Momma Told Me: Karina Dresses #Dresstacular Preview- I Model The Gala In Magenta Safari!

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Karina Dresses #Dresstacular Preview- I Model The Gala In Magenta Safari!

Gala Dress by Karina in Magenta Safari #Dresstacular
Momma Told Me: Clothes should be like your second skin.

Can you fall in love with the same dress over and over? As someone who was out of a training bra by 8, I've argued against dresses my entire life. With a shapely figure that features an ample bust, shopping for feminine clothes that is comfortable, tasteful, and complimenting has long seemed impossible. A few years back I bought a $120 black wrap dress for $12 on clearance at a Kohl's, and I have since made it my mission to wear that one and only dress. It was comfortable, the wrap fit accentuated the right curves, and if I needed to wear a little extra color for an occasion I'd simply add a belt or a shrug.
Gala Dress by Karina in Magenta Safari #DresstacularGala Dress by Karina in Magenta Safari #Dresstacular
Then some of my fiends began buzzing about Karina dresses. They'd post pictures on Instagram or Facebook at family and social engagements looking like models. I was jealous, I bought a few new broaches and a scarf to go with my LBD. In time my jealousy turned to curiosity, how could one label outfit so many shapes, sizes, and styles of women? The same dress was showcased on a grandmother here, and on a busty millennial there. In fact, Karina prides themselves on making stylish dresses for 'every-body,' that's a flattering print, fabric, and fit for any size or modesty. They have a core set of 12 designs they constantly innovate with slight modifications and new prints. All of their dresses are made with easy to care for materials that can be cold washed and hung dry for wear day after day, adding to the simplicity of the brand and concept.
Gala Dress by Karina in Magenta Safari #Dresstacular
While Karina has many beautiful dresses from the criss-cut V-band Penelope, to the lined halter Rosa, the Gala immediately caught my eye and set my heart aflutter in it's 3/4 Sleeve 2013 Fall rendition. I was first drawn to the Silver hue, with it's sweetheart neckline, the Gala had a touch of vintage romance I'd imagine a Marilyn inspired starlet would wear. When I had a chance to choose an actual print for my own Gala, the task was a hefty one- I loved the bold Pink Cheetah and Gold Marble patterns just as much as the 'safer' Silver, but in the end wound up settling on the Magenta Safari. This dress had everything I loves, bright vivid colors, and animal print- but could I pull it off?
Gala Dress by Karina in Magenta Safari #Dresstacular
There's no doubt I turn heads in my Gale dress, by Karina. This dress is styled in a one-size manner that suits women 2-12, and I am a 14 with a DD bust, so you can certainly see how accommodating Karina dresses are. I especially loved the 3/4 sleeve on this rendition of the gala, which adds a little more modesty to offset the revealing sweetheart cut on my ample bust. Wrap dresses are very forgiving for various figures and also allow the wearer to sort of tailor their fit at the waist and bust-line. With a paid of leggings, this knee length Gala is ready for cooler weather, and will transition beautifully into Spring thanks to the light fabric that breathes easy and is comfortable to wear. I couldn't love my Gala Karina dress any more! Be sure to sign up for the Karina newsletter to stay up to date on the latest style additions and prints in your favorite dress, and be the first to hear about 50% off flash sales.

I've teamed up with 11 other fashionable bloggers to help showcase how Karina dresses truly are dresses for 'every-body'. Join us here on February 3, 2014 for your chance to win a 6 Karina dress wardrobe in the Karina Dresstacular™!

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129 comments:

  1. You rock that dress! I love the colors on you.

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  2. Wow, I'm not usually one for safari prints, but I'm loving that magenta color! It's gorgeous! I, too, am a curvy lady. I'll definitely be checking out their selection! That dress looks awesome on you!

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  3. Great dress! I am curvy as well, and that dress looks fab.

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  4. Love the style and pattern of the dress. And LOVE the new hair color. I've been wanting to color the tips of my hair a different color for years now. It's finally grown out long enough that I could do it. Maybe this summer! You're rocking the whole look. - Katy

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  5. Love the dress on you! I love my karina dresses, they're always so flattering on all women!

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  6. I am seriously in love with this dress! It looks stunning on you, and I adore the fabric pattern on this one! I want one now!

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  7. Why can't it be this warm here, and you look stunning!!!!

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  8. I've heard great things about the Karina company. That dress looks great on you.

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  9. Very flattering on you! I think I might like to try the Penelope.

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  10. Love the print and the cut! I'm generally not an animal print person, but this one looks amazing, with gorgeous colors.

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  11. Love that wild side...I also LOVE that clara? dress!

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  12. This dress is really cute with the leggings and black ballet flats. The jewelry matches really well!

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  13. Not only could you pull it off - you ROCKED it! Stunning!

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  14. I LOVE that print - very fun and sexy!

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  15. This dress looks fantastic on you! I love the colors!

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  16. I like the way you adapted this dress for your figure. As a size 16 with a 38D top, I have a hard time finding dreesses that look good. The leggings are a great idea.

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  17. That dress is a really good color and looks great on you!

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  18. The colors are gorgeous on you! And love your jewelry!

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  19. Wow this looks great on you! I love the print by itself, but I especially like that you paired it with the leggings!

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  20. Girl you are rocking that dress. I love your style.

