Conquering Curvy: The Boutique of Molly Edit*
So welcome, to my first Conquering Curvy fashion edit. In this edit I am specifically going to be talking about a fabulous brand called Boutique of Molly. Firstly, let me give you a little bit of background on them.
I first came across this brand when I saw the stunning Lauren from Sahara Splash in the Tara Tunic. I then went on to explore the site and came across two playsuits I thought would be perfect for my Conquering Curvy edits.
Before ordering I spoke to the Boutique of Molly team on Twitter to enquire about sizes. I told them about my rather large chest and I settled on getting the Alexa playsuit in a 12 and the Paisley playsuit in a 14.
First up is the Alexa lace up playsuit...
I love this playsuit because it is so versatile. As you can see above I opted to go for quite a casual look but you could easily dress this up with a pair of heels and a clutch bag. I decided to keep my look pretty low key on this particular day though.
I really like this outfit because it is super comfy and the playsuit fits perfectly. It's quite a thick stretchy material, so it accommodates the girls very well too. I wouldn't normally go for a number this tight-fitting as I don't think it looks very flattering on me. But I am really glad that this time I decided to step out of my comfort zone.
One of my favourite details on this playsuit is the way it laces up at the back. I am happy to say as well that if you lace this up tight enough you could go without a bra. Before I continue I just want to be as transparent with you as possible when I talk about going braless because, particularly for us larger chested ladies, it is frowned upon and not seen as "acceptable". I am a UK F/G cup so going braless is a huge deal for me and you know what? If you ever want to go braless, you totally should! As long as you feel comfortable you shouldn't give a damn whether it's "acceptable" or not. Just do you.
To make going braless even more comfortable the playsuit has a seam just under the bust which gives you a bit of extra support along with the lace up detail. Additionally, if you ever felt like you needed even more support you could always knot the straps. Knotting straps is something I have always done (mainly from my leotard wearing dancing days) because it just adds a little more boost. If you ever try this I recommend knotting right at the top of you shoulders, then you can cover the knots with your hair, like I have above.
When I was styling this outfit I felt like I was channelling a bit of the dancer in me. I decided to go with my trusty flannel shirt from Pull and Bear with my H&M high tops (which I actually use at dance class by the way). Also because it was a bit chilly outside I pulled on some 80 denier tights and accessorised with some Primark shades.
Overall, this look is definitely super comfy, no pulling up or pulling down awkwardly at all. The playsuit on the whole was really flattering on my body and to be honest, I felt really good in it! This outfit is going to be one of my easy go-to summer outfits but minus the tights (hopefully!).
Next up is the Paisley high neck playsuit...
The colour and pattern of this playsuit absolutely screams summer. Unlike the Alexa playsuit above the cut of the Paisley playsuit is more like what I would usually go for. It's a little more fitted at the top, cinches in at the waist and then flares out into a floaty pair of shorts. Again, I've decided to go for a more casual and comfy outfit to run about in during the day.
Another beautiful back detail. The Paisley playsuit is fastened by these criss-cross ties and a concealed zip below. Whilst this detail is very pretty and delicate looking it can make getting in and out of it yourself a little tricky. However that's nothing a bit of practice can't sort out. I've only worn this playsuit twice and I've already found a way to undo it myself and then put it back on in a flash. I can't exactly explain it, I just know there's a very handy sequence you can pull the threads in.
When I took these photos, I did go braless again. However, for this particular playsuit I wouldn't really recommend it. There's not as much support provided, even if you pull the string fastening really tight. The material of this playsuit is a bit thinner and lighter than the previous one, that's the main reason why I think it is slightly lacking in support. The next day though, I did wear it with a strapless nude wonderbra which worked a treat!
To cinch my waist in even more (my fiancé actually suggested this!) instead of tying the string fastenings up behind me, I tightened them more by bringing and tying the string together around the front. This helps exaggerate your waist more and stops the material from just hanging down underneath your bust which can leave you looking boxy.
My favourite detail on this playsuit is this really subtle double straps and slight scooping cut out going underneath the arms. It creates a really interesting and dynamic shape, a little bit different to the other playsuits I have seen around this season.
I decided to style the Paisley playsuit with my favourite white knitted cardigan from Gilly Hicks and my new Birkenstock sliders. I have to mention that these new Birkenstock sliders are my favourite summer shoes, the straps on them look like pretty luminescent mermaid scales. To accessorize, I just kept it simple and wore my Primark sunglasses again.
This outfit was overall just as comfy as the previous one, as long as I wore a bra. The playsuit fitted just as I expected it to and will be a great addition to my summer wardrobe.
I hope you enjoyed my first Conquering Curvy post. If you want me to test out any other brands for us curvy girls, please comment down below and I'll see what I can do. In the meantime keep your eyes peeled for more Conquering Curvy posts coming soon!