You have your choice here of either 1X, 2X or 3X. But please, please, please let me know what size you want so I can repost the remainders.
I usually try to keep my shopping to dresses under 50 bucks unless it's hot designer funky stuff, and this is a notch above, but when you see these dresses, you'll understand why I just couldn't pass 'em up. I've also taken to buying from the higher end of the hippie garb companies because the stuff is simply made better. The old "you get what you pay for" adage fits this stuff.
This is a gorgeous blue-- so hard to get the color right on, but the first 3 shots are pretty spot-on. The last shot of the back of the dress is a bit too bright or something. Just a tad annoyingly blue in that picture.
There are 2 fabrics here--but wait! First, this is rayon. I know, I know, there's a billion different types of rayon these days. This is the heavy--drapey hand, feels like heavy spun Moroccan cotton rayon. Still cool water wash but such a beautiful hand, especially when it comes to the flowy or spinny (if you're a dancer) bottom. Now the fabrics--one is plain --though there's lots of nice tonal embroidery on these panels; and one is an embossed sort of jacquard--still the same hand in the fabric but so pretty especially mixed and pieced like this.
Sort of a patchwork style and the piecing is done vertically, accenting your height-- epecially with that flowy bottom and the longer length on this one. Can you see how the piecing widens and then is swooped and then more piecing into that making up the big sort of ruffle at the bottom? But ruffle isn't the best descriptive word-- it's just full and flowy. A great dancer dress.
The bust has the piecing done on the diagonal The piecing is separated by some fancy "S" trim. At the waist there is a big crochet trim piece and this is lined there, so no see thru. Actually, that bigger crochet trim joins all the piecing, and though it's a wider crochet, this crochet trim IS lined.
I'm including a shot of the middle back. Look at that tie! It's wide and awesome. Of course if that bow I made makes you feel too "girlie", a simple knot will look great too. Also, the back piecing has no embroidery. It's pieced the same as the front, but downplayed-- without the tonal embroidery. I think that's best for this one. An all around fabulous "hippie" dress. To my eye this would look killer with a short jacket and boots. And if you plan on cruising this winter-- this one is a perfect choice!
Always go by the measurements rather than the size marked, since there is really no standard from company to company. Check my store for more sizes or email me. Since these are just in, I may have your size and will be happy to list it for you.
Measurements are taken with the garment layed flat and measured across the front only. Be sure to double and then subtract your own "wiggle room".
Bust: 22" from underarm to underarm at the top side seam. (you can also tighten the big tie in the back too if needed)
High Waist (where the crochet piece is at the underbust): 20"
Hips: 26" across the front
Bust: 23" from underarm to underarm at the top side seam. (you can also tighten the big tie in the back too if needed)
High Waist (where the crochet piece is at the underbust): 21"
Hips: 27" across the front
Bust: 25" from underarm to underarm at the top side seam. (you can also tighten the big tie in the back too if needed)
Hips: 28" across the front
There is a LOT of fabric here, thus the weight and shipping charge based on the weight of this one.
If you've not purchased from me before, please check my feedback and buy with confidence. I'm constantly adding to my stock. I shop 3 huge shows per year and then take off another 3 times on buying excursions. I don't buy distressed factory blow out stuff. I try to find the newest and killer styles!
I'm also building a folder of photos of real buyers in my funky garb so I can put a collage page together here and at the website. If you buy it, love it and wouldn't mind modeling it, please send a picture!