13 March 2012

Layla-h maxi dress review

I recently received this "Gothic style jilbab" to review from Layla.h.com. If you haven't heard of them, Layla-h is a new British-based company that sells modest clothing of both Eastern and Western influences.

Below is a photo of the dress I was sent. It is described as a jilbab on the website, but I think that it is more of a dress.

My package :)

The dress is made of soft jersey material and the top has a pretty crochet detailing on it. The shoulders are also detailed with beads and thin, silver chains. It has two pockets on the skirt.

I thought I would model the dress for you ^-^

Quality: I think that the quality of the dress is quite good - it is nicely stitched and the fabric is thick and opaque. Obviously with jersey there is the innate problem of clingyness, but this can be reduced with a cotton slip skirt worn underneath.

Style & sizing: It is not something that I would usually go for but I do like it. The only thing that puzzles me is whether to call it a formal or casual dress because of the pockets. I think that it is both depending on how you choose to dress it.

The crochet detailing is lovely and so are the cuffs. I am not hot on the elasticated waist though - I think it would have been nicer loose. One good thing about the waist though, is that it allows you to put a top with the dress so that it looks like a skirt. Also, if you are shorter, you could use the elastic to adjust the skirt length.

In terms of sizing, it sort of runs true to size but looking back I think I would have gotten a 12 (UK size) instead of a 10 so that it is generally a bit looser. I am 171cm tall (to be precise..) and the dress hits just below my ankles.

Vaule for money: The dress retails at £44.99. I think that this is fair compared with the rest of the high street. I would recommend checking out their website, there are a few very cheap things on there, like this beautiful pink dress for only a tenner!

Shipping and communication: Excellent.

Overall, I like the dress and love the site. Definitely will be keeping an eye on this company and can't wait until their range expands - they have a bridal collection which is not up yet, but that will certainly be one to look out for. 

I hope that this review helps and if you like you can check out their websiteFacebook or video below for other items in their collection..


Arezu In Wonderland said...

The dress is amazing! I would love to have it!

XO Arezu

Roshni said...

looks great on you, even better than the model...a little pricey in my opinion though.

Neonatura said...

Assalamu aleikum!:) This dress is wonderfull! Congrats! Please give me the correct link of their web-site

Stylish Muslimah said...

Roshni: Aw thanks that's so sweet!

Neonatuara: Sorry about the top link, I've sorted it now!

Salam x

Anonymous said...

omg seriously they should change their models..just 1 look and i was put off the dress..but once i saw the dress for what it was when u were modelling it..its actually really pretty.
Thanks for sharing!!!

Sarah said...

looks great on you mA! and i have to agree with everyone else, the website pics do not do the dress justice lol


Haifa said...

The dress is beautiful

Noor Of My Life said...

I really like the dress on you, certainly suits your slim build.

As-salaam alaikum said...

No bling?

Stylish Muslimah said...

Imran: Are you always so sarcastic?