Rated 2 out of 5 by 3
Rated 3 out of 5 by BicoastalGIrl Fit issues
I saw this in the store and immediately thought it was an amazing piece. I couldn't wait to try it on. And from the front, it was so cute and chic. However, because of the stiffness of the material (the body is maybe neoprene?} and the placement of the back zipper, from the side you could see that the back poked outwards in a super unflattering way, making me into a completely round shape. If I stood juuuuust the right way it looked okay, but not worth it for the other 99% of the time that I'd look like a bowling ball from the side. I was so sad that this didn't work, I love the design and idea of this piece. I'm hoping they'll make a similar piece without the fit issues!
October 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by TKNYC Bad fit
I saw this on the hanger and loved it instantly. The material is of great, thick quality and it just looked like an overall fun shift dress. Wrong! The fit is way off. I'm 5'4, 120 lbs and tried on the XS. The upper arm area was tight, the bust and back/waist were HUGE, and then the dress tightens towards the bottom like a mini skirt. It made no sense. I also tried on the S which was better for the arms but was completely oversized everywhere else. I wanted to love it and spent an absurd amount of time trying to make it work with flats, heels, etc. but in the end it just wasn't meant to be. The fit is so off, I'm not really sure what body type this would flatter because of the strange boxiness in the back.
November 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eileenie Great idea but poor execution
I too saw the dress and immediately love the idea of the design. The combo of a baseball theme crossed with a shift dress in stiff material seems to be a flexible work/fun piece.
I noticed the dress was REALLY heavy. The material is VERY thick. Which sounds great but in reality, we all work in temperature controlled rooms and the heavy dresses usually becomes too hot at the end of the day.
The biggest problem is fit. The arm holes are too small. There is a weird fabric bunch under my right arm that makes it impossible to put my arms down without feeling a huge armpit ball.
I do love the stiffness of the shift. The back is really beautiful. The zipper is good quality. The shape reminds me of 60's Givenchy dresses.
The front feels incongruent with the back. The sleeve length feels abrupt and tight compare to the rest of the form.
I did want to love this dress. It had the making of a classic.
November 8, 2013