For those who crave something a little more sparkly and fancy than the Twilight dress I recently reviewed, I present the Stop Staring! Alexis dress in metallic champagne. This asymmetric, vintage-style cocktail dress is the perfect antique metal shade, somewhere between silver and gold. The tone is classy and festive, and the soft stretch polyester is textured to create a lovely, almost lurex-like period look. This is the perfect dress for a Christmas party or New Year’s Eve!
If you were a fan of Stop Staring!’s one-shouldered satin Lovespell dresses, Alexis delivers the same elegant late-1950s/early-1960s styling. This looks like something Elizabeth Taylor would have worn in Cleopatra – no joke! The textured fabric and ruched right side accent my waist and obscure my gut bulge rather nicely, while the sweetheart bodice provides just the right amount of structure for my bustline. I’m wearing Alexis with the Wacoal Red Carpet bustier in 36DD (size down a cup!) and Spanx.
I styled Alexis with vintage rhinestone earrings, a rhinestone bracelet, and my metallic champagne-toned Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby d’Orsays. It’s almost as if the dress and these shoes were made for each other!
This is my usual Stop Staring! size 14, and it’s a comfortable fit. For reference, my measurements are 42-32-48.”
Thank you to Stop Staring! and Jackie at Think for providing me with this amazing sample.