Nicely made Jackie O style dress

Reviewed by Deirdre from Chicago, IL on Friday, March 1, 2013
The stitching on this classic dress is lovely. It seems very well made, and I think it will be quite versatile because of its conservative profile. I was able to purchase at a significant discount from one of your emails, so it's more than worth what I paid for it. And note, even if the picture online makes the buttons and zipper look silver, it's definitely a shiny gold.

That being said, a couple of caveats:
(1) I found the upper part of the dress to be a bit tight, especially around the biceps, and I certainly didn't have full range of motion for my arms. Some of that seems to be the style of the dress, and some is probably due to the workout I get with my hyper yellow lab. So for you more athletic women out there, you may want to size up.
(2) I tried sizing up but found when I went from a 6 to an 8 (I'm 5'1", 140 lbs and pear-shaped), the waist band was too low, the pleats stuck out, and the net effect was the bigger size made my hips look even bigger than they are.

So if you're strong on top or big chested, you may need to size up, or at least order a couple of sizes to try. But if you're on the short side, those nice pleats in the skirt might switch from flattering to not doing you any favors.

Am in the midst of a conditioning program myself, so given the price and how nicely it's made, I'm keeping the smaller size and hoping to shed some fat all over by summer!
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