Ralph Lauren for the Curvy Girl

I know everyone is up in arms about Ralph Lauren and severly airbrushed photo of the size 4 model, but I have not decided to boycott, simply because I don't feel offended. I understand the fashion industry for what it is...and industry that potray images that are pleasurable to the eye in order to sell a product.

With that being said I would like to move on to this very lovely Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Thuraya" shirt dress that I bought from Bloomingdales for $130, originally $189. I love, more than anything, buying staples for my closet. I love buying a piece that I know I will have for the next 5 years, because I know that when I really get my money's worth! If I wore this dress for the next 5 years, once per year, I would have paid $26 bucks a year for its wear....now thats a deal! That to me makes more sense than paying for a dress thats $40 bucks that tears up in a year. I encourage people to invest in their clothes that can go from season to season, year to year and not look dated and when properly cared for they continue to look crisp and new.

The material of the is dress is really nice. Its a cotton sateen. If you wish to order this dress I would recommend ordering a size down. I got the 18W so I would be safe, but the waist on the dress was rather big. Other than that the dress looked, felt, and fit great! I plan to transition this dress from the fall (wearing tights and boots) to the spring pairing it with flats or a cute pair of sandals. I have always loved Ralph Lauren for his simple designs. I bought this dress a few weeks ago. Last time I saw it was offered at Macys, Nordstrom, & Bloomingdales.

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  1. I think that sometimes, when we NEED some clothes, no matter the price, we must purchase it! Well done girl!

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  2. Looks great! Don't forget that you can always get the waist and those arms cinched a little to fit better. Even higher quality clothes need a little tailoring sometimes. That's a great closet staple and you are working those boots girl! Love it! :)

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  3. @glitter girl...yeah I was going to take to get the waist taken in a bit for a better fit...but I move kind of slow getting to the seamstress...LOL

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  4. I LOVE YOUR DRESS!!!! Especially with those boots!! I once ordered a similar dress in navy from Target. I loved it on the website, but once I got it home, I didn't like it. The only problem was the collar. I probably could have gotten it altered, but I went ahead and took it back.

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  5. You know what's so funny I wrote a blog for Venus Daily and on of the comments for the lad. Was that I shouldn't do
    post for Ralph Lauren and I am like we can't change everyone views on the fashion industry then I would have o banish every plus size retailer who uses skinny models. But the dress is cute and I love it!

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  6. @Ambrose...believe it or not I got the boots from Lane Bryant Catalog in 2004...I just get them re-heeled and buffed every winter.

    @BGAFT - yea Im not here trying to change the minds of people...I just want great clothes.

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  8. You look great in that dress. I can see you rockin' that in so many different ways. Thanks for the post and stressing that we all need to start investing in our wardrobes.;-)

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