Best of British Swing A-Line Dress
I was expecting something special at this price (I paid full price) but am really disappointed. I buy all my dresses from M&S and don't feel that this justifies any more than £50 for this dress. Not lined and material just very average. It won't stand the test of time like many M&S dress I have bought.
26 January 2015
I really looked forward to receiving this dress however it is fated. I ordered online and unfortunately it had a watermark on the shoulder and neckline which must have happened during the delivery as it was still damp in places. This was corrected with a dry clean paid for by M& S. I pressed the dress before I wore it on a Christmas day and scroached the sleeve. Beware iron on very low heat on the wrong side. I put the dress on 10 minutes before I went out and sat down and it was very creased i would liken it to Linen. I paid full price £159.00 this dress should have been made of better quality material and is definately not worth the full price it is not even lined. A very expensive mistake.
28 December 2014
Not all the way
It is a tentative yes with reservations:
The big problem with this dress is that the sleeves are fitted for (upper) arms in a downward position only, rather than allowing for every day movements. As a university lecturer I need to be able to write on the black board without the dress rising two inches when elevating my arm and hand in line with my head. Reaching over my head, it rises even more...
Usually this flaw in the design is due to saving fabric. Given both the price and the fact that this line of design is sold as Best of British, it is sad that the designers have not been more inspired by the actual execution of the 50's and 60's dresses, which allowed for movement of the sleeves without the company of the entire dress. I would gladly have spent those extra pounds for a dress that fits properly.
That being said, the quality of the fabric and the way it moves is really good and the A-line shape well executed with a lovely and flattering movement. So, if you don't need to move your hands any higher than your shoulders (i.e. not lifting your upper arm away from your body) in public, this is a lovely dress.
29 November 2014
My new dress
I am so pleased writ this dress - flattering cut, good quality fabric - very comfortable - happy !
07 September 2014