I’ve reviewed a few items from the Cottelli Plus Size Collection for Orion Versand recently so was excited to receive the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert in my latest Orion review parcel.
Arriving in the now familiar Cottelli Plus Collection packaging, a dark box emblazoned with a stunning woman proudly sporting the dress. I really liked this dress. I’ve had remarkable success with the sizing and fit with the Cottelli Plus Size Collection so was hopeful this would be no exception to this.
Opening the box up I found the dress delicately wrapped in black tissue paper. This is a nice touch and makes it feel like you’re unwrapping something special. The super glossy finish of the black parts of the dress are already visible.
The Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert is a panelled dress. Made up of panels of shiny black silky polyester and elastane and panels of black lace with a red rose print over it. The contrast is striking and its nice to see a splash of colour.
The lace panels are situated on the front of the dress running down the length of the middle, and to each side. They run the full length of the dress giving a teasing glimpse of what lies beneath. The back of the dress is one complete panel of the black shiny fabric with a sexy lace flash at the side around the bottom.
The Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert has short sleeves and these are made of the black lace with rose print. They look extremely feminine and I like the addition of the rose print into the sleeve. The bodice of the dress is black, sitting over my boobs perfectly. There is a stretch to the material and this allows the dress to cling to my curves tantalisingly. It almost hugs them.
I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to wear a bra beneath the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert given the lace and nature of the cling. For me this would have been a deal breaker as gravity just isn’t kind to big boobs. I was extremely happy to see this wasn’t the case. I was able to wear a black lacey bra beneath with no problems. But for a smoother line it may well be a T shirt bra would be better. (But not as sexy.)
You will need underwear beneath the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert if you’re going to wear it as outerwear. The front lace panel displays everything if you go commando. However, of course if you intend the dress for bedroom wear it would be perfect. The dress sits just above my knees, but I’m short and I feel like it’s actually meant to sit mid-thigh. This isn’t an issue for me and I actually like the length.
There is no opening to the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert. My first few minutes after unpacking the dress were spent looking for a non-existent zip or hooks and eyes. It doesn’t even need a fastening really as the fit is so good. You simply pull it over your head and the fabric smooths over your body.
The black shiny panels feel smooth and silky against my skin. Add this to the contrast of the light touch of the lace and it’s quite a sensuous experience. The lace isn’t at all scratchy, which can be an issue. I’ve certainly had lace lingerie which has been irritating when worn for any period of time.
Lightweight and Comfortable
I tried the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert on during one of the hottest weeks of the year and still found it extremely comfortable and lightweight. Perhaps this would be an ideal alternative to latex for the hotter weather. As much as I enjoy wearing latex it’s not pleasant when the mercury rises.
In fit, again I could probably have sized down one size. I’ve found the Cottelli Plus Collection to be some of the most generous sized Plus Size lingerie I’ve come across. And I’ve come across a lot. They fit nicely, don’t ride up and don’t feel like you’re forcing yourself into someone else’s dress. (I’m looking at you Lovehoney!! Sometimes your sizing sucks!) Its comfortable and the designs feel like they’ve been put together with a plus size body in mind. Something else I’ve found hard to come by.
A Sexy Dual Purpose Look
I teamed the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert with spiked heels due to the heat but I imagine you could put a suspender belt under it and wear lace top stockings to great effect. Something I’ll enjoy exploring when the autumn comes. I do love the double purpose of the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert. It’s certainly sexy enough for bedroom but with careful underwear planning could easily be worn clubbing or out for a special occasion.
Orion sell the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert in four sizes, Xl, 2XL, 3XL and 4XL. Given the generosity of the sizing I would imagine these translate into dress sizes quite high. If you’re looking for a plus size outfit for the bedroom or for date night I heartily recommend checking out the Cottelli Plus Collection on Orion.
You can buy the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert for €64.95.
Thank you so much to the awesome team at Orion Versand for sending me the Cottelli Plus Size Mini Dress with Rose Lace Insert to review. I was sent this item free of charge and in exchange for an honest and impartial review.