During the pre-holidays shopping frenzy, Made in Preston had a promotion that allowed first-time shoppers a 50% discount on everything. I couldn't pass that up, right? So, I purchased a dress and planned to review it. And planned. And planned. The lovely ladies and gents at MIP then offered me two dresses to review as a preview of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 line, and I couldn't pass it up!
So, this first dress was purchased by me and all opinions are my own. The following two dresses were given to me free of cost to review, and all opinions are still my own.
The dress I bought during the promotion is the Gold Panelled Party Dress, which immediately drew my attention.
|I mean, how could it not, right?
|The back ran a little big on me, so broader-backed and/or taller women are in luck!
|You can totally disco in this dress. For reals.
|A better shot of just how gorgeous the details on this dress are!
Dress: Made in Preston Gold Panelled Party Dress, size 16 Foxy
Bra: Ewa Michalak PL Charlie, 34HH (I think! Will update this when I have a chance to look.)
Boots: Steve Madden
The first of the two dresses MIP gifted me completely blew me away with its super-cool print.
|CARS. CITY. SO COOL.
|This dress loves all of your curves. All of them.
|Weird stomach lump, brought to you by my tights slipping down. Too many costume changes!
|This print is bananas. B-a-n-a-n-a-s.
I recommend being very careful when handling this dress -- don't, say, lay it on top of a sequined dress, because it may snag a little. Whoops.
Dress: City Print Bodycon Dress, size 16 Foxy.
The rest: see above.
I saved the best for last. This dress is my absolute favorite, and since receiving my dresses on Tuesday, I've worn it out twice. Once to the theatre to see Book of Mormon (GO SEE IT RIGHT NOW), and for my mother's birthday dinner tonight because the City Print dress was too static-y for my tights.
This is the Springtime Floral Skater Dress, available NOW.
|I don't even know what to do with my hands, I love this dress so much.
The waistline of this dress was in the most absolute perfect place for me -- at my natural waist! Taller readers with similar proportions to me may find that this fits more like an empire-waist dress, but I had no such problems. This dress also hits me about mid-thigh, another thing for taller readers to keep in mind.
|I don't know what I'm being sassy about, but deal with it.
|Pleeease forgive my bedhead. Please?
Much better! Right? I just think a wide black belt makes this dress 100x better.
|Apparently, my back was itchy while the camera was going off. Welp.
I can't believe I haven't talked about how much I love this print yet. I love this print. I would love it in the form of a blouse, a skirt, pants... I'd wear it all day, every day. Where the City Print dress was a more delicate fabric, this dress is made of much stronger, yet still soft, stuff.
|I feel pretty, oh so pretty!
My only complaint with this dress is that it comes up very high in the back, so far up that the back of the neckline is on my neck. As a result, it kinda feels like my neck is being pushed down a little bit, like how a halterneck feels. It's certainly not enough to deter me from wearing this dress (seeing as I've worn it twice in the week I got it), but for those who are sensitive to halternecks, it's something to keep in mind. I'm probably going to have it altered somehow so it'll be perfect.
Dress: Springtime Floral Skater Dress, Size 16 Foxy.
The rest: see above.
If anyone has any questions about sizing or styles, please feel free to ask in the comments!