Selkie Puff Dress – Plus Size Review

plus size Selkie dress

The Selkie Puff Dress for Plus Sizes

I had seen the Selkie puff dress for quite sometime on social media before I decided to purchase one for myself. I seriously was a little afraid of the short hemline. Cut to December 2021 – Selkie launched an adorable holiday collection and I saw the perfect midi length version of their adorable Puff dress. I am obsessed with holiday outfits – especially over the top holiday outfits – and knew it was my moment to finally try the Selkie dress – but how would it look on my plus size body?  I am a plus size instagram influencer, so I’m lucky enough to be able to try things out for work and mix a little business with pleasure. I ordered my Selkie dress and selected the size 5X which corresponds to a size 22. I typically take a size 24/26 in garments lately, so this was definitely a risk. I have a smaller bust size, I typically wear a C cup and have fairly narrow shoulders so I  was okay with taking the risk. I saw another influencer wear the dress and I feel we are similar in size so I felt extra empowered to try the dress.  I think that the sizing was definitely a little confusing , and I personally don’t like to keep track of my measurements as I find that somewhat triggering, so I definitely try on most stuff to gauge how I feel about it rather than rely on sizing charts. If I had to critique Selkie, I would definitely suggest that they change their size range to reflect the commonalities of plus size numerical sizing at other retailers. I truly cannot think of many places where a size 5X = plus size 22.

selkie puff dress for plus sizes

The dress arrived more quickly than I expected, especially with all the shipping delays of the holidays and the current world events. The dress is truly abundant! It’s floofy  and diaphanous and just breathtaking. I slipped it over my head and honestly – it was a perfect fit. I even felt comfortable to go braless in it as the top part of the dress is quite supportive. I love how floofy the skirt is. It nips in at the highest point of my waist just under my bustline (which for me is my most narrow part) — so if you, like me, have a big belly, this is an awesome dress for you! I loved the dress so much I ordered another one through Anthropologie (this time getting the shorter hemline version – I felt more comfortable ordering through Anthro as I am super familiar with their return policy and can always return in person if it doesn’t work out) to wear for Valentine’s day.  I can’t wait to show it to you! I would however suggest shopping on the Selkie website. It seems like other retailers get limited size runs of Selkie dresses and honestly there is a ton more variety on the website. I am unfamiliar with their return policies as I don’t plan on returning this beautiful dress but I am sure they are wonderful!

Rosey Blair
Rosey Blair

Plus size style junkie and advocate for size inclusivity in the fashion industry. Lusting after Gucci and Prada bags. Taking pictures everyday. Trying to cultivate good skincare habits. Planning the next stamp in my passport. Creating a cozy home with lots of treats and treasures.


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