I received a floral embroidered loose dress from Oasap for review. No other incentive was received and opinions are my own.
I really embraced the theme of last month’s ipsy Glam Bag, so much so that my wardrobe took a turn for the Beautifully Bohemian when I partnered with Oasap for a review and saw this floral embroidered loose dress on their website.
I loved everything about this dress as soon as I saw it. The floral embroidery with just the right pop of color that wasn’t overdone, the loose, puffy sleeves, and the fact that it looks put-together and effortless at the same time all won me over. The only thing that I didn’t like about it was that it is a one-size item, and I don’t have a particularly good track record with clothes sized to fit “most.” Maybe. If you’re lucky. Fingers crossed. However, after taking my measurements twice and comparing them to the size chart on the website, I felt confident that this dress of my bohemian dreams would fit. At the very least, it would go over my shoulders and bust, and I could work with that.
Overall, the quality of this dress is solid. The embroidery is well done, there were no loose or frayed threads, the construction is thoughtful, and the buttons are functional and secure. The cotton blend fabric is light and breathes, the cinching below the floral embroidered bust combined with the peasant style sleeves are super feminine, and the bottom hem floats a little more than the picture on the website depicted.
While we’re talking about how this dress is shown on the website vs. real life, you can easily see that this dress just doesn’t lay as flat as it should. In fact, it looks more like a long blouse on me. I paired with white cotton shorts to make up for the additional two inches of length I needed so that I could do things like walk in a light breeze, bend over, and practically everything else that doesn’t involve standing perfectly still with my arms at my sides.
The major factor in why this dress is more blouse-like on me is the fact that is a one-size item. While it does technically fit and I was able to easily slide it over my head, shoulders, and bust, my measurements simply did not take into account the fact that even though the bust measurement of the dress is 44 1/4 inches, I’m working with a 34DD bust size, which lifts the dress and makes it a little too short.
Even so, I can’t be too disappointed in this item. Even considering I can’t wear it as a standalone dress, I think I still look really cute in it. Even more importantly, it makes me feel whimsical and feminine, and we all know that how an item makes you feel is pretty much just as important as how it looks. The style and colors lend well to other types of shorts in addition to the white I wore in this pictures. A pair of denim or black shorts would still make this piece look put-together, and that is precisely the game plan I have for this dress/blouse this summer.
You can get the floral embroidered loose dress on Oasap.