Shoes: Zu Shoes
I wanted to love this dress. I wanted it to be the answer to all my prayers: a slimming, flattering jersey dress that I could pack every time I went away. I would dress it up with heels and jewellery, and dress it down with flats. It would go with my red boots.
I’m afraid I’m not nearly as enamoured with this dress as I am with my new Bravissimo PJ top, and it’s got nothing to do with the colour (perfectly purple), or the cut (sublime), but the fabric.
Bravissimo’s dress jersey is not at all flab-friendly. It’s the thin, faintly transparent, and – oh doom – clingy jersey that you find mostly on the racks in lower end department stores like Big W and Best & Less. Which is great, for AUD$20-$30, but when you’re looking at closer to AUD$100 plus international shipping you’d be hoping for a fabric that folks can’t see your Luvees through:
Now, it looks lovely with some proper support garments under it, and that’s what is saving it from being returned, and I still believe in Bravissimo as a label to watch, but I don’t think I’ll be ordering another jersey dress from them. Hopefully in seasons to come they’ll expand their range of silk and cotton dresses – at present only available up to a size 16 – to size 18 and beyond.