Juliet Dallaire
Montreal, Canada
My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Minimalism-Love Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Reviews: 213
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Posted July 02, 2014
Pricey but L fits this 14 to 16
An Average to Good review would be more accurate. I deem it average because the material is very flimsy for the price. I paid 116.66 for it - more in US dollars - due to customs to bring it into Canada. I think it is too pricey for what it is. The good news, given that I am top heavy, it balances me out with just a bit of a flare. But that's when the material comes into play. Maybe a little too clingy for me. The good news, plus size gals who are 14 to 16 on the bottom may get this to work. That's me and the L fits. I rate it "true to size" because I don't believe in how society labels plus size. I would advise waiting for a possible 30 to 50 reduction before purchasing. I would not keep it if I had tons of choice as a plus sized woman. I think I could get more for my buck. I still may send it back. I am unsure. But I wouldn't keep it at 116.66 Canadian (more in US dollars) if I had so little to choose from as a plus size woman.....
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted June 21, 2014
By Five Eight In Height, Plus On Top
Picture this. I run a size 20(top)/10-14(bottom) to a 16(top)/10-8(bottom), depending on brand. Picture this. Size 3 in Raquel Allegra's Maxi Skirt on me. Quite something to look at. It makes me look so thin on bottom. I look like I have one leg. That's how thin I look on the bottom in this Maxi Skirt. Alas, I am not proportioned. I look like an upside-down pear. This Maxi Skirt is for proportioned people (what isn't eh, lol). I think it is gorgeous though. Nice thin breathable material. I am 5'8" and it is a perfect length for me - a tiny bit longer than pictured on me than on the model. I take away one star due to the placement of the pockets. The pockets are too close together IMHO. Think about how pockets on hoodies are placed and you get the picture. A final note: I am returning my size 3. Maybe one of you proportioned ladies can enjoy it. :)
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Shape, material, & pattern are GORGEOUS.
I LOVE the Pickles Puppy: the navy and red version of this scarf. In addition to the pattern and colour, the shape is very nice and makes it possible to wear it in various ways. The 27% silk is a nice combination. To be honest, I am not a fan of silk, especially in scarves (sweat and silk is yucky). I wish it was a little less silk, but the 27% does not take away from my LOVE for the scarf. Best part: the dog pattern and stripes, and the gorgeous colour combination. The previous reviewer mentioned that the scarf works well with her dark hair. My strawberry blond hair is also a fit to the navy and red version. I like the navy and red so much, I may have a closer look at the other colour.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals
I am very happy with the BLACK version of the Tessa Eyelet Midi Skirt by Ella Moss. I am plus size, about a 14 on the bottom with more than a bit of a pot belly; yet, the size LARGE fits me comfortably - thanks to the elastic waist. At the same time, I find it slimming. I am top heavy and it helps to balance me out too. Beyond my happiness with the sizing, it is quite beautiful. I know I shall wear it all the time. In fact, I plan to buy a 2nd one in BLACK/LARGE. This is a skirt that does not come along often. Even if I was not plus size, I'd still love it. Well worth the high price point, and extra and high customs fees to import into Canada. A+++++++++++.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted May 22, 2014
Sunflower is a nice color
Good quality. Small fit. Nice color choices.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted May 22, 2014
Stretcher Than Madewell Bayfront Skirt
When I first put on the red Madewell Turntable Skirt (size LARGE), it fit nicely. But I think it stretched after about 5 hours of wear. Now, the LARGE wears more like an EXTRA LARGE (maybe?). I'll have to wear it a few times to get a real feel for it. Nonetheless, this is ok for me since I am PLUS SIZE. I just recently purchased another elastic waist skirt by Madewell, the Bayfront Skirt. Alas, the elastic in it has little to no stretch (more like NO stretch). I should also note that though I am PLUS SIZE, I have a flat bottom and small hips. So, I can do with a bit of volume, which the Turntable Skirt has. It may not work for a bottom heavier gal. A final comment: I love the red.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted April 30, 2014
This plus-size gal fit into LARGE
The Pierre Balmain Long Tank was a risk for this plus size gal. But the large fit me (albeit, it is tight and is not baggy as it is meant to be). I am 16 to 20 in plus size tops, depending on the brand. The RED colour is lovely too. I would not have purchased it, except for the EXTRA 25% off the sale price of CA$ 59.85. I also would not have bought it if I could find fashionable tops easily for my size. It is very hard to find anything nice for my size where I live; thus, I often have to settle by paying more than I want for a simple tank. Yes, this tank is Pierre Balmain and hence the price; but it is still a tank. However, if a tank can equal sophistication and elegance, it is probably from Pierre Balmain. I subtracted one star due to the price, which was expensive even on sale and with an EXTRA 25% off.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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$5.13: What a steal!!!
I bought the Fashion Pack II Paper Dolls for my granddaughter for $5.13. It is so nice. I will keep it for her until she is older because it is too nice to be ripped apart by a small child. Lol. I'd love to buy Fashion Pack II Paper Dolls for every fashion conscious gal and guy I know.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted April 30, 2014
CONS AND PROS
CONS: 1. Elastic does not stretch much. This plus-size gal was counting on a little more stretch. 2. It is see-through even with the underlining, and I am reviewing the BLACK one. The WHITE one: I wonder how see-through it is. 3. Lint gets caught in the little holes. 4. Customs (duties) to bring it into Canada is a killer. PROS: 1. The elastic waist helps this plus size gal (who is on the smaller end of plus size) fit into this stylist skirt. I have a belly that is my enemy when it comes to fitting into anything. Strangers ask me when I am due (i.e. they think I am preggers) all the time. I hope this information gives other plus size gals a realistic view of the fit. 2. The material - despite the lint getting into the holes - is lovely. 3. The price point is fair, especially if you can buy it during one of ShopBop's great sales like I did (25% off everything sale). 4. It is very practical.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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3rd Jennifer Zeuner piece, 2nd I liked
One star subtracted due to retail price. The Hamsa is a good size for this plus-size gal, as is the length of the rope chain at 30 inches. The six lucky charms definitely connect with my personality, per Jennifer Zeuner's motto. I LIKE the over sized hand. BUT I LOVE LOVE the elephant, lucky number 7, wishbone, horseshoe, four leaf clover, and the eye centered with a diamond. I also LOVE how the six charms are fitted like a puzzle with all of its matching pieces. This is my 2nd necklace from Zeuner. I have the large butterfly pendant, also on a 30 inch chain, from about 2 or 3 years ago. I have out-grown it a bit (i.e. seems too young for me now). I don't think I will outgrow this one. I purchased one of her bracelets from ShopBop and found it cheap and childlike. I returned it. I'll stick to the necklaces. ShopBop: would you get more Zeuner necklaces that are 30 or more inches please, for us plus size gals? Please, please. Thank you.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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