Our favorite little black (and white) dress is sleeveless, striped, and crafted from season-spanning ponte knit for structure and stretch. The fitted bodice and full skirt give it a subtly retro silhouette that can look classic or casual, retro or refined, depending on how you accessorize it. The finishing details are perfect too, from a zippy exposed metal zipper to neat side-seam pockets. Above-knee length. Double-knit cotton/spandex ponte. Imported.
This dress is fabulous! The fabric is a good weight (not too thin as many knit dresses can be) and lays very nicely. Love the fit and flare style. I have a slightly shorter torso and this fits me perfectly, so I can see that some might find it a bit short in the body. I only wish it was offered in more colors!!
Review 2 for Fit-and-Flare Knit Dress
Date:March 16, 2014
This dress is for shorter waisted women, but that is a good thing! 90% of dresses work on long waisted gals, so this is our turn. Gorgeous fabric, great design. I am 5ft4in 126 lbs, the 6 fit perfectly on my hourglass figure.
Fit was true to size: slim in the waist and bust; the skirt portion was not as full on me because I have hips. The waist band hit 1"+ above my belly button---as the previous reviewer noted---it may not work for longer waisted women. Although I loved the fabric and the back zipper, the stripes did not look good on me, so I decided to return it. I would have preferred it in a solid color.
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Review 4 for Fit-and-Flare Knit Dress
Lovely dress..not for the long-waisted girls
Date:January 28, 2014
Such a cute dress and lovely fabric. I am size 10-12 and medium fit well, with the exception of being too short in the waist. The waistband hit me well above my waist and was quite unflattering. The hips of the dress were a bit stiff and poked out a bit. I could have lived with that if the waist had been lower.
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Response from Garnet Hill:By Cherie, Customer Liaison, January 29, 2014
We love the fabric too! We're sorry the waist did not fit in the right place. Call us if we can help with measurements or suggestions on a different style that would work better for you.