I Don’t Usually Do White, But Luxemme Olivie Lace Trim Two Piece Was Too Pretty To Resist

by Gio

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Usually, I don’t do white clothes:

1. I’m so clumsy, I often spill food or drink on me, or touch something I shouldn’t. White stains too easily, and is a pain to wash. It’s just too much work.

2. White loves to make us look bigger and show all those imperfections we’d much rather hide (or, at least, not emphasize).

3. White fabrics are usually very sheer, if not downright see-through. I prefer to keep my private bits private, thank you very much.

4. I’m ghostly pale. Stark white is not the most flattering shade on me.

But, when Luxemme, a new fashion brand that combines Parisian chic with Manchester street style, asked me to review a sample from their limited edition collection, the Olivie Lace Trim Two Piece just begged me to try it. For once, I didn’t need much convincing. If there’s one thing I just can’t resist is lace.

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Lace can be tricky. Do it wrong, and you look like you’ve borrowed your grannie’s curtains. But, when done right, it instantly makes you look classy, chic, and feminine. The Olivie Lace Trim Two Piece gets it right.

The lace detail on the bottoms of the top and skirt add a touch of elegance to this sleek, modern outfit. It allows me to show that bit of extra skin without feeling self-conscious.

The outfit just strikes the perfect balance: casual enough for an afternoon of shopping with friends, and chic enough for a special occasion. It’s very easy to style too. A nice pair of heels, a coloured clutch, and, in the evening, a red lippie are all you need.

The polyester fabric is hardy without being thick and uncomfortable. And it’s not sheer. I can wear black underwear underneath it, if I so wish it, and it never shows. Nor does my not-so-flat-tummy.

I was quite worried that, because the two piece draws the eye to the middle, it’d make my waist look bigger and flabbier. But it doesn’t. The cut is very flattering, and the lace helps subtly hide any unwanted bumps.

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The skirt doesn’t ride up every time I sit or move either, which is a relief. There’s nothing worse than having to pull down your skirt every five minutes, is it? Zips that break easily are just as bad. Those at the back of the two piece look and feel quite sturdy. *heaves sigh of relief*

So far, I managed not to stain the top or skirt. I’m quite proud of that. Laugh all you want, but it’s a big achievement for me. I hope it means I’m starting to become better coordinated.

But I’m still not 100% convinced white is the right colour for me. Maybe it’s because I’m not used to see myself wearing so much white, but it does look a bit stark, doesn’t it?

That’s why I prefer to wear the pieces separately, and pair the skirt with a bright green blouse, or the top with skinny black jeans. It’s more flattering. And so versatile. You don’t get to do that with a dress.

If you’ve fallen in love with Luxemme Lace Trim Two Piece dress too, hurry up! It’s limited edition, so there’s no time to think about it too much. You need to act now!


Pros: Beautiful outfit, both casual and elegant; Flattering, doesn’t make you look bigger; Hardy fabric is comfortable and not see-through; Affordable.

Cons: If you don’t like lace, or don’t like buying your clothes online, this is not for you.

Summary: Luxemme Olivie Lace Trim Two Piece is elegant, modern, and flattering. The sturdy fabric is comfortable, doesn’t make you look bigger, and doesn’t ride up.

Price & Availability: £35.00 at Luxemme

Rate: 4/5

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Marina (Makeup4all) September 3, 2015 - 2:25 pm

It’s really nice to see photos of you!

Gio September 4, 2015 - 6:31 am

Marina, oh thanks! 🙂

Allison September 3, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Oh, I love your white outfit, Gio! It is so simple and elegant with the modern lace trim at the bottom of the pieces. White and especially this 2 piece looks great on you!

Gio September 4, 2015 - 6:33 am

Allison, thank you! It’s very elegant, isn’t it? But also quite casual, which makes it quite versatile.

Paris B September 4, 2015 - 1:34 am

You look good in white, Gio! And that’s a very pretty outfit too. The lace panels are cute and if you feel there’s too much white, you could wear them separately perhaps? I can see the top with a pair of nice jeans and heels with a nice necklace for an evening out. I think it’d be cute!

Gio September 4, 2015 - 6:35 am

Paris, those are great ideas! I love this outfit, but I think the pieces would look better worn separately on me. It’s just so unusual to wear white for me, but I couldn’t resist it this time.

Janessa September 4, 2015 - 3:29 am

That’s so pretty and something I’d wear! I thought it was one piece even though the title clearly says two. I like the top the most but they pair well together.
I think with an all white outfit, some jewelry or bright shoes or makeup would be fun.
I’m not a fan of stark white on me either but I think different whites look good. When I do wear a white top, it usually has some detailing to it like buttons or lace.
It seems like I should own a plain white tee or tank but I don’t get much wear out of them. My color palette keeps changing though so who knows!

😀 I think you look great in that outfit.

Gio September 4, 2015 - 6:41 am

Janessa, thanks! I knew you’d like the lace, and your ideas for styling it are great. I like how simple and chic it is. It doesn’t really need much accessorizing, does it? It makes a statement on its own, but some bright colour would add a touch of fun to it indeed.

I don’t think you NEED to own anything. If you don’t get much use out of something, there’s no point getting it just because everyone has does. 🙂

lidia September 4, 2015 - 10:52 am

Gio, You look lovely with white ! Really nice outfit and I think you have a beautiful body.

Gio September 4, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Lidia, ohhh thank you!

MonicaP September 5, 2015 - 3:23 pm

The white outfit is really lovely! I know what you mean about white and stains .. I swear, coffee jumps out of my cup and onto anything white that I’m wearing 😛


Gio September 5, 2015 - 9:19 pm

Monica, ain’t that typical? White attracts stains like crazy! It’s such a pain. But it can be very pretty too.

Annette September 12, 2015 - 7:46 am

I avoid wearing white because it makes me look matronly like an old fashioned nurse. With the size of my jugs white just makes them look even bigger if that is possible. Plus I always spill things on me too!

Gio September 12, 2015 - 7:58 am

Annette, white is so demanding, isn’t it?


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