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Ciara Cinch Dress by Kiyonna

 

This post is part of a monthly series of reviews sponsored by Kiyonna this dress was gifted to me and this post contains affiliate links. 

The Ciara Cinch dress by Kiyonna is a faux wrap style dress that features ruching and a unique inset that attracts the eye to the smallest part of the body.

The Ciara Cinch dress by Kiyonna is a faux wrap style dress that features ruching and a unique inset that attracts the eye to the smallest part of the body.

The Ciara Cinch dress by Kiyonna is a faux wrap style dress that features ruching and a unique inset that attracts the eye to the smallest part of the body.

The Ciara Cinch dress by Kiyonna is a faux wrap style dress that features ruching and a unique inset that attracts the eye to the smallest part of the body.

The Ciara Cinch dress by Kiyonna is a faux wrap style dress that features ruching and a unique inset that attracts the eye to the smallest part of the body.

Dress | Shoes | Earrings 

My love affair with little black dresses continues…In this Monday’s blog post I am sharing a new little black dress from Kiyonna. The Ciara Cinch dress by Kiyonna is a faux wrap style dress with a unique inset that creates a ruching under the bust that is flattering and attracts the eye. The fabric is a thick polyester/spandex blend that helps keep everything in place, I also found that this piece was breathable and very comfortable. The deep v-neck was very secure and comfortable, I never felt like any of my bits were hanging out or moving when they shouldn’t be LOL.

I was initially attracted to this Kiyonna piece because of the color and pattern, I love a good black dress, and this pattern felt like a great way to add some diversity to my closet.  Once I had the piece on it was the fit and flattering ruching that won me over. If you have been following me for a bit then you know I am not a girl that is afraid of a tight dress for a night out, but in my day to day life I opt for comfortable luxe basics that are not fitted. I really enjoyed how this dress drew attention to my small waist but didn’t hug the rest of my body, it felt like the perfect blend of fitted and flowy. The cinched waist showed off my hourglass figure but the “faux wrap” piece across the front made me feel confident that my tummy wasn’t showing. I could see myself wearing this dress out for a few different occasions, not just a night out on the town.

I dressed the Ciara Cinch up for a date night out, with some strap heels and a tassle earring but I could also see myself pairing it with wedge booties, a cami and a long cardigan for a work ready look. I know I am always going on about the versatility of Kiyonna’s pieces but IT REALLY IS TRUE! When you have a quality garment, the styling options become endless.

Kiyonna offers this dress in multiple color and pattern options, they always seem to have this silhouette in stock because IT WORKS for curvy bodies. I scooped it up in the dot mix print, it is also available in a pressed flowers pattern, and a misty blue color. It seems that there is something for everyone with the Ciara Cinch dress!

For more about the Kiyonna garments I have reviewed, go HERE, HERE, and HERE!

 

This post was sponsored by Kiyonna, all opinions are my own 

 

 

 

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Kiyonna Kimono

 

This post contains affiliate links. Kyonna gifted me this kimono in exchange for my honest review. 

Kimono | Jeans(similar) | Shoes 

Its the first day of FALLLLLL, my favorite season. Almost all my favorite things happen in the fall, my wedding anniversary, halloween, pumpkin spice lattes. You get the picture :). This month for my Kiyonna review I wanted to try out one of their new Kimonos, Kiyonna is known for creating quality pieces for the plus size woman that are meant to last. This trendy piece is no different, the quality really shows.

This Kimono comes in two different patterns a black print and a brown print. This topper is a polyester blend with lace detail along the sleeves and hemline. Its fitted with a belt that you can remove or tie around you waist. I have worn this piece both ways, and have really enjoyed the belt option as a fitted look. I am 5’6″ and the kimono hit me mid thigh, this is enough coverage to keep me feeling confident but not drowning in fabric. Something I would like to highlight is the fabric choice for this garment, its super light and anti wrinkle, I have other kimonos that are a rayon blend, they are so prone to wrinkle and are heavy on warmer days.

The pajama streetwear trend is all the rage this season, and while this trend may seem a little out of reach for the plus size babe pieces like the kimono make this easy to try. I love the edgy looks and trends that come off the runway at NYFW but sometimes those don’t translate to the everyday girl, and often times they aren’t even offered for the plus size girl. Kiyonna has created a piece that speaks to the edgier girl that still wants accessible fashion.

I opted to style this piece with skinnies and a fitted black tank, I wanted to offset the loose fit of the kimono with fitted jeans and a tank. This creates balance and lets the kimono really shine.

I have reviewed some really beautiful pieces for Kiyonna, each piece shines in its own special way. What I really enjoy about this Kiyonna garment is the versatility. I have already worn this with leggings and a blouse, and plan on styling it with some over the knee boots(as soon as this heat gives up).

 

Read more of my Kiyonna reviews, here, here and here

 

This post was sponsored by Kiyonna, all opinions are my own. 

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Curves At Sea Cruise with Kiyonna

Dress | Shoes | Bag | Bracelet | Sunglasses

I have been reading about the FFFWeek Curves at Sea Cruise for years, and this year I was actually able to attend! It was everything I thought it would be, from the Fashion to the Dance floor. I know this is super dorky but I really had so much fun seeing the city by boat, typical Anne…Everyone is out on the dance floor and I am staring starry eyed at the statue of liberty. lol

I knew months ago that I wanted to wear the Bianca Ruched Dress to the Curves at Sea party, the Bianca dress is ruched from the bodice down and is meant to be fitted, the draping across the shoulders provides some coverage and adds a little peekaboo effect along the neckline. Bodycon silhouettes are a style that I love and find empowering, what I like about this dress is that it offers support, so minimal to no spanx are needed.

This dress in white would be perfect for a bride at a bachelorette party, the color and style is perfect for a brides night out. Currently the Bianca Ruched Dress is available in raspberry, black and porcelain. At Kiyonna I usually wear a size one, I opted to size up because of the shape of the dress, and I am glad I did. The size two was a perfect fit. Liz and I had shopped earlier in the day, I picked up the spiked gold bracelet to add some edge to the look. I wore some strappy block heeled sandals, and carried my favorite Clare V. clutch. My feet were good all night long, but as soon as we got off the boat at 11 I could barely walk lol.

Details if you are thinking about going on the FFFWeek Curves at Sea Cruise

We boarded the yacht at 6:30pm and left the dock at 8pm, the boat took us around Manhattan and then back to the harbor at 11pm. There was music, a fashion show, cash bar(two mixed drinks averaged about 30 dollars), and dinner. I paid around 100 dollars for my ticket.  The clear style most women wore was tight white dresses, some of the best looks of the night did not follow that idea. So if you are thinking of going next year, rock your own style. Reach for a piece that will make you happy! 

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