I’ve been a fan of embroidery since I was about six, maybe seven. I have vivid memories of a white off the shoulder top with pretty blue embroidery across the front and there was also my yellow boob tube playsuit (yes you read right) with embroidered palm trees. Let’s not forget my velour and embroidered clogs teamed with embroidered dresses when I was nine, I loved stomping around in those clogs and the sound they made on shop floors. Pretty much most of my wardrobe had embroidered work because it was the seventies and eighties maaaaan.
Smocking, embroidery, fringing, you name it, it all holds a place in my heart and I love it. But things changed, something happened between nine and now. I got taller, older and fatter and the embroidered looks I love so much didn’t seem to reach my size range, the plus size range. Hey, just because I have a bigger arse and guts than ‘some’ women in society doesn’t mean I don’t matter and certainly doesn’t mean my style is invisible.
Thankfully the design team at Adrift get that and are inclusive when releasing new season styles. It’s no secret I love Adrift, and when you find something you love you hold onto it tight… am I right? Recently I flew north to Brisbane for some work and while I was in town did a photo shoot with Adrift. Um hello middle aged mumma from the burbs getting her fancy face on! Having my makeup professionally done is always a treat, if you get a chance, get yours done sometime, it’s a great way to learn some handy tips.
I adore catching up with the team when I’m in Brisbane and the shoot was so much fun. If you receive the Adrift email you will have seen me in your inbox sporting some fabulous embroidered dresses, makes me chuckle when I open an email with my face on it. What I love is that Adrift are inclusive, they are determined to represent a broad range of sizes in their designs and also in images on their website and in their marketing, bravo!
A discount for Styling Curvy readers.
I was lucky enough to come home with some stunning embroidered dresses so I’ve snapped a few pics in them. Don’t forget you can score 25% off all full priced pieces from Adrift when you use discount code STYLINGCURVY at the checkout 🙂 Check me out! Oh that’s right, the dress…check out the dress haha.
Hello there Mandala dress in blue available in sizes XS/S-3XL/4XL. Wear it off the shoulder or on the shoulder, belted or loose. I’ve teamed this dress with Belles Latte boots available from Cinori Shoes in sizes 36-42.
aaaaand check out Bansuri Dress in navy available in sizes XS/S-3XL/4XL. Long sleeved, lined with tassel tie and the most incredible embroidery. I’ve teamed this beauty with knee high boots from Wittner. I think the blue are sold out but you can still grab black leather or black suede but hurry as they are on sale.
I’d like to say a huge thanks to local photographer Josh Todd who I engaged to take some photos for me. We shot in character filled Port Adelaide and I may have flashed my arse roadside more than once 🙂
Tell me, did you wear as much embroidery as me in your youth? What about now?
Til next time,
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