Apr 1, 2011

Fitting Room Review

Yesterday I took the day off to recoup from the hectic business trip I had over the weekend. And by recoup, I might or might not mean shop...

I stopped into Ann Taylor Loft with the intention of trying on this dress after seeing it reviewed on several different blogs:

ATL Woven Ruffle Neck Dress
I actually remembered seeing it in store when it first came out and while I thought it was cute, it didn't immediately call my name. But, after seeing it reviewed on Proudly PetiteTo Brighten My Day, and Petite Mom & Little Peanut, I thought it deserved a chance.

Here's how it looks on me in a 00P:

  • Pockets. I love me a good set of pockets!
  • I liked the color combination of the white and natural linen plus the linen has a very subtle metallic sheen.
  • Waist location was were it was supposed to be.
  • The reason I wasn't immediately drawn to it still holds true on: it's just a bit "country" for my taste.
  • The ruffle was a bit overkill for me; I felt a little top heavy.
  • It's not super apparent in the first picture but the dress was too large all over. It's more obvious in the last two pictures where you can see the extra fabric above my bum.
Here are a few more showing the issues with fit:

Verdict: back on the rack!

Even though I stopped in to check out this dress, I of course had to do a walk through of the rest of the store! My local store has an incredibly small petite's section so the browsing went fast. I checked out the sale section (which is even more pathetic...) and was pleased to find this top which I had seen several weeks earlier on a mannequin and thought it was super cute:

ATL Dolman Sleeve Drape Top
I was lucky enough to find both the Warm Iron (pictured above) and Shadow Gray in XXSP to try on (this was totally my lucky day: the tiny sizes are ALWAYS gone!).

Let me just tell you ladies. Love. Pure love.

Picture of the "V" seam on the front. It's nearly invisible when the shirt is relaxed. I have my arms stretched all the way out...the things I do for you dear readers...

  • Super soft
  • Gorgeous colors
  • Incredibly comfortable.
  • Zero. Sersiously. I will be living in these.
  • Wait...there could be more colors...
Verdict: Bought both at $20 each (originally $50)!


Stylepint said...

Those tops look fantastic! If I didn't already have a similar top, I'd totally get those! =)

Aubrey said...

OMG! I LOVE THOSE TOPS. It looks WAY better on you than it does on the model.

Recovering Shopaholic said...

Love those tops too! Beautiful and great for going out!

curls-and-pearls said...

oooh LOVE the top! I wouldn't have thought it would fit so well!