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, Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews CoEdition's dresses.
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews CoEdition's dresses.
I am always looking for outfits that I can wear to the office, since that was where I used to spend most of my time before COVID-19 turned my office job into a telecommute position. And I am sure that I will return to the office eventually, but I am not totally sure what the workplace will look like when all of this is past us.

And while I am not currently going into the office everyday, I still look for and plan out business casual looks so that I can hit the office in style when I go back. This City Chic Knotted Long Sleeve Button Up Dress from the plus size boutique CoEdition recently caught my eye, but I am wondering if it's work appropriate. From the waist up, it says business, but I worry that the front slit may be a little too high. Aside from pondering its practicality, the dress feels amazing on and looks even better. I love the way it hugs my curves! And while I have a lot of plus size black dresses for work in my closet, I don't have one like this. My favorite feature of the dress has to be the knotted center. It's such a unique detail on a business casual dress, and it really emphasizes my curves. Whether it's truly practical or not, I think I will risk it. Working from home has made me appreciate being able to get dressed every day, and when I head back into the office environment, I won't take those days for granted!

Have you ever heard of CoEdition? It's a marketplace exclusively for plus size women! The shop makes it so easy to find my size and some of the styles and designers that I know I already love, but it also introduces me to new brands. The next time you need major outfit inspiration or you want to search for a particular item of clothing across multiple plus size brands, check out CoEdition!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size M, which is a size 18-20 at City Chic. This is my usual size, and the dress fits perfectly. There is a bit of stretch in the dress for added comfort.

CoEdition sent this outfit to me to review. All opinions are my own!

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews CoEdition's dresses.



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