Reviewed Patricia O’ Toole Breda dress

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!

Breda €139 click to visit Patricia O' Toole

Breda €139

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.

Black jersey swatch

Black jersey swatch

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.

Fashion-mommy meets Roger Taylor.

Fashion-mommy meets Roger Taylor.

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.

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13 thoughts on “Reviewed Patricia O’ Toole Breda dress

  1. You look fantastic in that dress! I’m gutted I missed that event, I had to turn it down as I had my driving test the next morning, dammit!

    • Yes, you could add a cardigan and flats and it would still be a great look – I did this after my event when I ran to the train station!

  2. What a beautiful dress! We all have times when we wish our clothes could smooth out the bumpy bits – how fab that this dress has that functionality built in!

    • Thank you – it is super comfy, sooo stretchy, even with the built in shapewear.

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