As promised, here's my second round of reviews featuring dresses.
Pieced Column Dress ($178). Since so many people loved the Sorted Stripes Dress on me minus the ruffle, I decided to give this one a try. This is a size medium, and I thought it hugged my curves beautifully and was much more flattering than the Sorted Stripes. It's not really my style, but I'm trying to take your advice, readers, and branch out a little, especially when the fit is flattering. Besides, this isn't too far away from my aesthetic. I felt comfortable in it, and it still felt like me. When I walked out, Jerry was speechless. He must of liked it because he followed me back into the dressing room. ;-) Purchased.
Four Corner Shirtdress ($138). This dress was on a mannequin outside the store as we walked in. I immediately gasped and said, "I must try that on." Once in the store, I quickly located it in a size 8. I love the vibrant color on this one and the asymmetrical hem. I think it would look so pretty with flat sandals in the Spring. The SA said she could see it looking really cute with wedges. Shoes aside, it just didn't work on me. The buttons pulled across my chest, so I asked the SA to bring me a 10. The 10 didn't pull in the chest, but it was too big everywhere else. It seems this dress and I just weren't meant to be. Oh, and I've broken my streak of always loving the first thing that catches my attention in the store. Well, it wasn't technically "in" the store, so I'm gonna say this one doesn't count. The streak is still alive. My love for this dress is not. Pass.
Watercolored Gems Shift ($168). The SA suggested I try this one on. It's a really beautiful dress, and I'm sure you are all going to say that these are the types of dresses I should be wearing because they make me look tall and thin, but it's just not me. I feel so fancy shmancy in it. Like...a little too cute and polished. This is a size 8, and Jerry struggled a bit to zip it up. My breast were packed in there like sardines. If I was really interested in this dress, I would have tried a size 10, but I just wasn't feeling this one. I don't know. Maybe I would consider it at a lower price. For now, I'll pass.
Minutiae Dropwaist Dress ($128). This little dress caught my attention online, so I was happy when I saw it in the store. Once I got it on, I hated it. The floral print was really overwhelming and the neckline and sleeves made it look really granny on me. I opened the door and showed Jerry. He shook his head, and I closed the door. It just wasn't happening. This was a size 6. Pass.
Cinch and Flow Maxi Dress ($78) with Couple of Feathers Belt ($58). I saw this combo on a mannequin in the lounge section and instantly fell in love. I just love the elegant ease of this simple black maxi dress with a belt that adds just a little bit of interest. The SA said she loved this on me more than anything else I tried on that day. I went with a size medium in the dress and the belt. The lightweight material of the dress moves very well giving this outfit an effortless feel. I can't wait for the weather to warm up, so I can rock this outfit. Purchased both.
Cross-Strap Chemise ($98). The SA brought this one to me because she thought the color would be awesome with my skin and hair. I was really digging it. It's so fresh and feels like Summer. I see it looking fabulous with my pewter colored Seychelles sandals. However, it's extremely see through and a little on the long side. Still, I think if this one went on sale I would snatch it up and make it work. $98 is just too much to pay for a nightgown. Wishlisted.