Hi everyone! Today’s post is all about my favorite color – pink! From light pastel pink to bright fuchsia – there’s just something so girly and pretty about this color.
This was my first time purchasing from Choies and needless to say, I’m very disappointed. I fell in love with this dress online and w/out any hesitation, I placed my order. Shipping took forever (from China) and when the package finally arrived, I was so unhappy about the quality. FYI – the online description says the color is peach but clearly it’s not. And the length of the dress says mid calf but it hits above my knees.
Let’s start with the most noticeable issue – which is the hem. It’s unfinished and cut very sloppy. I wouldn’t mind the unfinished part if it was cut perfectly and straight. The front edges are jagged and it looks like it was done in a hurry. The material is a thick neoprene fabric but felt more like scuba diving suit. The inside mesh lining of the dress is already falling apart. WTH?
The top portion of the dress is just weird. The seams and the cut – all wrong. It makes my arms and shoulders look big (who wants that?). The back of the zipper when fully zipped up puckers out. I was so upset and literally was about to throw this dress away because I didn’t want to waste my money shipping it back. After I calmed down, I played around with it and added a belt. The dress unbelted does not fit me well – it has no shape and the waist is wide. By adding the belt, it made pulled everything together.
I still don’t like the top portion of the dress so I threw on my favorite Kate Spade coat (buy hereorhere). The material of this dress is so thick that you can’t throw on a cardigan or blazer over it. Trust me, I tried everything but it ended up looking too bulky.
I like that it has long sleeves and the length fits my short arms perfectly but I’m thinking about cutting off the top completely and making this into a skirt. I also plan on finishing the hem with a blind stitch because I don’t want the edges to fray or fall apart. Hopefully that won’t result in losing too much of the length.
Luckily there’s a few positive things to note about this dress. I love the bright pink color and the length is great for someone my height (5′ tall). The fullness/shape of the skirt is adorable and it has pockets! If you plan on ordering this dress, just make sure you’re okay with all the issues I pointed out.
On another note, don’t forget to enter my sequin clutch giveaway here!