Light wash - size M - The size was ok. I would not size down, personally. You may want to if you're thin and/or petite.
The dress has a wide cut thru the chest. The arms are odd. Like a full cap sleeve.
I tried tying the dress up higher in search of my natural waist. Um, yeah, not really working on me. I don't have an hourglass shape, but I think this would look really good if you have a defined waist. However, the fullness of the upper half of the dress might look even bigger.
I tried it with the button-front stretch cardi (S) in off-white and the look made me think of a school uniform. I would take a XS in the cardigan.
Then I gave the dress one last shot with the Jackie cardi I wore in kelly green. The color is from 2012.
I thought it was cute like this, but in the end decided the light wash wasn't for me.
Medium wash - size M - I immediately liked the dark wash. And we always like pockets.
lightweight patterned shirt (big thumbs up) in sea-blue floral. The look didn't work on me.
I tried a tighter fitting shirt, the boatneck top. That was better than the button-down. I think I'd just wear a tank underneath and stay away from anything with sleeves. Although a black long-sleeve tee might work.
I tried rolling the sleeve, but that didn't work.
So I would just wear the dress as-is and ignore the odd sleeve length.
The FeelingI like the straight sheath style and drawstring, even though it doesn't particularly flatter my figure. A belt could work a small miracle, as could jewelry. I.e. the bubble necklace with a cardigan. This is a very easy dress to wear. Think of it also as a tunic over leggings with tall boots.
The dress was $12 in-store yesterday, 2/1. I know! Despite the low price, I still managed to pass on the lightwash shade. I know I'd be buying for price only. If you're shopping online, use GAMEDAY for 20% off on 2/3 only. This is a tiered discount and will drop to 15% off on Monday.
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