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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If you caught my first glimpse of this gorgeous dress in my most recent Fashion Nova Haul YouTube video, you could see how much I loved this dress at first sight. I mean, what is not to love. The dress is made of a thick (almost scuba/neoprene-like) material, the cascading ruffle details on the top and bottom of the dress are enchanting and playful, and the dress is black so it really could be worn anywhere. Can you tell that I have been into ruffles lately? CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP!

I decided to dress this piece up with some beautiful statement earrings and a pair of lace up block heels. But I could also totally see myself dressing this look to be a little more casual with a wedge for a party. As you can see, this dress hugs my curves just right, and I love the asymmetrical look and what it does for my figure. I feel super sexy and confident in this outfit, and I also think I would standout in a crowd if I wore this little number—and I love that feeling! This Hey Bonita Asymmetrical Dress is from Fashion Nova Curve, and you can get it 15% off with the code NATINTHECITY! I will also include some similar styles in the shop widget below for you! These shoes have been a hot topic since I debuted them on my YouTube channel! They are the Lace Up Block Heels from Loft! You can also check them out in this post: LOFT: MY WAY

Want to see this look in action? Watch my Fashion Nova Curve Haul on YouTube: FASHION NOVA CURVE IS TAKING OVER MY CLOSET

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a 2X in the Hey Bonita Asymmetrical Dress, which is my usual size, and the dress fits perfectly! I am wearing a size 9 in the Lace Up Block Heels, which is my usual size, and they fit fine! They are not by any means a wide fit, but I was able to squeeze my wide feet into them fine. 
Photography by: Rorie Raimondi 


Chicago fashion blogger, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, Chicago fashion, plus size fashion blogger, eff your beauty standards, fatshion, skorch magazine, Chicago model, plus size model, plus size petite, affordable plus size clothing, embrace your curves, plus model magazine,  petite plus size,  fashion nova curve, fashion nova, ruffle asymmetrical dress, salsa dancing

Chicago fashion blogger, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, Chicago fashion, plus size fashion blogger, eff your beauty standards, fatshion, skorch magazine, Chicago model, plus size model, plus size petite, affordable plus size clothing, embrace your curves, plus model magazine,  petite plus size,  fashion nova curve, fashion nova, ruffle asymmetrical dress, salsa dancing

Chicago fashion blogger, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, Chicago fashion, plus size fashion blogger, eff your beauty standards, fatshion, skorch magazine, Chicago model, plus size model, plus size petite, affordable plus size clothing, embrace your curves, plus model magazine,  petite plus size,  fashion nova curve, fashion nova, ruffle asymmetrical dress, salsa dancing

Chicago fashion blogger, Chicago plus size fashion blogger, natalie Craig, natalie in the city, plus size fashion, Chicago fashion, plus size fashion blogger, eff your beauty standards, fatshion, skorch magazine, Chicago model, plus size model, plus size petite, affordable plus size clothing, embrace your curves, plus model magazine,  petite plus size,  fashion nova curve, fashion nova, ruffle asymmetrical dress, salsa dancing

Fashion Nova Curve sent me this outfit to review. All opinions are 110% my own! 

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