Dress: Hot Squash
Shoes: Monsoon, years ago
I've worn the dress several times now, and it washes ok, but the fabric does crease a little more than I expected it to. I've worn the dress in winter as well as in warmer temperatures and haven't particularly noticed any climate-control properties.
The one thing that annoys me on this dress is the keyhole neckline. The neckline is lined a little on the inside (I think sewers call it 'interfacing') with the same jersey-type fabric, and this isn't stiff enough. The keyhole sometimes gets pulled out of shape to the side, and sometimes the little bit of fabric on the inside pops up and shows through the keyhole. On a £145 dress that just would not be good enough.
It's not a bad length on me, considering I'm quite tall (5'9"), but I wouldn't wear it with skyscraper heels as then it would be just a tad too short I think.
So, it is worth the money? Not at full price, I'm sorry to say. I know I got a bargain with it, but I wouldn't say this dress has any more design or construction skill than one from Phase Eight or similar high street shops, where they'd probably retail it for half the price.
They've sold out of the black version of this dress but the short sleeve coral version is still available, alas still at the full price of £125.
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