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Luxemme - Parisian Chic with Manchester Street StyleThursday, October 08, 2015
Luxemme . A brand, made in Manchester. I was given the chance to review a dress from their new Limited Edition Range, a selection...
Luxemme. A brand, made in Manchester.
I was given the chance to review a dress from their new Limited Edition Range, a selection of six different outfits comprising of two dresses and four two-pieces. I'm not really a huge fan of the two-piece so I opted for the Nyane Luxe Cut Out High Neck Dress, which is a pretty accurate description for it - it's a high neck dress, with symmetrical bits cut out just below the neck. To me, this screamed Wilhelmina Slater of 'Ugly Betty' fame.
My dearest Willie was often seen sporting outfits with an edge to them, something a little out of the ordinary - a bit like this dress. The high neck isn't something I usually lean towards as they tend to feel a bit restrictive, however the cut-out sections beneath the neckline give you a bit of room to breathe.
Whilst we see copious amounts of cut-out dresses and tops on all manner of 'fashion' retailer websites and in the windows of high street stores, Luxemme have taken a slightly different approach. I can't recall having seen a dress styled similarly to this one in either the high street or boutiques and the fabric is quite thick, giving it a feeling of luxury. It's not disposable fashion, it's made to last.
As the dress is all black, I had to add some splashes of colour to make it feel a little more 'me'. I threw on a multi-coloured pop-art-style eyeprint cardigan from Nasty Gal over the top and finished it with these Sideshow Bob-esque pointed yellow heels. I actually bought these way back in 2010 when everyone "Agreed with Nick" and wore them on Election night - my feet were not happy by the end of it, and neither was I the next day. Sell out.
*Nyane Luxe Cut Out High Neck Dress - Luxemme
Now You See Me Cardigan - Nasty Gal
Yellow Pointed Shoes - ALDO
So err, back to the dress. Yes, I do have a couple of issues with Luxemme and with the actual dress. Firstly, I'm petite (as you may have noticed over the years), and I feel like I have to keep constantly pulling the dress up to make sure my boobs stay contained within it. If Luxemme did a petite size, I'd be all over it. Secondly, Luxemme say they're Parisian Chic with Manchester Street Style, but when I think of Mancunian street style, I don't picture anything like what these guys actually sell.
The style on the streets of Manchester can sometimes be a painful meeting of Oasis circa 1995 and JD Sports. So actually, it's probably not such a bad thing for Luxemme!
Let me know what you guys think of the dress, is it more Manchester Street Style or Parisian Chic?
If you like the look of this dress, you can purchase it HERE for £35.