So, when the Carly dress came out last year, I was just as mystified as some of you. Are they selling a nightgown? Why would I want to buy a $55 dress that hugged my bosom and then flared out, and was two different lengths in the front and in the back? All the models were flaring the dress out with their hands, so of course, it looked flowing and ethereal. But when you tried it on in real life, it just made you look lumpy and way bigger than you are actually are. To be honest, I didn’t buy a Carly for months because I really thought it was way too expensive and wasn’t that flattering.
But eventually, I did try it. (You know how much I love LuLaRoe, so I just had to.) And although it was a bit of a learning curve, I found some styles that I love. I’m sharing my favorite ways to wear the Carly, and I’m so excited to highlight one of my favorite consultants, Branda, who has the cutest prints and the most creative ways to wear the Carly! I love getting inspiration from her, and today you get to see her tricks of the trade!
(Plus, she’s giving away a Carly to a lucky reader! Keep reading on how to win!)
Thinking that because I wear a medium in the Nicole and a small in the Julia, I ordered a small in the Carly. The dress does start at XXS after all, and I am sure as hell not that small! (Well…keep reading!) My bust runs at like a 36E right now, so I figured the small would give enough room up there. And it did. But it was a little baggy, so I wore it with a belt, leggings, boots and a jacket. It was a cute fall look!
I bought this adorable Carly from Branda. It’s an XXS, so I don’t need a belt. But with solid leggings and a jean jacket, this was a great outfit for a recent spring party. (And even with my large chest, it fits!) So see? SO much versatility in sizing! You can wear lots of sizes!!
But…can you wear the Carly oversized? Totally! Here is Branda, wearing a size large Carly. One photo with a belt, and one without, both knotted at the bottom to give the dress a little more shape. (She can wear down to an XXS.) Look at how cute she looks!
Did you know you can wear Carly as a long shirt? This is Branda wearing an XXS Carly, knotted up at the bottom to highlight a sneak peek of her denim shorts.
Branda is giving away a Carly dress to a lucky reader! Amazing!! This giveaway will go until April 22! How do you enter?
PS: I’m not a consultant! I just love promoting this brand and promoting my favorite consultants!!
1. Sign up for the Evie+Sarah newsletter:
2. Leave us a comment on your fave way to wear the Carly. If you’ve never tried it, let us know that, too. Now, you’re entered!
3. Make sure to jump on over to Branda’s shopping page to follow her sales, special deals, and style tips!! Personally, I love her live sales!
4. And be sure to follow us on Facebook for a sneak peek of our podcasts, styling tips, and memes to make you laugh. (Did you know we’re giving away Starbucks gift cards right now? Be sure to check Facebook for more great offers!)