This is a dress I picked up this weekend at New York & Company. I'm not positive on the name, but the same style is available online in a print. It is alpha-sized, and was also available in a bright teal/green/yellow combination in-store, which I really liked, but was not available in my size. I also saw the same style dress in some solid colors (white, black, coral). The dress originally retailed for $42.95, but was on sale during the summer clearance, so I snagged it for about $21! I cannot find this exact dress online, but there are a couple of other options: CityStretch Tiered Printed Dress (#07448645) and CityStretch Color-Block Flounce Dress (#07465709).
Monday, July 13, 2009
I tried this dress on in a size XS, and it fit all right, but I would have liked to try it on in a size small just for comparison. There were no smalls available in any color in my store, and because the XS fit, I just went with that. Because the dress has a lot of stretch and is really only fitted at the bust, you can definitely try a size down if you like.
This is a knit dress, made out of a jersey material with some stretch in it. It has a crossover V-neck empire waist, and wide band sleeves that work as basically cap sleeves. I think you could also probably tuck these sleeves under your bra straps to do a more sleeveless look, but I haven't tried it yet. The jersey material is nice and solid - the dress has some weight to it. It flows and moves very nicely, and is extremely comfortable.
I really like the color combinations in both dresses - they are really fun and summery. I think you could dress up this dress a bit with some nice accessories - maybe some nice metallics or a neutral colored cardigan.
I am a big fan of knit dresses, and I'm glad I was able to snag this one!
What do you think? Do you like this dress? Have you seen it or tried it on? Do you like any of the other alternative options that are available online?
Update: This dress is online. It's called CityStretch Tiered Colorblock Dress. It is style #07448644.