I fell in love with this Grana silk tee shirt dress the instant I saw it, but hemmed and hawed over ordering it for several weeks. I was NOT sure about the sizing. I did all my measuring activities, and compared it to the chart and still wasn’t sure what size to order. Should I order a large, or extra-large? I’m typically a large in items from Grana. I wanted to avoid the whole return rigamarole if possible. (I just sent back three parcels last week. Blergh.) Luckily, someone reviewed the dress on their site and mentioned that it ran small and that you should size up. That helped me make my decision. (I try to leave reviews on products I purchase as well, in the event that I can help a sister out.)
I’m not too hung up on sizes. I have everything in my closet from extra-small to extra-large. If it fits, I wear it. It’s just a label. It doesn’t change anything about me. Every company has a different sizing methodology, and Grana tends to run small. No big whoop.
I’ve talked about Grana’s silk a bunch of times… I really like it, and think their silk items are a great deal. I have several Everlane silk items and they may be just a wee bit above Grana in terms of quality, but not by much. This dress is crepe de Chine, so the fabric has that subtle sandblasted look to it. It’s totally opaque without being too thick.
I’ll be honest with you… The dress is a wee bit shorter than I would like, but I knew the length when I ordered it. THAT much I could figure out. I’m super sensitive about how much leg I show these days. Oh, to be young again! I did wear this dress with Birkenstock sandals and it didn’t look slutty, so there’s that. I plan to wear it with tights when the weather cools off, and I think it will be cute belted over slim pants.
Are there any cons? Well, the back has three buttons at the closure. That’s a dumb design flaw. Luckily, I can get my head through without having to deal with the buttons, but if you have a big noggin you will likely have to have someone help you to button it and unbutton it.
Oh, hey… And it’s not black. Are you guys proud of me? This dress comes in four great colors. I’m pondering red.
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