New Orleans
Reviews: 3
Average Rating: 4.5
3 reviews
Classic Wardrobe Staple One-Piece!
The low-back and plunging neckline keep this one-piece from looking marmish, but it still provides great coverage. It's very forgiving of the tummy area -- it pulls you in without being constricting (the subtle folds of extra fabric in the front also help). I'm normally a size 0 (5'1', 105 lbs), but I ordered up to the size 2 to make sure my chest (30D) wasn't spilling out as it tends to in XS swimsuit tops, especially lower-cut ones like this style. This will be my staple summer suit! Love!!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
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Posted December 17, 2012
Beautiful material, odd fit for petites
While the skirt length was OK (I'm 5'1", 32 x 24 x 34. 105 lbs.; I ordered an XS and the skirt is only slightly longer than what you see on the much taller model, whom I believe wearing a size S), the top part of the dress just didn't work for my small frame. The sleeves have some subtle pleating when they meet the shoulder that created a puffy look I didn't like. The sleeves were also a lot longer on my arms than the model's, almost reaching my wrists. I liked the high neckline but, in combination with the billowing effect of the sleeves/shoulders, I felt a little marmish in this dress -- such a shame, as the royal blue is even more gorgeous and vibrant in person. I hate to return such a pretty blue dress, but return I must. Probably a better fit for taller ladies.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
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Posted November 05, 2012
Perfect holiday dress
Can't wait to wear to several holiday parties this year -- very festive and beautiful without the beading and sequins being over-the-top. Had never bought any Parker clothing before and wasn't sure how it would fit -- FYI, I am 5'1", 32-24-34 and the XS fit perfectly. Very form-fitting and comfortable. The skirt comes as low on me as the size S appears to on the model -- I like how the shorter length is balanced by the slightly more demure cap sleeves. The v-neck comes as low on me as it appears to on the model -- not too low, not too high. Re: quality, the beading is meticulously done and beautiful, and the dress is fully lined, but it does appear to be a little delicate. I'm glad it comes with a pouch of extra beads and sequins -- it could definitely snag if you're not careful!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
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