I threw this outfit together in a last minute panic (the dress I was planning to wear looked terrible – the downside of ordering a ponte sheath dress online, untried) … and absolutely loved it. That doesn’t happen as often as it should. I find Joe Fresh really hit and miss; the quality is often a miss, but they occasionally get everything else so on point, I’m minded to overlook the quality. This is a good example: the top front of the dress is poly, and the bottom and back of the top is a poly-rayon blend; overall, it has a nice feel to it, but poly is poly. It’s a shame, because I adore the dress in every other respect.
This shapeless/shift/tunic style generally does nothing for my curvy figure, but this particular dress conveys the loose-on-purpose message better than most. It feels like an extra-long t-shirt, but looks like something that is conceivably office-appropriate. It has a slightly edgier vibe than my usual style, but for once I’m enjoying pushing my limits a little. $20 well spent, I say.