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Review: Little Red Dress

October 16, 2016

On the occasion that I need dressy attire or semi-formal wear, I always look to Kiyonna first to see what they have available. I started wearing Kiyonna when I attended a wedding in 2010. I had never had a dress that fit me so well, and I felt elegant in the piece. So when I had an occasion this past summer, I looked back over their collection again. I still wanted the great fit and elegance of Kiyonna, but I also wanted to select a style that was more bold than the demure styles I typically pick. I was really intrigued by the shape of their Foxfire faux wrap dress, so I picked it up via their Amazon shop in ‘Merlot’. I was excited to try on this style, but even more excited about the color. My life needed a little red dress.


I loved the ruching on the side and the way the “wrap” dress front hangs on the body. I could have done without the halter strap on the dress — just a normal sleeve and shoulder would have worked for me, but it does add something different to the dress that not all dresses have.


The back comes down in a deep-v, and the dress fits closely to the body.


I kept my jewelry simple because I just can’t take a lot of jewelry. These earrings worked well and brought in other colors to the look without demanding a ton of attention (similar style here).


I also pulled out a clutch that I got years and years ago from Evans when I used to do blogging collaborations with them. It’s still in great condition, and I love the beading and color.



I love this little red dress and how powerful and beautiful it makes me feel. It’s a great option for a date night or for an event where a less-than-modest dress is appropriate. As always with Kiyonna, the fabric is heaven, and the size fit just as described in their size chart. I highly recommend this piece!

*Shopping tip: this style is available on their Amazon shop but not their regular website. I sometimes find the Amazon store has other colors too. Downside- no discounts.

**Dress purchased on my own. Post was not sponsored.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Anne B. permalink
    October 16, 2016 12:21 pm

    Looks fab!

  2. Leonie permalink
    October 16, 2016 3:14 pm

    You look lovely, in fact stunning! The colour and style are perfect for you. You look confident and positive. An excellent choice.

  3. October 16, 2016 6:10 pm

    This dress is gorgeous – & you look gorgeous in it!

  4. October 16, 2016 7:49 pm

    You look great! Merlot is such a good color for fall! Love the earrings too!

  5. Christina permalink
    October 17, 2016 10:40 pm

    This dress looks stunning and so do you. It’s true that some clothes make you feel comfortable and so sure of yourself. The colour -simply wow.

  6. October 18, 2016 10:49 pm

    You are right, every woman should have a little red dress! The style is very flattering and I love your statement earrings. A dress like that would be over powered with too many accessories. Simple and elegant!

  7. October 18, 2016 11:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous dress and you look stunning in it. I do love wrap style dresses and especially that the wrap detail is continued in the back.

    There is just so much power in red dresses. Makes one feel amazing!

  8. October 21, 2016 7:36 pm

    That color is amazing on you. Another Kiyonna tip: check They sometimes have discontinued styles like 75-80% off, and they almost always have a 4x.

    • October 21, 2016 7:48 pm

      Read this and then immediately went to look. Saw a design I’ve been eyeing for $46. I don’t need another dress right now, but I’ll definitely check this out again later. Thanks for the tip!

  9. October 30, 2016 10:24 pm

    This dress looks SO amazing on you! I love the colour and the style. I can understand not needing the halter, but agree, it does add a certain pizzazz to the dress.

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