She personified the sexy free spirit, so quintessentially French. No surprise that the folks at Talbots would want to hitch their wagon to some of that allure, and named this their Bardot Dress.
Une femme was intrigued more by the styling than the name, though. A full skirted dress with a dropped waist and princess seaming on the bodice had the potential to be a flattering, versatile piece for summer. The cap sleeves were worrisome, but I thought if the rest of the dress was great, I might be able to work around those.
Mes amis, I never even tried it on. The package arrived, I opened the box and even from within the plastic wrapping the fabric looked stiff, like coarsely woven denim and with *yellow* top stitching. Yellow, people. The image that sprang immediately to mind was…
When I returned the dress, I heard one of the Sales Associates remark that the dress runs *really* small in the bust, so wouldn’t have worked for me anyway.
Oh, and that full skirt in the same fabric?
Flying out the door apparently, and almost sold out, so if you’ve had your eye on the skirt, I wouldn’t wait too long.
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