11 June 2010

LucieLu - The Review

My Dear Friends,

I was given the opportunity to review a dress from Lucie Lu.  The following is my honest review, based on my opinions alone.

About LucieLu:
(in her own words)

"My name is Lucie & from this day forward, I am going to do my very best to bring a fresh point of view to plus clothing.

"The day is here. Fashion knows no size & cool is determined by individual style & confidence." --LL

It is my goal to drive my brand with style, rather than size. To make as many original pieces as i can, all the while striving for great fits, wearable looks, not too young, not too old, gotta have them in my closet CLOTHES! The LucieLu line will always be part timeless classics & part trend. A mix & match collection that will easily lend itself to cultivating your individual style. Play it safe or take a risk. Borrow from others or invent it yourself. Go neutral or pop a color. Be conservative or be bold. Keep comfortable or put yourself out there. And in the end, your style is born. I've been working in the plus fashion industry for over 10 years & am excited to offer up LucieLu, trust my instincts & immerse myself in everything fashion.

I read this and was inspired.  Someone who thinks like I do...that everyone can have their own style, without looking "pre-packaged" or "like everyone else".  

Lucie kindly lent me the Antoinette Dress in Poppy to review.  Now, I'm short.  Seriously, five feet nothing.   I got the 1x size and although I had to make a few adjustments, the overall fit is lovely.  

Here's a picture of the dress so that you can visualize....
So, I completely love this dress.  It has that whole "vintage romantic outing" sort of vibe to it.  It features detailed lace around the neckline, bold print, and an empire waist.  The colors are black, white, and gray.  The size 1x is for a 44" chest with a 42" length.

(I plan to pair it with bright heels & necklace for a night out or with peep toe wedges for a fun day.  It even works with a cardigan and flats for work!)

As far as length goes, it was too long.  (Ref: I'm Short.)  It ended around my ankles, whereas the length on a normal sized person would have been around the knee.  So I had to take it to the Alterations lady to fix that little snafu.  It is important to have a good fit in your clothes, so don't be afraid to make the necessary fixes to look your best! 

I do love that the bust line area fabric is a soft and stretchy rayon/spandex blend, which came in handy as I am endowed in the chest area.  The fabric under the bust line (where the flowers are) is a shiny, soft polyester. 

(I had intended on taking pictures of the dress myself, but due to an unfortunate "Bachelorette-Party Dropping Camera On The Floor & Thus Breaking It Incident", I will have to wait until I purchase a new one.  I will re-post this review with pictures then.)   

Final Thought:
If style + comfort is your thing, then try LucieLu!  I adore all the bold patterns and stylish designs.  I recommend this company to anyone who loves a gorgeous outfit at a great price!

The Antoinette Dress can be purchased directly from the website here for $62!

LucieLu features skirts, tops, cardigans, dresses, denim, leggings, jackets & accessories - and carries sizes up to 5x! 
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L ~DIY Diva~ said...


I found you on a blog hop.

That dress is beautiful. i always love a good fashion blog:-)

check me out sometime

fashion DIY

@deharza on twitter said...

New follower via fun follow friday :)

I am big shopaholic too


Lane :) said...

that dress is beautiful. :)

Andie said...

cute dress. :) I wonder why no one ever contacts me to review their clothes! LOL

anyway- I would love to see the dress ON YOU! LOL

I'll have to check out lucie lu and see if they carry my size. :)