Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!
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"Can I wear this to work? Or is it too sexy?" This is the first thing I asked the sales team at Eloquii when I tried on this dress in their brand new Chicago store, located in The Shops at Northbridge. Although I have also asked my friends, the jury is still out on this. I love pieces that can be worn for both work and play, and even though no one can give me a straight answer on whether this piece accomplishes that, I think it can definitely pass for office-appropriate.

It's all about the little details in this dress: The ruffles, the lace, and the tie waist. Eloquii's Lace Overlay Long Sleeve Dress with Ruffle Sleeves is a mix between delicate and fashion-forward. Since I am short, the dress is a little long on me, but I like that I can control the length with the tie waist feature. In this shoot, I bloused the dress a bit to give it a shorter look. So what do you guys think? Is this work appropriate? Or should I save it for a first date (or third) look? Am I overthinking this? (Most likely, yes)

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18 in Eloquii's Lace Overlay Long Sleeve Dress with Ruffle Sleeves, which is a size larger than my usual size, and the dress fits perfectly. I wanted the dress to fit a little loose around my body, which is why I sized up. 
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 Photography by: Rorie Raimondi
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