It’s 94 degrees before noon. It’s not posh frock Friday, and I don’t care. It’s birthday dress time!
Anthropologie Melora dress, Gap flower headband, Me Too ballerina wedges
Just check this back:
Reasons to love the Melora dress:
2. Bra strap holders sewn in (a retro touch that I wish more tops had)
3. Polka dots!
4. Fancy back! With crochet lace!
5. It makes you feel like Betty Draper.
Let’s talk review. First off, it runs a wee bit large, I think. I first tried on a 6 and the side zipper is so hidden that I didn’t realize it existed and tried to pull it over my head. It was a tight fit (DUH) but I actually got it pretty far on before I realized and unzipped. The 6 looked okay, but a bit baggy. When taking it off, I realized there was also a button inside, right at the waist, to help zipping. Once I undid that, dude, SO easy to get off. (I’m a bright cookie, clearly.)
The 4 is a little snug around my chest and the arm hole is cut deeply enough that a bit of my bra does show. I decided that I’m okay with that, it’s a close enough shade to my skin color and you really have to be looking there. Which, you know, most people don’t. The zipper is a bitch and a half to get up on your own – it involves some contorting and then yanking due to stickiness. This makes me nervous that the zipper will break, but it’ll be easy enough to get another in there, I think.
I love it. It’s twirly and beautiful and my favorite silhouette. I had three women go out of their way to walk over to me and compliment the dress, on a four minute walk this morning. It’s more gold than yellow, no matter what my pictures say, and while that’s brighter than I normally like, I think it looks great with my skin tone. This is my dream sundress, hurrah! I just need to figure out a cute hairstyle to go with it next time.
It’s also available in red, as the Sweet Enticement dress, and I am trying hard to use my $50 gift card on something useful and not a duplicate of this dress, hee.