Rated 4 out of 5┬áby Siouxsie Unique!
I just tried this dress on and, as other reviewers mentioned, it is much more striking (both the color and how the garment lays on the body) in person. The fabric has substance and weight to it. The surprise pleats in back lend a feminine kick to what would've been a more masculine shirt dress. I played with crossing and tying the belt in front instead of in back, and sort of really liked the look - it allowed the pleats to fall in one straight line which was quite striking -- and created a nice line for those of us with ample derrieres! I most likely will wait for it to go on sale: most people will shy away from the daring-ness of this dress, so it probably won't sell at the original price. (I'm banking on it anyway!)
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby crosscountrygirl Elegant and well constructed
The back pleats and tie are what make this dress beautiful and elegant. The sleeves are fitted for me (not too tight but they could be a bit more loose). My normal size is 2 but I had to go up to a 6 in order to have the buttons lay straight. This dress has a lot of beautiful details (the collar, the button lines, the back pleats, the roll up sleeves, and around the shoulders). It's very well constructed, double sewn around the arms and the back (I hate it when the stitches come loose over time). The fabric is nice and thick. I knocked off a star because for the price, the designer could have used a better fabric than polyester. This is a great piece for both work and going out.
April 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby glenshee For the Right Person
As with any piece, you have to have the right shape. I am 5'5 with all my height in my torso, so I ordered the 12P online. The 10 regular was too long and looked dumpy when I tried on in the store. The shirt tail hem goes up a little too high when sitting. Reminds me of the Fremont Shirt Dress from last year- lotta thigh. Lovely color, drapes beautifully, back is distinctive- almost too distinctive-it will be remembered. 100% polyester as described BUT, and this is HUGE, mine says DRY CLEAN ONLY. I can see that with the pleats in back. Anyway, it's going back. Might reconsider after another cut. I don't understand how some reviewers talked about wearing with a belt- the attached belt has a wide piece of material that anchors to the dress. Would have loved a picture!
May 10, 2013