|Shown with Detachable Bow|
I've washed this piece several times, with no problems. To dry I just hang upside-down to air dry. It irons, alright, as well. Not great, because of the thick fabric, but alright.
The first time I wore this dress, the zipper got caught on that cloth part when I went to zip it. It got stuck, BADLY. To unstick the zipper, I had to cut off that particular piece, and pull it out of the zipper. Now, I don't know if this is a result of random chance (lucky me!) or if it has to do with how the zipper is sewn in. If you notice, that cloth piece around the zipper folds over a bit there.
The bow detailing is also very lovely. The dress has two small bows, where each strap connects to the front of the dress. It also has two detachable bows, the smaller of which I have not pictured. They're both really nicely made, and if you like to wear large head bows, the smaller of the two could, probably, be easily converted for that purpose.
This is the sort of lace you'll see most places on this dress. It's not soft, but it's not really scratchy either. It's not uncomfortable or itchy, at all. It's more of an off white than a white, too.
Really quickly, here's the bag. It's a nice good size, but unfortunately no sort of pockets or dividers. Also, the straps seem really cheap, and weak. When I use this bag, sometimes I worry that the weight of the things in my purse could cause them to tear. However, it is nicely lined. I like it because it matches my dress, but it's by no means a must-have.
Bodyline L191 - Heart Chocolate Sweet Biscuit JSK
-Nice heavy fabric
-Top of the dress made so it can be worn with or without a blouse
-No problems with washing
-Beautiful detailing on the waist ties
-Nice colors and details in the print along the bottom
-Some detailing looks cheap (mainly corset ribbon)
-Zipper rubs on arm
-Poorly cut lace
-Ruffle won't lay flat
Overall Rating: 7/10
Bodyline BAG120 - Matching Tote
-Matches the dress!
-Straps seem cheap
Overall Rating: 5.5/10
Also, I would like to point out that, as of this posting, on Bodyline's site the prices are:
JSK - $31
Bag - $6
|Me, wearing the reviewed pieces|