Women's Striped Seersucker Button-Front Dress
Like it even more after additional wearing
Because I spend my clothes budget very carefully,
I rely greatly on customer reviews and want to
add to my previous review. As I've said, I had to
go down a size (not a bad thing at all, if you know
in advance that the garment runs large). I'm writing again because I now like this dress so much, I will
order it in a third color if it goes on sale.
Love the two big pockets.....can just throw in my
keys, wallet & cell phone and I'm good to go.
Front buttons easy to open/close with my stiff fingers.
Washes well in cold water, no ironing required.
Neckline and short sleeves mean bra straps
never show, which can be a problem in summer.
Well done, VCS.
June 15, 2015
Well made dress but not suitable for my shape. 5'4" 140 lbs. Liked everything except waist was not flattering-too bunched up.
June 10, 2015
Runs very large
I usually wear an 8 or 10 blouse, so I ordered the Small (6-8), but it fits more like a 12. Also, the fabric is very stiff. I washed the dress after one wearing in the hope that it might shrink or at least soften up (preferably both). I think it may have shrunk a little, but the fabric is still very crisp. At least it didn't turn into a limp rag, but it required some serious ironing and is still pretty wrinkled. If you usually buy a size larger than Small, I would advise ordering a size smaller than your usual (and don't wash till you have to!).
May 31, 2015
Seersucker is extraordinarily stiff
I'm a huge seersucker fan! Love wearing this fabric in the summer, nothing cooler. Last year I bought two sleeveless seersucker dresses from Vermont County store and was stopped every time I wore them. I was asked where I purchased it. I bought this dress hoping for the same.
The fabric is unusually stiff and had a funny smell when it arrived. I have washed it twice, it shrunk lengthwise in the dryer, and is still more stiff than I would prefer. However, I have a seersucker dress I bought 20 years ago, so I am sure that with time it will break in.
The buttons are nice and it will be a great house dress/housecoat for summer. I think the fit is too wide for the final length (after shrink)--but since options for seersucker are limited, I am grateful to have purchased it.
May 1, 2015