Over 30s Style with FemmeLuxe

•Features gifted items•

This weekend I am turning thirty one, effectively entering the ‘over thirties’ category, something which would have terrified me a few years ago, I won’t lie. Now, especially with everything going on in the world at the moment, turning another year older is something I consider a blessing rather than a curse. I am not afraid of getting older anymore, but I have been trying to work on my personal style as I age.

A few years ago, after I had my youngest son and I became a mum of three, I would have definitely shyed away from online clothing websites like FemmeLuxe, thinking they simply weren’t for me, but when the team got in touch asking if I would like to try some of their items, I figured why on earth not? Age is just a number, after all, and their site has outfits that would look fantastic on women of all ages. All you need is the confidence to wear them and own it. So I made my order with my upcoming birthday in mind, hoping to find clothes I could wear to celebrate, even if it will be at home this year, and I am really happy with my choices.

The Wine Balloon Sleeve Dress

Wine balloon sleeve dress

Wine balloon sleeve dress

This wine balloon sleeve mini dress is made with the slinkiest of materials and, although I was a little worried about how clingy it would be, I loved how it looked on, and it feels so soft and comfortable to wear as well. The dress comes to halfway down the thigh, which I admit is a little higher than most of my dresses these days, but I think it looks lovely with black heels for a night out (after lockdown of course) and the balloon style sleeves are great if you are self-conscious about your upper arms. I wasn’t sure whether to wear the sleeves off the shoulder or not, but it can be worn either way. It is also a flattering cut for those of us not blessed in the boob department, as it emphasised what cleavage I do have, without being too low cut. Overall I love this dress, especially the colour, and will definitely be wearing it when I am finally able to go out for a birthday drink with friends.

The LBD

Black strapless mini dress

Black strapless mini dress

This is my favourite of the items as it made me feel so confident wearing it. I struggle to feel ‘sexy’ these days, with the three kids, but wearing this strapless mini dress made me feel fantastic and I will be wearing it on my birthday evening for drinks and a quiz on Zoom. Just because I am stuck at home, it doesn’t mean I can’t dress fancy for my birthday, right? I love how it looks with black heels, but I also think it would work with gold or bright accessories to give it a bit of colour. I really like the style of the dress, which has fabric drawn across the middle, which really flatters women like me who are most self-conscious about their stomachs, after having children. I also love the sash, which gives the strapless dress a little extra something.

The Slogan Tee

Black slogan tee

Black slogan tee

I saw this t-shirt on the website and knew I had to have it. One of my favourite songs at the moment is Sweet but Psycho and it this slogan tee totally sums me up. I really like simple black t-shirts with white writing, and this goes nicely with my mom jeans and heels, or sandals or trainers to make the outfit a little more casual. I went for a size 8-10, and it is a little snug, so I would consider sizing up if you are between sizes like me. The t-shirt feels like it is a good quality, and it is a nice length too (I have found that lots of slogan t-shirts tend to be slightly cropped, which doesn’t suit me).

The Luxe Loungewear

Black loungewear set

I was a little unsure about ordering loungewear from the site, mainly as I wasn’t sure I could ‘pull it off’, but I took the plunge and I am pleased that I did as this black loungewear set is great for chilling out in, although I am not sure I would head outside the house wearing it, as the website suggests. This is purely a personal choice, I just don’t think I suit loungewear in public myself. The material is a little different to how I imagined it would be, less stretchy than other loungewear that I have, but the fit is ok (I went for the 12-14 and it is fine apart from the trousers being a little loose around the upper thigh, but tight on the rest of the leg).

Black loungewear set

I am really pleased with the clothes I chose from FemmeLuxe, and am glad that I didn’t let my past insecurities put me off of trying a new clothing website. I have my eye on some of their other dresses, for after lockdown, and I am definitely going to take another look at their other slogan tees.

The clothing featured in this post was gifted, however all words and images are my own. 

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