Review: Shoshanna

Y’all know I’m a fan of wearing dresses. A one-piece outfit, dresses require little effort to complete. And nobody’s better than Shoshanna at putting together a dress that is simultaneously fun, work-appropriate, and built for curvy ladies.

My love for Shoshanna is well documented. Founded in in 1998 by Shoshanna Lonstein (now Gruss), the line was intended to see the more full-chested of us. Beginning with killer swimwear and expanding into clothes, she has absolutely succeeded at creating a line of clothing that flatters my curves without making me look cleaved-out. Hats off, Ms. Gruss.

Challenge is, it’s not a budget-friendly line. With dresses averaging $350, you have to be creative in finding items that suit your bank account and your body type. Thankfully, they have pretty frequent new rotations into their sale listing, are sold at various high-end department stores with their own sale rotations, and can be found at flash-sale sites like Gilt. It’s all about persistence – which makes the win all the more satisfying.

You’ve seen plenty of my current beloved Shosh pieces in posts and #outfitselfie photos; here are the ones I’m lusting after for future ownership – ALL ON SALE:

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Delfina dress

I am so.obsessed with this dress. The shape, the beautiful gray, and the amazing neckline. This dress literally only needs shoes to complete. I’d go a step further and wear nude-to-me pumps to put all of the focus on that gorgeous beading.

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Minka dress

I saw this dress over a year ago, and fell immediately in love. The fact that it’s now on Gilt tells me there are only lucky sizes available in the entire United States; if I could find it in my size, I’d snap it right up and find some reason to wear its gorgeous teal lace and v-back look in public.

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Lynette dress

Maybe it’s just that I need a vacation, but I’d totally wear this dress to dinner at some resort with espadrille wedges and killer tan lines.

Shoshanna, Ray. Ray, Shoshanna. She’s my maternal cousin.

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