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Reiss Lavanka Dress

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Brand: Reiss / Type: Dress

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      15.08.2012 11:28
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      Reiss dress

      I love the Reiss dresses as I think they are quite timeless and whenever there is a sale I tend to have a little rake around to see what's on offer.

      This dress is available only in black but because of the design it is more subtle and more interesting than an all over black design. Because it is a bodycon dress it is designed to be quite tight fitting but the slight ruching at the waist and the side of the dress ensures that rather than just being skin tight is is actually quite fluid and not inhibiting when I walk. The dress is double layeredwith the inside fabric being a plain black fabric with a lot of stretch and the outer layer has an off white batik print and loopy lace print. This makes the spots on the outer fabric noticeable only when viewed close up, and from a distance it loops quite lacey. The dress has ¾ length sheer sleeves since they are made only of the outer material and a very flattering slash neck , and because of the design of the neckline and the pattern on the dress I find it's fine to wear no further neck adornments.

      The length of the dress from highest point to hem is 102cm.I am 5'5" and I find that on me it sits just on/slightly below my knees which is actually my preferred length for a dress.

      The dress costs £149 from Reiss shops and can also be bought online. It has been reduced to about the £100 mark in the sale and doesn't look set to fall further. It seems quite pricey but it really is great quality and a nice quirky take on the LBD.

      I find that the dress works well with different colour shoes and accessories. I have worn it with plain black shoes but thought it looked quite dull and now prefer to wear it with nude shoes or even gold, especially when I have a tan.

      Available in sizes 4-14 I have the size 8 and it seems quite true to size. With the extra stretch it manages to fit perfectly without looking too tight.

      The dress should be cool hand washed and can be dry cleaned, although I have found that it is actually easy to hand wash and doesn't lose any of its original shape. It should not be bleached , tumble dried, and should be ironed with a cool iron. It is made of 95% polyester and 5% elastane.


      I really like this dress. It is classy and comfortable and can be accessorised in different ways for different occasions.

      It's not the cheapest dress but for the design and quality it is difficult to fault.

      Recommended if you have a "do" of any kind.

      Thanks for reading.

      Daniela xx


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