Maggy London Print Sheath Dress
Love this very modern dress!
I love this dress! I am pear-shaped (two sizes bigger on bottom than on top) so it is usually impossible for me to find a sheath dress that fits. But this one fits me! The high quality material is very stretchy and it fits and flatters around my curvy lower half. The black panels down the sides are very slimming. The print is gorgeous, totally modern, very couture-looking, and up to the minute. This dress looks very similar to dresses from couture label Prabal Gurung but is a fraction of the price! For size help, I am 5'4", 125 pounds, and pear-shaped, and the 4 fits me nicely, it is not tight anywhere. Very classy. I am considering taking it in at the top a little and shortening it a little, like one of the other reviewers, but I think i will wear it a couple of times before I make any alterations because it looks very good as is.
The cut of the upper body and black panels are what drew me to this dress as this style always looks flattering. I have broad, muscular shoulders and emphasizing them always makes the rest of me appear slimmer. The dress didn't disappoint there. I'm between sizes 12 and 14 and based on previous reviews, I got the 12. The fit was good if not a little roomy in the midsection. I'm 5'4" and it came down just below my knees. If I had kept this dress I definitely would have had it hemmed. What made me return the dress was the computer-generated looking floral pattern. On this material it just looked really cheap and I couldn't get past it. Thankfully Nordstrom is great about returns!
Not flattering on me
The deep cutaway on the top was much deeper than I noticed in the picture, and on me it looked like a really cheap throwback. The dress fit ok other than that. I flared out a tiny bit at the bottom which I don't particularly like. Too bad. I really liked the pattern on it.
I've wanted this dress since I saw it in the catalogue. It did not disappoint. I absolutely love the style, the fabric and the fit! 5 stars