12 June, 2012

Oooo Shiny!

When EdenFantasys added the sequin mini dress, I knew I had to have one. While all three colors look great, I decided to order the ruby mini dress first. I figured if I liked it, I’d order the other two colors later on. This dress is also available in sapphire and black.

The dress arrives on a black plastic hanger with DreamGirl’s logo on it. The whole thing is wrapped in plastic wrap. A hang tag attached to the dress shows a model wearing it on the front. The back states color and size.

This dress is extremely simple in design. It’s a tank-style dress. The front and back have a scoop neck cut, with the back running a bit lower cut. The entire outside of the dress is adorned in ruby sequins. The underneath material is a soft red satin, which is what the inside is lined with. This dress actually has two layers of material: the outer layer that all the sequins are sewn onto and the inner liner layer. The material has a couple inches worth of stretch to it. Because of the amount of sequins on it, the dress weighs quite a bit. When wearing it, I can definitely feel the added weight of it. This is a mini dress, so it falls very short. On the model, it falls just below her butt. There are three seams in the material: one running up each side and one on the middle of the back.

I think the craftsmanship of this mini dress is absolutely perfect. Each sequin is sewn on very well. So far, only one fell off, but that was due to it snagging on another sequin and me being unable to separate them. There are no loose threads or uneven stitching on this at all.

Size Chart (Medium):
Dress size: 6 – 10
Cup: B – C
Bust: 34 – 36 inches
Waist: 26 – 28 inches
Hip: 36 – 38 inches
Weight: 120 – 140 pounds

Length from armpit to bottom seam: 22 inches
Bust: 30 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hip: 35 inches

My Measurements:
Dress size: 5 – 8
Cup: B
Bust (under/over): 32/34
Waist: 27 inches
Hip: 35 inches

DreamGirl’s size chart is spot-on for this dress. I fit within the size chart and this feels very comfortable on me. There’s a bit of extra room in the dress, though not so much that it’s baggy. The length is good for a mini dress. Some mini dresses seem to fall right above my butt. This one falls a few inches below my butt.

As far as complaints go, I only have two. The straps on this dress are a bit too long, so the dress cuts down low enough to show the top of my bra. If I wiggle around a lot, they also rise up and stick up on my shoulders. They are wide enough to cover your bra straps though. Also, the shiny sequins do nothing to hide any portion of you that sticks out, like your stomach. The light reflecting from them actually accentuates my hip bones quite a bit. My hip bones stick out really far and the sequins make them look like mega muffin tops.

I purchased this dress with the intent of wearing it out over some leggings. I don’t really have an outfit put together for that yet, but I am slowly working on it. I think it would look great over some leggings or tights with high heels. I plan on wearing a jacket over it if I do end up wearing it out, just because the sequins are very scratchy. Your underarms will become irritated from the sequins very quickly. If you wear something over it, you’ll want to find a material that the sequins don’t pull at, as they may wreck it. I recommend avoiding a jacket with any lace on it. Sequins seem to grab right onto lace and rip it up.

I think caring for this dress will be a bit more difficult than most. The sequins make it so that this cannot safely be thrown in the washer or dryer. You’re bound to lose some sequins if you do that. I would gently spot-clean it instead with a very gentle laundry detergent. To dry it, hang it up and let it drip dry. Once it has dried, I would spray it lightly with some Febreze to remove any leftover odors.

I’m pretty impressed with this mini dress. Its super sparkly and definitely an eye-catcher. It fits very well, too. Paired up with some leggings, I think it would make a cute outfit when going out or going to a holiday party. The price tag on this is $34.99, which is a great price considering the quality of this dress.

I give the ruby sequin mini dress 4 out of 5 stars.

product picture
Mini dress by DreamGirl
Material: Polyester



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