Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review: LOFT Seamed Ponte Sheath Dress in 00P

The black sheath dress is a fashion staple for most women. I can never have enough of them. The sheath dress is so easy to find and easy to style. I spotted this little black sheath dress at LOFT last week and wanted to give it a try. Black isn’t my first choice of color when it comes to clothing. However, the empire waist dress is a great choice for those who are petite and want to look taller.

What I like:
• The Ponte knit material is super comfy to wear. It is thick enough that there is no show-through even without lining.
• The fit is wonderful. The arm holes are small so there is no need to worry about any bra showing. Measurements as follow: Shoulder to shoulder = 12.5 inches, length = 33 inches.
• The cut is feminine. This is a classic dress for every day wear. It’s easy to style with a blazer or cardigan for work.
• The dress was on sale at a decent price. Overall, it was a good buy.


What I don’t like:
• I am not a fan of the exposed zipper in the back. If you’re going to wear it with a blazer/cardigan then it’s not a big deal. I am just not too keen on that.
• The length is a bit short for my height. This is the reason why I am not going to keep this dress. I am 5’3” and I wish this dress was an inch or two longer. It would be perfect for someone who is a little shorter than me.
• I have a lot of black dresses in my closet. Therefore, I am looking into getting more colorful pieces.


What I am wearing:
Dress: LOFT Seamed Ponte Sheath Dress - 00P (buy here)
Shoes: AT Perfect Leather Pump (buy here)
Necklace: F21 (very similar version here)
Bracelet: Gift from a friend (buy similar version here)


Verdict: This is a timeless classic dress. It is great for work as well as evening wear. Unfortunately, I don’t think I am going to keep it. A 00P is sold out online so if you’re interested in this dress, please email me. Otherwise, I am going to return it next week. (SOLD).

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Me said...

Too bad it does not meet your length requirements. I think the length is perfect!

Great accessories! Your necklace is gorgeous! I reminds me of this one from Kate Spade that is on mega sale right now.

Unknown said...

I saw this dress but clearly I don't need a another blk sheath dress. I personally think u look fantastic in it Sydney:-)

Anonymous said...

I don't like the exposed zipper either, but I think the length looks perfect on you!!

ShortBlonde said...

I would totally buy it from you if I didn't already own a 0P Ann Taylor black sheath dress! I feel like this one would've fit me better than the one I own, and mine would've fit you better. It's too bad I already got mine shortened, or else we could've traded!

Ping said...

i think this looks awesome and i think the length is perfect. heehee :P
i'm indifferent about the zipper though. hmmm...
since you didn't love it, its good that you sold it.

Unknown said...

I was thinking about getting this during the sale, but I'm kinda glad I didn't in the end. I'm just shy of 5'3", so this would look too short on me as well if I wore heels with it. Thanks for the review!

Kileen said...

the dress fits you really well and i love the length and cut. i'm not a huge fan of the exposed zipper either though. at least you were able to sell it! :)

Callandra said...

I agree w/ your choice to sell. Although the fit is nice, I would like an extra bit of length for sure. The exposed zipper I like, but of course that's just personal preference.

C said...

I was just going to say this dress would be perfect for the next PFC, until I reached the end of your post :) Since you've got many other LBDs already, good decision on this one.

SewPetiteGal said...

The fit does look nice on this dress and unlike most black garments, the details don't get lost in it - both pluses! That said, if you didn't truly love it, I'm glad you found someone to take it off your hands :)

Elle said...

I definitely would've gotten the dress before your review but something about the dress fits weird. Thanks for the review!

AubreyOhDang! said...

for professional clothes, i don't prefer exposed zippers.


It's interesting that they put an exposed zipper on this dress. other than the zipper, I thought it looked pretty cute, but that's good that you sold the LBD.

Slayerbabe said...

That dress makes you look very posh. Great tailoring as well

Unknown said...

I'm a fan of the exposed zipper and I think it fits you well but agree is a smidge short. It's a great classic piece though!