May 18, 2014
Daytime Symphony Performance.
Hm. This was a tough one to rate, and I would go 3.5 stars if that was an option.
Quick review: PROS - lightweight, cool & comfortable. Really fun fabric. CONS - this dress has more fabric than a sewing room with a *plunging* neckline. It's best for someone tall who has time to do some fake-alterations.
This is a casual, lightweight fabric (think spring / summer dress) - not real dressy, but very comfortable and cool. There is a TON of material. Too much if you're a shorter gal like I am. The waist cinches in, thank goodness, but the extra fabric on top and at the waist definitely added weight and made the dress less flattering. If I had been going to an event with a lot of pictures (a wedding or party), I might have opted for something else.
Short girls, I am 5'2" and wore 4" heels. This dress was still a few inches too long. Not in an "OMG how could you wear that in public" way, but definitely too long.
The V-neck. The model doesn't show you that the V is cut to the waist. Literally. Again, if I were 6 feet tall, this might be great. I am definitely not. Adding another layer isn't something I like to do in the Phoenix heat, so I wore a bandeau bra and called it a day. If I had more time or interest, some pinning and fashion tape might have done the trick. But I don't think anyone could wear this dress right off the hanger without addressing this neckline. Unless you're into public exposure. Then you're in good shape.
Pockets were nice. Those were a plus.
This dress runs really big. Trust me. I needed a 6, and I am always an 8 / 10.