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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, and model Natalie in the City Craig reviews Hutch X Modcloth

Now this is a floral print I can get with. If you frequently scroll through the pages of Natalie in the City, you will know that I am not a fan of floral print. Now, I have contradicted that statement here and there and I have made some exceptions, but rarely ever do those exceptions make me change my mind. There is a type of floral print that always does pull me in, though. Trendy plus size tropical prints are usually a more modern and aesthetically-pleasing look—in my opinion—and I usually have no problem wearing them.

When I took a sneak peek at Hutch, a new clothing line at ModCloth, this In Summery Tie-Shoulder Dress immediately pulled me in. I fell in love with the colors because they were muted and while the dress felt girly, it didn’t feel like it was too far of a reach from my typical style. I also love the large tropical prints that can appear abstract from far away. Another really cute detail is how the dress fastens together at the shoulders. You have the option to tie the dress in a bow or in a knot, which ever feels better to you. But I like that I could customize the fit, and I thought it was a very cute touch. The fit and flare silhouette is one that I have a lot of in my closet because it’s really flattering and it also makes you want to twirl around all day.

I know this may be hard to believe, but as a plus size individual, I’ve never ordered from ModCloth before. So, I followed the sizing guide really closely. I was able to order my usual size—an 18—and I feel like the dress fit me perfectly. There really isn’t any stretch, but it was easy to pull on even without unzipping. This dress is also fully lined, which was a nice touch. I typically like dresses that aren’t lined because I don’t like garments to feel too bulky, but the lining wasn’t too thick, and I didn’t mind it. I could totally see myself wearing this dress to brunch or any other occasion that calls for something chic and fun.

The new Hutch X ModCloth collection is absolutely stunning. It boasts so many bold and beautiful prints and patterns, and it comes in sizes 0-26. I've included most of the pieces from the collection in the shop widget below—including my dress—for your scrolling pleasure!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18, which is my usual size, and the dress fits perfectly. The dress does not have stretch, and it is fully lined, but I was able to get it on with ease and without unzipping it in the back.


Hutch x ModCloth sent me this look to review. All opinions are my own! 

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, and model Natalie in the City Craig reviews Hutch X Modcloth

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, and model Natalie in the City Craig reviews Hutch X Modcloth

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