St. John Collection Milano Knit Dress
perfect style-knit quality poor
I have purchased many St. John knits over the years. I loved the style of this dress but the material was stiff-not at all like the knits I have purchased in the past. Sadly I had to return it.
This is absolutely my favorite dress in years! I'm 55 and I did buy a spanx slip to wear under it. I get a lot of compliments every time I wear it. The sizing is absolutely true which is unusual these days.
I'm a bit baffled with all the good reviews. While I admit that this is a classic & beautifully cut dress that will last for years, it is ruined for me in the fact that it has no inner lining which causes it to show every panty line and ripple in whatever shape you may be! I purchased the Black, Tan and Light Grey in my normal size 8 and the fit is excellent. I have an hour-glass shape and am relatively fit but even spandex , tights and a inner slip could not hide the panty lines/ripples - especillay in the tan & light grey color and in daylight (think sunny or florescent lghting!). It's too see-through and clingy which takes too much effort to hide what's underneath. Sizing for me was not an issue. I chose my normal size 8 and it fits perfectly - not clingy or loose anywere.
Versatile and sophisticated
Very flattering dress-great for a curvy figure. I bought it in three colors as it is so versatile.