TWEED CITY DRESS
ordered this dress in my usual size 12. when it arrived I was really disappointed to discover it was absolutely massive on me, and therefore completely unflattering... lovely material and lovely colour though.
26 September 2014
This is a lovely sweaterdress for autumn and winter. Medium knit in natural material - cotton and wool, feels soft thanks to wool and cotton makes material pleasant to wear. Colour is a teal green, not too bright, but nice. I am usually a size 10, but got a 12 for layering and a more relaxed, comfortable fit. The dress hits at my knees, I am 1.69m / 5ft6.
22 September 2014
why gathers all the way round?!
This dress is a lovely colour, on the green end of teal, and a lovely soft knit. The ribbed pattern was interesting and lifted it from being plain. My usual size 10 fitted well on the top half, but the bottom had gathers all the way round the skirt which made it bloom out with a fullness which was oh so unflattering. The line where the gathers start was also higher than my natural waist so i lost any waistline too. Way too much fabric in the skirt for me. Sizing down didn't help as the top was then too tight and the bottom still too voluminous. It was also quite short on me as a dress coming a good few inches above my knees - although it was hard to see my knees over all the fabric!!
20 September 2014