Ace & Jig Casey dress in Martinique | small (I got mine from Covet & Lou where it is sold out)
Feit handsewn mules | true to size IMO
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I received this Ace & Jig dress on Monday, but have honestly been resisting posting it. First, I didn’t want this post to turn into the infamous Rachel Comey dress post, and Second, I hadn’t decided what to do with this dress until just this moment. Literally. That is the truth.
I am keeping it, but I was going back and forth HARD on sending it back. And I really didn’t want any “opinions” about it, well-meaning or not 🙂 I wish I wasn’t, but I can’t help but be influenced by others’ thoughts and I wanted to make this decision on my own.
When I put this on, I feel like a 70’s housewife IN A GOOD WAY. It reminds me of my mother. (not that she’s not still with us, but she doesn’t wear this type of thing anymore). She used to wear boldly patterned terry cloth or light cotton house dresses whenever we were at home, even for entertaining. I remember having parties at our house and she would be wearing a long dress, looking so chic and beautiful.
It’s a little overwhelming on me, and might be too long, although when I was searching for a long dress with sleeves a while ago (which led me in the first place down the Ace & Jig rabbit hole…), this is exactly the sort of thing I had in mind. Light, flowy, easy, simple, but impactful.
The size small is my size, any smaller and it would be too tight in the shoulders.
I prefer it NOT cinched at the waist, but I can’t say I’d never wear it that way. And I may or may not consider having it hemmed to a midi-length at some point. (it shouldn’t be anymore, but wow, it is shocking sometimes how different things look on me than they do on models!!). I may even decide to sell it because I don’t wear it. But I want to give it a try first.
The pattern/fabric is beautiful, and perfect for me, who is easing into color. It is single cloth, so it’s lightweight, but it doesn’t feel so delicate. I think the double cloth is much more delicate and prone to snags than this would be.
Anyway, I recommend this is you’d been thinking about it. Barney’s had an exclusive “brighter” print in this dress I also really liked, but seems to be unavailable now. I did also order the Bo skirt in tuxedo and it is coming today. I wonder if the small in a skirt will be too small on me though. We’ll see!
Did anyone else order anything or look at anything?
Happy Wednesday!!! 🙂