Reviewed by Cassandra from Vancouver on Monday, September 2, 2013
Turquoise is one of my best colours so I ordered that one, and am absolutely thrilled. I don't know if I look as good in it as I feel, but I feel like a million bucks in it. I am 5'10" and 160(ish) lbs, and the 12 is almost perfect on me. The only imperfection in the fit is that the dress could be a bit longer in the waist, and a bit longer overall, but that's normal for me, and it's within wearable range. There's also something a bit odd about how the front darts end at the stomach; maybe it's because they end too high on me, but they leave room for a bit of a belly. Not that I don't have one, but I prefer my clothes to encourage me to suck it in than to leave room for it.
It's good quality fabric and nicely made, lined in white. The lining might help retain the shape, but my experience with fitted cotton dresses is that they stretch and bag out with your shape over time, so I'm careful when I sit down not to stretch it over my rear. Shift dresses are not that elegant for sitting in anyhow, but in addition I like to hitch it up a bit, so it might not be my first choice to wear when I'm sitting in full view of someone.