So…obviously I decided to take a chance on this dress by THE GREAT. (mine is now sold out on Shopbop) after posting about it a while ago and saying I wouldn’t. But then Shopbop went and had a coupon code…so I ordered it with my credits; I’m STILL a sucker for a “good” deal. Honestly, I ordered it thinking I’d probably return it, but when I put it on, I was pleasantly surprised by the fit. And that it’s not black.
I’m wearing a size 1, which translates to a small, and as you can see, is still quite oversized on me. I love the long line it creates, and the slit up the side shows enough skin so that I’m not completely swallowed up. I will say that if the washed black 100% cotton version had been available at the time, I probably would have ordered that one instead of this one (which is a blend, and dry clean only). But then again…one of the things I like about this dress is the lighter color for me. So, maybe not. So far, I’ve dry cleaned it at home using Dryel, but I may try and wash it in cold water on delicate and hang to dry – it could stand to shrink a bit in length anyway, which is usually the risk you take with washing anything.
Anyway, since my recent surprise acceptance of my body/saddlebags/legs I’ve been much more comfortable in my ruched/fitted James Perse dresses & skirts, and ultimately I think they’re much more flattering on me, so I’m not drawn as often to my two oversized dresses (this one and my Oak dress), but I do appreciate the option of a much more relaxed silhouette every once in a while.
Also, for summer, and our impending heat wave of over 100 degree days, I prefer to wear things that have as little contact with my skin as possible, so these two dresses will get much more wear!