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For the woman who is as tough as nails, but also likes them manicured. The Lauren is a striking and savvy dress is designed to take you effortlessly from work to play. The structured purple sateen top with its plunging v-neckline is lined and is attached to a curve-loving and comfortable black bengaline skirt. Customize your look by choosing to wear your cuffs and a collar up or down, or also with the matching leather belt, sold separately as an accessory. Throw in the skirts eye-catching kick pleats and the Lauren dress is ready to help you take on your day with its sleek style and smart construction.
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Wore this for my weddingReview by Barbara
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My boyfriend bought me this dress for my birthday but I never really had the chance to wear it until we decided to get married and then it was his 1st choice. I found a shirt for him that matched perfectly and it was wonderful. I got a lot of compliments on this dress and I look forward to wearing it again. (Posted on 4/26/2015)
Stunning dress; notes for busty damesReview by Jenna
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I bought the 2XL for measurements 46/7-32-49. My waist is quite small compared to the rest of me, so I bought this knowing I'd need to cinch belt it or have it taken in. My bust is a 34K UK, so that can be challenging to fit. I'm writing this for the ladies who may have my specific challenges, and proper fit on my figure off the rack almost never happens.

I asked on the PUG FB page about fit on this dress at my measurements, knowing I'd have to have the waist taken in. Laura responded that I should size up to the 2XL, since the blouse portion of the dress is less stretchy, and taking in the waist would be easier due to the dress construction.

The top is a stunning, rich dark purple. If you're wearing it in low light, it seems darker. It is exactly how I like my purples! The sateen is beautiful! The waist was large on me, as expected, but the shaping is such that I was able to wear it immediately without having it altered. I wrapped an obi belt around the waist to help the look, and it worked very well for me. My knees are small compared to my hips, so I had a bit of extra taper in the skirt added at the tailor, but that's just my preference. Like I said, I wore it without alteration at first!

The sleeves are a bit trim on my chunky upper arms, but I wasn't intending to raise my arms much on NYE. This isn't a dress for hard physical labor, so slightly limited range of movement didn't bother me. I love the collar and cuffs, and plan on purchasing other colors. The neckline can be a bit low for some situations, but I find that I can easily close the plunge a bit with a pretty brooch if I am headed into a more conservative situation. Lace-edge camis work well for this also.

I love the height of the waist. I'm 5'4" and my curves can make me look very short. The way the waist looks higher on this dress does a nice job of elongating me visually. I found that the length was excellent on me, and the kick pleats very pretty and designed in such a way that you can't see Spanx on underneath, since the pleats don't show leg!

It is made with the usual high quality I've come to expect from PUG, and the fabrics are comfortable and pretty!



(Posted on 9/16/2014)
Love it, will buy in other colors despite some issuesReview by Alexandra
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I ordered a size Large (34G/36G, Bust 41”, Waist 30.5” – 32” depending, Hips 41”) and I am very, very pleased. The dress is sexy, vampy, dramatic, and makes me feel as though I’ve jumped several rungs on the social hierarchy (what a wonderful dress!).

I was concerned that the top of the dress wouldn’t have enough fabric to cover my bust, but it did, so a size Large was right for my bust. The cut of the dress top does some of the work of a cleavage enhancing bra. To enhance this effect further, I wear such a bra underneath this dress. Unfortunately, I think the waist of a Large is a little loose for me (even when my waist is 32”). The Large wound up being too long for me (I’m 5’3”), and the original hem of the skirt ended at mid-calf on me, which wasn’t flattering for my body. I hemmed it a few inches to sit just above my kneecaps. This entailed lopping off the kick pleats, but this does not impede my movement because the new length no longer restricts my movement below the knee.

Also, I dislike the hooks and eyes on the center back of the collar. They are necessary to A) enable the collar to be vampy while still B) allowing for a functional zipper entrance/exit, but they catch my hair. I have to wear it in a bun when I wear this dress, but it still snags sometimes. I think the only way I could avoid snagging my hair on the hooks at all is if I cut my hair to be no more than halfway down my neck. Overall, the effect and look of this dress *far* outweigh this irritation.

Despite the couple of construction issues I had, I think this dress is absolutely great. I cannot overstate how much of a boost this dress gives my self-confidence!

