Monday, November 2, 2009

Sweater Dress(es)

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Sweater Dress: Moda Int’l.  Belt: Macy’s.  Boots: Steve Madden.  Necklace: Thrift.

 

I just ordered this dress online, but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep it or not – this is my “test” try on.  What do you think? 

Pros:

  • It’s very nice and warm – perfect for Fall & Winter. 
  • It’s something I don’t have, so would be a nice wardrobe staple to have.
  • It’s work appropriate, so I will get my $$ worth.

Cons:

  • The dress has really pretty weaving and seaming details, but in this color you can see them at all. 
  • It’s a bit large in the waist, so I’d always have to wear it with a belt (and it didn’t come with one).
  • It’s not as fitted overall as I would like, so just feels a bit dumpy…

 

I think I may end up returning it for another sweater dress instead…

What do you think of:

1. 2.

3. 4.

5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE HERE

21 comments:

Ancarol said...

Hi girl , Don't be dumpy ! I think that just need some accessories to make it look up ; ) try ! i would expect to see ...

Acacia said...

I think you should return this one.

I follow your blog and I normally think you look fabulous but I don't think this dress does you justice...

Louise said...

The fit of your clothing is always spot-on, but this dress misses its mark, in my opinion. My first reaction was that it is baggy through the arms. Compare your picture to the other sweater dress silhouettes and you will see what I mean.

Going by your list of cons, it doesn't sound like you love it. I'd send it back for something you love.

FromAbroad said...

Too big for you - not flattering. Sorry.

Healthy and Homemade said...

That looks super warm and cozy, but I'm not sure about the size of the arms, they're quite loose on you!

Dress #5 is my fave, and #3 is also great. I like the smooth, clean lines on the last dress. Looks like it would hug your body, and you should show yours off!

#3 has great detailing around the bottom on the skirt. I say return it and get something more form fitting, even if it's none of the ones you pictured.

I just got my clearance Target sweater dress in the mail today and it's WAY too loose in the waist, but the rest looks great so I'll just belt it. I mean c'mon, it was $10 =P

Anonymous said...

I think you should def. return the dress and get another one. When I saw the pic, I immediately thought that it is too big on you! Lots of pros to the dress, but the fact that it is too big outweighs the pros...just my 2 cents :)

gina said...

I like the dress you're wearing. It has a nice comfy relaxed feel to it. I looooove #3. Such a nice cut, and the perfect combination of flattering yet comfortable and work appropriate.

I haven't seen most of these dresses before, but I haven't been paying as much attention to my Victoria's Secret catalogs as I used to.

Julia said...

Yeah, a little took big, but I like the idea. One of the other dresses might work better. I think 4. is beautiful for you.

xx

Kate said...

Sorry to say, it's to loose especially on the arms. It doesn't show off your beautiful curves.

Cheryl said...

I'm writing my choices here because there are 2, lol! I'd go for either 1 or 5. ;)

Rachael said...

Honestly, I don't think the cut does your smokin' figure justice. I say swap it for dress #2!

hillary said...

I gotta say I think the one your wearing is an ideal fit in a sweater dress. They really shouldn't be too fitted or tight. If it is in any sort of natural fiber you will be glad because there is a possibility of shrinking.
I like how this one looks on you.

WendyB said...

I think if you're keeping it, you should have it taken in -- it does look a little big.

Sal said...

It's allllmost there ... can you exchange for a size smaller? Does look smashing with the bright necklace, though!

sabina said...

I like dresses 3 or 4 better than the gray one. The loose fit is not the most flattering on you. The other dresses you've chosen (all beautifully form-fitting) are much more suited to you and would look fab.u.lous.

:-)

Shenanigans said...

Life is too short for dumpy! Return it and try #5, I love the sleeve length. =)

Kasmira said...

Like many others said, the arms are too big, loose, and baggy. :(

I like #3!

Anonymous said...

Return. Too big and it does look dumpy compared to your normal look. Spend your $$ on cuter ventures.

Una said...

OMG! I just checked in here after a huge break from the computer, and I WON your contest back in September! If you haven't given up on me, let me know how to e-mail you about it, and thank you so much! I rely on you for inspiration all the way up here in Alaska...

Sara said...

It makes you look huge when I think in reality you are quite petite. I think some of the others would be more flattering on your cute frame!

Lorena said...

Nope, this is a must return :/
Like the color but it is does not do you justice.