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!)

big bust help inside beguile byron lars dress

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.

busty closeup front beguile byron lars dress

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.

bust friendly 2 front views beguile byron lars dress

back of bust friendly beguile byron lars dress

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.

lining inside beguile byron lars dress