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I live in the PNW and have found myself constantly returning to Margo ever since getting my first one in February. Three months later, I am the happy wearer of two Margos, one in marine blue breton stripes (size small) and the second in black (XS). Once I got my second black Margo, my little collection of 4 wool& dresses - two Margos, one Camellia, one Sierra - felt satisfying and complete. (Though now I am predictably wondering if I should add a short-sleeved option...) For me, this dress will be a staple from October to early June. My Margos are typically worn to work in a business-casual setting *and* for lounging braless at home too; as well, I've had some temporary mobility issues and wearing my Margo has been blissfully irrelevant to those troubles. I haven't done a 100-day challenge yet, but if I were to do one in cold weather, it would hands-down be with Margo.
Sizing notes comparing small and XS: I'd suggest not sizing up if one is between sizes and intends to wear this frequently - for me, almost everyday. I first went with a small because I had read advice to do so for such a close-fitting dress, and I was concerned about the stripes clinging in unflattering ways. However, the dress quickly loosens up with wear and the thicker fabric seems to soften the appearance of lumps and bumps. The small Margo started out looking fairly good - if a bit long - but quickly became loose in the armholes for me, which I dislike for a work dress. (I've since shrunk it in the dryer and it has helped shorten the length, but the armhole issue hasn't changed.) Because my second Margo was going to be black, I then went ahead and got it in XS, figuring the color was more forgiving. At first, it was a little tighter than I would have liked, with the pockets sticking out oddly (as other reviews note) and a bit of clinging to my lower belly - but with extended wear over a week or two, everything seems to have mellowed out and the dress now skims that whole area attractively. Of course, this may not be everyone's desired fit - the outline of my figure is visible, tastefully so - but because I am quite petite and slightly curvy I prefer a fitted look. In black, it definitely continues to look professional and 'neutral' (my work goes better when I de-emphasize my appearance). Based on this experience, I'd continue to order Margo in XS in non-black, darkish colors (if more come in the future!); if in lighter colors I'd probably try both XS and small. I hope this is useful for others with the same build.
Please make in more colors, wool&! Margo deserves to be just as popular as Rowena; its fabric is the best wool& fabric!
I have been wanting to order a Margo for the longest time and finally decided to splurge on this and a Willow Long (both in XS). I really wanted to the Margo: the dress itself fit just right, the material is the perfect thickness, and it was SO comfy. BUT… the pockets sit on the sides of my upper thighs at the weirdest angle. They stick way out and look super unflattering. If I were a little taller or if the dress didn’t have pockets, I don’t think this would be an issue. I’m so sad to send this dress back.
I was able to trade my mystery Rowena for a mystery Margo in Redwood. It is my absolute favorite Wool& dress and I have Rowena, Maggie, Brooklyn, and Willow. The XL fits me like it was made for me. 46-40-46
This is my favorite of the line. I have 2 Sierra tank dresses, 2 Rowena long dresses, and I returned a Renata, as on me it managed to look both tight and frumpy at the same time. I'd like to have a couple more Margos in other colors--it's perfect for work. The length is good, sleeve length is good. The dress seems to have better form than my others, it's more flattering.
I love the stripes and thick quality of this dress. The slim cut is very flattering is well. My primarily complaint is that in order to have the straight line / more fitted look that I would like, the sleeves are about an inch shorter than I would like. The length is slightly shorter than I prefer, but wearable. Due to the sleeves, I end up pushing them up and might consider having them altered to 3/4 length.