WHOA. I love this dress. I haven’t decided if I’m keeping it yet, but wow.
I have probably put it on half a dozen times since I picked it up on Friday, and now I’m sitting in it writing this post. I can’t take it off.
It does seem to run a little big – hence the size 4 – and it’s still quite large on me at the bust, but it fits the rest of my body beautifully and is really comfortable walking, sitting, standing, whatever, in. And yeah, I’d totally wear it just like this, with my white Birkenstocks. Or tennis shoes. No heels for me, except for an occasion, like perhaps our anniversary dinner in Charleston?
In person, it’s more of a red/pink stripe than a red/white stripe, which I like a lot. It’s also available in a brown/black stripe, which is also very pretty. But with my current foray into prints, I am more inclined to go big or go home, and brown/black would have been a very “safe” option for me. Turns out I really really love this red/pink stripe. Leo likes it too.
The Steady dress is long on me (I’m 5’3″), but I don’t think it overwhelms my frame at all, given the belted waist and the seaming all over the dress. It’s machine washable. And I like it without the belt too. The arm holes are open, so you catch a glimpse of my bra looking to the side, but that doesn’t bother me at all.
What I am concerned about it layering it, or “winterizing” it, since I’d like to get as much wear as possible out of it. On the other hand though, maybe this dress deserves to something I DON’T wear all the time? or with everything? Can’t it just be special?
I also got the Ace & Jig Quince dress over the weekend and I like that one a lot too (size small). Ideally I’d like to keep only one of the dresses, so I’ve got some decision-making to do. I’ll get some photos of the Quince dress up tomorrow, but one point against it is that it needs to be hemmed. Oh, and it’s strapless, so I’d need to get a strapless bra to wear with it. It can be worn with the sleeves up but it looks SO MUCH better strapless. Also, they don’t stay put. So…three strikes against it LOL.