Taking the Plunge in Neon Cushnie Dress

Lime Jules Dress by Cushnie

Where are my babies of the ’80s? Neon was in back then and it’s definitely in this spring and apparently here to stay according to fashion insiders. I love color and lots of it, as evident in my daily outfit choices. It took a bit of time for me to jump on the neon trend. Many of the clothing offerings I saw were either not my style or much too expensive.

A quick recap of the spring/summer 2019 runway went like this: House of Holand sent neon short suit set down the runway, Jeremy Scott had Duckie Thot in neon overall boots, Off-White gave us neon snake print thanks to Virgil Abloh’s creative direction, Kate Middleton fave Emilia Wickstead opted for elegant pink neon gowns with puff sleeves, and Julien Macdonald brought the sexy back with neon orange cutout mini dresses.

As a plus size woman, I knew I couldn’t even fit in most of these designer threads even if I could afford them. Carly Cushnie also designed elegantly draped dresses in neon green down the runway for Spring 2019. The only difference between her and her cohorts was the fact that she included plus-size models in her show. Recently, her deep plunge neckline dress was made available through Rent the Runway, giving me the perfect opportunity to try out the trend risk-free.

Lime Jules Dress by Cushnie
Lime Jules Dress by Cushnie
Lime Jules Dress by Cushnie
Lime Jules Dress by Cushnie
Lime Jules Dress by Cushnie
Lime Jules Dress by Cushnie

What I’m Wearing
Cushnie Dress // Louis Vuitton Shoes // See by Chloe Bag // Amazon Sunglasses // Zara Earrings

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