When we were developing this style it was a hit with Bravissimo girls who tried it on. It’s fully lined and the ruching is super flattering over your tummy. We’ve found it works for women of all shapes and sizes, and we hope you agree.
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I bought the blue version of this for a wedding in the sale and what an absolute bargain. It is thick but that slims any bumps you might try to hide and holds you in. I was a bit unsure about the no sleeves but it's cut well and my bra isn't on show. I would absolutely buy this dress in more colours and patterns, along with Jessica dress. I love the longer cut as it's so much more flattering on me. The shorter dresses always sit too high on me at 5ft11.
Another one of my absolute fav dresses!! So much so I have it in both the colours available!! Flattering, great length and extremely versatile. I have worn this to both work and nights out. Cant recommend it enough. Bare in mind it is tight fitting but that gives it the flattering shape. It is also a thick fabric so may be a bit warm if its a very hot day.
Partner bought me both the blue and the black version of this dress. I wore the blue to a wedding in the summer with rose gold sparkly shoes and accessories and will be wearing the black to a formal dinner at Oxford uni with my son tomorrow night and also to my works xmas party. As others say the dress looks nothing special on the hanger and yes deffo step in to it or you will be in all kinds of trouble! But once you’re in it’s a WOW! I’m 5’9 and length is perfect I’m a 30HH and find it gives just the right amount of cleavage. A lovely flattering dress for a reasonable price.
After hunting for a dress that would look amazing and getting no where I turned to the Leila dress and I'm so glad I did! It does amazing things to an hour glass figure and hides a tummy with no Spanx needed. Can't recommend enough.
All hail Leila! Agree with others that this dress is wonderful, as long as you take the advice of the lady who said to step into it rather than pulling a muscle in your arms or neck trying to get it over your head. It's sooo supportive and flattering. I wore it for a singing competition and it gave me a lot of confidence on stage. Please make it in a deep ruby red!
I took all the earlier advice and bought a new bra to go with the dress! I stepped into it and felt a million dollars! If I'm honest it's a tad too long for my 5ft 2' frame but it didn't bother me enough to send it back! I brought a bright necklace and wedges and partied all day at a friends wedding! I know I'll wear this again!
Finally, I've found the perfect dress for me which fits like a glove and the pleats are very kind to a 43 year old tummy! Follow other reviewers advice and step into it, and ignore its appearance on the hanger. Well done Bravissimo!
I have to say this was not love at first sight! The dress looks very heavy and has lots of material so it's not a dress that looks great on the hanger. When I first tried the dress on I wasn't impressed and felt that the ruching made me look bigger around my tummy. I didn't find it very flattering. HOWEVER I then tried the dress on with a different bra (plunge and very supportive) and the dress looked like a completely different dress! My shape looked much better and it was very flattering. I wore the dress to a party and got lots of lovely compliments. The one thing I would say is that I got caught in the rain on the way to the party and because of the t-shirt cotton type of fabric it showed up all the rain! So I was very rain specked until I dried out! Gorgeous dress and I would highly recommend - I'm so glad I tried the dress again with a different bra before I sent it back. Also thank you so much to the lovely lady who wrote a review advising people to step into the dress - I wrestled with it the first time I tried it on and stepping into it was SO much easier and totally pain free :)