Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Deciding on my Summer #Dresses #Review #Fashion #OASAP

I love new clothes and well, for me, the most important thing is that they're both comfortable and look great. With #BlogHer coming up, I needed a new wardrobe and I really wanted some new Spring dresses. I found an adorable one at OASAP. It was the Color Block Flouncing Knee Length Dress. I can't even tell you how excited I was to get this in the mail. When I tore into the package, I thought, awesome, this is definitely going to fit. And it did...except for one tiny feature...LOL!

The Model...
This dress is made of polyester and has cute sleeves, a banded waistline, and a zipper to help you get that dress on. It also has an inner skirt lining. I was actually really happy to see that there was a dress liner inside because the fabric is quite light and see-through. However, even with the liner, I ended up wearing an additional tank and ball shorts underneath. It really is quite well made, the inner layer is sewn so that it stays in place. It doesn't wrinkle and it sits quite well. Unfortunately, the dress lining was made of this non-stretchable fabric. I was in a pinch! The dress fit but apparently I have big hips and so I couldn't get the inner layer down.

I had ordered my size based on the size chart.
Bust: 87cm(S), 91cm(M), 95cm(L)
Length: 85cm(S), 87cm(M), 89cm(L)
Waist: 71cm(S), 75cm(M), 79cm(L)

I got a small and it fit everywhere...except my hips and bottom. So, I would recommend that they either update the sizes with hip measurements or go safe and order 1 size up. If the lining was stretchy, it would've been perfect. I ended up having to modify the lining a bit in order to get it down to avoid having the extra fabric making me look like I was in the 2nd trimester.

It's also not a knee length dress as described, which is fine with me. I'm only 5' 6" and it was a good 1/3 of the way up my thigh so you're looking at a mid-thigh dress. It does give good coverage on the bum but being the light fabric that it is, you do see the underwear lines. Care for this particular dress allows for machine wash but it has to be hung dry and if you'd like to iron it, it must be on the reverse side. Overall, a really pretty summer dress. They could do with more measurements but well, you live and learn, right? I'll size up next time.
hot summer dresses
What do you think of my look now though? Still want to see me at BlogHer in it?

Buy It: Shop online for OASAP clothing. This dress retails for $87.

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Melissa said...[Reply]

This is a cute dress. But I agree about the size issue I ran into the same problem

Unknown said...[Reply]

You did a good job modifying it, it looks great on you!

Suburban Style Challenge said...[Reply]

I've been looking at the stuff on OASAP too--just got a bracelet from there yesterday actually--and was wary of the sizing because they didn't list any measurements. I always go off measurements. Good to know to size up... I'm rather hippy. Thanks for the tip!

I love the dress though, and thinks it looks beautiful on you. It's good that you were able to modify the lining to make it fit. Will you be posting pics of the final outfit at all?

Sharon Greenthal said...[Reply]

It's cute, but you have a nice figure and I think another dress might be more flattering.

Unknown said...[Reply]

This dress is great!

Ellen said...[Reply]

What a cute dress. I love the color!

Nikki said...[Reply]

Very cute dress! Thanks for the advice on the sizing, it's hard for me to figure out my size without trying things on because everything is different.

Jeannette said...[Reply]

The dress looks great! It is so hard to know what to go with on sizing when you order online though - glad you were able to make it work!

Opal Stevens said...[Reply]

So cute! Looks great :)

Lena B said...[Reply]

I especially love the top part of it - it is so dressy

Brooke said...[Reply]

I love it..it looks great on you.

Unknown said...[Reply]

it's such a pretty dress and you wear it well! I agree that sizing is tricky when online shopping

Momma Told Me said...[Reply]

It's a bummer when you try to order based on generic 'sizing' labels (L is 38-40, etc), and it doesn't fit elsewhere. One of the reasons I dread shopping for dresses. Turned out cute, though!

Katy Rose said...[Reply]

Cute! I have to say the sizing thing is the hardest part about ordering online. And usually it ends up being perfect except for one part. So frustrating. But I think this is a great dress and perfect for BlogHer! - Katy

LOVE MELISSA:) said...[Reply]

This is such a cute dress. I love it!!

Madame Deals said...[Reply]

I hate when that happens. It is a lovely dress

Belinda said...[Reply]

Oasap has the best stuff. I love the dress.

Unknown said...[Reply]

I'm so happy it worked for you. I received 3 items and only 1 fit. Looks great on you.

Diane B said...[Reply]

Very cute you look great

Amber Trievel said...[Reply]

Thats a great outfit to wear to blogher! I really like it. =]

Coupons In Motion said...[Reply]

That's a really cute dress. Thanks for the sizing info.

Unknown said...[Reply]

Love the dress very cute!

Jessica said...[Reply]

Really cute, I love the colors

LisaLisa said...[Reply]

Wow, you look cute! Love the dress

Marie said...[Reply]

I love the soft color combination on this dress...very feminine!

Amanda said...[Reply]

Love this dress!

Ellen said...[Reply]

I love the dress & it looks great on you!

Unknown said...[Reply]

That is a really cute dress!

Ondria Witt said...[Reply]

What a pretty dress! It looks great!

Homemom3 said...[Reply]

Love the dress, looks great. Definitely looks like a nice summer evening dress. People definitely need to know their size before ordering.

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