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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CUSHNIE X TARGET PLUS SIZE SLIP DRESSES

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Cushnie X Target
Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Cushnie X Target slip dresses
I have been especially drawn to the colors pink and red together lately. I think it was my blogger bestie Shaniqua's pink and red puffer trench coat that created my desire for this the color scheme.

And when I first saw the Cushnie x Target collaboration, it was like my dreams came true. Not only does the collaboration include plus size slip dresses with contrasting color combinations, but there was one dress that caught my eye. The Cushnie Women's Plus Size Pleated Dress not only had the pink and red color combo that I loved, but there was also a really beautiful, pearly beige portion of the dress. I was also instantly drawn to the pleated part of the dress, which adds some dimension and also makes the stress even more unique. I knew I had to have it. I had to restrain myself, though because I instantly wanted to buy all of the dresses including the Cushnie Plus Size Beige and Green Two Tone Slip Dress and the Plus Size Black Slip Dress. I decided the black slip dress would be a strategic and smart investment, so I allowed myself to buy it with the pink and red dress. And because I am so impressed with both of the dresses I ordered, I may have to also get the beige and green slip dress, too!

The pink and red dress I am wearing today was made for more formal occasions, but I could totally see myself wearing this on a casual day out or for a brunch date. Today, I wanted to add some more personality to the dress with these speckled heels, which was so cute.

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.

Stay tuned to see how I style the black slip dress—and if I get the beige and green one!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18W, which is my usual size, and the dress fits perfectly! It's a little tight in the bust without a bra, but that's okay because I prefer to go bra-less these days! If you are bustier, I would suggest sizing up!



Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, 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

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Cushnie X Target

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