“ Brand: AX Paris / Type: Maxi Dress / Evening wear „
I have a rather huge collection of dresses. The reason behind this is because once upon a time I was very overweight indeed and I looked awful in them and my dream was to be able to choose a dress and wear it....which means now as I have just stated..... I own loads cos there are so many I like the look of!
I spotted this dress on the Freemans website (www.freemans.com) whilst browsing online one night tpo treat myself and revamp my wardrobe slightly. I love maxi dresses and this being an off the shoulder bandeau style I thought was lovely and it was worth ordering just to see if it was suitable at the much reduced sale price of £17.00 (usual price £40.00) and with Freemans you get free delivery and returns too!
This is only available in black and with gold embelishment and in sizes 8-14 only though at the time of writing this review they only have this in stock in sizes 8 and 10 though you never know sometimes they do get other sizes sent back so if interested in a larger size in this dress it is worth checking often.
So I have this in a size 8. Usually I order a size 10 in dresses however I'm small chested and was worried a size 10 may be too big around the top and I was right, the 8 in this is more of a size 10 so whether these are quite true to size I'm not sure (multi ordering them is best if possible!).
What you get is a strapless jersey looking dress which is made from 95% Viscose, 5% Elastane and the length is about 49½ ins. I am 5.9 and this dress meets my ankles so it is a rather long length in my opinion. Fully machine washable though not suitable for tumble drying this is a lovely looking yet comfortable dress!
No straps and with gold studs and sequins in a tarnished gold colour just to the top and around the dress, in a long v shape you get another patterned area with those gold studs etc and they are all very well sewn on and neat looking and they give way to a rushing effect to the top half of the dress which is pretty good at concealing spare tyres and the such like! The waist is gently flared, yet again helping to hide a multidtude of sins and the back of the dress is simply plain.
I think this is a stunning dress but like I said earlier it really is very comforatbale too. The top of the dress is gently elasticated with room for breasts to breath in and the dress is thick enough to not see through it and in my opinion this is really worth even its full price tag as you can dress it up or down and its sophisticated as well as feeling good and secure on!