A carefree silhouette that loves long walks on the beach or days in town. Slub cotton bodice, cotton poplin skirt. Sleeveless silhouette. Fitted bodice, flowy skirt. Scoopneck. Rib trim at neck and armholes. Empire waist with ruffle shirring on woven skirt. Falls to midthigh; 20" from natural waist. Import. Machine wash.I tried this dress on in the slate color. Here is how it is displayed online.
So let me just say I don't like this dress at all. I think it feels cheap, and I don't think the slub cotton top and cotton poplin bottom works together at all. It fits fairly true to size, but I think you could get away with sizing down. You can see the top of the dress kind of gapes on me.
Totally unflattering from the side - it seems so shapeless! I think this might be because the cotton poplin in the skirt does not move well at all. It just kind of hangs there.
I actually find the shape of the back kind of nice, but it still just kind of hangs there. I didn't even notice the band on the bottom hem until I grabbed the pictures from J.Crew's website.
I definitely left this dress behind. I had no interest in taking it home at all. I think if they had made the skirt in a more moveable fabric, and made the top a little bit more fitted, I might have considered taking this one home.
What do you think? Do you like this dress? Do you have it? Which colors do you like?