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  21. Whoa! Hot mama! You pull off that dress like a boss!

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  22. The print is gorgeous. You look gorgeous in that dress!!

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  23. i like the print of this dress!

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  24. Gorgeous. I love that dress and you look so pretty.

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  25. I really like that print & LOVE it with leggings. looks great!

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  26. I LOVE the Magenta Safari print, it is so cool! Absolutely beautiful! :)

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  27. Those colors are absolutely gorgeous on you!

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  28. These are such beautiful dresses, I love the colors, the cut, everything!!

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  29. This dress looks very flattering on you. Love the lines.

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  30. I love this one!!! Its looks really good on you!!!

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  31. Great looking dress - looks cute and very comfy!

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  32. Cute dress! I love the leggings underneath, I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the review!

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  33. Love the magenta animal print--one color I don't have. I would just wear a lacy insert up top for coverage.

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  34. Not really digging animal print, but that's just me.

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  35. Not really digging animal print, but that's just me.

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  36. Karina dresses look really flattering and really well made.

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  37. You look gorgeous in that dress. I love it.

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  39. This dress looks really cool, the pattern is so bright & fun.

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  40. I reall like the way you styled this.

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  41. I love the colors and design of dress.

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  42. I love the colors and design of dress.

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  43. I love the jeggings with this dress and the jewelry .. good job You look so cool

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  44. I love this dress! It's so flattering!

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  45. You look incredible! This dress looks fantastic on you!!!

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  46. Oh wow, that color is perfect for you, and the design shows off your curves beautifully!

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  47. This dress looks so cute on you and comfy too.

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  48. The dress looks awesome on you! I love the 3/4 length sleeve.

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  49. looks like a great dress to go dancing in!

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  50. This is such a gorgeous dress. You look great!!

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  51. You look great in the dress. I love the leggings with it. I also love your hair...rocking it with the pink ends.

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  52. great idea to pair with leggings!

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  53. Wow, I really like this one, I wear my dresses this low cut too. love, it..

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  54. love the print - super sexy and fun!

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  55. The dress looks like it's made out of a very comfortable material. And I like the length.

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  56. That dress looks so comfortable yet fashionable. And I love anything you can pair leggings with!

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  57. Very flattering dress! You look great in it!

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  58. Beautiful print and fit, I love it!!

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  59. The dress is perfect with your current hair color! And the cropped leggings give the dress the right amount of sass.

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  60. You are totally rocking that dress! LisaB

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  61. Wild Child, this is a dress I could rock. You look very pretty , it's not too mom like also not too hoochie. You look great !!!!!!

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  62. I love this dress. And it looks great on you.

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  63. The cut isn't for me, but I love that pattern!

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  64. This dress works so beautifully with your hair! I love the color and the flare. I would not feel comfortable with the 'cut' but a great cami could make it work ;)

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  65. That dress looks amazing on you. I am partial to the colors in it and also the Clara style

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  66. I LOVE your rockin' accessories with this dress. The leggings are perfect! You completely rocked this beautiful dress!

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  67. I love the animal print theme in this dress.

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  68. Beautiful, looks like it was made for you!

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  69. They make the best dresses. I think I'd like the Lauren or the gala styles.

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  70. You look amazing! I love the animal print!

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  71. It's a lovely dress, and I also love the 3/4 sleeves, so flattering.

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  72. I love the variation on the animal print and lovely berry colors. I would wear a nice lace insert to cover up on top.

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  73. I love the variation on the animal print and lovely berry colors. I would wear a nice lace insert to cover up on top.

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  74. I like the print and the sleeves on this dress.

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  75. This dress is my heart throbber.It makes me ache to own this dress because of the safari print which is gorgeous and unique and the beautiful magenta color.You look stunning in it.

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  76. Great dress, colors and style look great on you! I want one!

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  77. I love this dress - looks stylish and still comfy!

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  78. I love how the dress accents your hair - AWESOME

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  79. I am not comfortable in a dress right now because I've gained weight. So I can honestly say I am proud of you for finding a dress that really is YOU. You go girl!! I liked the way you put it together and the pink is one of my favs.

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  80. Such gorgeous dress. Love the colors.

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  81. You really look great in that dress! I love how it looks on you.

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  82. I usually don't go for the Safari/animal prints but the colors of this one is really nice. I'm not sure that I could pull it off as great as you do!

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  83. Looks fantastic. I love how you paired it with the black leggings. It goes perfect with your dark hair! Loving the pattern.

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  84. I can see myself wearing this, it is so cute! I love the leggings to this and I am curvy!

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  85. That looks great on you! It would look good on my daughter also. It wouldn't fit my underweight self.

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  86. This dress looks super cute on you.

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  87. I really love the way you matched the dress to your hair - it looks fab! Beautiful :)

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  88. WOW! Those colors look amazing on you! Beautiful!

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  89. this dress looks really good on you.

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  90. Super cute dress! Love the colors and it looks amazing on you!

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  91. I love the Lauren, Clara and Penelope! Wish the hemlines could be chosen longer, but I'm a full skirt person. Will winter ever end? Love how this dress fits you, enjoy it!

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  92. Very nice! I love how you paired this dress with leggings!

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  93. Wow!! I love this Karina dress.It's so pretty in cut,style and color.You look gorgeious.

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