The Body Issue

Talking about our bodies is a sensitive issue for most women. It certainly is for me. I have a love-hate relationship with my body but most of the time it verges on hate. I cannot be satisfied or comfortable with what I’ve got. I’m not alone in feeling like this. Everyone has hang ups. I’m too fat, too skinny, my boobs aren’t big enough, my boobs are too big. These are just some of the thoughts that go round our heads. We all know this isn’t healthy but we still do this. We are surrounded by images of women with perfect bodies in the media, especially in the Instagram age which just reinforces the notion that we aren’t perfect.

Thankfully, this is changing. Women of diverse body types are being used in advertisements and runway shows. The body positivity movement hashtag is trending. It is now ok to not be stick thin. In fact, women with curves are being celebrated. Just look at Ashley Graham, Lizzo, or plus sized figurehead Tess Holiday. Even at Rihanna’s new Fenty show, women of various sizes were used to show off the singer’s latest designs. Even disabled models were used. Of course this is still in the minority of designers and advertisers but times are changing.

Here at The Volte, we celebrate all sizes. It doesn’t matter whether you are a size 2 or size 22, The Volte has you covered. We believe women of all sizes and shapes are beautiful and we are here to celebrate it. Why not have a look in your size and find the perfect outfit to hire. We have dresses for all occasions be it a casual daytime event like a lunch, the races, a cocktail party or a black-tie event, we have you covered. Here are a few of our favourite pieces for different sizes. Why not hire them today and feel amazing in your own skin? I know I will! Embrace what your mama gave you!

Size 6 Scanlan Theodore Sequin Set
Size 8 Zimmerman Espionage lace Up Pencil Dress
Size 10 Acler Crawford Set
Size 12 Retrofete Audrey Dress
Size 14 Talulah Finch Midi dress
Size 16 Eloquii Sparkle Maxi Dress
Size 18 Atmos & Here Kourtney Maxi Dress
Size 20 Cooper Street Gardenia Vintage Shift Dress



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