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Covered Perfectly LBD – review

#CoveredPerfectly woman in New Year's Eve outfit
#fashionover50 LBD c/o Covered Perfectly styled for the office
Black dress with boat-neck c/o Covered Perfectly styled for work with own leopard print scarf, brooch, head band, GNW tight, and Valentino studded boots

Today I want to introduce you to Covered Perfectly, a company founded by Pauline Durban when she was in her 50s. This company specializes in fashionable, but stylish clothes for women over 40. The clothes’ fabrics are thin enough to allow stylish layering (see photo below), but thick enough to cover bulks and bumps. It also means you can find clothes that won’t emphasize a tummy, love-handles, upper arms, you name it. Instead, they are designed to show-cast your best features like a great collar bone, nice lower arms and hands, for instance.

CoveredPerfectly woman in New Year's Eve outfit
Little black dress with boat neck c/o Covered Perfectly worn under own mesh dress with black pumps

Their focus is on dressing our best, not on hiding us. Let me explain what I mean with this statement by means of the sample of my choice, the boat neck dress.

Why I chose this sample

I chose a Black Boat Neck Dress because a LBD dress is very versatile for many dressing situations. It can be styled for the office (first photo in this post), a party, running errands, going out for dinner and even for browsing the beach stores on vacation (photo below). Every woman owes herself to own a LBD.

fashionover40 woman wearing a Covered Perfectly dress vacation style
Black dress c/o Covered Perfectly styled for vacation with own Ray Ban purple mirrored sunglasses, Great Northwest denim shirt tied around the waist, wedge espadrilles and leather pearl necklace c/o Wendy Mignot

Covered Perfectly offers their LBD with scoop or boat-neck. I picked the LBD with boat-neck as my collar bone is one of my great features. Going thru menopause, I became a bra size 34 AA. This means that wearing a wide cleavage would be a view into the void. 😉 The LBD with scoop neck, however, is a perfect choice for those of us who have a great cleavage.

Fabric and cut

This boat-neck dress is made from versatile Ponte de Roma modal and feels super soft. Thus, it is perfect for traveling. The cut of the LBD is a sleek timeless T-shirt cut, simple, but sophisticated. This means there is no risk to look old-fashioned (and hence matronly) or over-the-top (read too trendy, trying too hard). The 3/4 length sleeves permit wearing the dress year round.

styleover40 woman covered perfectly for the office
Side view of boat-neck dress c/o Covered Perfectly styled for the office with own leopard scarf, BCBG belt, and Valentino studded boots

Fit

The Boat Neck dress is made in the US. I checked their size chart and ordered a size S. The LBD fits perfectly. It is tailored with the right ease to hug my body in all the right places.

#over40style woman in weekend outfit
Boat Neck black dress c/o Covered Perfectly knotted at the hem to show off some leg and styled with own Great Northwest denim shirt, wedge sandals for a vacation or summer weekend look or visit at the farmers’ market

On my 5 ft 4 (1.63 m) frame, the dress hits below the knee (see last two photos in this post). The cut permits adjusting the length with a belt to around or just above the knee. Since the fabric is thin enough to not bulk, you can belt the LBD to the length of the sweet point of your legs (see work outfits in this post). When you have got great legs, you may knot the hem to show them off when walking along the beach on vacation (see photo above). However, when your knees are on the wide side, the dress will cover them perfectly. Adding accessories on your upper body draws the eyes up.

maturefashion woman in work outfit CoveredPerfectly
Front view of black dress c/o Covered Perfectly styled for a winter work outfit with own leopard print scarf, BCBG belt, GNW tights, and Valentino boots

Price-performance ratio

Covered Perfectly ships to all 50 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam by USPS Priority Mail. This means you will receive your order within 2 to 5 business days anywhere in the US. Shipping is free on all orders over $47. I like their shipping policy as free shipping is for the entire US, not just the Lower 48.

#over40style mature woman in party look
Boat neck dress c/o Covered Perfectly styled for a party with own mesh dress and pumps

This LBD costs $69.95. Typically, I keep a LBD for about 4 years and wear it on average at least once a month. Since this dress is suitable for weekends, work and vacation depending on the styling, I expect to wear it more often than just once a month or so. Thus, the price-per-wear gets down to less than $1 over time. Per my criteria, this price-per-wear is a great deal and an excellent price-performance ratio.

coveredperfectly mature woman in holiday outfit
Black boat neck dress c/o Covered Perfectly styled for the upcoming holidays with own Swarovski crystal necklace, and Ralph Lauren silver pumps

In summary: I love this Covered Perfectly LBD. ❤

High Latitude Style readers get a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code HLS20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. There are several styles to choose from, and the discount will apply on up to two items. You may also take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 FREE special. Only one of the discounts will work.

Start shopping! Click here.

When you like the concept of Covered Perfectly and found my review helpful, please let your friends know by tweeting them to have a look at this post on styling a LBD!

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Photos: G. Kramm

Disclosure: The dress is a sample from Covered Perfectly. I wrote the review entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.

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