Maxi dress swim cover up
One of the best purchases ... ever! It is a little long if you're 5'4" or under ... but I like that! Wore it with some heels and chunky jewelry and got tons of compliments. Very comfortable and for me, it covered well; showed some cleavage, but modest compared to most v-necks. I liked how the shoulders/arms fit and I wore black underneath and a slip just to be sure when I was in the sun. Overall, it is awesome! I'd love to see this dress in some nice prints too - great style. Got it on sale AND used a coupon - but I'd pay full price now that I"ve worn the dress.
March 30, 2013
I am 5'7 and I absolutely love this swim cover up. I am not a dress person. I am always afraid I look frumpy in dresses, especially long ones. But this one doesn't do that at all. I really, really like. I plan on using it on a vacation in Hawaii, but I can honestly see wearing it around the house at home because it is so comfortable. I can see just slipping on some sandals and running to the store in it or taking the kids to the park. I ordered a Maxi dress when I ordered this swim cover and funny thing is the Maxi dress is going back! Wish I loved it like this one.
March 8, 2013
Worth Every Penny
Let me start by saying that I'm right at six feet tall (and I LOVE heels!). I carry my weight in front (I suffer from Noassatall:) and up top (38H) on my very broad shoulders.
I tend toward looking pregnant in these less tailored styles. This one didn't do that. There's plenty of room for comfort but not a lot of gathers or pleats; there's more "easing" (for those of you who sew). I can wear my 5 inch heels with this and the cut looks like it was intended for it and not like I've shrunk my dress.
They call this a swim cover-up and it is by Cacique so not a "dress" so much as lounge-wear. I could not care less. This is a well-made garment you can easily dress up that's so comfortable you may forget you look good too.
I would recommend a slip if you'll be in the sun, unless you actually intend to use it as a swim cover-up. Silly girl!
The fabric is crazy soft and doesn't pill like many knits. It is not 100% cotton but 47% cotton, 47% modal and 6% spandex. The tag says machine wash and tumble dry low; I wash mine in a zippered wash bag and hang it to dry. If it needs it, I steam it in the dryer but it generally doesn't.
All in all, I love this dress. I own five of them. I'll likely own more soon. However?
In a perfect world, the arm holes would cup my shoulders but here in the real world, there's a bit of a flare at the outside edge. I can cope.
The other issue I have is that I feel the need for a cami underneath as the dress is cut rather low in the front; that's fine but the cami (or bra) shows under the arm as well. I find it makes the dress look more "sporty" than I like. If you've got the perfect matching cami ok, but I find I want a contrasting one as I never can get my blacks to match. I'll be experimenting later with sewing the arm hole up a bit higher?
March 1, 2013
I didn't realize this was a a swimsuit cover as my local store had this behind the black and white stripped dress (which I also bought). When I first tried it on I noticed that it was a little long but being 5'3" most maxi dresses are a little long on me so I didn't mind the length. In fact, I prefer for my dresses to be a little long rather than a a little short. I paired my dress with a silver belt and jewelry along with some wedges and a jean jacket. I got compliments everywhere I went. The dress is flattering and made really looked good on my shape. Since it is cinched underneath the breast, it is very forgiving if you have a bit of a tummy. The only thing I would suggest is wearing a cami underneath as the top opens a bit. Otherwise the perfect dress.
February 22, 2013