Donna Ricco Braided Collar Shift Dress
Swingy & flowy . . . elegant, lovely style!!!
GORGEOUS color . . . Beautiful, glittery teal!!! I'm 5'2" weigh 105-108 lbs w/straight figure and have this dress in three different colors; two in Petite & one in Regular sizing (first purchased in Ivory w/pearls stiched in collar in 2P; then in Black glitterlike similar to this in 2Reg; and finally, again this Malachite in 2P), because I love the style, as well as the colors & material so much! For me, the only noticable difference b/t the Petite & Regular is in the length.
I know some people may not care for this particular dress but for me, it's just so swingy & flowy - reminds me of "MAD MEN" for some reason. Personally, I think this Grecian like style is elegant & sophisticated, and very easy & comfortable to wear. The collar alone is an accessory . . . you can dress it up or down, belt it or not. Although, there's lots of material it doesn't overwhelm your figure, even if you're small. In fact, it's slimming & yet very forgiving at the same time. I think this is a style that would look great on all body types. In fact, I bought this same dress for my sister (she's more apple shaped) in a size 16 to wear to my nephew's wedding . . . and everyone complemented on how beautiful she looked -- so, when I saw this dress in a 2P on sale . . . couldn't resist . . . just had to have it, since I've already seen what it looked like already. Recommend highly, no matter what size or shape you are!!!
Braided collar shift dress
I am 5'0" and 8 months pregnant (prepreg weight 105). I bought this because I needed a Christmas party dress. It is lovely, and I'm sure I can wear it post partum. The blue is bright and elegant, and the sparkles make it holiday party worthy. I usually wear petite sizes, but thought the 2P was too short with my belly (almost midthigh), so I kept the regular 2 (2 inches above knee). My husband loves it too. I'm so glad I found this!
I love the color of the dress, but the silver at the neckline did not complement my complexion (I do better with gold tones). The style is very forgiving if you have any figure flaws. Overall, a cute party dress.