Product: Lisabetta Dress in Raisin (22/24)
Description: Bodice twisted into a princess knot, 3/4 length sleeves, flared skirt. Shell: 92% polyester, 8% lycra. Lining: 100% polyester. Available in sizes 14 - 32, double sized (14-16, 18-20 etc). Colors include black, olive and raisin. Impressive, reinforced, clean stitching that stretches with fabric.
Packaging: Wrapped in plastic with its own hanger in a sturdy box.
Price: $74.00 US.
Comments: It's heavy! Not so much when you have it on your body but when you're holding it. It seems unusually heavy. I weighed it and its 1.5 lbs. This weight, I believe, helps with the fit and nice flow of the flared skirt. The princess knot and 3/4 length sleeves are very flattering. The lining is reinforced under breast so it can't roll out at the neckline. It's amazingly wrinkle resistant. This product has directions to hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. I'm not a hand washer. I'm sure I'm not the only one, so I used the delicate cycle on my machine and took it out as soon as the cycle was done. I do not recommend this but as I say, I am not a hand washer. I did not notice any shrinkage. The dress survived and in my opinion still looks great. It dried over night. Having to lie out a long dress in limited space is a challenge. As for pricing I think it is a reasonable price for a high quality dress. I expect longevity from this product although I am concerned about the potential for pilling under the arms as it is polyester.
Satisfaction: Very High! It's comfortable, flattering, fashionable and reasonably priced. I'm still skeptical of linings that are not reinforced down the sides but this one stayed in place.
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