Do you remember the days when you would go to TM Lewin when you needed a smart shirt to wear underneath your work suit? For years, TM Lewin built its reputation on providing the perfect shirt that was suitable for work wear, for both men and women. But now it is also becoming a great destination to find versatile dresses that can take you from the office to the restaurant just by changing your shoes and accessories.
I reviewed a TM Lewin dress from the Summer collection and was really impressed with the cut, quality and style. The new season is continuing where Summer left off, with great prints and easy to wear styles that have both practicality and sophistication. The Stella Ruche dress is an excellent example of this.
The Stella Ruche dress is a soft, jersey style dress that can be put on over the head (no zips or buttons!). It has a gorgeous ruched detail on the side that helps to define the waist, and the striking animal print has a deep blue running through it that is both unusual and smart. The fabric, which is 95% polyester, 5% elastane, feels almost like a brushed velour, it has such quality to it. The style sits on the knee, and could easily be worn with either boots, heels or flat shoes to create different looks.
This dress is truly versatile, it wouldn’t look out of place for smart work wear, or worn for an evening out, which is how I wore it for a special birthday meal for my sister-in-law at a gastropub. I added blue heels to draw out the colour of the pattern, and a silver necklace that sat on the boat style neckline. It was cold so I added opaque tights, but I think this dress could be trans-seasonal and you could certainly go bare legged if the weather permitted.
TM Lewin currently have a selection of dresses available in a special, mid season sale. This dress is included in the sale, down from £60 to £42 – a great saving. Here are a few more dresses that are now available with savings.
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*I was sent this TM Lewin dress in return for a honest review, all opinions are my own.