Bravissimo ClothingStrappy Leila Dress


4.3 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 33 reviewsRead all reviews


So many of you tell us how special you feel when you’re wearing the best-selling Leila dress. This wrap style is fully lined and the straps are designed to cover your bra. What’s more, the ruching is ultra flattering over your tummy. We’d love to know how you feel if you give it a go!

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4.3 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 33 reviews

Fit & supportAverage rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

StyleAverage rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

True to sizeAverage rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

I love this dress

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I saw this in blue and red in a store. Looks nothing on the hanger, and neither colour is really one of my favourites. Then I saw, online, that it comes in black. I ordered immediately and it arrived today. I had high hopes for how this dress would look and I was in no way disappointed. It is simply stunning. It’s lines are flattering and it is a very sexy dress without being revealing. It fits beautifully and I cannot wait to wear my LBD as soon as possible. Now....somebody mentioned a long sleeved version ..... ?
Style purchased: BlueUK Size 16 Really/Super Curvy

Oh so amazing!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I really struggle with clothes to fit. Even with this line, the larger Really/Super Curvy the shoulders are too big or the overall fit not good and thus not flattering. I was really apprehensive about this dress but leaving for a trip so ordered it. It's so flattering, so amazing, the best dress ever in my book - especially if you have a curvy/hourglass body and very large boobs in proportion to your size it will make you feel confident and sexy! Only regret I ordered in blue (black) always my go-to and now black is sold out in size 8. Hoping they get more inventory in black.
Style purchased: NavyUS Size 08 Really/Super Curvy

Usually I fit a size L/14 in Zara and yet...

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

Love the colour and the shape so much! However upon measuring myself and comparing with the fitting guide, I chose a size 12 C/RC. I tried it on, and for like the first time in 15 years an item of clothing was loose - no baggy! - over my boobs! The stitching to the side of the boobs also stood out and made me appear to have rather angular chest - which wasn't too desirable. The waist was also loose, even on top of the ruching, and around my thighs and butt fitted fine. (I wear a 30FF bra, waist 76cm & butt 112cm) The material has a fair bit of stretch so I exchanged it for a 10 C/CR and it was perfect! Even with the size smaller on my thighs it not stretched too heavily. The dress is lined, so no underwear is seen through, the straps cover my bra straps, and the wrap front is great, it is a very flattering dress! And worth the £60. I am considering getting the black at some point too. I also love that it is mostly cotton based, as I hope to wear it abroad in warmer weather!
Style purchased: RedUK Size 12 Curvy/Really Curvy


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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

Great fit, very flattering. Love it and highly recommend it
Style purchased: RedUK Size 14 Curvy/Really Curvy

Jessica Rabbit wants her dress back!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this dress in red and navy thinking if I like them (very doubtful I would) I’d return one. Well, I’m sorry but I’m having both. Wow, wonderful fit, feel utterly sensational. Teamed the navy with a blazer, it looks fantastic. Thank you Bravissimo. P.s. when will black be back in stock?
Style purchased: RedUK Size 10 Curvy/Really Curvy

Dream dress turned nightmare

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Customer rating:2 out of 5 stars

I am so disappointed. Ever since I purchased this dress in Black I dreamed of the same in RED. You cannot imagine the fantastic feeling I had when I saw it this year available in RED. Well, I just received the dress in the mail all the way to NZ and the dream turned nightmare when I saw it’s actually ORANGE, not red. I am so disappointed! Also it looks like I have four nipples because the stitching is so prominent. Bravissimo you should be honest and say it’s ORANGE, I have dresses from you that are Red and they truly are Red. I am so upset you didn’t make this style in RED. I feel like crying!
Style purchased: RedUK Size 12 Curvy/Really Curvy

What a stunner!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

A stunning dress that makes me feel so sexy, even at my age. What more can I say, and I fitted a size 12 rather than my usual 16! The ruched material hides my lumps and bumps, and holds you securely. I feel stunning, beautiful and attractive wearing it.
Style purchased: RedUK Size 12 Curvy/Really Curvy

A nice dress - but choose your sizing carefully if you're an hourglass

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

My measurements are: Hips: 45 inches (114.5cm) Waist: 29 inches (73.5cm) Bust: 42 inches (106cm) According to Bravissimo fit guides, this would make me a size 18 at the hips and a size 10 at the waist, which is... tricky. I asked for sizing advice through the online chat and they suggested I order based on my largest measurement. I ended up ignoring this advice and instead ordered the average of my two sizes, a 14 Really/Super Curvy. This is not a knock at the online customer service, it's difficult to make sizing suggestions for someone you can't see, but if you're on the fence about sizing and you're an hourglass, I don't recommend sizing to your largest measurement in this dress. I would have ordered the 18, and it would have been MASSIVE on me. The 14 is still too big. To give you a breakdown and hopefully help others who are unsure about sizing, here's how the 14 fits on my measurements (which I listed above): Hips: The 14 is a pretty good fit, but the material has enough stretch that I'm quite confident I could have gone down to a 12 and still been reasonably comfortable with my 45 inch hips (although it would be quite "bodycon" at this point, so if you're looking for a looser fit, ignore this). Waist: The size 14 is way too large for my 29 inch waist. TONS of extra fabric and bunching that I will need to have tailored. I can grab a solid handful of extra fabric at the back. Bust: The Really/Super Curvy provides just enough of a coverage/cleavage ratio for me in this size and covers my bra (32HH in UK sizes), but like a couple of other reviewers have mentioned, there's some strange gaping under the arms that I will need to have fixed by a tailor. I think this is less a size issue and more of a design flaw. There's also a strange stitch on each side of the bust that makes it lie weirdly that I need to tailor to fix. Length-wise, I'm 5'10 and this dress hits below my knee. With the ruching, you could probably hike it up a bit if you're short though.
Style purchased: BlackUK Size 14 Really/Super Curvy