To be honest I haven’t decided whether to keep this or not. I love it, and it’s wonderful, but…
I’d have to wear a racerback bra with it, and a low-cut one at that. Not a BIG deal, but it’s just one of my “things,” especially if I want to bring it traveling – I don’t really have to remember to bring multiple types of bras. And you can see from the image above why the ruched dresses work better on me; they don’t leave so much extra material around my waist, while still being snug at my hips.
It’s a great alternative to the ruched dresses if you want to try a different style. And it’s not horrible, by any means – I’ll probably end up keeping it. Oh, and I am absolutely wearing spanx with it.
With Eileen Fisher jacket…
James Perse twist back dress | size 2
It was really easy to decide to send the twist back dress back. The 2 is big up top on me and barely fits my hips. It would fit me much better if the straps were shorter (perhaps if I was bustier that wouldn’t be an issue? I don’t know), but they’re not adjustable, and I don’t love the dress enough to try and get it tailored. Although you could, if you were so inclined. The dress is fully lined, which makes it completely opaque, and has pockets. But you’d have to be okay with your bra showing, or wear a racerback bra, but even then I’m not sure it’s entirely bra-friendly. In this dress, the size 1 might have worked better on me if the top was cut a little smaller.
Oh, and the silver color in real life is very pretty, it looks brighter online than it is in person.
The recycled knit dress was too short and too snug in my hips. And the style is just blah. You could probably reverse it if you wanted to though, if you cut the tags out, which is cool. And that it’s made from recycled material. It’s a good choice if you have more of a straight style, and like an above-the-knee dress.
The linen shirt dress fit okay, but it was much too tight in my upper arms, which made it so hard to get on. And it’s too short on me (right above my knees). Linen will stretch though, so although I’m inclined to recommend that you size up in this one, I’d definitely suggest that you wear it around the house a little before deciding whether to keep it or not – to see how MUCH it stretches.
If you have any questions about anything, please ask! I liked the feel of some of the shirts, and as usual, I’m a big fan of the basic tees. The GRECHENMAR17 free shipping code expires on 3/19, so if you’re interested in anything, now’s the time! (the code is valid on orders shipping to the US and one use per customer)