Roberto Cavalli for curves

Roberto Cavalli, the 70-something Italian design maestro, is renowned for his curve-enhancing, hyper-sexual, super-feminine clothes that celebrate, well, curvy, sexual and feminine women! Cavalli signatures include animal prints, silk jersey, Chinoiserie prints (I adore his Ming-vase shapes and patterns), expert ruching and serpent and gold details. Women who favour his pieces include Sharon Stone, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Aishwarya Rai. These are women who know themselves, who ooze confidence and who dress accordingly!

I purchased this particular Roberto Cavalli silk-jersey knit skirt from eBay about 3 years ago for about US$59 (normally, this skirt [which is from his mainline collection] would have retailed for between AU$600 and $700). I hadn’t worn it in AGES so thought I would don it for the kind of day where I was transitioning from a day at work to dinner with friends.

Roberto Cavalli skirtI paired it with a Seed top I bought about a year ago from Harbour Town in Perth (reduced from about $40 to $9.95) and neutral Sandler pumps I picked up from a fabulous shoe shop in Bunbury for $25 (from about $130). The skirt can be difficult to pair an appropriate top with, given its striking pattern and unique shape. However, I really felt that the cream embossed top complemented the pattern of the skirt and thought the peplum enhanced the curvy shape of the skirt.

Roberto Cavalli skirtThe skirt has the most fabulous kick pleat that splays out from under the curve of my bottom, giving me a hyper-womanly hourglass shape. My husband commented to me that morning, as he was complimenting me about the outfit, that I looked like I had even more “junk in the trunk” than normal! He loved it 🙂 I’m yet to meet a man who doesn’t love a woman in Cavalli (see the aforementioned women and find me a man that doesn’t think any one of them is gorgeous!).

Seed topI wore neutral brown and pink tones in my makeup and all of my beautiful Jan Logan jewellery, most notably the earrings Ben gifted me on our wedding day. That blush shade of rose quartz goes with pretty much everything (and if you read The Zoe Report, you’ll see that the eternally-flattering shade is trending for 2015).

I’d love to hear if you own a Cavalli piece and if so, how it makes you feel to wear it.


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