Reviewed by Kathy au naturale from Edgewater, MD on Monday, January 7, 2013
Having ordered many Icebreaker items for myself for Christmas, I have begun to wear and wash them. I ordered this dress in both the stripe and red colors and loved them both. I wore the striped one for a date night w/ hubby recently and loved it, that is until I washed it. This item, as well as a few others that I ordered, doesn't not look like it did new after washing. The raw edges around the seams at the neck, sleeves and hem start looking "raw". However, the biggest problem is the hem. There is an extra strip of fabric in the seam at the hem that appears to "curl up" so that the hem appears to have a cord running through it and does not lay flat. I tried ironing it but it's impossible to iron the internal fabric flat. I will admit that I am "picky" about how my clothes look. If you're not picky, it may not bother you, but I'm not sure I'll keep the dresses given this. I did call Icebreaker about the problem and their only solution was to iron it. Again, that didn't appear to take care of the problem. On another note, sizing for this company is off and inconsistant. This is the only brand that I have ever had to order up a size in most of their products. At 5'6" 130 lbs I ended up keeping the medium to allow for a less clingy fit. It did appear to shrink a bit as well after washing (following the mfg recommendation). Again, it is a lovely dress and I love the concept of washable wool; however, some minor changes would greatly improve this item.