Last week, I was invited to speak on a panel and I had no idea what to wear. Do I dress casual? Do I go with a career look? Or do I rock the Kelly by Clinton Kelly wrap dress I was sent? Hmmmm…the answer was clear.
Let’s just say I went with the Kelly by Clinton Kelly Printed Faux Wrap Dress. It wasn’t a brain buster. I had never been to this conference before and I was truly clueless. So, I went with the dress that never fails—the wrap dress. I really wanted to wear a pair of bright colored shoes, but I didn’t have any. Shocker I know!
I will admit, I’m not the biggest fan of the show What Not to Wear, but I was very interested to try out Mr. Clinton Kelly’s clothing line. When they contacted me, I immediately said yes. I had to check it out.
“Solve your style dilemmas with TV personality Clinton Kelly’s line of wardrobe solutions. Created with his own fashion advice in mind, his designs will make you feel comfortable in your own skin by balancing fit, proportion, and appropriateness.” -Via QVC.com
First you should know, the collection is available online on QVC.com. You’ll find everything from blazers, dresses, tops, pants, and skirts. It’s decently priced too. I didn’t see anything over $90 and sizes come in regular, plus, and some petites. The style is pretty much classic staple pieces, but you will find a few trendy pieces.
What I’m wearing: Kelly by Clinton Kelly Printed Faux Wrap Dress with Buckle Detail Read my review below…
After checking out their size chart, I decided to get the dress in an XL (18-20). I am a size 16 and after reading the reviews, I saw it ran a size smaller. First of all, this is a curve hugging dress and believe me it fit in all the right places. I was pleasantly surprised when I put this on. I loved the print and the length of the dress. I didn’t feel like I had to tug at the back to make it sure it wasn’t too short. And I was really impressed by the sleeves too. They were flowy and not too short. This is something I’m going to look for in future dresses.
Let’s talk details…there is a little shirring at the waist with the buckle detail. It’s not horrible, but I could have done without the silver buckle detail. Makes it a little hard to wear a belt or gold jewelry. The bottom half of the dress caught my eye. If you notice, it has a pencil skirt flow to it. Love that! I kept my jewelry simple, because of the bold print.
Not sure you can tell, but I really like this dress. I stepped out of my comfort zone with the bold print and I’m glad I did. I think this dress would be great for the office or any semi-casual event. Just mix up jewelry/accessories and shoes. And you’re good to go!
Have you tried anything from the Kelly by Clinton Kelly line? What do you think?
Disclosure: The item in this post was provided for review purposes only. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and are not affected by this gift.