It’s not often that I go out of my way to pick out a casual dress.
I always bypass the casual dresses and go straight for a statement or a floral dress, or I look for something fun and a bit different.
Well, Revolve gave me the opportunity to pick out a dress, and so I chose something I wouldn’t normally choose… a BLACK, CASUAL dress (this one!). And what do you know, I want to wear it everywhere now!
I wore it for a few hours to the hairdresser, then I wore it the next day while going out to lunch with my girlfriends. I washed it. I wore it several days later while doing errands. I washed it again, then wore it again the moment it was dry haha.
No need to iron it! Just wash and dry flat. So good.
It is like a tube, jersey dress, with cap sleeves, a low neck line and a subtle stud button details.
Fabric: The label says it’s 95% rayon 5% elastane, but I don’t really know what that means. Basically it feels like a smooth, ribbed, kind of jersey. But it’s not shiny or fuzzy, it’s like a lightly ribbed t-shirt.
It is double lined, and it has a really good weight to it and a high quality feel. I think it feels awesome.
Fit: It isn’t tight at all. It just sits and hugs my body very nicely and it just feels SO GOOD to wear. I’m 160cm and 45kg wearing a size XS and Im usually a size AU/UK 6.
If you want, you can do up (or undo?) all the buttons. They are pretty stiff/strong, so I guess they are good quality. More importantly, I have no fear of them popping open unexpectedly haha.
I do have two other jersey style dresses (both $20 from Cotton On). Yes they were cheap and I have found the fabric to be very thin, so you can kind of see the outline of my bra and underwear. I have to wear seam-free underwear so it doesn’t show up. The fabric on those dresses have pilled and the seams have started to buckle after a few washes. So I am quite reluctant to wear them out.
So I think that the quality of the fabric and fit of this Rue Dress is definitely worth the price. Oh I can wear my regular underwear and there’s no obvious visible panty line.
It’s so easy and effortless!
OK, if I had to say something negative about the dress, I’d say that 1) maybe it’d look better on me if the length of the dress was a bit shorter? I kind of like the midi length though. 2) Maybe you need to have an hourglass or inverted triangle body shape to wear this dress? It’s a very figure hugging dress! Having said that, I’m not an expert on dressing to different body shapes.