Wednesday, 5 November 2014

BiuBiu Lauret Dress 40 BB/BBB

Several months ago I ordered a number of items from Polish bust-friendly brand BiuBiu but due to a busy schedule I am only just getting round to reviewing them on the blog now.

Today I am sharing with you my thoughts on the Lauret dress (I bought mine for £28.04 but it's currently available at the reduced price of £23.70).


Image courtesy of BiuBiu

In the past I have found the best size for me is 40BB/BBB, so this is what I went for again this time. If you want to understand BiuBiu's sizing system, you can read all about it on their website here.





For reference, I am wearing my Ewa Michalak S Pieprzyk 32KK/70KK bra in these photos, along with some platform stiletto heels from Primark.

The Lauret is a gorgeous deep cornflower blue in colour and it is peppered with polka dots of varying sizes. It has a plain blue empire waistband (that continues around the back, hurrah!) and plain blue strips along the top of the neckline. The dress is made from the usual high quality stretch jersey I have come to expect from BiuBiu, so the fabric has a lot of give to provide a great fit. The fibre content is 96% viscose and 4% elastane, and it's machine washable so very easy to care for.

The short sleeves are perfect for summer, and the dress suits a cardigan or shrug to provide arm coverage in cooler months. The sleeves have a slight puff to them thanks to the gathered material, and this is a really nice touch.

I'm always a fan of wrapover busts, so the Lauret scores highly there. The bust plunges quite low and I think a size up would have given a more modest appearance. However, I can always add a cami or cropped vest top underneath to preserve my modesty. I can also sew the bust closed or pin it together if wished.

The a-line shaped skirt suits the look of the dress well, but you can see from my photos that the skirt of this dress is a bit tight for me and the skirt doesn't look the same as it does on the model in the stock photo. The jersey material stretches well so that the skirt does fit me, but I think I would have done better to order a 42BB/BBB to get a better looking fit. This would have also given me more bust room, which I would definitely have liked. I suppose an alternative could be for me to take in the bottom half of the skirt a little, to transform the garment into a wiggle dress, but I am not that handy with a sewing machine!

For me, the length of the Lauret dress is pretty much perfect. My knees are comfortably covered and the skirt is a flattering length. That said, I wouldn't complain if it was a couple of inches longer, but that would make it too long for shorter ladies.

The description of this dress on the BiuBiu website points out that the cut is empire line, and this is most definitely the case. This means that the dress has a high waistband (the plain blue fabric), and that the skirt flares out from that point downwards. I found this dress to not flare out too much from the high waistband, but I do think I would have preferred it if the waistband was either placed slightly lower or that it was wider. The waistband sits right underneath my bust and so if this dress was a larger size I feel that my waist would be somewhat lost. However, an empire cut is perfect for anyone who is conscious of their tummy as it usually has lots of extra room to accommodate a protruding tum.

All in all I love the colour and print of the dress, the wrapover bust, and also the defined waistband, but I feel that I should have got a size larger in this dress.

You can read another review of the Lauret dress - and some other BiuBiu garments - on the Hourglassy blog here.

12 comments:

  1. Another lovely dress! You have done really well with your orders from BiuBiu, I am very jealous! I think this size looks perfect on you but only you know how comfortable it feels.

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  2. I'm really confused about the BiuBiu sizing . What does all the BBBB stuff mean? I want to buy things from them but I just dont understand how to find my size. Do they make clothes for plus size or only straight size. Sorry for all the questions but I dont get it. Emilie x

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  3. Ah nice! You are my inspiration, you always wear such pretty dresses. Its good to see that you are confident as a plus sized women and that has in turn given me confidence, thank you =0)

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  4. I wish Biu Biu was sold in stores here as I'd love to try on some of their items before buying. I know their sizing is usually fairly consistent but knowing me I'd end up ordering the ones that arent ahahah! Any idea if any British stores are planning on stocking this brand? Oh and Urkye as well.

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  5. I think its wierd that the model in the brand picture is wearing pink shoes with this dress. They do not match at all and they look terrible. A blue dress with pink shoes? No way. I like how you have worn nude shoes they look great. Also blue shoes would be nice but I guess its not easy to find them in the exact color of the dress so nude or tan are the best way to go. Polish people seem to have a wierd sense of what looks good and what matches. After all that I do like the dress alot and like the previous commenter I would like to see these brands in stores in the USA so we can try before we buy. Thanks Amy

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    1. ive got a blue demin dress that i wear with my pink shoes and i,m so glad i read your comment, amy. obv your the expert.

      thanks, Deb

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  6. So nice! Shame its pretty much sold out on the BiuBiu site. If you ever want to sell this let me know as I am definately intrested!! x

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  7. I have this dress and I love it. I wear it mostly for work and although it's a wrap over bust it's quite modest on me as my boobs are smaller than yours! I wear a 36 B/BB and the fit is perfect. I hope they make it in other patterns and colours!

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  8. Ugh the internet ate my first comment. Really pisses me off when that happens. Anyways, you look beautiful and the dress is perfect. I hope BiuBiu makes more of these, and also in a top version as I think it would look really cute. Will you try some more Urkye stuff soon? Thanks for sharing. Pippa x x

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  9. You look stunning Caroline! I love blue on blondes, it's a match made in heaven. Lovely to see you on Saturday! x x

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  10. Such a pretty dress. I would like it in red with polka dot's as red is my favourite colour. But I agree that a bit more boob room would be good, one day maybe! xx

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