_ and @theplussideofme on Twitter as: @diyfatshion

    And I’ve liked them on FB too as: Dani Manning

    😀 Thanks babe! ❤

  79. Jill McHale permalink
    July 27, 2013 11:36 pm

    I would choose the Koko Coral and Stone dress you are wearing. After researching the dresses, I would feel most comfortable in this one because a sleeve is a must for me.

  80. Jill McHale permalink
    July 27, 2013 11:37 pm

    Liked Lovedrobe on FB

  81. July 28, 2013 1:11 am

    OMG!!! I love the Brown/Navy Triangle Print Skater Dress!! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. July 28, 2013 1:12 am

    I follow Lovedrobe & Plus Side of Me on Twitter, too. My username is @jadorepop!

  83. Marlena M. permalink
    July 28, 2013 7:33 pm

    I liked Lovedrobe on Facebook and my Twitter is MarlenaNight. There are just so many nice pieces to choose from but I would pick the Loverobe Purple Military Style Button Detail Dress ( http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-purple-military-style-button-detail-dress.html ) The sleeves and the color are really what draw me to it. I love how it is the right balance of classy and casual that I can wear to class or even on any future dates.

  84. Jenn Wolf permalink
    July 29, 2013 1:51 pm

    Just found your awesome blog! Following your lead, I picked something that is way outside my comfort zone, but so adorable. I love the retro feel of it! : http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/lovedrobe-baby-pink-trim-and-lapel-dress.html

  85. Jenn Wolf permalink
    July 29, 2013 1:53 pm

    Just went and liked them on Facebook too for a bonus entry. My name is Jennifer Wolf. This is my close second on the like list: http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/koko-navy-crochet-hem-dress.html Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  86. July 30, 2013 7:45 pm

    Completely love the dress that you’re wearing here.

    I would pick this one: http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/koko-pink-lace-detail-dress.html

    Lovedrobe.com made it very difficult to pick just one =)

  87. Claire permalink
    July 30, 2013 7:55 pm

    Hello! Thank you for sharing Lovedrobe! The dresses are super cute, I really like this one http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/block-colour-dress-with-pleat-detail.html – it would be so perfect and easy for work!

  88. Claire permalink
    July 30, 2013 7:57 pm

    Hi again! I just “liked” them on Facebook, I hope I win,

  89. Kari Gundran permalink
    July 30, 2013 9:33 pm

    I love the Koko Coral Geometric dress! Although, I’d be happy with any of them lol

  90. Kristin Leanne permalink
    July 31, 2013 12:58 am

    I’d totally go with the Lovedrobe Multi Colour Geometric Panel Bodycon Dress! It’s completely out of my comfort zone seeing as how it’s a bodycon, but it’s sexy and i think i’d feel sexy wearing it!

  91. Robyn Koutzun permalink
    July 31, 2013 10:14 am

    Loving the KOKO MULTI COLOR GEOMETRUC PRINT SNAKE DIP HEM DRESS.
    Twitter: @RobynKoutzun
    Facebook: Robyn Koutzun

  92. Karen Teulon permalink
    July 31, 2013 12:25 pm

    I absolutely adore the pink and black floral shadow print dress :
    http://www.lovedrobe.co.uk/loveddrobe-pink-and-black-floral-shadow-pleated-dress.html

    Facebook: Karen Teulon
    Twitter: magentawillow

  93. Norul permalink
    October 30, 2013 3:37 am

    I love everything written in your blog. You are so beautiful!

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