May 01, 2013
Maitland Lace Dress Review
I don't have a lot of time to myself these days and with the wardrobe constraints inherent to breastfeeding, I don't have the same ease about shopping as I once did. But as April was coming to a close, I realized that a birthday discount was about to expire unused. So I arranged for my mom and sister to meet me at the mall for some grandma, aunt, and baby time. The three of them played together while I browsed the racks at Anthropologie. I was drawn quickly to the Maitland Lace Dress. The shape reminded me of that of Fluttering Flora. The layering of lace over cotton, the cap sleeves, and the letter sizing were all reminiscent of the dress that carried me through a decent chunk of pregnancy.
Although my gut told me to try the large, there were none available and I grabbed a medium. It was stretchy enough to fit without unzipping (I didn't see the zipper until the dress was on) but still looked snug once it was on my body. I think I need a large and I think that is accurate to my current size. I also think a belt would really help break up my midsection. The underslip is not fully attached (though not fully unattached either), making it different from Fluttering Flora. I'd say this dress runs slightly large. I like the quality of the lace and thought it was a cute dress overall. I am not a huge fan of the color on me so I will be passing. But I think it will be a great look on many figures.