Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FATSHION FACEOFF: LANE BRYANT SWEATER SKATER DRESS REVIEW

Hi everyone! We have an extra Fatshion Faceoff this week, as we have a fun surprise to share with you! Lane Bryant was kind enough to send each of us FF girls the same dress from their new F/W'13 line to style and wear this week. We each received this super adorable striped sweater skater dress, and I've been waiting excitedly to share it with you! Although it was cloudy when I took my pictures, it was still somewhat warmish out and really not cool enough to wear this dress with boots like I was hoping to. Here's how I styled it:


shoes (similar): Nine West (old)

Isn't it super cute? These stripes are totally my jam, y'all! I've been wanting a sweater dress for ages, and I'm so so glad that I finally have one, especially a skater skirted one. Is it just me, or do skater dresses look good on everyone!? 

Anyway, I'm pretty dang happy with this dress! I requested a size 18/20, and annoying dual sizing aside, I think it worked out fine. For reference, I would say that it fits like a size 20. The top half is a little roomy on me, especially around the bust, but I didn't want to risk getting a smaller size and having the bottom too clingy. If there's one thing I've been super particular about in my hunt for the perfect sweater dress, it's that I wanted one that's somewhat relaxed and not too tight. This dress fits the bill! 

I like that this dress isn't super short (so I can wear it with or without tights), and at 5'7", it hits a couple inches above my knees. I also really appreciate that the long sleeves are legitimately long (although I pushed them up out of habit). I have monkey arms that are a bit too long for my body, so I was happy to have the option of wearing the sleeves as intended for when it gets colder here. I also really like the versatility of this dress, and it can definitely be worn fancied up with tights and fabulous shoes, or more casually with leggings and tall boots. Heck, I can even see myself wearing booties and a moto jacket with this baby. Thank you so much for the great dress, Lane Bryant! I can't wait to layer it up different ways once the weather officially cools down. :)

How would you wear a sweater dress? Do you like them a bit looser, like I do? Make sure you go and visit the other FF girls' blogs to see how they styled the skater sweater dress today! 

Olivia Wait Until the Sunset (Australia)
Mouna Brussels Fatshion (Belgium)
Mhairi Lilybobombs Lovely Lumps (UK)

xo
dani

**The dress above was given to me courtesy of Lane Bryant, I received no other compensation for my review. All opinions are honest and my own.**

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute. I'd wear it exactly as you styled it. Those heels are gorgeous! Lane Bryant has some really nice sweater dresses and metallic pieces right now. It's been a few seasons since I've been really excited about their collection, but this dress is just another reason that I'm loving their offerings this fall. Plus, I loved seeing how all of you ladies styled it differently. Great challenge!

    Liz

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