I have received most of my Bloomingdales order!
When I placed the order, I was kind of hoping that some of the items will not work out and I will have no regrets returning half of them. That would make my shopaholic self feel better about the amount of money I spent.
I knew that I certainly didn't need another floral dress when I own quite a few perfectly fine dresses that don't get enough love. But when the box arrived and I took the dress out of the package, I knew I was in trouble. The print is beautiful irl. and the fabric felt wonderfully smooth but substantial.
OK, I thought, maybe it will not fit. So I put it on.
|The print is gorgeous IRL|
|The fabric is smooth and substantial|
It fits perfectly! I wear size 6 in many J.Crew dresses and sometimes size up to 8 to accommodate my chest. I have ordered size 10 in the Julian dress and I am glad I did. Wrap dresses are adjustable and you can probably fit in about 3 sizes but I recommend the biggest size, especially if your chest is more than a B cup and you don't want to wear a cami.
|Tied in the back with unrolled sleeves|
I am 34D, 5'6 about 135 lbs. I wear size 4 in J.crew pencil skirts and my hips are about 36-37 inches, but I did not find it too roomy in the hips or shoulders.
|the back view|
|Cuff sleeves make it easy to adjust the length|
The dress is unlined but the silk is substantial and does not need it. It feels so good against the skin. It does not cling for some reason. How it does not highlight every lump and bump it is a pure magic.
The sleeves are cuffed and have the printed fabric on inside and outside of about two inch wide cuff. It makes it look much better when you want to roll up the sleeves, just turn the cuff up and you have 3/4 length sleeves converted to elbow length sleeves.
There is some extra fabric sort of curving up towards inside around the neckline. It is not really visible in the pictures but it makes for better coverage and easier pinning. I may still add a tiny snap to hold the wrap at the crossing point to avoid making holes in the fabric.
Overall, I love it and I will keep it. It is a kind of dress that makes you wish you'd bump into your High School friends and enemies.
Especially the enemies!
The colors of this scarf are beautiful. The scarf itself is gauzy and airy and can be worn tied in the small knot or big and loose.
|You can tie it pretty small|
|But is is a good size scarf|
It is light but it also feels quite warm. I think I could wear it on a cold day and be warm around my neck.
|This is similar to how they have it styled on the website|
|I would probably wear it like this|
I am on the fence whether I should keep it. It is truly beautiful, but I am afraid I will snag it and ruin it quickly.
Do you like the dress?
Would you keep the scarf?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!