Reviewed by Cassandra from Vancouver, BC on Friday, February 01, 2013
Neve has great fabric but flawed dress design, as far as I am concerned. This one is too short to be even remotely credible as a dress (especially on me), and the neckline is unflattering whether flipped up or down, zipped or unzipped. That said, I'm keeping it as a long sweater. I have several of the Neve dress that STP carried last year (also too short) and wear them over pants for a tunic look, which is what I will do with this one (even over leggings, it will be a bit vulgar). This one is a slightly lighter knit than last year's dress, which may actually be a good thing as it has long sleeves and I am in the age of having hot flashes! I'll also wear with with a scarf or a cardigan, or under a coat for running errands, and the neckline won't be an issue. Or in the garden - will be a treat for working outside. Seriously.
I am 5'10" and about 160 pounds, and the large fits well with a bit of room at the waist. The XL in Neve is a bit too wide for me, but as I did buy that size in last year's dress, I found I could hand wash the dress and stretch it when wet, and the extra width would transform into length. Still not quite enough, but every bit helps and it's amazing how much the fit can be altered.
All in all, a weird dress that I would recommend to a friend who was looking for a sweater!