How to Style an Elegant Dress – LURAP Gown

The science gods are smiling at me and are bringing good research vibes to me, finally, after toiling and stressing about experiments not working all last month! So I am in a pretty good mood after a successful hump day 🙂
Today I bring you another outfit post on how I styled an elegant dress I received from – that stands for L-ove UR AP-pearance, which I think is pretty clever! It is a customizable outfit site, similarly to other sites I’ve come across and worked with, like eShakti. They have so many cute elegant and stylish dresses, and I was very pleased with the price range! I had a really hard time deciding what piece to review, because there were so many options! Since it is fall (although in LA it still feels like summer), I decided to go with a wine colored dress. I picked this “My All Time Fav Gown,” (which you can check out HERE) that was originally displayed as a royal blue (which is gorgeous!!), but I already have a couple of blue dresses. I was really digging the high neck and sleeveless gathered bodice look of the dress, as it looks so flattering on the site. As you can see, the high neck has pleats that fall into a gathered waist bodice, and the rest of the dress just falls flowingly and beautiful! This dress and the gathered waist really accentuates my curves and I am in love!
Since I could customize the dress, I picked my size based on my measurements (they have a handy size guide), and I decided to not go with a floor length gown, but instead go for knee length style and gave them my height (5′ 2″) so they could more exactly tailor it to my height (which is awesome! YAY!). If you read my last post about maxi dresses for petite girls, you can tell I’m a little nervous to wear floor length dresses, at least elegant fancy dresses, so this dress length was just perfect! (Anyway, I don’t think I would have anywhere fancy enough to wear a floor length gown, so the knee length is perfect to wear for a special occasion or a wedding!
The back of the dress zipped up all the way to the neck and can be hard to zip depending on the type of bra you are wearing. I was wearing a more padded Victoria’s Secret Bra at first and realized it wouldn’t zip up, but I switched to a normal type bra and it was completely fine! So as with all pieces of clothing, test them out with different types of bras! That’s my one tip! is a great site, and they have various deals like Buy two dresses get one free site wide, which is awesome! If you have a special event to go to definitely check out their dresses as you can get a great deal on a custom piece!

Dress: c/o | Heels: Steve Madden | Accessories: Clutch: Aldo | Sunglasses: Mango | Bracelets: Gift

To accessorize this elegant dress, I paired darker accessories like black Steve Madden Heels I have had for some time now, a Gray/Gold clutch from Aldo, and paired my favorite Mango Sunglasses along with some random bracelets!

What do you think about this outfit? Have you tried any customized outfit sites? Would you order a similar dress? Do you think it is flattering on me or should I have gone with a maxi length gown? Do let me know in the comments below!

Hope you have a great rest of your week (TGIalmostF!)!!





  1. October 8, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    It's definitely very flattering, it's amazing, in fact, and you look fabulous! I loved the meaning of the shop's name, it's really great Love your appearance! And the dress is fabulous, the color as well! It's elegant and you were right when pairing it with the black shoes, the look is very chic! I am so glad that the lab is going well 🙂 For sure it reflects now, you really look gorgeous and I think that this kind of style suits you so perfectly! Hugs and kisses, dear Andrea!

  2. October 9, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    customization is awesome when they get it right. it's tailored to YOU. i love the style and color of the dress. looks AWESOME on you andrea! love your hair girl.

  3. October 10, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    That's a gorgeous dress, and it's great that you were able to get it customized! It really makes all the difference, especially when you're under 5'5" – most of the time the dresses I get are too long as well!

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  4. October 12, 2015 / 6:26 am

    You look grogeous♥♥

  5. Jennifer
    September 26, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    My granny had a huge collection of elegant dresses that are still beautiful and I have tried a few of them, because fashion revives itself after a few years.

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