Thursday, 22 September 2016

The Ultimate Little Black Dress–Flattering, Sexy and Ready for Anything


Lauren Ralph Lauren Valli DressRalph Lauren with his brand Lauren Ralph Lauren has developed a collection of dresses, both long and short, in a matt jersey fabric that never crushes, with a design configured to flatter any figure, lumps and bumps notwithstanding.

Not only that but most of them are washable and never crease no matter what happens to them when you take them away.  Every shape comes in black, plains and prints with new tweaks – because that’s what they are – and prints arriving each season.

It used to be you could only find these in the US but they’ve successfully crossed the pond and you can find most of the collection of Lauren Ralph Lauren dresses at both House of Fraser and John Lewis.  Be warned the most popular sell out really fast.

Lauren Ralph Lauren navy Valli DressLauren Ralph Lauren Carlton cowel neck black jersey dress with sleevesLauren Ralph Lauren Valli Dress dark red

These are dresses that, if in the past you’ve shied away from figure hugging jersey, manage to skim over any bits you don’t like due to the clever ruching.  They’re wonderful in sizes small and large.  If in doubt take a size down.

New recently is Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Valli Dress.  It has a cowl neckline and a cap shoulder.  If you’re wearing a push-up bra expect to show cleavage, otherwise you could wear it under a jacket to work and then slip your jacket off for drinks and/or dinner – this is a serious day to night dress.  It also comes in a version with a half sleeve for those who don’t like showing their arms and the Valli dress comes in navy and a rich plum as well as black.

I am not good at packing light, but if I could only take one dress away with me – perish the thought – it would be this one.

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