A lovely dress, very 1970 retro
Reviewed by Fordhammsw from Ridgewood, NJ on Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I took a chance on this dress, not knowing the quality, and knowing that the heavy black boots in the picture are a huge detractor. I was very pleasantly surprised at the workmanship - beautiful seams, collar, perfect stitching, high quality fabric for a synthetic. You can't just throw it on - you have to work with it a bit. First, I cut off the heavy brooch that is both pinned and sewn on the front. Second, it seemed to be too tight around the middle, but actually, I just had to do a bit of adjusting - it has a good amount of stretch in it, and is surprisingly flattering, even if your waistline isn't perfect. Third, it looks best if you wear an ivory camisole and if you have it, an ivory half slip (who has a full slip these days?). Then wear it with pretty classic pumps, and and one or two long necklaces, or a choker if you have one that works with the neckline. Back in the day, we also might have worn a small silk scarf inside the neck. The only negative I can say is that it's not wool - this type of dress would have been made from a 100% wool jersey or lightweight doubleknit, and would have almost lasted a lifetime. And the hem might have been deeper, but I'm not complaining. Forgot to say it will come wrinkled, so hang it in the shower for a bit or carefully steam it with an iron and a pressing cloth. Anyway, I love it.