Poor fasteners: watch out for strap buttons
I had been eyeing this dress for a few years, and finally bought it from the Jackdaw Landing site recently. I still love the print, and the fit was pretty good, although a little loose at the top. I am rather busty, so it is difficult to find tops and dresses that fit in the chest, and when they do fit the bust, often the rest of the item is too big in other places (too long, or too wide in the waist). While this can be corrected without much difficulty in this particular dress, I was quite disappointed in the strap fasteners. The very first time I wore the dress, BOTH buttons fastening both straps at the back of the dress popped off when I sat down. I had to tie the straps behind my neck, halter style in order to prevent the top of the dress from falling down and exposing me! Not great workmanship in my opinion. Fortunately, I was not going to an important event, or fancy venue, as this would have really put a damper on the evening. Besides that, I was a little disappointed that the black waist sash is fastened to the dress at the back, which forces one to tie it and wear a bow at the front, which I don't think suits me. I would rather have a flat sash in the front, and the tie/bow at the back or side. I have a few other Hell Bunny dresses, and deliberately seek them out because I love their prints and styles, and they are one of the only brands that fits me well, but in this case, the button fasteners were definitely inadequate. For this reason, I have to rate this dress at a 3 instead of 4 stars.
Reviewed by: Lizzy from Niagara, Canada.