You’ve already read my rave about the Byron Lars pieces that I tried at a discount store this summer. Today I’m going to rave about the Mona dress from Beguile by Byron Lars that I tried at Anthropologie last week.
I only took it to the dressing room because it was Byron Lars. I wasn’t particularly interested in the dress itself, but once I took it off the hanger, I found an amazing detail that makes this dress a D+ winner: Wide hooks. Between every. Single. Button. Hole. (This detail makes the dress a winner for those of us with poochy tummies, too!)
Here is a closeup of my 32FF chest in the size 8 dress. I estimate that there is plenty of room for at least two cup sizes up.
Here’s how the rest of it looked on me. I loved that it was form-fitting without being clingy, and I felt super secure with the buttons and hooks.
The main negative cited by reviewers is a tendency for the crocheted fabric to snag, although I expect the loose weave also means that each snag could be easily fixed.
This dress is also available in petite, but they didn’t carry it in the store I visited. I’d be curious to try the 12P to see if I prefer that length and if it still fit my bust.
Finally, because I’m partial to clean finishes, here’s an image of what the lining looks like from the inside.