James Perse Stripe Ruched V-Neck Dress
Love James Perse.
Comfy and ruched in the perfect places, I love this James Perse dress. It's simultaneously fitted and forgiving, perfect to dress up or down.
This dress, fresh out of the dryer, fits shorter. The shirring in the hip area droops as the dress stretches out. This isn't terrible but it is a change. Shorter, it's more forgiving to less than perfect abs, because the fabric falls a bit more away from the skin over the stomach. And shows more sexy leg. I am 5'2" and about 118 lbs with narrow hips. Maybe with bigger hips, it would stay shorter...with hips to hold and catch the shirring, which might make it too short for really tall women. Nevertheless... I've gotten some very positive feedback from men about how sexy this dress is. It does show cleavage..I'm only 34 B..and for me it's showing cleavage. Might be excessive cleavage for someone super busty. If you have perfectly flat abs, this dress won't show them off. The fabric is deliciously soft. The color is very mellow. It's amazing that something so soft and dull in color can actually be so sexy. It's a super casual sexy dress. I got mine on sale. The full price was excessive.
Cute and comfy!
I love this dress! Its really versatile. I wore it during the day with leather flipflops and gold hoops and was able to transition into evening by switching out the flipflops for wedges and adding a few bracelets. I was between a size 1 and 2 and decided to go with the 2 so that the dress would have that low key but cool factor. The 1 would have been a sexier fit. I have a feeling this is a dress that I'll have in my closet for years.
Terrible Design Flaw
I have 3 different James Perse dresses with the ruching and I love them. They are always flattering and fit/wash well. This one is a mess. The top is big so I sized down then of course, the skirt is tighter than I'm use to. The problem lies in the LINING. This is the only dress I've seen of his with a lining and it is only stitched at the sides and is only lining the bottom portion of the dress. So the only thing it does is add very weird bulky layer under a thin dress....why is it there??? Stomach looks weirdly wrinkly. And top was still a little big....going back tomorrow.