I was extremely excited when I heard that Christian Siriano was collaborating with Lane Bryant on some pieces. I always get really excited with plus size designer collaborations because it's like “oh look! Someone recognizes we exist and that we're clamoring for their stuff!” When the collection launched, I immediately ordered a few items. I'll give some fit notes and such below. Plus, COUPON CODE at the end of the post!
Christian Siriano Shirtdress (also available in black)
Christian Siriano Sunglasses
SimplyBe Bag (similar)
Inc. Shoes (similar)
Kendra Scott earrings
Necklace, Rocksbox – use code EMILYBFF5 to get a free month of this jewelry subscription service!
This dress is an elevated shirtdress with the bell sleeves and peek-a-boo hem. The material is very lightweight and slightly textured. I'm 5'10 and wearing the size 28. Depending on how I'm standing, there is some pulling in the bust area – this is why I don't typically wear anything button down – I hate having to worry about any unintentional flashing of strangers. I love this dress though, so I might throw in a couple stitches between the 2 buttons that pull the most to keep things more secure.
I also ordered this organza skirt, which unfortunately didn't fit me in the size 26. The description says there's an elastic waist, but it's very minimal stretch. The quality and style is wonderful, so I'm going to try to grab it in the size 28 to see if that works. I also ordered this houndstooth dress and it also runs small (in my opinion) with no stretch. I did photograph it and
may share in another post, but it is a little small. I have the full review here. In general, I'm hearing the line runs small because it is more tailored than we're typically accustomed to. I know many of us get hung up on having to order a larger size, but it really is just a number sewn in a tag.
Coupon: Through 11:59pm PST 5/8/16, use code LOVEMOMSLB to get 40% off at Lane Bryant, including this piece.
Photos by Emily Moseley
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