February 21, 2012

Four Corner Shirtdress Review

After seeing the Four Corner Shirtdress make its rounds on some of my favorite blogs (see it on IPoPT), I was excited to try this cute little number. The asymmetry of the hemline gave it interesting dimension. And the price point seemed more reasonable than other recent releases. But I knew from having purchased a rarely-worn Reed Shirtdress in the bright orangey red that I would be less likely to buy such a bright piece. I was glad to see it also came in black. I grabbed an 8 and headed to the dressing room. I think this dress cut into my shoulders in a less-than-flatter manner. But otherwise I really liked the dress. It was roomy enough so I would say it runs large (on the true to size side of things for this style of dress). I wish it had more of a sleeve but it's nothing that can't be remedied with clever layering. I like the contrasting buttons and the cute feminine collar. It also had pockets and the kinds of subtle details that made me come to favor Anthropologie in the first place.

This dress has potential and might even make it onto my sparse and dwindling wishlist. I wish it came in another bright color. I have enough black dresses and that orange red is not a shade I frequently wear. A cooler green or blue would make me far more likely to buy this one. In the meanwhile, with the sleeve issues I had I am going to wait and reconsider.


dajana, all kinds of lovely said...

Looks great, Jess! I agree with Carol - you should try on the tangerine version. It'll look great with your hair colour. I tried on the 8 too, but it gaped in the bosom'al area. I sized up and found it too big. Did you have the same issue?

carol_prettythings said...

I love this dress on you, Jess! It's drapes wonderfully on you. I agree that the black isn't my favorite color - you should try the orange-red. It's so fun. :) 

BiblioMOMia said...

I think the sleeves are pretty awesome actually--somewhere between tank and cap, but wide enough for modesty (and posterity).  But I hear you on the black dress issue--then again, they're the ones I reach for again and again!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

The collar is really charming! And an orangey-red shirtdress might be just what MY closet needs! :D


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