Not a good design

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Helen of Troy from CT on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Purchased this tunic/dress in size "M" for myself or for my daughter, as plan "B". We both were able to put it on and feel comfortable in it, but barely, and only because we have narrow hips (normally we buy tops in size 6 and jeans in size 4 or 6 depending on the designer). For a normal woman it will be a very uncomfortable dress even to try on: it is cut like a sack with no waist line or widening towards the hips or the hem line. The most awkward part: the skinny belt for size "M" is so large, that we both could only wear it on our hips and it is supposed to be worn around the waist. The belt was cute and was made out of the same fabric with a synthetic material base, and in its most narrow state was the same width as this sack of a dress, so there was no way to adjust it for a waist that was smaller. Returning this garment made no sense because of the price of return shipping, so I had to remove the belt loops that were sewn into the side seams of this dress and let out some fabric to lengthen it: it was too long for a summer tunic (for this kind of fabric the weather will be too hot to wear it with a pair of leggings) and too short for a short dress. Now my daughter will be able to wear it with a different belt. It is a pity that the cut of this dress was not well thought through - both the idea behind it and the colour choices are really nice.
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear
  • Comfort vs Style: Style Driven
  • Cons: Poor Fit, Wrinkles Easily
  • Describe Yourself: Trendy/Stylish Dresser
  • Pros: Nice Color, Nice Fabric
  • Was this a gift?: No
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