Jessica Howard Womens V Neck Textured
I searched everywhere for weeks to find this dress in a Women's size when the largest Missy size I found in a retail store was a bit too tight. When I finally found it on Amazon I was so excited but somewhat nervous that it wouldn't have the same slimming fit in Women's sizing. I was thrilled to try it on and found it had all of the beautiful features I loved in the Missy size (slimming empire-effect waistband seaming, arm-friendly 3/4-length sleeves, close-fitting skirt, and visually interesting tectured fabric). So often Women's dresses hang like shapeless gunny sacks that make the wearer look matronly and fat. This dress does just the opposite. It has a youthful, just-right close cut and accentuates the best features of my curvy figure like a full bust while hiding things I'd rather minimize like my post-babies waistline and ample hips.
I purchased this dress to wear to a cocktail party/fundraising event and got compliments all night. I just packed it again for formal night on an upcoming cruise vacation. Although the description describes the fabric as a knit, it is not a t-shirt or ponte knit. It is more like a semi-sturdy polyester that has built-in texture. It is heavy enough to not cling or show every lump and bump but still drapes beautifully. And it does not have that granny-polyester type of look either. This makes it a suitable fabric for very dressy occasions like weddings and not-so-dressy occasions like cocktails or dinner when you want to be the beautiful lady in red. If you have the chance to try this dress, do not hesitate!