The Breda dress from Patricia O’Toole may just be the sexiest dress I have ever worn. Again utilising built in shapewear that ensures the dress has smooth lines not ruined by underwear, the Breda is the epitome of what we think of when we say ‘Little black dress’. I’m totally in love with this frock and could easily wear it every single day. It’s that good!
The Breda dress has a classic shape. In black jersey (you can also go for the black jacquard or coloured options), this is a stretchy dress with no zips, buttons or fastenings. It has capped sleeves and a really unusual asymetrical neckline which you could have a bit of bra peeping out from. The side panel of the dress has a ruched detail, and the length is just below the knee, which I think adds to the sophistication of this look.
One of the main selling points of this dress is the built in shapewear. I am a huge fan of shapewear. I love the way it can pull a look together, can iron out the creases of a look caused by underwater, tights etc, not to mention in my case my ‘jelly belly.’ But it has to be said that some shapewear can be uncomfortable to wear, very tight fitting to the point of not being able to breathe, and woe betide if you try to eat anything, or go to the toilet (*Shudders). The shapewear in the Patricia O’ Toole dresses is designed with comfort in mind and this makes the dresses a joy to wear – they look good and feel good too.
I wore my dress last week for that very special, Duran Duran fueled night at Malmaison, and it elicited lots of compliments. I teamed it with animal print heels and a silver bracelet and kept all other accessories to a minimum. It was an amazing night and due to events that night the dress is now christened ‘the one I wore when I met Roger Taylor’. If I had a dress archive, this one would definitely be taking pride of place.
To read my other Patricia O’ Toole review, click here.
*I was sent this stunning dress from Patricia O’ Toole for the purpose of a review.