ZIP BACK SHIFT SWEATER DRESS
Great, Versatile Work Dress
I love this dress! It's so versatile that you could get away with wearing it every week (with accessory changes#. I've paired it with a blazer and statement necklace, a cardigan and tights, and a bright scarf and tall leather boots. It's nice and warm but well-ventilated.
I docked a full star #would rather it have been a half-star) because it runs a bit large, yet could have a slightly lower hem. I'm usually an Express XS, am carrying a bit of extra weight this month, and still found that it fit perfectly--which means it'll be loose when I get back to my fighting weight.
I don't recommend sizing down, especially not if you're wearing it to work--just something to think about. Overall, great dress!
February 25, 2014
Nice Dress, Runs Slightly Large
I like this dress! An effortless, flattering work staple (I pair it with tights, pumps, and a colorful scarf; or else a jacket and interesting jewelry). Definitely worth the money--I can wear it every two weeks or so without its being recognizable as the same dress, because the accessories are what turn it into an outfit.
I'd give it 4.5 stars if half-stars were available here. I dock a little credit because it runs a little large without being proportionally long. (I'm slightly heavier than my usual and the XS, my usual Express size, still fits quite well here, which means it's a little bigger in form than some other Express garments of the same size.)
February 21, 2014