Velvet Crush 

icurvy, grey suede dress from ASOS

I’m crushing so hard on all things velvet and suede at the moment.

icurvy, grey suede dress from ASOS

It’s retro and new all st the same time – and I just can’t keep my hands to myself (I guess I could but why would I want to) when it comes to the luxe feel.

icurvy, blue velvet dress ozsale

But, you know what’s difficult about being that chick that went viral for not wearing shapewear? Being anywhere and wearing shapewear. My original point was never that I hate shapewear, or that no one should ever wear shapewear… my point was that no one else gets a vote in MY decision to wear shapewear. If I choose not to – that’s my decision; if I choose to wear them – that’s OK too. And I do occasionally wear them – especially under suede and velvet.

icurvy, blue velvet dress ozsale

Shapewear Australia  specialise in plus size shapewear and they sent their Body Shaper to review in a few sizes. Unlike other ones I’ve tried that try to squish you into a completely different shape – these ones were all about firm, smooth lines – exactly the look I’m after under velvet. They come in standard and plus sizing and I found both the Small and Medium to be a good fit – they just varied in the amount of ‘compression’ they provided.

icurvy, grey suede dress from ASOS

Under dresses like the grey suede dress (Naanaa Tall High Neck Lace Up Pencil Dress from ASOS) I preferred the firmer control of the size small – but where the velvet was a bit more forgiving in the blue dress (Miselba from Ozsale), the medium was a better fit – so I guess it just comes down you your personal preference!

icurvy, blue velvet dress ozsale

Anyone that’s lost a lot of weight will have experienced some degree of excess skin – and having that secure makes me feel more comfortable and confident – that’s the sexiest accessory of all!

icurvy, grey suede dress from ASOS

Wanting to get your hands on some suede or velvet? Check out my faves below!

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