BB Dakota Bev Dress
BB Dakota is a totally new brand to me. I was excited to give it a try, as most of the items look really cute on the GB site. While it was stretchy and comfortable, it is a bodycon dress which would require me to wear shapewear to feel more confident in it. At first it seemed really cute (See my view in the mirror photo above), but there were a few things I didn't like.
1) It was shorter than I am typically comfortable with. 2) The bust is way too big for what I have to offer, which resulted in an ill fit. Read: bigger armholes exposing my bra because my boobage didn't fill out the dress. 3) The way the back is cut requires that you wear a strapless bra, which I am not fond of. PS - I received this in a size 24. I am 5'9" and typically wear a 24.
If you are a curvy, busty petite girl, this will probably be awesome on you! (Or just have boobs that are bigger than a B cup and be careful when you bend down.)
This dress can be found online at Bloomingdale's, Amazon, and at Gwynnie Bee.
BB Dakota Dory Dress
This dress had great potential. The pattern is really cute and it would be adorable with leggings and some fun flats. There are lots of ways you could style it...if it fit you. This dress was also particularly short, like when I bent over you could see my underwear. And you do not want some wind to blow it up either! The skirted part was lined but the bust area was not. The chiffon-like polyester is see through in the top portion of the dress. I wore a thinner black tank underneath it for the pictures.
Which brings me to my next point, it was kind of tight fitting. Even without a tank underneath, it was a bit snug. The fabric has no stretch, so it is what it is. Initially I was pleased with the bust, until I noticed all the extra fabric. It is even bigger on the sides than the last dress. The back fit okay I guess, but the hip portion was just a little too snug for the skirted part to flow like it should. I admit it is hard to tell the fit of the hips from these photos, but you will have to trust me.
PS - I received this in a size 24. I am 5'9" and typically wear a 24.
This dress can be found online at Amazon and Gwynnie Bee.
Evans Mirror Print Shell Top
This is the first Evans piece I am actually trying on. When I see things from Evans online, I usually think they are really cute. I loved the colors in this top and was hoping it would fit like more of a flowy tunic. While the top portion fit well, the hip area was really tight. If you have big hips like me I would recommend ordering a size up if you can. I think this would be really cute tucked into a chambray skirt, but I just did not have the energy to try it out. I was kind of fed up with the ill fits at this point of my day.
Also, pardon my sloppy house pants. I didn't feel like changing them. PS - I received this in a size 24. I am 5'9" and typically wear a 24.
This top can be found online at Gwynnie Bee.
Do you have any experience with trying on these brands? Any more insight into the fit? Let me know!