Where do I even begin?
There’s so much I can say about this Rue107 outfit, but let’s start with the basics! According to its website: Rue107 is a New York-based contemporary women’s wear lifestyle brand with a mission is to create fun and statement-making clothing and swimwear for women who want to express their unique personality through their wardrobe. Their design philosophy is to create clothing with simple silhouettes that pack a punch through unexpected combinations, focusing on fit and quality as well as developing and sourcing the best prints. Its products are not mass-produced, which eases the stress of anyone having the same outfit as you. Plus, all of their collections are made with love in small batches.
The first thing I want to point out is the quality of the fabrics. Just based on feel alone, you can tell these pieces are definitely well worth the money and they will last long. Keep reading to find out what materials were used!
The dotson top is uses with polyester spandex, which is stretchy and much thinner than the skirt. And if you live in hot regions, such as myself in the Pacific, this top is very breathable – considering it features a turtleneck and long sleeves. Usually, because I have big arms, I have a hard time putting on and adjusting long sleeves (especially when I’m sweaty), but this top was a walk in the park. The sleeves are perfect – not too loose or tight. And as a plus-size woman with a heavy chest, the crop is also at the right length to avoid under-boob or bra slips.
The elastic waistband on the pornel skirt uses mid-weight polyester scuba fabric – and it is absolutely perfect! As a plus-size woman with a bigger tummy, buying skirts that are fitted and structured can be a problem sometimes. However, putting this skirt on was hassle-free. The pornel skirt is thick and big (poofy-ish), but I like it that way for a couple of reasons. Because the material is thick, it allows for the skirt to stay voluminous throughout the day. It never falls flat! And not only that, but the skirt stays down on windy days!
Just for sizing reference: I’m wearing a 3X. I’m 5’9″, approximately 300 pounds, and this set fits true to size. Rue107 carries sizes XS up to 3X (22-24).
This dark violet set features an original Violet Flora print that’s just so eye-catching and edgy. This print truly packs a punch, and I couldn’t help but notice heads turns. But you know me… I’m always OK with that! I just love that this set is floral and dark, yet, colorful at the same time – all of which I’m a sucker for!
I love that this set has a gap right below the crop. It adds this little extra edge with a peep of skin. I definitely had to wear this with lace-up chubby heels and complete it with a dark lip. I styled my hair down, but I think this matches more with an up-do, so as to not distract from the piece.
One thing I really love about Rue107 is that they have SO many styles for every kind of woman! And I just know you’ll love their styles, too!
(Disclosure: The review of these sample item reflects my own opinions. I am not being compensated by Rue107 to write only positive reviews, or by using affiliate links/discount codes.)