KOH KOH Womens Long Sleeve Flowy Empire Waist Fall Winter Party Gown Maxi Dress
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FABRIC TYPE - Matte Jersey (5% Spandex); GARMENT CARE - Hand or machine washable. Can be dry-cleaned if desired; PLUS SIZE - This great maxi dress design is also available in plus sizes; STYLE - Comfortable and well-fitted long sleeved maxi dresses that can be dressed up or down to suit your...
This is a difficult review to write. When I look for clothing items in particular, I immediately check the reviews to see what everyone is saying. But many will say "This is no good" or "This is Great!" yet forget to mention their exact problems areas that make it no good or great. Thus, I submit the following regarding this Koh Koh Dress.I purchased the 3X size. My body is shaped like an hourglass (a big one, lol), large-ish bottom/thighs, upper arms and chest, smaller waist, slight tummy. My chest and upper arms are the bane of my existence. Because I am a singer who does prestigious events, I needed a formal Black dress to wear instead of the usual concert skirt and blouse.The PROS:This Koh Koh dress is BEAUTIFUL! The material is very nice, not thin at all, but not so thick that you feel as if you're drowning in it. The design is pretty nice, simple, elegant, SLIGHTLY too low at the top, but doesn't show cleavage. I am 5'4" and the dress is just slightly too long, which will be perfect once my shoes are on. If you are taller than 5'6", this dress will not be floor length on you. Also, the dress doesn't appear to need ironing, which is great! It drapes well and I am sure it will look beautiful on camera as well so I don't regret the purchase (at this price).The CONS:This Koh Koh dress is not at all made for women with large breasts or large upper arms. So if you, like me, are "amply blessed" in those areas, think twice before purchasing. It is a little too tight at the top. *think sausage casing* :o( I've begun losing weight so I'm keeping the dress SOLELY because the next concert is in early December and I'll probably have released enough weight that it will fit better up top. Additionally, the way the dress gathers in the front is very pretty and adds an air of elegance, but if you have a tummy, that gather in front will highlight your tummy (in a negative way) if viewed from the side. And it rides up a bit so please consider that.If you don't have the aforementioned body shape issues that I do, and your arms and chest aren't huge, I do recommend this dress. One more note: I bought a 3X (largest size available) and was confused that the tag inside the dress had "5" on it. Not sure what type of size that was. So, if you're a smaller person with large upper body, buy a size larger and you'll be okay. But if you're tall and need a real concert dress, this will be too short for you. Overall, I recommend it for elegance, affordability, style, comfort and length (for those under 5'6").
Ordered in navy blue in a 3X (probably could have gone with a 2X) for 5'4" 230 lbs. It will be fine for a number of events and definitely for a cruise, especially with an bright orange silk shantung open tunic/jacket and a pearl necklace. A long, vintage Austrian crystal necklace will work well. To give it a different, slimmer look, I'll also gather up the skirt across the front and use a sparkly pin to affix it to the left front side; it looks great that way. It can also be paired with a floaty chiffon, tasseled ruana from bcbgmaxazria that will give it a long, slimming and different look. The dress falls beautifully, is very comfortable, doesn't look as though it will wrinkle at all, is warm (great for heavily air-conditioned venues). I'll wear it with 1" sandals, which will bring it up from almost puddling on the floor. It has a beautifully shaped neck. I think it needs accessories that will be set off well against the very dark blue. I'm in my 70s; there's nothing matronly about this dress. It would look good most women. You can have fun making it work for your style; I like that.UPDATE: I've had the hem raised slightly so I could walk more easily and so that the dress doesn't reach the floor even when I'm wearing fairly low heels. Looks better just slightly shorter.
This is a well fitting beautiful sexy dress. I purchased in a size up thinking it would be cut small, but to my surprise the dress is cut well. I loved it so much I returned the first dress, but ordered it one size smaller. If you are looking for a dress that is elegant and sexy without being revealing this is the one.