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 and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Cushnie X Target slip dresses
If you have been keeping up with the blog, you will have seen my initial review of the Cushnie x Target collab this weekend. I ordered two dresses from the new line at Target, and they both ended up fitting pretty differently. If you'd like to learn more about my first impression of the collaboration, read this: CUSHNIE X TARGET PLUS SIZE SLIP DRESSES

I was most excited for this Black Plus Size Slip Dress because it's something that I can wear any day, any time. It's so versatile that it could be dressed up or down for any occasion. And when I got the dress, it didn't disappoint. I slipped it on , and I instantly felt sexy and confident. The price point for the collaboration is also amazing for the quality of garment. I paid $50 for this dress, which I feel is well worth it. The fit, however, was a little off. The other slip dress I bought from this collection was sort of a different style, and it also had some fit issues—it was tight in the bust even though I wasn't wearing a bra. The other dress was more fitted and structured in the bust than this black dress, though, which was kind of loose and had a plunging back. I could wear the black dress as is, however, the back is really loose and falls down a bit. I think I might return it to size down for a tighter fit.

Regardless, this dress is a stunner, and it will be in my closet for a very long time. Actually, I plan to buy more slip dresses from this collection because whether I will spend my days inside or outside this season, I plan to wear slip dresses every day!

If you haven't heard of the luxury womenswear and bridal brand Cushnie before, allow me to introduce you to the brand's founder and CEO, Carly Cushnie. She is an incredibly accomplished Black designer who designs clothing for powerful women like Michelle Obama! While her typical collections are pricey, her collaboration with Target allows the every day girl to get their hands on Carly's stunning designs. Both dresses cost me around $110 in total, which is a fair price for high-quality, unique pieces.

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18W, which is my usual size, but the dress is a little loose in the back. I will probably exchange this dress for a size 16.
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Cushnie X Target slip dresses
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Cushnie X Target slip dresses


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