KIMONO SUN DRESS
Lovely cool summer dress
I ordered a size 14, I size up as I don't like clingy clothes and it fits really nicely, slightly loose everywhere, maybe slightly too loose on the neckline but otherwise great. I am just under 5' 7" and it hangs just below the knee. Fabric really soft, fully lined in white cotton. This will get lots of wear over the summer. And in the sale too. Absolute bargain!
16 July 2014
This dress did look so nice and flattering in the catalogue, so I was happy to see it in the shop. It is made from a smooth, thin viscose/ cotton mix and is lined all through with a cotton lining. I tried on one size down from my usual size. It almost covered my knees ( I am 1.73m tall). It is a pull on dress, no side zip and goes straight up and down. It looks very shapeless, but I don't think sizing down even more would fix this as you than wouldn't get it over the head and shoulders anymore. There is a very thin belt with it ( no belt loops on the dress) and even with the belt on it still looks very shapeless. Some elastic at the back would have put some shape in it. I wonder if the model in the photo had the dress pinned at the back because it looked so nice and shaped there. The dress has a nice scoop neck, not too high, not too low, but it is a bit too wide and flares out at the front. The colour is a sky blue/ white abstract pattern, which I thought would look only look good with bare legs or neutral pantyhose, but not with black tights.
15 March 2014