August 21, 2016
Classy, professional, stylish!
The reviews of this dress were spot on. Allow me to summarize what I found to be true from other reviews:
1) Dress smells funky out of the bag. The smell will disappear with a little air and breathing time.
2) The material is very thick, it is a woven type material...almost like a tweed
3) Some of the dark dots do seems to show some signs of "wear" as evidence by threads in them looking a bit gray. However, this may be because of the fabric type itself. It is not noticeable from any reasonable distance.
4) The dress is tight around the rib cage
I rented this dress for a professional awards ceremony and it was a perfect pick. I am usually a size 2 in J Crew dresses, but went with a size 4 because of the rib cage. I consider myself to have a wider rib cage compared to my frame. The dress was snug around the rib cage. I likely could have made the size 2 work as I had extra room around my hips and bust, but it may have felt constricting. On my height, the dress is conservative in length and I also like that it has full back and chest coverage which keeps it professional. Despite the longer length on me, be aware that the dress felt quite short when sitting. Overall, the dress hung beautifully and definitely would camouflage any problem spots. I paired the dress with nude heels and gold jewelry.