Style Shopper: M.M. Lafleur Soho Skirt, Taylor Dress 2.0 and Waverly Skirt (Dune Grass, Deep Plum and Boysenberry)
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MM Lafleur is one of my favourite brands to buy clothes from but they are so dang pricey..
MY BODY TYPE & SHOPPING PREFERENCES
I am normally a US 4 on bottoms (designer US 4, Banana Republic 2).
I’m an inverted triangle and normally wear an Small or 2 (smallest sizes in all mainstream brands except for designer brands where I usually take a US 4.
I am also 5’6″ and fairly slim overall. Small busted (A cup).
I will say for my shoulders I ALWAYS take a US 6 in designer brands, or a US 4 in Banana Republic for instance, because my shoulders are large and my body is slim.
I am super picky and hate itchy items, too-tight things and anything that doesn’t look or feel expensive and wonderful.
$9 is $90 is $900.
The price makes no difference to me.
MM Lafleur makes the most amazing skirts that are draped and gorgeous.
Our designer took inspiration from the French couturier Madame Grès when constructing this stretchy, sculptural skirt. A fresh update on the classic pencil shape, it’s draped to flatter your natural curves. And did we mention it’s insanely comfortable? We’re obsessed with this super-soft jersey knit fabric, which is made by a family-owned mill in Italy. Shown here with the Blixen top.
95% Viscose, 5% Elastane.
Hand washable. No bleach. Low iron with layer cloth. No tumble dry. Dry clean preferred.
It looks pretty incredible for plus-size women too with all the draping:
DRESSING ROOM FIT AND REVIEW
FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS. MM Lafleur kills it, because they have it lined, it drapes gorgeously…
FIT / CUT 5/5
I love how it hides everything. It’s perfect.
The sizing is Small, I’m a US 4 as the body, and it is perfectly fitted. Maybe a little too perfectly fitted. It is small, and I think I would even want to size up to a Medium (which I did in the Rainforest Green colour here).
The colour is Dune Grass and it is sort of a light olive sage-y green…
Even the back was draped:
TAYLOR DRESS 2.0 IN DEEP PLUM
MM Lafleur is a fantastic brand that includes machine-washable and pockets for office wear.
A study in sculptural draping, the Taylor is one of our most figure-flattering designs. With a slim panel of fabric that sweeps from the shoulder and gathers in an artful knot at the waist, this elegant dress is an instant confidence-booster. Oh, and don’t overlook the front pockets, roomy enough to stash your phone, presentation notes, or just-in-case candy.
82% Cellulose Acetate, 18% Polyester.
Machine wash cold. No bleach. Low iron. No tumble dry. Dry cleanable.
DRESSING ROOM FIT AND REVIEW
WHY I BOUGHT IT
Why wouldn’t I? POCKETS. Machine-washable, gorgeous draping, And in my favourite colour?
Lined, stretchy, draped, and thick. I love this dress.
FIT / CUT 5/5
Gorgeous. I mean… from the sleeveless top (no weird cap sleeve), the drape around the waist, the POCKETS (yes ACTUAL pockets), and the zippered back, this dress hits all the right notes.
I took the US 6 but I could have taken a US 4 because it would have then been fitted and PERFECTLY tailored.
It in fact, in a US 4 would have maybe been a little too fitted to the point where I would feel like I wouldn’t be able to eat a large meal and sit comfortably.
I think it fits just right. It feels a little large in the armholes and around the shoulder area, and there is plenty of room in the hips and bust but I am normally a US 4, so this is to be expected.
I’d say that even if you are an inverted triangle, it is TRUE TO SIZE, so take your US 4 even if your shoulders are US 6 if you want that tailored, fitted cut where you don’t scarf down at some buffet.
If you want to feel a bit loose, and maybe take in the sides just a pinch but not the waist, then take the US 6 and bring it in to a tailor to try your luck like I will.
This colour is actually true to the online photo. It is a deep plum. Truly.
The deep plum colour is the most true here in this side shot, you can see how it is slightly too big for me as it is a true-to-size dress:
Lots of room in the hips…
Lots of room in the bust, and shoulders… a US 4 would have been perfectly fitted..
Lots of space for the bust, I’m an A-Cup so..
There’s something balletic about the Waverly’s graceful silhouette. Crafted from our super-soft jersey—made at a family-owned mill in Italy—it wraps around the waist to create a figure-flattering shape that drapes beautifully on the hips. Tuck in your favorite top for extra polish, and off you go. Shown here with the Fey top.
92% Viscose, 8% Elastane.
Hand washable. No bleach. Low iron with layering cloth.
DRESSING ROOM FIT & REVIEW
Perfect drapey jersey. Lined, fantastic.
FIT / CUT 5/5
I love the tied draping of the waist ties, and it is loose and pretty.
I have to say this small is not at all as tailored or as tight as the Soho skirt even though they are BOTH “Small”, but the waist tie makes up for that in that you can really cinch it tight which I think is the point.
You don’t need to get it tailored but it is NOT as tight as the Soho Skirt, you could even size down I daresy.
It is more of a deep oxidized blood wine red in person than pictured online which looks like a brighter bordeaux / burgundy….. It is darker than it is pictured online, and muddier in colour.
Tied up, the wrapping looks GREAT:
From the back…
The wrapping is easy too:
It is looser than a “Small” in the Soho Skirt.
ACTUALLY quite loose…