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So, I’m a mom. That means, about five and a half years ago when my son was born, I got rid of just about anything that stained easily, needed ironing, or said, “Dry Clean Only.” Busy women don’t have time for that kind of nonsense.
When my (very first!) Karina Dress came in the mail, I pulled it out of the package, unrolled it and laid it out. It looked…pristine.
“That won’t last,” I thought.
I wore it a few days later to church. I sat through three hours of worship then went home and surveyed myself in the mirror.
Not only did my dress stay around my knees while sitting (instead of hiking up around my thighs as shorter skirts sometimes do, especially with my rug rats climbing all over me), but there wasn’t a single solitary wrinkle. Anywhere. I slipped it off and laid it on the bed, intending to hang it up.
And let’s have a moment of brutal honesty, shall we? I’m a messy person. I try so hard to be organized, but it just doesn’t happen. Something gets lost in translation between my intentions and my actions. Long story short, my Karina Dress slipped off the edge of my bed while I was distracted, pooled on the carpet and stayed there for two days.
When it was time to walk out the door to go take pictures of the dress for this post (did I also mention my disorganization sometimes leaks over into my time management?), I couldn’t find it anywhere in my closet. Surely it’s in here somewhere! I distinctly remember laying it out to hang it up…
With a sinking heart and a hubby hypothetically honking the van in the driveway (he was acting photographer, you see), I realized my dress was probably in a sad state, puddled in a mass of fabric and kicked under the bed.
Only some of that was true. As you can see, the dress is still in pristine condition.
Huh. I guess I was wrong. The wrinkle free condition did last!
The fabric is airy and breathable, yet heavy enough to give it that wrinkle free magic and make it machine washable. The length was perfect, dropping just to the bottom of my knees. The bataeu neckline is enchanting and makes for a perfect place to accessorize – bib necklaces, cardigans, a string of pearls or a scarf! The sleeves are three-quarter, which I love! Perfect year round.
Did I mention this dress is perfect? 😉
And I love the pattern. Close up it’s almost geometric. Far away it blends into the design of the dress.
Like I said, this is my first Karina Dress, but it sure won’t be my last!
When choosing which dress to buy, I first looked at their style guide to find my body shape and see which dresses complimented my figure. I pretty much aced it with the Lauren dress.
What can I say? I love, love, love this dress. And I’d lay money on the table that you would too. If I were gambling sort, which I’m not. To see more styles you can visit Karina Dresses on Facebook and on Twitter. You can also sign up for their newsletter for great sale news. If you are a blogger and you would like to do a review of a Karina Dress, they choose their reviewers from their affiliates! You can sign up to be an affiliate here: http://bit.ly/KDAffiliate
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