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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

#4 THE SHIRT DRESS

#4 THE SHIRT DRESS

 

Style Cliff Notes

Dress - Topshop

Booties - Topshop

Hat - Urban Outfitters

Bag - L Train Vintage

Earrings - Lou Lou (Georgetown)

Ring - & Other Stories

 

Extended Style Notes

Topshop Dress - Size 4

What I loved…

  • Tie waistband -  I was glad this dress has a tie belt to provide some waist definition otherwise this dress would have looked like a trash bag on me.
  • Just the right length -  Since this dress does not come in a petite size, I was a little worried that it might be too long on me but to my surprise it fit just right. This dress fell around my mid-thigh. (Center front measurement= 31.5’’)
  • Print -  I love the print and colors of this dress because it looks very transitional and could work for winter or spring. Now that I have lived in New York City for a couple of year I have come to realize that Spring here is not what I was used to living in Virginia. So it’s important to have some pieces in your wardrobe that are good for more than one season.

 

What could be better…

  • See through -  I would recommend wearing a slip underneath this dress because the fabric is a little see-through, but it’s not extremely noticeable because of the fabric print.
  • Runs large -  I found that this dress was cut very generously and I needed to size down. I bought a size 4, but typically I wear a size 6 or 8 at Topshop.

 

Garment measurements:

Center front = 31.5''

Bust = 19.5''

Sleeve length = 27''

Shoulder = 14.75''

Center back = 34''



#5 THE FIT & FLARE DRESS

#5 THE FIT & FLARE DRESS

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