I kept thinking about J Crew’s Georgia dress and asked for feedback on the Aficionada blog. I always love a good sheath because they are so versatile, but the major stumbling block was that this one is unlined silk. Someone finally chimed in with good news about the dress so I ordered it in Grey Mist.
The Grey Mist is about the same gray as J Crew’s silk Piper tank. It’s not the *best* color for my skin, but boy is it versatile. I’ve already tried it with a black cardi and necklace, obviously. Magenta is also a striking color with it. I tried the dress on with the grosgrain rhinestone belt in peacock blue and that’s a cute looka s well.
The dress has a long zipper at the back and you can step into the dress. No wiggling it overhead. The flower attachment is a spiral of chiffon circles. I haven’t taken it out of the package yet. Adding a flower to the dress is very cute, but it would probably be a red one I own or another one I have in gray. This one seems flat and unexciting. Maybe it fluffs up. The dress has pockets, but I can’t put my hands in both and walk comfortably around that way. One hand in pocket while standing works, but not both. That’s fine with me.
One of my concerns was how the dress gathers at the rear above and below the waist seam. It appears from the website photos that it might not be very flattering to one’s backside. I feel like the rear is flattering looking. My hips are straight, fyi. It’s my stomach that’s the issue for me. The gathering extends from the back to the front sides of the dress and it creates some illusion of a waist where I have none. I imagine this is potentially even more flattering on those with a waist. You are going to have some wrinkles across the lap after being seated for awhile, but they are thin and evenly spaced; not chunky and random. I am a 34C and the front fits just fine, but there is a little too much material in the back. I will probably have it altered a bit. It’s an easy fix. Oh — and DON’T use a steam when ironing this. I used steam to get the shipping wrinkles out and the silk started to shrivel into tiny puckers. I ironed it right out, but I won’t be using steaming on it again.
The see-thru issue, given that the dress is unlined –> The silk is thin, but not super thin. I don’t find it to be see thru. I don’t see the need for a slip. I ordered it in black today.