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What to Wear: MM Lafleur

Out and about in Palo Alto, Calif. Dress by MM Lafleur.

Out and about in Palo Alto, Calif. Dress by MM Lafleur.

Working in finance, Sarah became so frustrated at the clothing options for women in the industry that she decided to start her own clothing company – MM Lafleur. My friend, an NYU grad student who recently heard Sarah speak, told me about the brand and I was instantly intrigued. I promptly visited the store online and purchased this dress.

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Sarah joined with designer Miyako – formerly of Zac Posen and Jason Wu – to realize her idea of stylish yet professional apparel. Marks of high-quality are present well beyond the tasteful packaging that greeted me upon opening: the material is thick and has just the right amount of stretch. Stitching is strong and neat.

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The dress is cut to be fitted in the bust and hips with a looser, less body-hugging construction in the waist and tapering slightly in the at the skirt. The site claims the dress is as comfortable as pajamas. It’s not a lie! I might need to order the dress in black, too.

I’m looking forward to getting to know the brand better! Well done Sarah.