Continuing on the ruffle binge so many of us seem to be on these days, I packed a few more items into the LOFT order to reach the free shipping minimum. The tiered ruffle shell is a great success, but let’s take a look at what else came in the mail.
A big “eh”. I kind of expected this one to be boring from the product image, but my interest was piqued by the word “tuxedo”, so in the shopping cart it went. The tee is pleasantly soft, with high armholes, but even with a blazer on, it’s just not that flattering. What doesn’t quite make the cut is that ruffle detail. It’s just so big and square! And kind of reminds me of fish gills. Anyone else see this?
If you see this top in store, be sure to take the time to stop and run your hand down the ruffle. It feels really cool. :)
Scattered Print Drape Dress in size 00P:
I had high hopes for this dress, but it’s another big “eh”.
The drape neckline looked cute in the product image, but it’s too much fabric on my small frame The waistline is also hitting me too low, so the whole look is sloppy. However, I do think the print is really fun, and I like the idea of the bubble hem & full skirt.
The dress is too big in the bust and waist, requiring some slimming. However, there is a zipper running along the side seam, which would make this alteration costly & complicated.
The fabric is also see-through! I’m wearing a half slip in these photos to save you all from having to see my Calvin Kleins. ;P
Extra fabric at the bust & waist:
I’ll be returning this dress, since it would need some expensive alterations in order to work (that side seam zipper makes it costly), and the fabric (polyester) isn’t worth the investment to me. I’m also not sold on that drapey neckline.
Has anyone else tried these items? What did you think?