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Outfit – Plus Size Cocktail Dress

The dress code on the invitation for the Opening Gala Night at the Pop-Up Globe read ‘Smart Cocktail’. This threw me into a bit of a tizzy because I had no idea what to wear. I got rid of a lot of my cocktail dresses when I stopped working in the convention industry, but I knew I had a few options. I wanted to wear something different, but I knew I could always fall back on my CC Dolce Rose dress.

Plus Size Cocktail Outfit

I looked through my wardrobe and closet, and then went and pulled out all the items I have bagged up to sell and found this number. I’m now glad I hadn’t had the chance to sell it yet. This ASOS Curve lace and sequin dress is a few seasons old and was love at first sight. I just never had the chance to wear it.

Plus Size Cocktail Outfit

I paired it with a cardigan worn underneath for a few reasons. It still gets cold of a night here, and I wore it under because I didn’t want to take away from the sequins and lace. It also meant that I could wear a proper bra and not a strapless and it protected my arms from being shredded from the sequins. (So pretty, but so painful!)

Plus Size Cocktail Outfit

Some sheer stockings, a belt that matched my clutch and comfortable shoes finished off the outfit. I decided on comfortable flats. The event was next to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, so a bit of a walk.

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Dress & Belt – ASOS Curve || Cardigan (worn underneath) – Salvos || Stockings – Sonsee || Shoes – Rubi Shoes

Make up and snapshots from the day

Some snapshots from the evening. Melbourne really is so beautiful, as is my friend Mallory!

Plus Size Cocktail Outfit

How would you have styled the dress?