Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What I Wore: All Work and Play

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize

Welcome to a new week!  I hope you are all doing wonderful.  Today I discuss this lovely All Work and Play Wrap Dress from Kiyonna.  Wrap dresses have been a source of frustration for me in the recent past.  Being smaller in the bust but having big hips, I often found them extremely difficult to proportion on my body in a way that suited me.  An empire waist tends to skim my tummy better, but other wrap dresses I have tried have been closer to my natural waist.  Last Christmas, I dressed up for the holiday in the Velvet Luxe Wrap Dress (also from Kiyonna) and it was perfection!  So I decided it was finally time to try a more everyday wrap look.



- Kiyonna gifted me the dress in this post.  Opinions are 100% my own. -
Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize

When Kiyonna sent this dress to me, I tried it on immediately!  The gorgeous and vibrant, pink-hued ombre chevron print make this classic silhouette very playful.  I am wearing a 3X, which I found to be a wonderful fit, stopping right below my knee (I'm 5'9".).  The sleeves were just a little tight, but the poly/spandex material is very stretchy and comfortable.  I never felt restricted in it.  The fabric is light and has a little bit of a texture to it.

The long end of the wrap belt passes through a slit in the side and ties around.  The stretchiness of the material offers personalization of the fit and ties really tight to stay in place.  I didn't have any bothersome slipping around of the belt or loosening of the knot.  What I also love about this particular style is that it features a sewn-in piece of material that acts as a faux belt in the front.  This really helps define the waist and maintain a cohesive look all around.  I also think this feature is really what makes it work for my body shape.

While there was a bit of room in the bust (I am a B cup, so I usually have room in clothing up there haha), it was not baggy at all.  Because of my small bust, I did have the issue of the neckline moving too low at times, so I pinned it in place. You could also wear a cami underneath or one of those lace bib things that hook to your bra. 

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize
Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize
Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize

While it is certainly appropriate for work, I wore it for play.  A family friend has a summer party at her lovely home for my cousins, aunts, and I (my mother-in-law has been coming now too).  We chat, drink tea, eat yummy food, and this year watched hummingbirds zip around her background.  Thankfully, the weather has turned a little cooler and it actually rained this weekend, which made perfect weather for sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air.

PS - The short necklace I am sporting in these photos, actually annoyed me by constantly moving around.  So I replaced it with a peach rhinestone necklace I bought at an antique store.  I actually really like this necklace with the dress better because it brings out those lighter peachy-pink colors in the ombre.

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize
Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize
Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize
All Work and Play Wrap Dress - c/o Kiyonna
Strappy Black Wedges - Payless (circa 2009) (similar, similar, similar)
Graduated Stone Necklace - Vera Wang via Kohl's


Have you experienced the wrap dress yet or found the perfect one for you?  Do you have a yearly tradition of bonding with the women in your family?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Disclosure: I am a member of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade and they provided me with the dress in this post.  All opinions on the item are my own.
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