Dolman sleeve swim cover up
So, there was one of these coverups on the back of a rack in my local LB. I had tried it on once but wasn't really impressed because I made the lazy mistake of just throwing it on over what I was wearing. I tried it on again yesterday with a pair cute strappy sandals I was wearing at the time and I fell in love with it!! It makes a wonderful dress - like a super casual LBD. I sized up (since there was only one is the store) so it is longer on me than it appears on the model. I adore that it has pockets and a drawstring at the waist. The fabric is breathable and comfortable in the heat but substantial enough not to be transparent or too clingy. The v neck is not too revealing (my bra didn't show) but you could easily layer a thin tank underneath if you plan to wear it as a dress. If you size down or are very tall, this will also make a great basic tunic for layering over jeans, jeggings and leggings. With the addition of a few layers and the right accessories, I should get wear out of this piece in at least 3 out of the 4 seasons. At the clearance price coupled with a coupon, this surprising little cutie was an absolute must have.
July 16, 2012
Great cover up
I can't tell you the last time I bought a cover up (they never seem to be flattering). But this year I am going on a cruise so wanted something other than a pair of shorts to put on. I got this coverup online and tried it on. Now, I am large busted (46G), and empire waist clothes usually ride up way too high on me in the chest area....well not this one!
This cover up fits prefect, curves in the right places, and is all around flattering. Have gotten compliments from family and friends alike. Best of all, is that I feel pretty....and am perfectly comfortable. You can find me regularly wearing this out at a restaurant, or doing whatever I am doing for the rest of the day, whether still in a swim suit, or not.
July 2, 2012
This cover up is okay. It's pretty cute and I'd recommend it in general. The cut is okay and would be particualraly cute on a 14/16, 18/ 20 size. I'm a 26/28. The pockets on the side stick out, which detracts away from the look. I purchased the polka dot and the solid black. I'll be taking both to the tailors to have the pockets cut out and sewn up. I wish things like, where the pocket sits, were taken into consideration when designing plus size clothing.
May 21, 2012
Cute enough to wear as a dress
When I first saw this in the store, it was not with the swimsuit cover-ups, but the other casual dresses, so I thought it was a casual dress. It was not until I checked out and saw it rang up as a cover-up that I realized what it was. I wore this on a weekend holiday with my husband with cute flat sandals and a big bangle bracelet. I got tons of compliments. I love how comfy it was to stroll around in, and still pretty enough to slap on a little makeup and change my shoes and go to dinner in. The v-neck was just the right depth and width to keep my bra covered and still be flattering. The length hit me about an inch above my knees. I am a size 22 and 5'8" and the 22/24 fit perfectly. I am an inverted triangle shape, so I think that may have made a difference in the fit. My chest is a lot larger than my stomach, hips, and legs. The empire waist hit me in exactly the right spot, but I can see how it would not be as flattering if you are not large chested. Oh, and I LOVE the pockets!
March 19, 2012