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Ellie is a flattering dress style for hourglass figures. I wanted my husband to enjoy seeing me in the 100 Day Challenge and the neckline of Ellie definitely accomplished that. I wore it with cashmere toppers when I chauffeured, and backwards to church. This dress is versatile! My favorite things about it was that it kept my temperature regulated (even in the hot flashes stage of life) and always looked like new. Ellie also has great side pockets!
I am on Day 12 of the 100 Day Challenge and I look forward to wearing it each day. It’s comfortable, well designed, and versatile.
I absolutely love this dress. 1) It fits, I'm a little between sizes so it's a tiny bit loose in the bust, but I'm okay with that, nothing is falling out and it's comfortable. 2) pockets. I can go to the grocery store in a dress and not need to worry about having a purse or anything, I hate carrying a bag! 3) I wore my dress in a warm concert hall and it kept me cool, and when I walked outside into the evening I was stunned that I was not immediately cold! I also wore it in 80+ degree weather and didn't melt. It's magic! I know wool has fabulous properties, but this is the perfect fabric, thin enough to breathe, but thick enough to keep me warm.
I was surprised and disappointed by the thinness of the material. Because it was so thin, the bottom part did not drape well and clung to my legs as I walked. It was also very see-through and so not appropriate for a work setting. I ended up sewing a slip into the dress. Since the dress was $158, I did expect better quality. It washed well and was easy to spot clean. It was also anti-microbial, so even though I only washed it every two weeks, it did not take on body odor.
I'm sad that this dress doesn't work for me. The material is soft and high quality, so I'm sure this would be a lovely dress for others. I am 5'9", and this midi dress barely came down to my knee. Likewise, what looked like a raised waist on the model hit me as an empire waist, and with my wider waist, this was unflattering. I hope this review helps others get a better idea of whether this dress would work well for your body type.