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I am gearing up for interviewing for a new job and needed a black dress to match (as well as possible) a beautiful wool suit jacket. I was so pleased at the weight and structure of this dress. I think it will work perfectly. It (as another reviewer stated) looks and feels very fancy.
The fit is simple and elegant. I would not wear it everywhere so didn’t pick it for my 100 day dress but it is great for work or an evening out. Well made with fabric that feels heavier than some of the other dresses so it feels a bit more formal. My only wish is that it came with an extra long option for taller people but it is just long enough for me to still feel comfortable wearing it.
I invested in this dress for business trips, when I need a basic staple that doesn't require frequent washing or ironing and this one fits the bill. It also fits me as if custom made (more on that later). The fabric is substantial but still stretchy and looks polished with tights and heels (work) or with layers over and under (everything else) and the pockets are just the right depth without sticking out and ruining the silhouette.
I originally purchased a Small, as per the size chart, and found the back/armpit area was far too wide and gaped out to the sides. Rather than invest further and have it taken in locally, I exchanged for an XS which fits perfectly right out of the package. (The XS has the right proportions around my back/armpit but is NOT tighter in the hips, legs, or tummy area, so it's possible from the waist up the XS is an inch or so smaller while from the waist down it's the same as the Small). I can't justify it yet but would buy more in other colors. Perhaps a heather grey, or any dark jewel tone (deep blue, emerald). This is a fabulous dress and I know it'll be a workhorse in my wardrobe.
I bought the small because they were out of the medium. Fits well in the top and a bit snug on the bottom but it doesn't look too bad because I got the dress in black. I am gonna keep it as the weight of the fabric helps it look nice. Would love to buy this dress in a true red (rather than plum color) as I have an all cotton red sheath dress that gets positive male attention but it needs to be replaced.
I purchased this dress after considerable thought about which one I thought I could wear for 100 days in a row with every intention of doing so. After 6 days of loving this dress, I got sick and broke my streak because I basically was just in bed for several days. Now that I am better I have continued to wear the dress. Since it is winter, I am generally wearing with wool shirts and leggings underneath and it is so cozy and every time I look in the mirror, I feel so good about how I look. This is a great style for my body type which is maybe a bit curvy with a thick waist (39-34-38). I bought the large because I didn't want the dress to be form fitting even with layers underneath and it just skims my body that way. I am going to Germany next week and am looking forward to having this be one of my primary pieces.