Statement Sleeves with Manon Baptiste at navabi

24 May 2017

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel wears a stunning statement sleeve dress in this style post brought to you by navabi.

This post contains gifted products for review. Although the product was gifted, all opinions expressed are genuine and are my own. For more information about collaborative posts, please visit our policy page.


It's no secret that I LOVE Lana Del Rey. I mean, I have a huge poster of her hanging in my hallway! Sure, I'm a fan of her music. But honestly? I'm a bigger fan of the whole package. Lana has an airy vibe about her. She just floats! When I put on this dress I instantly embody all of my favourite things about her, and I feel like I can conquer the world. For me, that is Manon Baptiste's super power. 

Come on, don't I look like I'm off to mourn my sugar daddy's sudden but oh-so-tragic passing? Classic Lana Del Rey behaviour.

I was torn, because at first this outfit felt a little bare. There's no jacket (do you see the sleeves? I'm not going to crinkle those up inside a jacket!) and no necklace, but I think the shoe/hat/sunnies/earrings situation complements the dress beautifully. When a dress is so elegant and carefree it doesn't need much to frame it. It speaks for itself, and that's definitely the case with this dress. 

Size wise, I believe this dress is spot-on. I'm pictured wearing a 24 and it fits beautifully. There's the slightest bit of VBO which I didn't expect from this silhouette, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest. The fabric is a ponte jersey blend (with a polyester lining) that is both breathable slightly and stretchy. As you can see it hits me JUST below the knee, which I wasn't a fan of at first. However, when paired with heels I think this actually creates a chic, elegant look that's a bit different for me and I love it! 

This is my first time working with navabi and it has been an absolute dream! I'm a huge fan of their clothes, social media campaigns, and their constant support of both fat customers and fat influencers which Nancy of Sugar, Darling? wrote about beautifully in this Kaleidoscope blog post. I truly hope this will be the beginning of a beautiful working relationship between AmandaApparel and navabi. 


Shop the look: 

Platform Sandals | Size 8EEE | Simply Be 

Hat | Vintage | Similar at New Look

Sunnies | Vintage | Similar at Topshop


This post contains gifted products for review in collaboration with navabi. Click to shop the Manon Baptiste collection. All opinions expressed are genuine and are my own. For more information about collaborative posts, please visit our policy page.


Photography by Lianne Mackay: Edinburgh Wedding Photographer


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Plus size style and fat positive blogger. Born in Kansas City. Matured in Edinburgh Scotland. Feminist killjoy, Instagram fanatic, and avid user of the sparkle emoji. Expect outfit posts, fat activism,
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