I like this dress so much that I fully intend to buy it in red, white, and green as well (even though I’ll have to hem them all again, and I *hate* hemming—that is how great this dress is!). (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Number TwoReview by Heather
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I LOVE this dress! I initially bought it in the red/black combo and loved it so much that I just had to have another. The dress is gorgeous, and is good for any size/body type. I have seen some reviews about the sleeves being tight and not stretching. I did not have this problem. I plan on getting this dress in every color I can! (Posted on 5/22/2014)
LOVE IT!!!Review by Jen
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Ordered this dress for a wedding I was accompanying a friend to. The purple is a bit darker than what I saw on the screen but still the dress was everything I expected. The over all fit was wonderful! I ordered the XL to fit my 38DD 35 waste 42 hips and it fit like a glove, no foundation undergarments needed. The neckline does plunge as much (or more than) the photos, but I was lucky enough that I had a bra that worked. I had this dress on for 14 hours and it was one of the most comfortable dresses I have ever worn! I ate I danced I sat and I had fun in this wonderful dress (received my fair share of compliments and passed out a few of my PUG trading cards too).

I will warn you of just a few things (and they are minor); If you are short (I am 5'2") you will defiantly need to take up the hem. 3" was perfect for my height (and the 5" stilettos I wore), and didn't cut off too much of the kick pleats in the back. The hook & eyes on the collar kept getting caught in my hair all night. I had my tailor flip the hooks and move they eyes in on the collar a bit farther and mischief managed. The arms are a bit restrictive, as was mentioned in a previous post, but i knew that when I ordered the dress. It just makes zipping up the dress a little cumbersome.

Thank you PUG for creating clothes that fit and flatter real women!!! (Posted on 3/14/2014)
LOVE ITReview by Daphne
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My Lauren dress arrived today and I could not wait to try it on. I am a bigger girl so i ordered the 2X and OMG it is AMAZING i love it. I did try it on with my Rago shapewear and it is so flattering. My girlfriend was amazed i am amazed and i am sure my fiancee will be amazed. Thank you PUG this dress really has made my day. Cant wait to buy it in the other colours. (Posted on 3/3/2014)
Very well madeReview by Hollyness
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I purchased the XL which came with the label 1X. I was worried about what the other customers wrote under the other colors options. They stated the arms were too tight. So I went up a size. I am 42 34 40 I wear a 12 in US and my bra size is 34 DD. It is a bit loose around the hips and stomach area. But the material is also stretchy, so the arms fit fine. I should have gone with one size smaller. I am 5'5" and it is about an inch too long or so. I will just have the dress tailored; not unusual and when you buy a dress this expensive it's best to have it taken in than out. More material :-) the color is beautiful as the pic shows and the cut makes my 'girls' show as they should be shown! I am going to purchase a slim belt for style. (Posted on 2/15/2014)
Amazing!Review by David
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I bought this for my wife for a late Christmas present. She absolutely LOVED it and it looked simply stunning on her! Ladies, if you are looking for a dress to a) look professional but b) still turn heads (sometimes more like break necks in this dress) than this dress is it! The only issue I saw was the fabric for the arms does not give as much as the fabric for the skirt, but other than that, the dress is pretty much perfect! (Posted on 1/23/2014)
It'll doReview by conundrum_11
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PROS: 1.form fitting and very sexy 2. excellent quality too 3. timely shipping

CONS: 1. The materials for the sleeves are NOT stretch which is a downer if your arms need a bit more give, especially if you have zip up the dress yourself. You'll barely be able to lift your arms up
2. the COLOR I got was purple and the picture makes it look a vibrant purple: It isn't. It's so dark, it's almost as dark as the black of the rest of the dress. so if you want a dress that pops instead of one that looks like a little black dress, you'll have to get another color :/ (Posted on 12/8/2013)
My 3rd one!Review by Pamela
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Yep you read that right.....my 3rd Lauren dress and I love love love them. So glad they have introduced more colors and I hope they continue to introduce different color combinations. So far I have the gray /green, the blue/black and the purple/black. Hands down the purple/black one is my favorite. Also, it feels like the sateen on this new one feels a little stretchy or softer which is good in my opinion. My measurements are 34B 30 waist and 40 hips. This time I went with the medium. As I have said in my previous reviews, this is definitely made for someone with a bigger chest but I found the solution.....I wear these with the Victoria Secret Miraculous Bombshell multi-way convertible push up bra and problem solved. I feel like a million bucks when I wear these and get so many compliments. It's Christmas time and I'm contemplating whether I should order the red/black one for myself or buy it for my other niece. See my review on what happened with the blue one. Decisions decisions decisions! At the rate I'm going, all of these color combos will be in my collection. (Posted on 12/5/2013)

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