You look like you will be ready to break any glass ceiling when wearing MM.LAFLEUR, a brand designed for the modern working woman who wants her professional gear to be functional and stylish. I got a chance to get to know the line and their fabulous stylist Hannah while at their sleek SoHo showroom. June 20th they roll out the rest of their first plus size line aptly named, First Addition. The sizing is pretty forgiving and as a US size 18, I easily fit into the 2. So if you’re looking for plus size office wear and plus size workwear, this is going to become your go to label.
At first glance, it’s hard to tell if these plus size workwear staples are going to look any more exciting than the items we are used to. Much to our surprise, frumpy was the farthest thing from these 9-to-5 shifts. The crepe fabrics have luxe quality and kept their shape while still having enough give to feel comfy no matter how long your day is. The Emily Dress and the belted Etsuko Dress were my first choices because I will never be able to turn down a plus size dress with pockets. My only hesitation was that on the day that I went to try on it was a scorcher in NYC. In my years working in government, I was no stranger to the shift dress – that is usually boxy and sweaty. I was so excited to slip into these designs and felt cool and comfortable. They are soft, structured and unlined to keep you from feeling sticky even on the must humid of commutes.
Speaking of plus size shift dresses, MM.LAFLEUR is known for minimalist design and little details that make all the difference. The angular caps on the Sarah dress makes it modern and unique and the gathered waist add interest to the Alex.
On to the mix and match separates, there are plenty of easy pieces that are silky, smooth and again, breathable, like the slinky Deneuve top. The double layered Didion top is loose-fitting and high quality silkiness and shockingly is machine washable – like all of their pieces!
It’s not possible to find plus size office staples that have thought of more useful features!
Keep an eye out for the new designs and prints coming out this week!
By: Renee Cafaro