Monday, March 20, 2023

#CurvesdayThursday: Vogue Fights Tradition by Showing Off Bras on Curvy Bodies Plus Curvy Picks to Put on Your Christmas Wishlist

This week, we’re looking to showing off our curves via our edit of DvF’s sale, and looking at Vogue’s latest show of skin which goes against traditions to use plus sized beauties to show off bras. Oh, and there’s a beautiful piece by Virgos Lounge as our Curvy Pick of the Week…

Best Big Brand: Diane Von FurstenbergCD26

As the festive season draws ever closer (1 month exactly today!) and we all look to treat ourselves in the Christmas sales, we at SPICE thought we give you a lot of luxury for a little less, with our Big Brand this week being Diane Von Furstenberg.

A previous Curvy Pick of the Week designer, Diane is Queen of the iconic wrap dress and a dynamic force in the fashion industry, with fans that include Estelle and Oprah.

DvF’s dresses in particular, which go up to a UK size 18, are super flattering for curvaceous shapes and emphasise the body’s best areas, and the label’s collections lately have been heavily inspired by Africa, with the designer recently saying;

“Africa  is the most exciting design happening… the way they put things together – things that really have to work and perform a function – that to me is great design.”

Needless to say, we can’t get enough and will be adding a DvF piece to our Christmas wish-lists, pronto! Have a look below at our pick of the brand’s best and note: everything we’ve chosen is on sale!

Cards at the ready?  You can purchase them here.


Marquita Pring for US Vogue’s Lingerie ‘for all shapes and sizes’ shoot, November 2014.

Breaking the tradition of showing off underwear via size 0 bodies, US Vogue have shone a more positive light on the fashion industry with their recent shoot, which curvy and relatable women modelling bras in a fun editorial.

Plus size supermodels, including Curvesday Thursday favourite Marquita Pring, stripped to their bare essentials while photographer Cass Bird captured them and their natural beauty, as the models struck candid poses and were shown with retouch-free smiles.

The headline of the article that accompanied the shots sums up the essence of the shoot: “Give me a D! Give me an F!” Because Gorgeous Bras Come in All Shapes and Sizes.

We at SPICE think Vogue tackled the whole curvy debacle brilliantly; without uncomfortable pouts and poses, but with a great insight into the fact that these women are just like us!

Take a look at the shots below and see if you agree;





Curvy Pick of the Week: Virgos Lounge’s “Maia” Dress

If our edit of DVF’s sale didn’t wipe you out completely, or if you didn’t find quite what you were looking for, don’t fear – our Curvy Pick of the Week comes from the powerhouse that is Virgos Lounge, who have this beautiful “Maia” dress on offer to add some sparkle to your wardrobe.

A global fashion favourite, Virgos Lounge is now a one-stop shop when it comes to embellishment, having just announced its new footwear range, and we at SPICE are especially loving this dress and its bright, colourful character; a surefire to wake you up from the dull weather blues or make that sunny day just a little bit longer.

Simply add some of the brand’s best accessories and you’ll have the luxe look down to a tee!  But first, bag the “Maia” dress before we do – just £106 – here.


Image source: Red Carpet Fashion Awards, EOnline, MySugarDaily, The Independent

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