Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had a great weekend, mother or not 😉
As promised, here is a look at the new Frazier & Wing Greta dress Heather sent me to review. She sent me both the black and the green/grey dresses so I could try them each and determine which color I like better, but I also wanted to photograph the dress in a color OTHER than black because that can can sometimes give you a better look at the details on the fabric and fit.
It was a VERY hard decision, but I decided to keep the black one for myself and send the green/grey back to Heather. I know…the green one is gorgeous, and I loved the color on me, but I was thinking about shoes. And longevity. And my proclamation that all I want all the black cotton poplin now. GIVE ME ALL THE BLACK. So, here it is.
Once I decided to keep the black dress I immediately took it to my tailor to have it shortened 2 inches. I liked the midi length on me (the green one below is the length the dress comes in), but I knew I would like wearing it with flats better if it was just a little shorter, not showing my knees, but not hitting mid-calf either.
I am SO pleased with it! I wore it Saturday night to dinner with Leo (with my white Birkenstocks LOL) and am wearing it now, today, to photograph product for slowre and run some errands that involve being inside in freezing cold A/C (love the sleeves for that!).
For reference, here I am in the Elliot dress, size medium, last year, which fits similarly to the Greta, but is more of an a-line shape, and the Greta is more of a square shape (which I like a lot better for my body). I have the Elliot dress up for sale on slowre now because it is too wide for me now, and honestly, much too hot for the weather here. This new Greta dress is a lighter-weight cotton poplin; much better for low 80 degree weather here in Texas.
I will say that the fit is very good, but a bit snug on me at the upper arms because I have pretty “swingy” upper arms. I really don’t notice it much as I’m wearing it, it’s still very easy to move freely in and I don’t find it uncomfortable at all, but I am aware of it, if that makes sense. The fit of the top of the dress though, is the thing that makes Heather’s dresses so wonderful, and a bit different from many others that are out there right now: they’re not oversized. Yes, the dress has an exaggerated silhouette, but she balances it out nicely with the slim top and wider neckline. You certainly don’t look like you’re wearing a square or circle sack in this dress.
More photos of the other color, regular length:
Oh, and the cotton poplin does make noise as you move just FYI. I don’t know, I’m appreciating fabric with structure and sound lately though LOL – fabric with a shape of it’s own – so the noise doesn’t bother me.
I also love the “regular” cut sleeves (not dolman or raglan) because it’s easier to carry whatever bag you want with it. I’ve been carrying this old Jas M.B. bag lately because it’s a little smaller than my Marsell and much easier to wear crossbody (another look at it). And I just LOVE THIS BAG to death. I have two of them, this quilted black one and an olive one. I have had other Jas M.B. bags but sold them, something I regret deeply now, since they’re so hard to find, and such unique bags. I do have some from a friend up at slowre right now and a wings traveler in smooth black coming soon!!
Back to the dress…I plan on wearing it to my nephew’s high school graduation “stuff” at the end of the month, but also many more times until then 🙂 At least until it’s more consistently in the 90’s here…