Every Body Laura Dress Gum Blossom
One of our favourite shapes for summer is this cute, practical and comfy dress, Laura! She has lovely wide straps which are practical and have a button that makes them perfect for new mums! She is part of our Golden Apple range and is the perfect shape for layering all year round.
FEATURES: Laura features an adorable scoop neckline with useable button detail on the thick straps, shirred stretchy side panels and zip back. She also features a panelled, shaped bodice for a perfect fit, box pleats at the skirt and of course, side POCKETS! She is a really fun style with a longer skirt length, perfect for the taller ladies and anyone who likes a little more coverage at the knee. The length generally sits below the knee on average heights. Laura’s wider button down straps are perfect for covering wider bra straps and make Laura the best choice for a cool option on super hot days, but she is also perfect for new mums who need a dress they can feed in, without feeling like you have to compromise on the cute! Laura will be the perfect fit on smaller or larger busts as there are shaped bodice panels in the front and back, both of which will give to you the perfect silhouette and hug you in all the right places. She has a centre back zip for easy getting on and off. The full pleated skirt will be flattering on the hips due to the flat box pleats and a-line shape of the skirt. We have added enough fullness to give her a breezy skirt, but she is a lovely shape at the hip, without unneeded gathering.
HOW TO WEAR: Laura is just beautiful worn as is on a hot day, as the bodice is a lovely fit, without being too tight or restrictive. The cut is modest at the neckline without being too high cut and the coverage at your bra line is just perfect, no matter what you wear underneath. She is also such a perfect cut for layering with our flutter, easy or sybil tees under. We imagine her being worn with our basic long sleeve tops under in a pinafore style or even with our Clementine cardigans over the top. We also love the fact we can wear her perfectly with our ballet wraps, and the waistline is perfect with the wrap tied to the back. Laura is a good shape to wear with or without layers, and she is a super flattering silhouette on all shapes. We love Laura because she is so versatile and easy to wear. We love her easily dressed up shape, pair her with a dark coloured ballet wrap, a pair of dressy shoes or some strappy sandals. Laura is the perfect shape on all body shapes, particularly on a larger bust due to the shaping at the bodice. Laura could be your new favourite shape due to the versatility and comfort of her cut, and if that doesn’t make it perfect for you, our amazing prints certainly will. She is also wonderful for new mums as the button tab on the strap means you can still feed in it, bonus!
FABRIC: Cotton Sateen, 97% cotton, 3% stretch. Mid weight, lovely slight sheen with good stretch that will give over time.
PRINT: Based on oil paintings of Gum Blossom by local artist Hayley Wills.
XS - Aus 8-10
S - Aus 10-12
M - Aus 12-14
L - Aus 14-16
XL - Aus 16-18
2X = Aus 18-20 length 5cm longer than XL
3X = Aus 20-22 length 10cm longer than XL
4X = Aus 22-24 length is 15cm longer than XL
Carla is wearing a size S.
Please note with our larger sizes (2X-4X) we add length to our straps to accomodate a bigger bust easier. You may find you will need to adjust the height of the button on your strap by removing and reattaching it to get the length just right. Alternatively you can adjust the strap length by hand stitching the extra length underneath at the back where it joins onto the dress.
ADDITIONALLY SIZING INFO: Please note this Laura dress does not have the elastic panels our original Laura does, it is now a set in panel without stretch. We consider this run a firm fit compared to previous Laura dresses. Please double check measurements.
Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years.