As someone who thinks that a dress is the answer to almost every occasion – no fussing about what to wear with what, quick and easy to slip into – and someone who looks for dresses that are figure flattering and pack and unpack like a dream, Lauren Ralph Lauren has become my go-to brand.
There are three things that make Lauren Ralph Lauren dresses stand out –
Firstly the designs are for real women, curvy or straight they will suit just about everyone.
Secondly they’re designed to flatter and camouflage anything you want them to, with figure hugging wrap tops and a touch of ruching in just the right place.
Thirdly the fabrics. The jersey is a higher quality then you’ll find most of the time, it’s a medium weight matt jersey that never creases. The lace dresses are in high quality lace and again they’re cut to flatter. If you spot one you like snap it up – the best ones always go incredibly fast.
Lauren Ralph Lauren designs dresses that work for smart city dinners, weddings, work and casual dinners and you can sling them in and out of your bag without having to worry about creases. Most of the jersey dresses are machine washable but make sure you check the label.
Finally on the subject of length – It’s too easy to accept a dress exactly as it arrives, but too long and a dress easily becomes frumpy. Everyone has a perfect length, whether on, just above or a few inches above your knees depending on your figure. Take the trouble to get your dresses altered if necessary. It can make an enormous difference.