I loved this dress in person. The color is gorgeous and the knit is substantial but very comfortable and it drapes well. The darting and seams all fall in the right place and the shape is very flattering. I saw a girl try it on next to me and she was way curvier than me and it looked fantastic on her.
|Size 6 regular|
|also 6 but shorter and tighter|
This dress is on my wish list and I think once I see a full price coupon I will use my $30 rewards and get it. I have a feeling that my hubby will like it a lot, too.
This dress was a little dissapointing IRL. It is a pretty dress but it was too thick, the armholes were gaping amd the waist was too low (what a change from J.Crew! It took me some time to figure out what was wrong, because it was so unexpected, lol). Maybe it would look better in 6 but I did not like it enough to bother with it. It had this vibe of a tennis outfit that I did not care for.
I grabbed this Trina Turk collection dress in Small because that was the only size available. The colors are gorgeous IRL and very flattering.
This dress has a beautiful fit and the olive tone was surprisingly flattering. It was too roomy in the hips on me so it may be good for the more pear shaped ladies. I loved the neckline and chest pocket were placed correctly, the length was good and the waist was in perfect place (yes!).
I was also looking for a white cotton blazer and I was considering a J.Crew Superfine cotton but the Banana one button version is a better option imo. The cut is quite similar and the construction is comparable but the price is better at Banana. This blazer was $80.99 and 40% off! Oh, and one more thing, both blazers I tried here say 'sateen', which would turn me off online but irl they are not shiny at all.
Sateen one-button blazerTrina Turk sateen two-button blazer
After all, I decided I will not wear a blazer in the NJ summer heat but if I was to get one, I would get the one from Banana over the J.Crew one.
If I wanted to spend more money on my blazer, the Trina Turk collection one ($130) would be an excellent choice imo.
Btw, if anybody has one of those 40% coupons that they are not going to use please let me know! I would love to use it for one of the items above. Now the question is which one?
That's all folks!
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