I love discovering new places to shop and find clothes that are designed with ‘women’ in mind. By this I mean clothes that look great on the hanger, but also have an appeal that is both stylish and practical. Dresses of decent length, with sleeves, in stretchy fabrics that move when you do, and in a range of colours that are not limited to black, black and more black. Lavitta is just one such label.
Lavitta is ‘an exclusive online shop where fashion fits and flatters, and style and quality go hand in hand.’ Coming in a range of sizes that ranges from 12-24, it covers all aspects of fashion, from good quality everyday pieces, to outfits that are perfect for weddings and other formal occasions. I was recently contacted by Lavitta to see if I would be interested in reviewing some items from the current collection, and I was super impressed by the range and choice.
The first dress I am reviewing has a definite touch of Kate Middleton influence to it. The Navy Lace Side Gathered Dress is a contrast lace design, with a light blue lace covering a navy underlayer. It is a pull-on design with a side ruching that is great for drawing attention away from the stomach area, and the fabric is stretchy, with the underlayer being in 100% polyester.
I really like the style, fit and comfort of this dress, which is frankly very easy to wear. The quality feels good and the colour is lovely, really deep and elegant looking – a great alternative to the little black dress. I liked that the sleeves covered the shoulder and upper arm, but that the cuffs weren’t tight or restrictive. The length was also good for me, I’m 5ft 7 and this was a knee length fit.This dress is a great transitional piece. I wore it for a night at the Ballet last week and it was a truly freezing night, so opaque tights were most definitely required, but I feel you can truly get away with it. But in contrast, I think this would also work with a strappy sandal as the weather gets warmer, or a navy patent stiletto heel without tights.
The side gather dress costs £40 and I think this is great value for a dress you can wear all seasons and for so many different occasions.
To see all the current dress collection from Lavitta, click here.