Mrs. O, my amazing shopping friend from afar has really provided some really great Athleta dress fit reviews. I actually really love the striped maxi dress in these pictures despite the fact that she’s not loving it. I think it needs to be hemmed a bit and sized down because it’s a bit too loose around the ribs. I do completely get what she’s saying with the stripes, and the pleats around the waist though. Although I love it in these photos I know those details are things that would bother me in person enough to not purchase, so I’m really glad she pointed them out. I would consider this one for steep markdown as a cheap and cheerful summer purchase if I was going on a beach vacation, especially since it’s modal (which is what gives the material it’s heavy feeling) but not something I’d pick up at full price.
PS. you may have noticed I’ve had some server issues. It would have been most noticeable to you in the comments since that is content you are creating (so you know what isn’t loading that should be loading), and if you’ve tried to access my site while it was down. On my end, some of the posts I had posted weren’t loading and visible to you for several hours. I’ve worked with my host and we’ve upgraded the server so the issues should be cleared up fully within a few days. If not, please message me or comment and let me know. I’m away on vacation right now which is why I haven’t been super responsive but I have been working on the fix behind the scenes so hopefully you haven’t experienced the outages. Sorry about the hassle if you tried to leave comments and it wasn’t showing the full threads.