I know. It's November 18th and I'm over here sharing a holiday-themed post. Turkeys haven't been even been cooked and shopping in the wee hours of the morning hasn't even happened. But you know what? Even though I am ALWAYS eager to celebrate Christmastime early, this year just feels like the ONE year I can do it without someone rolling their eyes at me about it.
Why? If you haven't heard, 2020 has become the year of NO RULES. There is enough weird, difficult, confusing, ridiculous, unbelievable, and downright wacky stuff going on that celebrating the holidays and getting into the cozy Christmas spirit ASAP seems like the only rational solution to all this.
BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS TREES! HANG UP THOSE STOCKINGS! TURN UP THE HITS! We're getting jolly around here!
In order to do that, one needs to prep their holiday wardrobe. The Rommana Button and Bow dress by Voodoo Vixen dress SCREAMS holiday. Isn't it gorgeous with the buttons trailing up the side, the button detail, and the high neck? I feel like because of my shorter torso/shoulders, the neck is a bit high on me but it isn't snug so it doesn't feel restricting.
I sized up to the XL knowing the sleeves would be a challenge. I bought this from Modern Millie's and they stated that the fabric didn't have much give so I knew I was in for tight sleeves. Sizing up was smart. The sleeves are definitely snug but not too bad. The shoulders feel a bit restricting though so that is a bit annoying.
I also find the fabric to be annoying. If you dare have breasts or a bit of squish around the middle (which I definitely do!), the lines in the plaid pull in all directions. The warped lines effect it causes can be super annoying and unflattering for some. It is definitely eye-roll inducing to me but it doesn't prevent me from wearing it. I just wish they had worked with a different fabric, one that wasn't so pull-y.
I hate finding annoying details in a dress - especially when they're this pretty - but I try to be honest with the items I share here because if I was considering buying it and was reading about it on someone else's blog, I'd want to know everything! Good and bad!
The good outweighs the bad, though. It's comfortable despite the arm/shoulder challenges and the length is PERFECT for a petite gal. I also LOVE the buttons and bow and it's a very unique style. It also feels great because the waist FINALLY hits me at my waist. So it is definitely a good dress for petite gals. Taller gals with longer torsos may find it hits them at odd places.
I'm planning to wear it to my sister Emma's place for our tiny Thanksgiving next week. Don't worry, because I sized up, there is some extra room for a belly full of stuffing, green bean casserole, and ALL THE PIE!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to enjoy SOMETHING jolly and comforting despite the restrictions and limitations right now. Remember to stay safe and healthy and be SMART!