Last month I reviewed three summer dresses from Dresslily; as part of my collaboration, I was also sent a winter dress to review. I personally really love vintage inspired winter dresses; winter gives you the chance to layer up and also add some cute accessories to your outfit. I love darker colour palettes on clothing and winter tones are very flattering so I chose a dress that caught my eye and added something new to my wardrobe. I chose the Dresslily Plaid A-Line dress with Belt and it came in a dark red colour, off-center buttons and collar, with black piping along the edges. Link to Dresslily here.
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The dress arrived in a plastic garment bag and had no noticeable chemical smell. The dress is made out of a dark red plaid/tartan fabric with an off-center Peter Pan collar lined with black piping and black buttons. The fabric is a Cotton/Polyurethane blend that was not itchy and did not go sheer when worn. When I first put the dress on, one of the buttons immediately fell off. Despite the buttons, the dress has a invisible zipper at the back. The dress is not lined and has no boning or pockets. The skirt is a-line and falls just above knee length. Personally, I like my dresses over the knee so it was a little short for my taste.
The dress also has 3/4 length sleeves that fell just on the elbows. I found the sleeves a little looser than what I would normally like but the whole dress seemed a bit loose. I ordered the small according to the measurement chart ut could have sized down if they had a smaller option. On the skirt, I found a long loose thread and a couple of loose threads around the belt loops. The belt was made out of the same fabric as the dress but was a tad too floppy and folded over whilst worn. I had to pull it quite tight to fit my waist which did cause some dress gathering on the skirt.
I wasn’t too pleased that this dress took over a month and a half to arrive but I suppose doing a size restock takes some time. For the price of $42 (subject to change), it’s a good deal and for the quality, it seems ok. In comparison to the summer dresses, I think they looked and felt of higher quality and they didn’t fall apart however, they didn’t have any loose parts. Overall, I think I would still recommend Dresslily but remind people to stay mindful of things like buttons falling off.
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