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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?