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A little black dress that works solo or can layer under or over tees or cardigans or jackets; it can go casual or dressy, can be worn open as a vest or duster, is comfortable in all kinds of weather... brilliant! And pockets big enough to hold a phone. I've worn it every day to work so far, to conferences and presentations, to a football game, to walk the dog, on a cross-country flight (doesn't wrinkle). The dolman sleeves are short enough to layer easily under knits. The waistband means you can add a belt or not. The V-neck is flattering and not too lowcut. It washes well in the machine on cold and dries overnight (I wash it once a week and it's been fine). Even the smallest details are well thought out: secure X-shaped stitching on the buttons, and first and last buttonhole are horizontal. Genius! This is my first Wool& dress, and I plan to get more!
I like Amalya more than I expected to. On the website I thought she looked rather dull, but in person she is a nice wardrobe addition. In my experience, she fits true to size. The V-neck is flattering without being revealing. The length hits around my knees. Amalya has a slight vintage 'I Love Lucy' vibe, which I dig. She is comfortable and easy to wear without any fussing. The waist does fall above my natural waist, but I don't think it detracts from the style.
I bought Amalya washed navy (the original version with longer dolman sleeves) in the warehouse clean out. I used her as a duster in the spring and then feeling a bit frumpy wearing her as a dress, put her in storage for the summer. I took her out today and paired her with a belt and merino leggings — wow what a bit of styling does! I'm so happy that I gave Amalya another try. She loves to be styled (but also is an amazing duster).
I always liked the somewhat vintage look of this button down dress, but I avoided it for the longest time. I'm plus sized, apple shaped with a large bust. I thought this dress wouldn't work because the waist wouldn't fit and the buttons would pull in all the wrong places. I'm thrilled to say I was wrong!. I love the fit. It is nice to have a tailored waist without it being an elastic waistband (not good for apple shapes!) I have been wearing it as a dress, but as the weather cools, I look forward to using it as a duster over other dresses. This style is now one of my favorite dresses (Cora is still a favorite too!)
I LOVE this dress. Breezy but also warm. Length is just right. It is a little thin and sheer, but I don't mind! I have tons of underwear that is my skintone. My shoulders are broad, and this fits me well. The pockets are a great size, but not quite strong enough for a heavy phone or wallet to not show through the dress, a little pulling (which idc but some might!) The buttons are strongly in there and nice to touch. I've worn it more than 5x in the week I've had it... so glad to have found it!
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