Being semi-goth and from an island often leaves me conflicted when it comes to my personal style. Sometimes, I want to wear bright florals and patterns that represent island culture. Then there are times where I’d like to wear something black or dark.
However, this Paradise Peak floral dress from the Fashion Nova plus collection allows me to have the best of both worlds – dark tropical florals! It’s an off-shoulder flounce maxi dress that hugs my curves perfectly, kind of like a mermaid fit. It features a gorgeous floral print over a black background that can easily make you stand out in a crowd!
One thing I really love is that I can wear this casually during the day for brunch, but it’s also dark enough for a night out. Another feature I like is this tight layer underneath the top layer that seems to act as a slight compression to really smooth my curves out while adding that extra layer of support.
I would most definitely accent this dress with gold-tone accessories, and pair it with black lace-up heels or sandals. As for makeup, a bright red lip makes for a nice pop with a dress this bold. With this dress, I would go for hair down, off to one side, curled.
Sizing and fit
For sizing reference, I’m 5’9” and wearing size 3X, which feels true to size if you’re a 22/24. Size 3X would also be a good fit for those wearing size 18/20 if you prefer your clothes to not hug your body too tight.
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