I ordered this dress and a few others for a friend's beach wedding
. This was my favorite by far; I'm typically an 18/1X, and the XL was plenty big. The stretchy fabric and v-neck style was much more flattering on my large chest than the Tommy Bahama
Bamboo Cascade dress, which just smashed the ladies into a big, flat, uniboob.
As much as I enjoyed the style, however, I am NOT impressed with the quality. I paid a bit more than I would like (on sale)for a rather basic jersey dress, but hey, what can you expect when looking for a sundress in November. Unfortunately, the dress was ruined after about five minutes of wear. Immediately after putting it on and ripping off the tags, I slung my camera bag
on and headed for the wedding
. A very short walk to the beach later, everywhere on the dress in contact with the camera bag
or strap had pilled HORRIBLY, leaving a large, very visible, light colored stripe on my chest and back. I was so embarrassed. I was hopeful that washing it would fix or minimize the problem, but nope, just as noticeable as ever. Expensive investment for a few hours of total wear.
It's a lovely dress, but BEWARE any type of friction, as it shows wear immediately and is particularly noticeable on this lovely dark purple. :(