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

Best dress ever!!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a WOW dress for my 50th Birthday Party and this was the only one I needed to try on. I haven't worn a dress like this for years, but it fitted so well and pulled you in at all the right places and I felt amazing in it. I literally got gasps from people all night. Being a 34J and a size 12, you can imagine how hard it is to find a dress to fit boobs and waist and this did both with style. I did go down from SC to RC as the SC gaped a bit round the armpits. I loved the thickness of the material, the weather was scorching but I would have been hot in anything so the material wasn't a problem at all. I felt secure in it and wasn't worried about lumps and bumps. I wouldn't try putting it on over your head, it goes on perfectly stepping into it. You do have to find the right bra to go with it, but Customer Services could not have been more helpful in finding the best plunge bra for me (Elise), straps and back could not be seen. I cannot recommend this dress highly enough for us big boobed, small waisted ladies... I'm wearing it on my cruise in 2 weeks as well.
Style purchased: BlackUK Size 12 Curvy/Really Curvy

va va vooooom!!!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I bought this version because I loved the 3/4 sleeve black and stripey versions so much. This dress is incredibly flattering. Yes the fabric is thick but I have worn both this and the stripey ones during this heat and they're fine. Without this quality of material, and the lining, the dress would not hold everything quite as well! I consider myself a 12-14, but have bought this in 8 RC/SC!! For my second stripey dress, Bravissimo only had size 8 - it fitted very snugly, but it fitted!! And held everything in even better! I find the straps slightly slimmer than I would ideally like to cover bra straps (I'm a Freya size 34E/32F). You MUST step into this dress to get the correct fit. Please keep this dress in stock. As you have already done, please vary the sleeve (I am sad I missed out on last years navy and black sleeveless versions) and do in navy, grey and deep colours - I love brighter colours (red, cobalt, emerald) but often find the dress then looks cheap. If you can keep the quality effect, then a range of colours would be superb!
Style purchased: BlackUK Size 08 Really/Super Curvy


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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I buy jeans and shorts in size 12 or 14 and tops and dresses in size 18. I decided to give the Leila dress a try and ordered size 14 super curvy and it fits wonderfully. The fabric and style is very flattering and I absolutely love it.
Style purchased: BlackUK Size 14 Really/Super Curvy

Go one size down in the chest

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I’m 160cm tall with 30HH & 67cm waist and I ordered this dress in 8R/SC and it was massive in the chest (see my original review below). I decided to re-order in 8C/RC and it fits perfectly! This is by far the best fitting item I’ve even bought from Bravissimo. Pease note, there is no zip in the back, but you can put the dress up and over your shoulders to avoid messing up your hair and makeup and you won’t get any deodorant marks on the dress this way.
Style purchased: Black08 Really/Super Curvy


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Customer rating:1 out of 5 stars

I was really looking forward to trying on this dress, but: - The material on the chest seem to be really stretched (I’m 30HH) - The cut on the back was too low and the back of my bra was showing Because of these reasons I returned the dress. What was even more annoying was that it’s super well fitted and flattering from the waist down. Very thick fabric that holds everything in and it was one the few Bravissimo dresses that actually was not too big around my 67cm waist. Because of the tight fabric the dress is a nightmare to put on, it need a zip at the back. By the time I was done putting it on my hair and makeup were a mess and the dresses ended up with deodorant marks all over it.
Style purchased: Black08 Really/Super Curvy

Material is VERY thick

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

Love this dress, its very supportive and it fits perfectly HOWEVER I regrettably had to return it as the material is very heavy and not suitable for the heat and humidity of the sub tropics of Hong Kong.
Style purchased: Black10 Curvy/Really Curvy

Absolutely gorgeous

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I wouldn't normally go for the shorter length but tried this after being disappointed with one of the maxis and I must say that I am glad I did. The fabric is very flattering for a large bust and slim hips. The ruched seams accentuate the hip and waist area and balance the curviness. It is really comfortable and it has a flattering just below the knee length. I feel really good in it and can't wait to wear it at an evening do this weekend!
Style purchased: Black14 Really/Super Curvy

Not for me

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Customer rating:2 out of 5 stars

The material on this dress is very very thick, and the neckline was a little odd for me and tended to round up. It went back.
Style purchased: Black10 Curvy/Really Curvy