Style Shopper: MM Lafleur Blogger Review from Canada – Deneuve Top in Cream, Broadway Belt in Mahogany and the Crossover Belt in Hickory
You can read all of my clothing reviews here under Style Shopper.
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 REVIEWS
I have all of my other MM Lafleur reviews here – MM Lafleur Reviews.
THE BROADWAY BELT
Can a belt be a conversation piece? Well, yes. Yes it can. This Italian-made design is completely classic, but its front detail and back closure means it will stand out in a sea of boring belts. Pair it with your favorite dress and watch the compliments roll in.
This is a deep beautiful brown.
My favourite kind of colour in a belt.
Fits perfectly on a US 4, or US 6….
STYLING & MATERIAL
The leather is not as thick as the Crossover belt, but the quality is gorgeous.
THE CROSSOVER BELT
This bold belt features two strips of polished Italian leather that cross over each other for a luxurious, layered effect. Wear it at your natural waist to add structure and shape to your silhouette.
This Hickory colour is like a medium-deep brown with tones of olive green throughout.
It is very unusual and not a typical warm-toned brown that I gravitate towards – like mahogany, or any of the woody sort of colours. I picked this odd shade of brown-green because it would pair nicely with interesting colours like all the jewel tones I wear, and be something DIFFERENT from a brown belt which I already own in my closet in spades.
This fits my US 4 waist perfectly and could go down a notch or up a bit more. I would only really wear this around my waist, and it isn’t as big as an obi belt, but the RIGHT size for a dress without overwhelming it.
STYLING & MATERIAL
The leather is thick, soft, substantial and beautiful. It is gorgeous and very well made.
Here I paired it with the Angelou Shawl I bought (here’s the Angelou Shadow Grey review on that), and it fits beautifully to really cinch my waist.
This is the width difference between the two belts I got:
Easy elegance, thy name is Deneuve. Made of a luxurious Italian knit crêpe, this top balances a refined wrap shape with the convenience of a t-shirt. A true classic, it’s no wonder we named it after one of the grande dames of French cinema. We love this top paired with a pencil skirt or slim pants.
I have a US size 6 set of shoulders, but the XS fits perfectly because it is a bit oversized, so the XS is great. Even the S would fit but then I think the bust would be a bit too big and open in the front.
Cream — not too yellow not too white.
STYLING & FABRIC
It is so easy and effortless, elegant.. I LOVE THIS TOP. Unlike other draped tops which I was so afraid of, it doesn’t cling to my belly, and highlight my pooch or make me look fat.
I did not think I would like it that much but I tried it on and was sold.
It has a double layer of fabric to weigh it down so it drapes beautifully, and then it also hangs very nicely just at the right length, AND has enough space around the waist to be looser around the waist to not cling.
The fabric is substantial, weighty, and a very easy, elegant piece.
I would definitely be checking online and on eBay if I can find other colours (not black) because it is such an easy piece to wear with anything – jeans, pants, a skirt, even tucked in:
I LOVED how it looked tucked into my new Forest Green Soho Skirt review here, but since I had to wear something for these shots on the bottom, I have the shirt tucked and untucked.
See how that top just floats away from the body without emphasizing your pooch?
This is loosely tucked into the Soho Skirt (not well, I must admit), but I love that the draping hides all manners of sins..
Tucked in again, and it does look better than this if I were to have done it properly (sorry.. I was rushing).
Here it is untucked which looks great too — I love that drape down to the side of the waist:
I also REALLY appreciate that the arms are not sausage-tight, they are loose but not too loose and kimono-like, and it is floaty and elegant.
Verdict? LOVE. I’ll be hunting this top and other variations down.
MM LAFLEUR REVIEWS
Again, I have all of my other MM Lafleur reviews here – MM Lafleur Reviews.