Little Black Dress or not???


A beautiful black lace overlay elegant dress from Long Tall Sally


Have a look at this short video presentation to see me wearing and hear me talking about the dress


To buy this dress Click HERE

little black dress lace overlay from Long Tall Sally

Black Lace Overlay Dress from Long Tall Sally – £75 – Available in sizes UK10 – UK22

We all need a little black dress in our wardrobes.  This week I am very excited to show you this wonderful black lace overlay dress from  Long Tall Sally which I think has multiple occasion wear and it is…is it not…a twist on the little black dress too.

The dress is certainly different.  A very Katesque style (with the lace detailing) and a cut and fit that suits all shapes and sizes of TALL and TALL plus size woman.  Long Tall Sally sell clothes to women 5’8″ and taller so this particular dress (I am sorry to say) is for tall girls only.

The dress has a thick nude lining which is semi-attached to the lace in the body area of the dress only.  The lace overlay skirt is cut in panels adding an attractive flared style to the dress.  It is very elegant, graceful to move in and drapes over those curves beautifully.  The length of this dress from shoulder to hemline is 45″.  I am 5’9″ tall and the dress sits elegantly below my knee area.

You are on to a winner with this dress for a number of reasons –

1.  the lace draping of the dress makes this a very feminine and elegant dress suitable for a more formal look.

2.  for ladies who prefer to wear black (especially for its slimming properties) this dress does the job.  This dress offers you that something different yet is essentially a black dress.  I felt very slim in this dress too (I am wearing a size UK20).

3.  the cut of the dress is complimentary for all problem areas to include upper arms and shoulders, neckline, and the classic 3/4 length sleeves which help define and minimise a problem middle area.

4.  the dress is a multiple occasion wear dress suitable to wear as a Guest at a Wedding, to a Garden Party, to a Race Meeting (with the appropriate hat attire to suit each of these occasions) AND it can also be your ‘LBD Cocktail Dress’ if you wear it with black tights and black heels.

As with all my Reviews and postings which feature me wearing a garment, my focus is always the garment and not me.  I always attempt to present the item of clothing so that you see the true colour (in daylight) and get a feel for the quality of the finish of the garment, how it falls/drapes, and what it is like to move in the garment.  In other words I try and present garments to you as an ordinary everyday person styling my look without the help of a Hairdresser or Make-Up Artist.  I am seen in all these photos not wearing any make-up so that you can also assess the true colour of the dress against my skin tone.  I have fair skin yet I also tan very easily.  In this photo I have not yet had any tanning from the recent spell of good weather.   This is me (just as I am) in the dress without going to any great fuss.  If you like what you see here I am sure you can imagine what the dress will look like on you especially when you work your own magic with hair and make-up.

For your formal day wear look I recommend wearing this dress with nude shoes and tights, especially if you are going to wear this dress to a wedding.  Black is not traditionally a colour that we associate with wearing to a happy occasion (such as a wedding) but with this dress the black lace plays more of a suggestion role and develops the elegance of the cut of this dress (whilst veiling the problem areas and giving the desired slimming effect).

To turn this dress into an evening or cocktail dress all that is required is to change the shoes and tights to black.  You will know what to do with your preferred evening make-up and hairstyling.

little black dress lace overlay from Long Tall Sally

Black Lace Overlay Dress from Long Tally Sally worn with black tights and black heels for a more Cocktail/Evening wear look

little black dress lace overlay from Long Tall Sally

Side profile of the black lace overlay dress from Long Tall Sally





To buy this dress click HERE


I am hosting a Garden Party on Saturday to celebrate the 1st anniversary of my ‘new look’ website and Blog.  I am going to wear this dress and a friend of mine, Audrey Doherty (who is a Milliner), is making me something special to wear on my head.  I haven’t seen it yet.  I have no idea what she is going to come up with.  She has seen a photo of the dress and she is going to work her magic too.  So you will see this dress again and this time I will be wearing make-up and will have had my hair styled.

I am going to do a blog post on Thursday 19th June 2014 about my 1st anniversary and show pictures of my friends at the Garden Party, AND, of course, this same black lace overlay dress from Long Tall Sally worn as very smart day wear.  Until next Thursday.  Diane xxx


2 Comments » for Little Black Dress or not???
  1. Christa says:

    Dear Diane,

    greetings from Berlin/Germany. I like your blog, have similar size and height (6″-182cm). I am 58, mother of 2 daughters.
    Bought the same dress at LTS in Berlin after I have watched your demo and like it so much now. Got many compliments…. 🙂

    Best regards


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