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:
Left 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.