I’ve been looking into my wardrobe lately and I have decided that 2016 is the year for a big overhaul. Although I don’t care for a capsule wardrobe, I feel that at the age of 33, I need a collection of key pieces and stylish garments for all occasions. With that in mind, I’ve been looking at clothes that flatter my body shape and are in keeping with my personal style. I’m not usually a fan of black colour palette but after attending a recent event in Leeds for the La Redoute Christmas Party, I fell head over heels in love with the La Redoute Tux Dress by Laura Cléments*.
La Redoute is a brand that although has been around for some considerable time, it has totally fallen under my radar. year ago, I recall being on the mailing list but at the time, the clothes were a little too mature for my late teens/early twenties style. Fast forward a decade or so and La Redoute have totally tickled my tastebuds. With a great range of flirty skirts, chiffon blouses and sophisticated dresses, I was really spoilt for choice in my hunt for a new outfit for New Years Eve.
The La Redoute Tux Dress by Laura Cléments gives the illusion of being an oversized men’s tuxedo jacket but cut to flatter a woman’s shape. The dress sits nicely above the knee, however I am 5ft 10, so dependant on height it could vary. What I love about the tux dress is how deeply cut the v neckline is. I’ve worn a black lace bandeau top underneath so there is a very brief glimpse of skin from straight under the bra to the tip of the V. When wearing the dress, I thought that extra flash of skin just gave it that added sexiness, especially as I wore the dress teamed with black tights for my night out – it was very cold out! Whilst the dress looks like a wraparound dress, it’s actually just an illusion and the dress contains a full skirt with the added material to complete the look of the dress. Perfect for non exposure if it’s windy outside. The long sleeves are also a welcome addition, not only for the winter months, but because it takes me outside of my comfort zone of wearing floaty cap sleeves.
With a dress like this, you can indulge in wearing brightly coloured accessories just like these shoes from Topshop. I’ve had these for a few years now so they aren’t available to buy but they are one of my most loved pairs. High in heel and platform and the softest suede upper, the zip edged flower decorations make these fun and flirty.
I have developed a new found love for La Redoute and I have already started building a wishlist on the La Redoute website. With the quality of the dress, and its simple yet stylish design, the La Redoute Tux dress fits in with how I want my wardrobe to be – smart, classic and sophisticated.
Have you tried La Redoute? How would you style this tux dress?
*Contains PR Sample