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 Pastille Mini Dress
Pastille Mini Dress
Candy-colored sequins are scattered across the high-neck bodice of this lustrous, retro A-line, as an extra helping of toffee sparkles outlines the collar. Side pockets. Back zip. Silk, linen; acetate lining. Dry clean. Imported. A Hitherto original, made exclusively for BHLDN Falls 20" from natural waist
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Date:February 19, 2011
Location:Chicago, IL
Body Type:Straight and narrow
Gorgeous but generous fit
I loved this dress in the blogger previews and couldn't wait to try it on as a potential wedding dress. It is truly beautiful but there are a few things to note:
First, the color is slightly lavender/grey in real life, even though the product shot looks a little bit golden/yellow to me. The true color is lovely!
Second, I think the fit is slightly large. I took my true size 0 and there is something slightly off about the neckline. Rather than going straight up the shoulders, as shown on the model, the dress widens from the bust to the neckline. This isn't as flattering on the shoulders and there seems to be some extra fabric under the boatneck as a result, so moving the straps closer together doesn't work (see photos). I think if you have a larger chest the problem may be minimized, but even with my most padded bra I had fabric to spare.
Lastly, shipping boxes are the same size as those used by the sister company Anthropologie, so due to the compact size there were some wrinkles. The dress can't be ironed so a steamer would be handy.
Overall I adore the details of this dress - the sequins are subtle, the collar is cute, and the bow is adorable - but I'm worried about the fit up top. If you are petite like me, this may not work out of the box, but because of all the details, I'm not sure if it can be tailored.
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