MVP of summer trip
We traveled western Europe for a month during a major heatwave and this piece was an MVP. It was so light and breathable, modest but cute-- so I could wear it in churches, scaling the Eiffel tower, I wore it as a post/pre-swim coverup.
I sweated like crazy in it (not that you could tell), wore it multiple times without washing and it still didn't stink. I think I could have washed it in the sink and had it dry overnight and I could have left a third of my clothes at home, since this ended up in such heavy rotation.
I loved the stretch of the fabric and the shape of the skirt and never felt like my gait was restricted by the hem (which I had with a travel skirt I bought from REI).
I'm 5'4" 120lbs (a little on the pearshaped side) and the size 4 was pretty perfect for my proportions and needs, although I think I should have gone up in the size chart if I had followed the sizing guidelines with my measurements - I'm glad I heeded the reviews that said this fit a little loose.
It's not a high fashion, clingy slinky sexy dress, but it was the perfect functional travel dress. I had a cat in Athens climb onto my lap and make biscuits, which snagged the light fabric and I was super bummed. With a little stretching and wiggling, the snags managed to ease back in though and you couldn't even tell, so I have high hopes for its longterm durability.
- breathability, fit, versatility
- no pockets
A Comfortable Dress with Enough Length at Last!
The dress feels comfortable on--it's super lightweight and feels like it will be very breathable. The shoulders are unconstricting and the body is quite loose, but the waist cinch makes for a cuter dress shape. Hopefully the stiffness in the fabric will relax after a wash to make it more flattering. Compared to the Rabbit Dress, the Story Dress is just long enough on me that I might be able to get away with wearing it to work, too (it hits about an inch above my knee). I'm not sure why there aren't pockets in this dress--from the style, I expected them to be there when I put it on.
I'm about 5'7" and 130 lbs, usually wear a size 4 in tops and bottoms for Oiselle and the size 4 in this dress fits.
- fabric feel, length
- no pockets
- more than 4 month(s)
Perfect Dress for Hot Summer Days
I love this dress. It is light, comfortable, flattering and appropriate for everything from work to a BBQ. I am a professor and like wearing dresses, but prefer them to be knee length and this fits the bill. I ordered a 6 which is what I wear in bottoms, and the dress fits great up top, not too tight. The pattern is so fun although you might get some stares as people try to figure out what the pattern is!! I have the purple, but I'll be ordering the black one too before the semester starts!
- Everything. Fit, fabric, pattern.
- Nothing. It's perfect.
- Carlsbad, CA
Best summer dress!
I absolutely love this dress. The fabric is so soft and so light, perfect for hot summer days. The cut is flattering and as a runner, the design is really special. I’m 5’4 and the length hits me just above the knee, which makes it just the right length for chasing after, picking up, and putting down my toddler.
- Fabric, fit, length
I live in this dress
This is easily the most comfortable and flattering dress that I have ever owned. I will buy every color/pattern they make.
- Flattering cut
- Houston, TX
- more than 9 month(s)
Favorite summer dress
This is my new go-to dress for the summer. I got it in the purple color. Love the print, love the fabric...love love this for muggy HTX summer. it's pretty loose (part of it's charm) but bending over gets a little dicey if you have the wrong bra on...this hasn't stopped me from wearing it, as i just love everything about this dress.
- fabric, print, color, fit
- a little loose at the top, but not a problem really.
Love this dress! It is slightly longer and looser than the other Oiselle dresses (but still true to size). I found that the Roga Dress and Mio Mesh were a little bit too short for me, but this dress is perfect. The fabric feels great and hangs well. I'll definitely be wearing it all spring and summer. I only wish it had pockets!
- fit, length