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London Times Women's Soft White/ Black Dress
Look elegant in black and white with this beautiful London Times dress that features a stunning abstract print and a pleated skirt. This lovely dress will also subtly flatter your figure with its drawstring waist, cap sleeves, and a surplice neckline.
ITEM#: 14051846A fashionable black and white abstract print defines this fashionable surplice dress from London Times. Cap sleeves and a belted waist finish this flattering dress.
- Color options: Soft white/black
- Abstract print
- Cap sleeves
- Drawstring waist
- Surplice neck
- Back zipper closure
- Black piping
- Two (2) front pockets
- Pleated skirt
The approximate length from the top center back to the hem is 36 inches. The measurement was taken from a size 4.
Women's Sizing Guide
- Self: 97-percent polyester/3-percetn spandex
- Dry clean
- Model: L3818M
Model stands 5'7 tall and has a 34-inch bust, 25-inch waist and 35-inch hips.
|Materials||97% Polyester/3% Spandex|
|Fabric Care||Dry Clean|
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I could not believe the bargain I git with this purchase The fit was great I sometimes wear a 6 but I bought the 8 So i guess it runs a bit small However the material and style is excellent My only con might be the shoulder could be a little more defined in it s cutRead More
This is a very pretty and well made dress. I got a size 10, which fits the upper body, but my hips are larger, so this is snug but not bad. Add a jacket, snug, or sweater for another look.Read More
Love love love this dress! It is exactly the right fit ( I am a buster woman and even though I wear a size 10 dress I sometimes cant get that size due to the "girls") If you are looking for a great dress this is it!Read More
Excellent, very good design and i love this dress. The material is a bit thicker than expected, but still looks very gooRead More
The color is as you see, nice details and strong material, fits and flatters, washes nicelyRead More
I like London Times dresses because they fit me predictably and flatter my figure -- a bit on the sexy side, fitting nicely over the curves of my hips and yet not being too big in the chest as many dresses I've tried. My husband has liked every London Times dress I've bought; he loves the fit on me. Only trouble with this dress is that the facing around the armholes slips out and either needed some fabric "sizing" or tacking down to keep the dress from having little wings. Easy for me to do.Read More
I've worn this dress once to two different events - I wore it to work with neutral heels and a black jacket, then wore it out to cocktails the same evening, sans jacket. The other time I wore it over a saturday while running errands with flats and a cute coral sweater. I ordered the size 6 and it fit perfectly - I'm 5'2", 130 lbs with a curvy figure. The top covered up my chest perfectly so I didnt have to wear an undershirt (34D) and no hemming to shorten was required. I think the dress would flatter any figure. The belt is removable so you can add your own 'flare' around the waste. I used the belt that came with the dress because I was too lazy to switch it out.Read More
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Polyester shrinks in hot heat, so we recommend dry cleaning to prevent any shrinking from the dryer.
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