What I Wore: Cloud City

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com


Hello, hello!  It seems that every time I come up with some ideas for blog posts and outfits, I get swamped with life and school, which can be overwhelming and frustrating.  I celebrated my birthday on the 12th and have lots of photos to share with you and little time to get them on the blog lately.  I think things will settle down a little after the next couple of weeks.

Today's post is another Her Universe piece that was gifted to me as part of their Ambassador program.  Star Wars Celebration 2022 just happened (Are y'all watching Obi-Wan on Disney+??  I'm very excited about it!) and to celebrate the occasion, Her Universe released a collection of items (hoodies, tees, accessories, tops, a cardigan, this dress) inspired by costumes in the Star Wars Archives.


I'm wearing the Leia Cloud City Dress inspired by Leia's Bespin look from The Empire Strikes Back.  Read on for my fit review and impressions...






- Her Universe gifted me the dress in this post. All opinions presented are my own and without influence. This post contains affiliate links and I make a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. -
Before we get started, I am 5'9", typically wear a 22/24, wear a 40B bra, a size 11 wide shoe, and my measurements are 52/49/58.


Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com
Star Wars Leia Cloud City Dress - Her Universe
Snap Placket Tank Top - Wild Fable via Target
BZees Sasha Sandal - Naturalizer



I'm wearing the Cloud City Dress in a 3X, but definitely should have sized up.  Because of the cut and fabric, there is very little wiggle room for me in this size.  But with a hardcore shapewear body suit I made it work, and I really like the whole look.

While I love ruffles, I had some trepidation about the high neckline.  Fitted items around my neck just give me anxiety.  I blame it on my thyroid surgery.  Plus, I think I look better in an open neckline.  Here's the cool thing about this dress - because the buttons are working buttons and not just for show, you can wear the top more open instead of buttoning it all the way.  I LOVE having that option and took advantage of it when I styled the dress.

There are also pockets and a side zip, which is very helpful in pulling the dress off and on with ease.  I've never been much of a muted colors girl, but I absolutely love the rosy mauve shade of this dress.  It has a very soft, airy quality (as does the fabric), which I think further evokes Cloud City.  The lattice and circle graphic on the skirted portion of the dress is taken directly from Leia's robed look, which I think is such a great detail.


Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com


In styling the dress, I added a muted purple henley tank underneath that complemented the shade of the dress.  This allowed for coverage so I could keep the neckline open.  I wore rose gold sandals with a lattice design that mimicked the lattice graphic on the dress, rose gold accessories, and a small clutch.  I also decided to try a hairstyle I saw on Instagram because it did include a braid, which further lends some Leia to the look.

All that said, this is a piece I wouldn't have normally chosen for myself, but I ended really liking it.  And if I can take a moment to pat myself on the back, I have finally gotten to a point where I don't think too much about exposing my arms.  Like when I wore a swimsuit on television recently, it just didn't register to me that my arms were naked until later in the day after everything was done. Progress!


Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com

Review of the Leia Cloud City Dress from the Her Universe Star Wars Archives Collection - DivineMrsDiva.com



What pieces do you love best from the collection?  How would you style this dress?



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