Everlane’s beach “capsule” collection launched yesterday and in advance of it, I received this dress, and the canvas backpack to review for you. Overall, I can’t say I was terribly interested in this collection, but then again, I’m not THAT into stripes. I was sort of intrigued by this dress, because I always appreciate good, easy dresses, and I thought you guys would like to see how it fits.
The dress is very good. Especially for $35. Better than the Gap or Old Navy, for sure, and competitively priced. I asked for a large, because I was anticipating having to size up like I usually do in Everlane dresses/pants. It JUST fits. Of course, the dress is 100% cotton, so it stretches with wear, and gave enough so that it’s not tight on my hips, but you might notice in the picture that it’s “sticking” there a little on my left hip. (I took this picture my second day of wearing it)
I appreciate that it tapers in a bit at the hips/knees so it’s not a-line, or oversized, but that’s where the fit problem comes in for me. I also wish the neckline was more open; I prefer that look on myself. If you’re a more straight body type, I think your “regular” size would work well, otherwise, I’d recommend sizing up. It’s opaque, and a mid-weight cotton, so you really don’t have to worry about what you wear underneath.
And, I like the vertical “break” down the front of the dress because I feel like it helps draw the eyes up and down, as opposed to side to side. Overall, a very good, easy, striped dress for summer. If you can fit into it, that is….
I also got the natural/white canvas backpack to review. I haven’t used it yet, and I’m not sure how or when I will, honestly. It would be ideal for the beach (haha) since it’s super-easy to throw a towel in, shoes, snacks, extras, and simple to carry. Or maybe a picnic? It’s very well designed to get into and things out of, with external pockets for things you want to keep separate, and a cinched drawstring to keep the inside secure.
What did you think of Everlane’s beach collection? Did you / will you order anything?
What about the bridge sandals, did anyone get a pair of those? I thought they looked very well made.
Also, FYI, Everlane day heel pre-orders start on June 19th, this allows you to buy the shoes before they restock in July. Pre-orders will ship in July. I haven’t worn mine much – I seriously DO NOT wear heels if I can help it, and haven’t had an occasion to – but I do recommend them as a great, comfortable, chic pair of heels.
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