Couple of dresses today

 

International Darter Women Striped Sleeveless Maxi Summer Long Dresses

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This is a really pretty dress, coming in three colour ways. I have the black one.

Sizing…the sellers have their own sizing chart and I ordered the XXL as its supposed to be a size 14-16. The waist measures at 24 ins  un-stretched, but the fabric has lots of give and it will stretch out easily to 38 inches, so 14-16 seems very appropriate. I’m a 16-18 and it fits me well too. That stretch fabric is very forgiving along with the design where the “waist” is actually under the bust leaving the skirt to drape down flatteringly from there. I’m 5’5” and the skirt actually reaches the floor so you may have to take it up if you’re shorter….

The fabric on this dress is a silky soft polyester, but is very, very thin, great for hot days, but that does mean its see through at times so an under slip is recommended. It would be great for holidays as it doesn’t take up much space, is lightweight, doesn’t crease much and the few creases there were soon came out after hanging. It would make a great beach dress to pop on after swimming.

I love the vibrant zig zag pattern, very 70’s effect – my teen years so I tend to be drawn to things that remind me of then! Much to my kids disgust sometimes, vibrant patterns and patchouli oil don’t always work for them! Its round necked and sleeveless and finishing is good, and for the price its a great summer buy. Just remember that under slip!!

Stars: Five, excellent value and very forgiving in sizes.

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Product supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

Hawit Yeer Lady Hollow Out Lace Short Sleeve O Neck Summer Cocktail Party Dress Gown

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This is a really pretty dress, coming in three colour ways. I have the navy, which is a deep rich colour, a true navy. Its what my husband would call A Frock…

Sizing:- the sellers have their own sizing chart and I ordered the XXXL as its supposed to be a size 20. I’m a 16-18 but from experience most amazon clothes need to be ordered in a size larger so went for the XXXL, largest size. Sadly its too small, I’d estimate its better for a 14-16 range which is a shame as I love, love, love the dress- well, diet incentive maybe 😉 I measured the waist at 34 inches not 37.  I note another reviewer who is a size 14 finds this XXXL fits perfectly, so my estimate of 14-16 seems good.

The lace is a heavy cotton and beautifully patterned. It doesn’t have any stretch. I love lace like this, thick and with some weight, not the flimsy nylon type often seen. The underskirt is good, in a matching colour, but could do with being longer, maybe OK in smaller size, but definitely larger sizes would benefit from another 3-4 inches. Don’t wear tights with it either, it will create static with the liner and be a nightmare!

I thought the finishing was excellent, I’ve shown photos of the seams and edges, and the back has a long heavy zip which doesn’t show when closed. I hate when zips are glaringly obvious, this one is pleasantly discreet. I love the scalloped edging around neck, sleeves and hem, adds anther pretty touch. I wouldn’t call it A-line, its more fitted than that, to me that is an A pattern without the fitted waist.

Its a beautiful dress for weddings, cocktail evenings and summer parties, but I’m really not sure what the sellers mean by Official Alternative,Punk Rock Fashion …… 🙂

Stars: Four, excellent value but do note size issues, that lost it a star from me.

Product supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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