I got this dress last week when Gap was offering 30% off dresses and I’m completely in love. I tried on the medium and the small and ended up with the small because I think it fits me better, and it was shorter. Now that I’ve washed/dried it, it’s even shorter, so the length now is perfect on me (I’m about 5’4″). And horizontal stripes…”they” say that they’re not “flattering” on curvy girls, but I think they actually are – I really feel like they minimize my hips/butt instead of accentuate it.
An interesting observation about reviews on websites; if I were to look at the reviews of this dress on the Gap, I might be inclined to skip it. I usually put a lot of stock in online reviews, and will make a decision to buy or not buy based on them, but I completely disagree with some of the reviews of this dress. It is NOT see-through – I mean, if you’re wearing black underwear, you’ll be able to see it, but seriously, if you’re wearing a WHITE dress, do you wear black underwear? I don’t…I have lots of “nude” pairs just for these occasions. I wouldn’t wear a thong either. And I also wear a nude bra. The material on this dress is thicker than most other dresses I have (HENCE, NOT SEE-THROUGH), but it’s still nice for warmer weather.
Do you buy based on online reviews? how much stock do you put in them?
Oh, and I know I promised an “Essentials” post today on my favorite maxi dresses & skirts, but that will come tomorrow. I promise!!