A lot of people have been asking us about the dress Laura gave to the client on Tim Gunn's show last week. We asked her for some info and pictures. The dress will be available soon, kittens, whether through QVC or some other venue. Worry not, you'll be the first to know where to get it. The proceeds for this dress will be donated to Laura's pet cause, Dress for Success and you'll be able to either buy it for yourself or have it sent through DFS to a woman who needs it.
Take it away, Laura!
"I love the ease of wearing dresses. There is nothing simpler than slipping on that one easy piece. I always feel fabulous, confident and put together when I am wearing a flattering, comfortable dress.
My basic dress is flattering for all body types. The subtle A-Line shape provides ease of movement so it is never binding or uncomfortable. It has a V neckline, which looks great on everyone: cut low enough to be feminine, but high enough to wear with a bra. The front is gathered just below the bust, providing a beautiful drape and doing wonders to hide a little tummy.
Women my age love arm coverage. Dresses with sleeves are surprisingly hard to find. This one comes in both a long and short sleeve version for those of us that no longer have stick thin arms. The long sleeve version has a generous sleeve length that gently gathers at the wrist. The short sleeve version is a sophisticated length that comes just above the elbow.
My dress is made out of a beautiful matte finish jersey. Unlike the shiny polyester jersey dresses of the past, the matte finish of this fabric is elegant and modern. The care of this dress couldn’t be easier. Just machine-wash and hang to dry. The fabric resists wrinkling which makes it perfect for travel. The carefully considered fabric weight is perfect year round. Most importantly, there is nothing better than stretch fabric for ease of movement to comfortably get you through another busy, hectic day.
This dress is actually two dresses sewn together. The double fabric allows it to drape beautifully without clinging or riding up. It also helps to hide any lines from undergarments, so the look is always smooth and sleek. The addition of the second layer gives the dress a luxurious weight that hangs just right. Plus, there are no bulky seams. The seams are carefully placed for flattery and comfort and the side seams are slightly toward the back for the slimmest possible silhouette.
Although this dress was thought out and developed by me over many years, it is deceptively simple. You can take this dress from casual to dressy or from the office to a night out, just by changing your accessories. This is truly the perfect little dress."
UPDATE: The pictured photo is Laura's personal dress and the actual neckline is not that low. The real one is bra-friendly. It should be available for just under $100.