When the dress popped up online I was simply smitten. Love at first sight. The frosting to my cinnamon rolls. The feta cheese in my spanakopita…you get the point. I couldn’t gamble this being an online-only purchase so I took full advantage of the free shipping promo and ordered promptly.
Tracy Reese has without a doubt become one of my favorite designers when it comes to dresses and this one is simply amazing. I’ll try my best to provide a detailed review but am not the best, so bare with me. I ordered my usual size 0 and the fit is perfect, no-room-for-anything-else fitting. The material is soft and cotton all the way – this excites me to no end! It feels very fitted around the bodice, and the arm loops don’t leave room for any bra peek-a-boos. I’m curious about how a size 2 would fit, just to see what kind of a difference it might provide. The color is a beautiful grayish-blue, gives me an antique/vintage feel. There is a nude-colored lining that’s attached to the dress (similar to how the slip in the Crocheted Clouds Dress was hooked) but this slip is thinner and perfect for the sticky summers when you want a bit of extra breathing room. The belt that comes along with it is detachable and has four snaps on the back. It’s got a cute crocheted detail and works well to break up the top and skirt. The crinoline underneath the skirt is the perfect touch and creates just the right amount of movement. In terms of fit, I venture to say that it’s pretty similar to the Spinning Lace dress, so if you were able to try that on it will be a good indication of how this dress will fit. I actually have the Spinning Lace in a 2 (mainly because I wasn’t able to locate a 0) and it’s pretty fitted for me although I feel a bit of space.
Here’s a ton of pictures for your viewing pleasure:
There you have it, I tried to capture different lights both outdoors and indoors so you can see the contrast of the shade. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email!