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Kitten with a Whip! | Manolo for the Big Girl

Kitten with a Whip!

I want to do so many things with this dress.

I want to take off the belt and wear it with three strands of pearls or a scatter brooch to my grandma’s three-mimosa brunch.

I want to replace the “leather-like” belt with something of higher quality (you know, something that once had a mom and a dream) and wear it with seamed stockings and a 50’s handbag for a night of flirting with Inappropriate Men at a local rockabilly show.

I want to wake up at noon the next morning and sit in the dark eating greasy tacos and watching that scene in Pride and Prejudice where Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy jumps into and subsequently comes out of the water over and over again until we faint from sheer Regency-era hotness with it only to regain conciousness three hours later and start the whole thing over again. (woo, is it warm in here?)

I think you get the picture.

The neckline and pencil skirt make it sexy without turning the world your mammographer or putting you in direct danger of any sort of tabloid-style unpleasantless when getting out of a car. It isn’t an investment piece, but it’s well worth the price tag.

These subtle slingies from Pedro Garcia on the other hand, are an investment and would be perfect for with this and many other dresses (don’t you dare ruin the line of this skirt with ankle wraps or a t-strap). On supersale for under $150– over 60% retail– there’s no reason they shouldn’t sleep in your closet tonight!

Pedro Garcia

Sizes are limited but the 41 (American 10/11) is still available!

14 Responses to “Kitten with a Whip!”

  1. anonymous July 24, 2007 at 12:58 pm #

    get real. heavy or “big” girls can’t balance their weight in heels like that. they snap. a kitten heel is a better alternative.

    i noticed that the other shoe you posted was also a super high heel. its nice to think that big girls can wear the heels but heels like that with a thin heel just make the big calves look bigger.

    how about recommending some shoes with the kitten heel and the sturdier heel for the big girls to enjoy and balance on?

  2. Bridey July 24, 2007 at 1:16 pm #

    Beg to differ, anonymous — I’ve seen plenty of plenty big girls on heels like that, though I can’t walk in ’em myself. And I don’t necessarily think a slim heel make a big calf look bigger — or that it would be a bad thing if it did. What’s wrong with nice big calves? :)

    I suspect our feet hurt more in sky-high heels than our smaller counterparts’, but there’s no reason we can’t enjoy them!

  3. tracy m July 24, 2007 at 1:34 pm #

    I love those shoes, and would easily wear them- if only they went just a little bit bigger. My feet have been size 12 since seventh grade- and the choices have long been orthopedics or serious tranny shoes- mericifully the sizes are starting to go up. I would love love love more links to not only cute dresses like this one, but more cute shoes in big sizes.

    Thanks, and I love the blog.

  4. gemdiva July 24, 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    Tracy m, 3 words…Zappos, Zappos, Zappos. I am an 11W and sometimes buy a 12M which are for some reason easier to find. They have many shoes in size 12, including great designer shoes. http://www.zappos.com. Also try Nordstroms on line. Happy hunting.

  5. sara July 24, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    So cute! I love the neckline and way it looks like a shrug with a strapless dress. Too bad the shoes aren’t in my size…

  6. anonymous July 24, 2007 at 7:33 pm #

    okay, well i didn’t mean to imply that big girls couldn’t wear the heels, its just that the heels aren’t really designed to handle large weight–especially spindly heels.

  7. Amber July 24, 2007 at 8:31 pm #

    First of all, super hot dress.

    Second of all, anonymous, get real and just get off this page if all you’re gonna do is tell us what we CAN’T do. Clearly, you’re in the wrong place. Fat girls the world round rock the stilettos and look mega hot doing it. I enjoy walking in 4-inch stilettos and haven’t had a heel snap on me yet! Big calves and all! Shocker!

  8. Holly July 25, 2007 at 9:40 am #

    I got here from a Wendy link, and I think this website is GREAT, even though I am not close to being big.
    Heck, I resent when society reduces me to my physicality as much as the next girl. Your suggestions and comments are reasonable, smart, and clever and I will def. keep reading. I know how it feels not to be able to find clothes to fit.

  9. in la July 25, 2007 at 2:15 pm #

    Tracy — I second the Zappos recommendation. Also try Nordstroms (online), DesignerShoes.com, and BarefootTess.com; the last two don’t carry anything unless it runs up to at least a 12.

  10. Betty July 30, 2007 at 5:39 pm #

    I know this is a little late for a comment, but I bought this dress this weekend. And let me tell you, it actually made me look thinner. I nearly cried. The belt isn’t that great, but you can get something else. Seriously, worth every penny.