Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: Elie Tahari Angie Printed Sheath Dress (Medium Coverage)

Elie Tahari Angie Printed Sheath Dress
If you're looking for something that will turn heads this Angie printed sheath dress by Elie Tahari is it. It's bold and bright but in a classic silhouette giving you a great balance between daring and sophisticated. We had fashion designer Nicole Larson try it on and give us her expert feedback. On a scale of 1 to 4 the Angie dress got a 2.5, here's why:

  1. Fit - This dress has a simple sheath shape done right. It has room for your torso and hips without clinging or pulling which is great for both straight and curvy women. The dress is very comfortable and on the back it has a small kick pleat for ease of movement. A generous exposed back zipper also makes this dress easy to get in an out of. Overall this dress has great fit and gets a star.  
  2. Quality - This dress is well made of light weight fabric that has some structure and stiffness so it wont cling to your body. The fabric feels soft and durable to the touch with just a slight bit of stretch. The detail on the dress is also well done with solid trim around the neck and electric green side paneling and exposed back zipper which is very on trend. It does come with a thin belt that seemed like an afterthought since the dress looks better without it. Overall this dress is good quality and gets a star. 
  3. Coverage - With a crew neckline in sold trip this dress comes up to the collarbone. It has short sleeves and measures 39 inches from shoulder to hem and on Nicole who is 5'6 it fell right above her knees. However when she sat down it went up a bit higher. If you are 5'4 or shorter this dress should cover your knees when sitting. This dress provides slightly below medium coverage which is close but not good enough for many of our readers so it only gets half a star. 
  4. Price - Although this is a beautiful dress with good quality and fit the $398 price is still a bit steep. And for those who want more knee and arm coverage it's not worth it. This dress does not get a star for price.    

Nicole is wearing size 6. She is 5'6 tall and her measurements are: Bust 32 inches, Waist 25.5 inches, Hips 35 inches. This dress is available at Nordstroms.
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Designer Nicole Larson in the Angie Sheath Dress, photographed by Luke Schneider

Designer Nicole Larson in the Angie Sheath Dress, photographed by Luke Schneider
Learn more about designer Nicole and photographer Luke here.

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