“ Brand: New Look / Type: Dress „
The maxi dress is from New Look and comes in Turquoise, Purple & Black. They are available from a size 6 up to a size 18, how-ever they only get a small amount of size 6 clothing in store, so you may have to purchase this online instead. The dress is 100% polyester and is machine washable. The dress is full length so comes right down to the floor and it has a plunging neckline and halterneck with looped back straps. I am normally a size 8 in tops and dresses from New Look so this is the size I decided to purchase. The dress cost me £16.99 which I thought was very reasonable for a floor length maxi dress. I decided to go for the turquoise colour as this colour grabbed my attention and I thought it would look beautiful in the summer. My local New Look store did also have the Black in stock, but not the purple. I didn't try this on is store as I thought the size 8 would fit fine and I knew the size 10 would probably be a bit too big on me.
I tried the dress on when I got home and loved the way the dress fitted. I did get into a bit of a tangle slightly when trying to slip it over my head as my arms kept going through the wrong holes, as this was a loop back dress. Eventually after getting the dress on I stood in front of the mirror to see how it looked. The dress clung a little to my body-shape and was very fitted around the bust area. The plunging neck-line wasn't anything like I was used to wearing and was definitely plunging, how-ever I liked the way this looked and seeing as I don't have huge boobs anyway I thought the dress would look just fine. The dress came down to the floor and was light-weight and floaty to wear. The dress is also quite stretchy which is nice as it moves with your body. I did find that the plunging neck-line came a little lower than it should have so I actually returned the size 8 dress and purchased a size 6 online which was a much better fit around the top half of my body without revealing too much. The neckline fitted a lot better and didn't come down any lower than it should. In fact, the neck-line made my boobs look a little bigger than what they do normally which was a bit of a bonus. The material of the dress was lovely and soft and although the straps were looped at the back of the dress, it felt really comfortable on.
I have only managed to wear this dress once to a friend's party/barbeque due to the poor weather we have been having. The dress was really comfortable to wear throughout the day and it kept me cool as the material is quite thin and breathable. Although the dress is quite long it's not so long that I end up tripping over it, how-ever I do need to lift the dress slightly when going up stairs.
The dress is machine washable at 40, and it states to wash the dress inside out and with similar colours. I found that the dress washes well and still looked just as bright after it being washed. You can't tumble dry the dress and it needs to dry flat so I popped this on clothes dryer to hang outside. You may need to re-shape the dress a little whilst it's still damp. You can iron the dress, and you will find that after washing it that you probably do need to iron it. The dress needs to be ironed on the reverse side.
I'm really glad I purchased this dress and am hoping I'll get many more opportunities to wear the dress, when the weather improves. In fact, the dress is so comfortable and easy to wash that I am even thinking about purchasing the same one in purple. I give this dress 5 out of 5 stars, as its good quality and looks great.
(review may also appear on ciao)