This was a phone picture review (meaning you only get the front view). I tried this dress on in a 4, and I find that it fits pretty true-to-size. If you were on the smaller end of your size, I think you could get away with sizing down in this. I think the fit on this dress is very nice - it's very comfortable, and I think it creates a pretty nice silhouette.
A sweet summer style in crisp cotton sateen, with a romantic ruffle trim along the scoop neckline. Our designers finished the lining with a pleated hem for added flounce. Sleeveless silhouette. Fitted bodice, with darts in front and back princess seams for slight shape. Slight A-line skirt, with shirring at front. Removable self sash. On-seam pockets. Back zip. Fully lined. Falls above knee; 22" from natural waist. Import. Machine wash.
The cotton sateen fabric is light and crisp, and the navy at least was not as shiny as the papaya color looks on the model. The fabric is not really that flowy, but it is nice and smooth and creates a clean line. I would be curious about how this dress would hold up to wrinkling.
I think the details are really nice - the ruffled collar and the sash. I like the ruffle, and I am glad to say that it works pretty well with a cardigan over it too (but that's another review). The sash is removable, but I would probably keep it on, because it really helps to create a more defined waist. The skirt is slightly flared due to the shirring (and the pleated hem that I didn't notice at all), but it doesn't add extra volume, in my opinion.
One aspect of this dress that I really wasn't a fan of (and it's true for any top) is the severe darts to help create shape on the top. I am not a fan of anything that draws attention to anything pointy on my chest, if you know what I mean. Aside from that, I think the dress is really quite cute. I think it has the right amount of simplicity and cute details.
In the end, I left this at the store because I wasn't totally in love with it, and I don't think I'd wear it that much.
What do you think? Do you like this dress? Have you seen it or tried it on? Which colors do you like?
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