Aug 8, 2015
Be careful when handwashing
" Lovely dusty blue color and flattering cut for my petite and slightly pear-shaped body (5 ft/100 lbs). The size XS fit perfectly in the bodice, showing off my narrow waist (on me, it hits about an inch above my natural waist). The sweeping a-line skirt gently hides hip bulges and elongates my frame. From shoulder to hem, the XS measured 49 inches, which skimmed the floor for me, but worked perfectly with heeled sandals. However, after I washed the dress for the first time, this very open weave fabric stretched out and the length grew to 52 in. I followed the care instructions very carefully, and treated it like I do all knits: I hand-washed it in cold water with a mild detergent, did not wring it dry, but laid it flat on a towel and rolled it up to absorb excess water, then laid it flat to dry on a fresh towel and reshaped it. However, despite all efforts to reshape it to its initial length and proportions, it was permanently stretched out. Seeing as it is knit all in one piece, this will be impossible to hem. I am very disappointed that it not longer fits as it did when it arrived. I wonder if I had drycleaned it instead of handwashing, if it would have kept its shape. "
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