Tuesday 4 September 2012

The Lands' end AW Dress Review

Since returning to work back in July, I am always on the look out for suitable office attire that is both comfortable and looks the part. I was recently approached by Lands' End who very kindly asked me to pick a dress from their new Autumn/Winter dress range

Of course I am partial to a pretty dress so I started my dress hunt on their website.

When working a full day, you want something that you can feel at ease in and something that makes you feel good about yourself. While looking through the new collection, there were plenty of dresses that I could see myself donning in the office. The mission was to pick just one. I eventually set my sights on the Pleat-Neck Ponte Jersey Dress in the Wineberry colouring.

More about my new dress...

- Fluid ponté knit drapes softly over your curves

    - Elegant pleated neckline
    - Three-quarter sleeve length
    - Flattering set-in empire waist
    - Slim-fit skirt has a back vent for ease
    - Flattering knee length

I was drawn to this particular dress because it is a elegantly simple style that you can dress up or down, which is great as there are some days where I just don't have it in me to wear heels to the office, especially when it comes to chasing Leo around before I leave for work. 

The dress arrived quickly and I was soon slipping it on for that very first fitting. I was sent a size small, which is a UK 10-12. I am between a large 8 and a 10 for clothing and I found that around my bust the dress was a little loose, however the fit every where else was great. My favourite aspect to this dress is just how soft it is. 

The colour is vibrant and makes a great change to the same Black that I seem to pull out of my wardrobe more than I care to admit. It is a passionate Purple colour, and I think it looks fantastic.

How did I style it?

I have worn this dress to work on a few occasions now, and it has had some lovely compliments. I have styled it a few different ways depending upon how adventurous I am feeling. In the first instance I paired the dress with Nude heels and a Black belt. I felt this look was perfect for the office, if we had a special event going on or VIP's in house for a visit, but it still gave me the flexibility to chase Leo around before I went to work, bar the high heels of course!

On another occasion I just simply paired the dress with some Nude ballet pumps and Black leggings and off I went to work. This felt like more of a relaxed casual look, that was still perfect for the office and maybe the perfect Friday wear. 

Looking into the future when I have to drop Leo off at the school gates each morning before making my commute to work, this is the kind of outfit that I will be more than happy to make both journeys in.  The dress is incredibly comfortable for the day ahead while still looking great. 

Finding the right style and comfort factors in your outfit are really important, and I am pleased to give this little number a big thumbs up.

What do you think?

Disclaimer: I was sent the dress for the purpose of this article, however all views and opinions are completely honest and my own.


  1. Its a beautiful colour and you look lovely Laura. x

  2. You look lovely in your Land's End dress! I'm also doing the LE blogger challenge but haven't put my post up yet...hoping to have it up on Monday. Hadn't come across your blog before so I'm delighted to find it and am following now. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Avril x

    1. Thank you lovely. I look forward to reading your post and following you back :-) xx

  3. you look fab, and what a lovely garden!

  4. That colour is stunning!
    One Chic Mom

  5. Ohh that dress really is lovely. Suits you so well too. Off to have a gander at their website now x

    1. Hi Misty,

      Did you find anything you liked?

      Lands' End team

  6. You look great,love the style and colour.I picked a red pencil dress for the challenge and mine is a little big around the waist so I will be jazzing it up with different belts :)

    1. Thanks lovely. Gotta love the belts hehe x


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