Friday, July 31, 2009

Reviews: Bold Boutonniere Dress


Doesn't the model look like she's scared that someone off camera is about to grab her? Maybe it's because she grabbed the last Bold Boutonniere Dress ($128) -- lord knows I would be scared if I'd made off with the last one too.



Oddly, I think the rosette is actually bigger in real life than it looks on the product shot. But maybe that's because the product shot is probably a XS and this is a M. You will notice that the waist is sitting much higher on the waist than it is on the model shot. Sizing up to an L might fix this. But I am hesitant to (more on why below). Overall I like the look.



Here's a closeup of the rosette. Cottony, not stiff, just a pretty touch. I also adore the stripes on the skirt which straddle the line between casual and slightly dressed up.



I do have one quibble with the dress and that is the floofiness of the skirt. I don't know if it's really clear from the photo above but this dress made my tush look like it stuck out a foot from my back. The dress I tried on really needed to be steamed which may have exacerbated the problem. There is an awful lot of skirt material...maybe a bit too much. I took one look at myself from behind and said, Whoa Burlapp...just whoa...

It's not enough to stop me from buying this dress though. I will probably stick to the M lest the L have even more skirt floof. A good steam and I'll be set. Have you tried this one on yet? What did you think?

9 comments:

Nancy said...

I am not liking this at all!! The rosette is not complimentary. I would pass on this one.

Roxy said...

Haha, I do think this is a love it or hate it dress. I have already been on the receiving end of "is that a doily on your dres??"

Chloe said...

I reeeally like it, haha. If I didn't already have a closet-full of dresses I *never* quite get around to wearing, I'd totally get it. I think it looks great on you, and I love the flower on front!

Kim said...

You already know I love it! I posted a review on my blog too of the xs...i think you're right, my flower looks slightly smaller! Anyhow, I think it looks lovely on you and you should stick to whatever size that is :-)

roxy said...

Thanks Chloe! I am cleaning out my closet to make room for some new lovelies, like this one.

Kim thank you for the correction that this dress is XS-L, not numeric. Corrected in the post. I saw your post as well and the dress looks amazing on you!

Natalie Rose said...

I like this dress on you..

Kim said...

Aww you are too sweet Roxy. I'm loving it. It's probably inappropriate, but I'm going to wear it to work. I hope you got one and are keeping it!

cath said...

I tried this dress today. Don't like the skirt, my tummy looked big.

SuLi said...

I bought this dress over the weekend -- I was eagerly waiting for it to show up in my local store. To be honest, I'm still somewhat undecided. I purchased it since it was the last one in my size. I'm going to think about it for a few more days.