Dezzal, an updated review: Dress 1

A few weeks ago I reviewed the website Dezzal.com, a new clothing site with unique items in a wide style range by a multicultural group of designers. I was impressed by the overall uniqueness of Dezzal’s clothes, but the prices and size range were beyond my reality.

The most key judgement I made was on the sizing. I noticed that a size 2XL actually meant a size 8 US, and this immediately lost my interest. How was I supposed to take this site seriously if they don’t even carry clothes in my size and call a size 8 2XL? Well, I spoke too soon.

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Tape measure in hand, I consulted Dezzal’s size charts, which actually does have measurements up to a US size 16, and measured myself according to the length and width. I chose dresses in a shift style so that I was guaranteed a bit more fabric around the middle. Each dress was different than the last, which was to be expected since it ranged from designer to designer, fabric to fabric. I used the filter tab to narrow down my choices to size 2XL dresses, and sifted through my favorite designs based on their measurements.

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Picking my items was more work than I’m used to since I am someone who likes to shop at the same places where I know my size. I made sure I picked pieces made from real materials, like this silk dress. I was drawn to its tuxedo-like front and simple black and cream colors. It’s something that could easily work in the summer and fall.

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It has the look of a shirt dress, but feels expensive. Its sleeves have the option of being 3/4 or rolling up halfway with a button closure, and the length is perfect on my 5’6″ size 12 frame. My only complaint is that it’s sheer and requires a slip.

I paired it with a statement ring and buckled patent flats, but I can also see it working well with tights, boots and a wool coat later this year.

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Dress: c/o Dezzal
Flats: Topshop
Ring: Rebecca Minkoff

This is the first part of a three-part review of Dezzal’s dresses, craftsmanship and soon packaging and ordering experience.

Thank you to Dezzal for sponsoring this post.

  • Peter Solomon

    seriously??

    • Sue Francis

      Sue Francis • a few seconds ago

      appalling company, they operate out of China, clothes i received we all faulty, incredible poor quality, they dont state on their website that if you have to return you do so at your own expense. Read their return info, also they use USD making it look like an American site, this is their address they give for return 8A-2406 Nuode Holiday Garden,Nanshan District,

  • Sue Francis

    appalling company, they operate out of China, clothes i received we all faulty, incredible poor quality, they dont state on their website that if you have to return you do so at your own expense. Read their return info, also they use USD making it look like an American site, this is their address they give for return 8A-2406 Nuode Holiday Garden,Nanshan District,

    Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, 518054, China

    • Leah

      It says in the “About Us” section that they’re based in China, so it’s really not a surprise. I was unaware of the return info, but you’re right, the information is vague. And would you prefer they use Chinese prices? I like the convenience of USD.

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