I’m a huge fan of Trashy Diva, even though I’m on the cusp of fitting into about half of their dresses. (The current selection goes up to an 18. Some 18s I fit into, and some I don’t.) When their sale items were marked Final Sale, and there were no 18s left to try… well, I was a little bummed.
My best friend Mallory happens to work there, and she encouraged me to try on the Dorothy dress in a size 14. It has an elastic paneled back, and she wondered if it couldn’t possibly work. Not only was I surprised when it worked, but consider me more surprised that I had to go down to a size 12! The elastic panel and empire waist create an easy silhouette to wear that’s comfortable and a lot more flexible with sizing.
Since buying it (a steal at $49!), I’ve pretty much taken every opportunity to wear it. The rayon is great in humid weather because the wrinkles fall out of easily. It’s perfect for work when paired with a cardigan or light blazer. While the weather already “feels like” 97 outside, a dress that’s easy to wear is essential. No muss & no fuss.
It just goes to show you that you can’t judge clothes on the size alone– sometimes you just need to take a chance and try it on.