Impressive, but...

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Abi from California on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
This dress is every bit as flattering on as in the photos, and is incredibly comfortable. I'm impressed with the sporty yet stylish introductions this year from recently rebranded Toad & Co., and glad they haven't been too quick to ditch their Samba fabric! However, a few design details could have made this a 5-star dress. What isn't quite clear in the photos is that the boatneck is basically finished with an inset banded neck, just like a t-shirt. Why not make this a double-faced finished edge, like the skirt??! Also, the sleeves could have been cropped, rolled, cuffed, etc., but instead, they are straight, a little saggy, and finished with two rows of jersey stitching...also just like a t-shirt. If someone could only see you from the waist up, it would just look like you had tucked in a plain old tee, which is a shame given how chic the bottom half is! It's still a cute dress that will wear well with tights and boots or a necklace and heeled sandals, but it doesn't quite live up to its potential for me. Rolling or lightly gathering the sleeves up helps soften the t-shirt lines a little, but it will never be more than a casual date frock. It's true to size and buttery soft, so love it for what it is...
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