Reviewed by caminocalling from NJ/OH on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Ok this little dress has some controversial reveiws so I was hesitant to order! BUT, it looked so cute in the photo and seemed by description a great, comfy and possibly modest little dress to have in backpack for 5 weeks of travel.
It is the only dress i need to pack!It can be cute with little sneakers, sandles or dress it up with a wedge/blazer/cardigan/scarf etc! The grey allows for accessories and blends in well without drawing attention- it packs & travels well- and it still has a casual,comfortable yet appropriate feel for visiting churches, going to dinner or just lounging/walking around seeing the sites.
I am 5 ft 1.5 inches- so, this dress is not short on me but falls right to the top of my knee- just the way I like to wear my dresses/skirts. I could see how for a taller lady this may be short. It may also look nice shorter with tights or little sandles for someone who can pull it off.
I am also VERY curvy. The dress because it is a super fine knit flatters my shape and does not cling or is not tight-just right. Because I am fuller busted the V neck also falls nicely- and does not reveal but instead adds a little length to neck and breaks up bulk of chest- again I can understand how if you are not so curvy up top the V may plunge to low or if you are not wearing the right bra. If you are curvy this dress may actually flatter you shape in the right size.
I purchased a medium and by the reviews figured it would probably get sent back & be small- but worth the risk to order- and I tend to really like IB superfine fabric- especially for travel. I was not disappointed.
I really like the red but I ordered the grey stripe-it gives the dress more wearability. I also like that the belt is long- and after experimenting with it I really like the way you can wrap it around a few times and let it fall. If you really wanted to you could cut it and sew- but I think the belt adds a nice interest to dress. You can tie in back or front after you wrap it.
The original value of the dress was steep- but with the Sierra Trading sale and additional discount it was great buy for my trip!
I wish it came in more colors..This will be my one luxury item on my back pack trip to feel like a lady at the end of the day and for travel off trail and into the cities.
Best Uses: Backpack luxury, Casual Wear, Date Night/Night Out, Wear to School, Wear To Work
Comfort vs Style: Comfort Driven
Cons: Wish for more colors
Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser
Fit: Feels true to size
Length: Feels true to length
Pros: Easy Care, Figure Flattering, GREAT VALUE, Light better quality, Nice Color, Nice Fabric, Travels well, Washes Well, Wrinkle Resistant