I have to admit, as much as I love wearing bright colours and bold patterns I also have a huge obsession with LBD’s – a little black dress – and love getting my legs out with a tan. LBD’s are so classically fashionable and the same one can last decades in the wardrobe if needed.
I thought I’d check out the latest cuts and styles from my favourite online retailer FemmeLuxe Finery and these are three of my top LBD picks as well as an LBJ – little black jumpsuit doesn’t quite have the same ring to it!
I figured we’d start with the only non-dress item in this weeks fashion haul and celebrate the splendour of this gorgeous jumpsuit! Classy, sophisticated and fabulously structured I love how this piece holds perfectly in place without pinching or slipping – even with an ample cleavage!
The boxy bust and sweetheart neckline is both feminine and powerful at the same time. Exposing the shoulders adds a sassy and sensuous twist to an otherwise very formal outfit which is in my eyes the perfect contrast.
Snake print dresses are super hot right now and so unbelievably on trend; in black this dress creates a subtle yet playful print effect that becomes apparent up close. It’s fun to play with textures and finishes in fabrics rather than always sticking to something mote plain and safe – snake print makes a refreshing change from the most traditional animal prints of leopard or cheetah.
I also love the ruffled shoulder straps on this pinafore dress which I have teamed with a black racerback sports bra, however it would more commonly be worn over an office blouse for smart-casual purposes or with a bright colours crop top for daytime glam. The idea being that whatever you wear beneath a pinafore either contrasts or compliments its cut, style and colour by layering.
Next up is this gorgeous strapless mini dress which is one of my favourite little black dresses ever! Possibly because of the mesh detail which skims over the surface of the fabric to create a very subtle and delicate ruffle effect rather than a super smooth bodycon.
It’s becoming so popular for people to develop food intolerances these days and I for one know that on a night out after consuming alcohol and snacks my stomach goes from super flat to mega bloated in the space of just a few hours and by the end of the night I look and feel nine months pregnant! Skimming a mesh over the dress helps to hide those late night lumps and bumps and create a feature of the arms, shoulders and legs thanks to this beauty being strapless!
Whenever I think of party dresses I imagine something loud, slightly outrageous and flamboyant and when I spotted this ruched tie-up number I literally couldn’t stop smiling because of how cute and versatile it is as it can be worn long, short or even asymmetrical to suit your mood.
Tied at both the shoulders and hips this is the bikini of all dresses for versatility and because of its ruching it really hugs every curve in all of the right places without being too exposing or restrictive. I love the drama of the ties hanging down into a soft bow and the movement that it creates when I walk, it’s also flirtatiously cheeky to suggest that a dress can be removed effortlessly at the end of the night!
So that just about sums up this weeks fashion haul and I think you’ll agree that these are some pretty epic LBD’s and an LBJ – let’s hope the new abbreviation catches on! I love wearing dark colours with a tan across the summer and I know that no matter the occasion – or how little amount of time that I have to get ready – I can never go wrong with such wardrobe classics.
It’s really just a case of finding the perfect balance between safe and reliable crossed with fun and on trend fashion and for that FemmeLuxe Finery never disappoints!