This is me heading out to dinner, wearing my new Ganni Rometty Mini Dress!
And I thought I’d share a few thoughts and my review of this dress.
Several years ago, Copenhagen based label Ganni splashed into the fashion arena and caught the attention of… uh BEYONCÉ, Selena Gomez and every other IT girl / celeb / blogger & influencer — and me too, mainly because they were quite different. I wanted to know what the fuss was all about.
So yep, I kept on eye on them and constantly browsed through all their new collections. I quickly fell in love with this printed dress and managed to nab it at a Shopbop Sale (the dress is still on sale in a different print).
What I’m loving about the brand
The brand has a very effortless and cool girl vibe, with a lot of Scandi quirkiness that makes them stand out. I like their fresh take on modern classics. And to me, their unique vibe feels a bit like the Scandinavian version of the French boho vibe of Isabel Marant, whose style I adore!
They pitch themselves as affordable and accessible luxury, sitting somewhere between the $90 Zara Dress and the $4000 Gucci dress.
How’s the quality?
The quality of the fabric is superb. The material is soft, smooth and delicate. It is definitely nicer than a Zara/high street dress!
As for my dress, the smocking at the sleeves, the ruffles across the body, all the stitches, hems, and inner edges are absolutely perfect – and the whole garment certainly has a luxury feel to it.
Did I mention I loved the print?
How’s the sizing?
I’m usually a standard size AUS/UK 6 and US 0/2 and this dress is a size 34.
It fits me perfectly across the shoulders and chest. But I felt it was too long on me.
I tried to stand tall, keep my shoulders back and at least fake a kind of fluid elegance, but nope. I felt very short and stumpy. Not to mention, the dress is a shift dress, it has no waist, and therefore is it shapeless af.
The fabric didn’t cling, it was more floaty and airy.
It was like I was wearing a pillowcase haha. I felt shapeless and I felt that my smallness was totally lost and swallowed up in the dress.
So I wore a slim leather belt over the dress, hitched it up a bit, so the hem sat above my knees (shown in the first photo)
It looked much better and I felt much better!
This photo shows the dress as it is meant to be worn. It doesn’t capture the airy-ness of the dress so it doesn’t look THAT bad here!
But hey I felt short and stumpy… and fashion is about how clothes make you feel right?
I might consider going to a tailor and taking up the hem a few inches, but for now, I like wearing it with a belt.
If you’re keen, you can take a peek at more super cute Ganni Dresses here.
Hope you’ve had an amazing start to your new year!