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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Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Astra Signature's Julie Ruffle Lace Bandeau and Julia Tiered Maxi Skirt and attends Dream Big Midwest.

This past weekend was Dream Big Midwest, Chicago's curvy girl conference! I attended the event, and I also taught a workshop called "From Blogging to Booked," which was so fun. The day of the conference, I had no idea what I was going to wear. However, I recently received a package from Astra Signature, and I was particularly excited about a crop top and skirt combo I ordered.

I decided to try the Julie Ruffle Lace Bandeau, paired with the Julia Tiered Maxi Skirt from Astra Signature, with the hopes that it would fit me perfectly, and not be too long! Good news: the skirt totally fit the way I wanted it to, but the top missed a few marks. The material was mostly cotton, and  didn't have any stretch, which was fine because the outfit ran true to size. However, once I was sitting in the skirt for a couple of hours, the material did stretch and kept falling down on me. Because I am short, the skirt was very high waisted on me so my tummy didn't show at all, which made this set look more like a dress than a crop top / skirt combo. It was still a cute look though, and I got so many compliments on it. This dress is giving me boho, hippy, chic vibes, and while that's not my go-to style, I really enjoy playing in the genre from time to time!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18 in both the Julie Ruffle Lace Bandeau and Julia Tiered Maxi Skirt, which is my usual size, and the garments fit like a glove, however, they did stretch out as I wore them throughout the day.
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Astra Signature's Julie Ruffle Lace Bandeau and Julia Tiered Maxi Skirt and attends Dream Big Midwest.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Astra Signature's Julie Ruffle Lace Bandeau and Julia Tiered Maxi Skirt and attends Dream Big Midwest.
Astra Signature sent me this look to review. All opinions are my own!

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