Friday, 26 April 2013

Not causing a stink with Urkye's Skunks dress

I first fell in love with colour block illusion dresses when I saw Georgina of FullerFigureFullerBust and Caroline of CurvyWordy in this one by Scarlett & Jo for Evans, but since Evans specialise in sizes 14-32 I was sadly too small for this dress.
Caroline and Georgina; curves to die for!

Since I already own a LOT of dresses I didn't try to seek a similar dress out in my size, but when Polish fuller bust clothing specialists Urkye announced the arrival of their new 'Skunks' dress, I could feel my willpower weakening. I managed to hold out for a good few months until the dress started infiltrating amongst my curvy pals, and finally gave in! The Skunks dress is available in three colours; Sapphire, Grey and Magenta

If you're anything like me, you'll be slightly worried about ordering with non-English speaking companies, but sometimes you have to take the plunge or you'll miss out. on the Urkye website, you can set the language to English on the right hand side, making the process a whole lot easier.

Onto the next issue; sizing! Much like the British company Pepperberry and Polish company BiuBiu, Urkye use a system of dress sizes with varying boob sizes to ensure a neater, more tailored fit. So for example, if you fit into a 12 everywhere else, but need a 16 up top, then these are the companies you should consider shopping with. Each company has their own system, and Urkye's can be found here. I decided to size down in the body and up in the bust from a 36 o/oo I was measuring up at, to a 34 oo/ooo on the advice of ladies who'd already tried this dress.

Prices are listed in Polish Zlotych but don't be put off. Just use a currency converter such as xe.com. The cost for one Skunks dress comes out at £30, with postage a very reasonable £5.25.

A week or so later, the dress arrived. At first I didn't think it was going to fit as it seemed quite a struggle to get into it, failing arms, overheating, the lot! But when I pulled it down over my hips and straightened it out...WOW! I know I throw this phrase around a lot but this dress really does feel like it was made for me. The fit is absolutely spot on and I prefer a long sleeve over a three-quarter one because I tend to feel the cold easily. The length is perfect too, sitting just on the knee. I'm 5'2" for reference. I'm not wearing any shapewear with the dress in the following photos.




I was intending to wear this dress for work, but you know what? It's FAR too sexy for that! What do you think?

16 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks amazing on you! Now I want this dress even more than I did already. . .

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    1. Thank you! I must admit, I'm tempted to get the other colours too...

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  2. I hate you. I hate you, you beautiful, drop dead gorgeous woman and I want your body. You look absolutely amazing! I had been thinking about getting it and I'll even be trying one from Zoe as it was a bit big for her, but I know I won't ever be able to look as amazing as you do in it! I am thoroughly and most certainly jealous!

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  3. I'll be honest, I wasn't crazy about that dress before seeing your pictures. But it does look like it was made for you! And you look amazing.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't think it was going to work quite as well as it did. I just hope they stay in fashion for a while.

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  4. WOW!! You look amazing. I am so jealous of the fact that you don't need to wear shapewear! Absolutely gorgeous! I'm the same height and cup size (30G) as you but very different proportions. Wish I was as curvy! Sadly, I'm a bit skinnier in the hips and thighs, which makes me look quite top heavy. :(

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm a 28GG/H nowadays. Hey, I'm pretty sure you look amazing too! I'd like to look a bit more top heavy if I'm being honest ;)

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  5. You look absolutely ravishing in that dress! WOW is right! What a fit, and what beautiful curves! If I looked as sensational as you do in that dress I think I'd want to wear it everywhere - work included :)

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    1. Awww thanks for your lovely comment again! I'm still not sure about wearing it to work. I might give my patients a heart attack or something!

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  6. That dress is PERFECT on you! I think it really flatters your figure without showing too much skin either. I think you could wear this to work. It's not exposing too much between the sleeves and length, so unless your work environment is more conservative, I can see it working well there.

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    1. Thanks lovely! I work as an optical assistant in an opticians so I'd consider this too sexy given it's tight fit. It's all a matter of opinion of course, as we have girls who work here in skirts that barely cover their backsides!

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  7. Beautiful dress! :)

    Kelly xx

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