Everlane cashmere cardigan | year or so old, old color
As soon as this James Perse dress from their online sample sale (use code GRCHNNEWYR16 for free shipping – any order) arrived yesterday, I threw it on and started taking pictures. It’s selling out in quite a few sizes (this color is already sold out in size 2) so if you’re interested in it at all, I’d encourage you to get it! This is different from most of my James Perse dresses because it has a defined waist, something I don’t always love in a ruched dress, but I tried this on on in the store when it first came out, and knew it would work for me. And I don’t have many other dresses with defined waists (only my Reformation one) so this will be a good addition to my wardrobe.
I AM wearing spanx with this. I don’t strictly HAVE to, but I wanted to with this, because if not, I’m just not entirely comfortable with how much my saddlebags stick out – especially in contrast with the waist. The ruching on this dress pulls in my hips quite well, but not my saddlebags as much as I’d like. Right now, anyway.
The armholes are slightly open, but still hide my bra quite well, as does the v-neck. The dress is mid-calf length when extended all the way, but you can cinch it up a bit so it falls at your knees. I do that sometimes, but it doesn’t always stay up like that very well. I’ve never had a double-layered dress like this hemmed, and I wouldn’t recommend it. Anyway, I like the slightly longer length.
Of course I tried this on with my Birkenstocks, sneakers, and every single other shoe I own, and I love it with all of them. It’s easy to layer with a cardigan, or even a lightweight pullover.
Enough talking, if you’ve been interested in this dress, buy it now before it sells out … (the Kona color is beautiful also, a very deep brown/burgundy color, more brown)
As a reminder, I generally take a size 2 in James Perse, and definitely needed to stick to my true size in this dress to fit my hips.
Who else ordered this dress? What have you ordered from the sale? (I paid extra for quick shipping so I could review this dress for you, in case you haven’t received your order yet!)