Birds of a Pleather – BCBGMAXAZRIA Pleather dress & Guess Leopard Pumps

This was my first order from Amazon Wardrobe, and even though I got excited and added a bunch of items to my first box without a plan, this BCBG dress and Guess Leopard Pumps went together nicely in an outfit with some edge. Here are my impressions on both.

Review for BCBGMAXAZRIA's asymmetrical black pleather dress for women.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women’s Layla Asymmetrical Pleather Dress in Black

BTM rating: 9/10

Cost at time of review: $268.00


  • Perfect, amazing, dreamlike fit
  • Flatters the curves
  • Comfortable material
  • Surprisingly practical


  • Price

When I ordered this dress, I was worried it would make me feel like Shredder, with it’s karate gi style black belt. However, since I could return it easily with Amazon Wardrobe, I gave it a try. And I’m glad I did! My assumptions were wrong. This was one of the nicest dresses I’ve had the pleasure to put on.

The fit was PERFECT. Like a glove! (as a famous pet detective once said). The waist cinches in with a belt and the top flatters the girls with its V neckline. I liked the width of the straps on this dress. They widen the shoulder and hide all signs of bra straps. For my tall girlfriends out there, you might find this dress a wee bit short, but you might like that ;).

And, I can’t believe I’m saying this about a pleather dress, but it was comfortable! The inside is lined, so you don’t feel the pleather on your skin. The sides are a stretchy material, so it hugs the curves without feeling stiff. This dress was actually practical. 

It was with a heavy, heavy heart that I have to return this dress, though. I don’t think it’s over priced. The way it made me feel was worth every dollar. However, this is a serious going out dress and right now it’s not something my wardrobe needs. If you’re looking for a LBD with some edge, consider picking this one up. I will definitely keep this dress in mind, though, for if and when I need a gorgeous, beautifully fitting pleather dream.

Guess BRAYLEA2 Pump in Leopard

BTM Rating: 9/10

Price at time of review: $62.99


  • Fit as expected
  • Beautiful print and oh so shiny
  • Inside of shoe is soft and lightly padded
  • Comfortable to walk in, despite the 4” heel


  • Front of soles do not have much traction, which is fine for hard floors but trickier on carpet.
  • Might not be comfortable for ladies who wear a Wide.
  • Synthetic interior

From someone who generally does not wear heels, I have to say, I do not want to take these off. I’m still wearing them as I type! These pumps make me feel sexy and luxurious. They’re a tasteful way to add leopard print to an outfit. But, of course, with heels we have to talk about fit and comfort. We’ve all found that no matter how cute the shoes are, if they hurt they’re going to end up buried in your closet.


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