I can’t tell you how excited I was when Collectif announced that they were having a 50% off sale on their entire stock last week! I told my husband that he would have to get on the site and order the dress for me (the sale started at 2pm EST) because I would be at work….and surely, the dresses would be sold out by the time I got home at 7.
Well, my husband certainly pulled through and got the Gretel Gingham swing dress ordered for me in a UK22 (US18). I was torn between this dress and another (particularly because it is a halter), but I am so happy with my choice! I was so surprised that it only took a week to get here, and with the dress being only $63 including shipping, I was so excited about my first purchase from Collectif!
Without further ado…..
Features: Side zip, full swing skirt, halter tie neck, heart shaped button front, white lacey trim; slightly stretchy fabric
Fit: My boobs were smashed; I think that had I had maybe like….2 more inches of boob room, I would have had no smushing. As such, I don’t really care that they are smashed or that the buttons pull. I think it gives it character.
Style: I think the belt is absolutely necessary in order to balance my shape, break up the color, and highlight my waist line.
Sidebar: I don’t actually own a strapless bra, so I tucked in the straps of my Elomi Eva bra (review coming soon, promise); and honestly….the dress smashed my boobs so much that the bra held up just fine 🙂
Overall grade: A+ Such a great first experience with Collectif as a brand.
Sadly, due to the massive sale on the site, this dress is only available in limited sizes on http://www.collectif.co.uk