We love the put-together power of a pretty shirtdress. This one has a stylish batik-inspired print and great dressmaker details. The feminine silhouette knows how to flatter with a nipped-in elastic waist and swingy skirt — apropos for work, weekend, even a wedding. Buttons to the waist. Sleeveless. Knee length. Silk crêpe de Chine. Fully lined in poly georgette. Imported.
It took a size exchange to get it right, but due to Garnet Hill's no hassle return policy, I now have the right fit. I have worn this dress one time and I got so much positive feedback I cannot wait to wear it again. In Texas it will be awhile before I can wear a jacket and tights with this dress, so I paired the dress with calf hair leopard flip flops. I wore a white tank top underneath and unbuttoned the first 3 buttons. I layered necklaces and the look was feminine and fashionable. It will not be necessary for me to belt this dress. It is fine without one.
Review 2 for Sleeveless Silk Shirtdress
Perfect for Work
Date:June 13, 2014
Really like this dress. Elastic waist is forgiving but needs a belt to look finished - I add a navy skinny belt. Blousy top works for me since I'm full busted. Especially love the just-at-knee length, which is hard to find these days. I'm 5'6", size 6, 32C. Minus a point since it is a bit pricey. Would be 5 star if $20 less.
What's not to love about an indigo batik-inspired print? The elastic waist band. Between the blousy top and full skirt, it did nothing to define my waist. I looked frumpy and about 2 feet wide. I'm 5'4", usually wear size 8-10 and 36C. I think a very tall, straight figure (like the model) could pull this off.
Response from Garnet Hill:By Tiffany, Customer Liaison , June 5, 2014
We're sad to hear the style of this dress didn't work for you. It does have a nipped-in elastic waist and swingy skirt. Returns and freight free exchanges are always welcome. Give us a call if we can help.