Working on “Busty & the Beach” was so energizing that I asked the team, “Can we do it again?” and they said yes! So in addition to our “regular programming”, every month we’re going to feature one bust-friendly garment, style or brand that we take turns writing about each week. Last month, the NYC Bravissimo store opened just in time for us to feature them in July.
This month, we’re featuring the Lauren Ralph Lauren ruched dress that looks great on so many women that it comes out in new colors every season. I first wrote about a sleeved version of this dress here, and a few months later I shared a LBD version with you. The sleeves are different in the styles I’m writing about today, but everything else I loved about this dress remains the same: no boob bifurcation, flattering neckline, camouflaging ruching, wrinkle-free matte jersey, no armhole bra, and super versatile.
Originally, I proposed this ruched empire dress to our team, but you’ll notice after today’s two posts, that everyone else is wearing a more streamlined version where the ruching gathers at the left waist–a nice new discovery for all of us!
Another great thing about this dress is that it comes in both petite and regular sizes, and Camille discovered that 6P fits her best. For a refresher, Camille is just 5 feet tall, measures 38-28.5-35.5, and wears bras in 28GG/28H/30G/30GG/30H.
I discovered that either a 12P or 10 regular work best for me. I’m 5’3″, my measurements are 40.75-32-38, and I wear a UK 32FF/G. In these photos, I’m wearing the 12P dress over my Aubade Nudessence half-cup bra in 32G.
Neither of us chose to keep this dress because we don’t need anything in this print in our closets right now, but we’re looking forward to seeing what our options are for the fall!
(By the way, this dress is majorly discounted right now, so if YOU need this print in your closet, you’re in luck. And in case you’re wondering, there are no affiliate links in today’s post.)