Dezzal, an updated review: Dress 3

This is the final dress I am reviewing for Dezzal.com, a new clothing site with modern designs. You can read my first two dress reviews here and here.

This is the only polyester dress I picked, and that came back to bite me. It’s a beautiful design, but the sleeves were too narrow and tight. My boyfriend’s mom fashioned a new sleeve from the fabric of the old ones, which were a 3/4 length. She did a wonderful job, but it was a shame to have to alter it since the overall Asian feel of the design is what drew me to it.

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The dress is fully lined and has a textured material. It also has pockets, but they are awkwardly sewn on the front part of the dress instead of near the hips. However, there are thoughtful pleats on the sides of the dress that keep it from resembling a tent. It looks like a shift dress from the front, but has more shape when viewed from the side and back.

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I rarely button-up shirts or dresses to the top, but I thought it was necessary for this dress. It fits snug against my neck, which was pretty uncomfortable by the end of this shoot. But much like the other two dresses I picked, this one is very loose but feminine and doesn’t sacrifice style for comfort.

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I paired it with a simple pair of black flats and fox earrings as a nod to Japanese culture.

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Dress: c/o Dezzal
Flats: Steve Madden
Earrings: Aeropostale

To wrap up the week of reviews, I have to say that I was a bit too hasty with my initial review of the website. While I still think it’s odd to list a US size 8 as a 2XL, I have to take into consideration the different body sizes from culture to culture. I was skeptical in the beginning so I’m glad I had a chance to try the clothes.

Dezzal’s selection is still out of my current price range (though they’re having a Flash Sale at the moment!), and figuring out measurements and crossing fingers hoping that the order will fit may be stressful for some. But here in Cologne I felt like I stood out among the sea of women in H&M and Primark clothes who all start to look the same after a while.

Thank you to Dezzal for sponsoring this post.

  • Lydia Sifuentez Moreno

    I really like the colors of this dress. You look beautiful.

  • Peter Solomon

    might as well put a sack on..

  • Those colors are gorgeous and I like it buttoned up all the way πŸ™‚

    xo christa | http://www.gardeniasandmint.com

  • Laurel

    I’m sorry, but you shouldn’t let that sizing issue go. I am 5’9″ and wear a size 8. I am a very healthy weight for my height and build. I’m on the slim side, but there are dresses on this site that do not come in sizes big enough for me and I don’t appreciate being referred to as extra large!! The clothing is made in China, but the description and presentation on the site is clearly geared towards a western market. How do they expect to succeed if they are telling us we’re all fat? There are plenty of women in China who are size 8 and larger and they are not fat either. I refuse to buy clothing from a site that perpetuates unrealistic body images for women by making clothing that won’t fit women who are not naturally petite or underweight. It’s an exclusive club for thin people.

    • Right, that’s my biggest issue with the website. While they actually do make clothing for women who are a size 8 and above (I would say it caps at about size 14 based on my search), it’s not in their best interest to list it as anything XL and above. It’s frustrating to have to do a little extra work with measurements to make sure something I like on the site will fit, but I don’t let their sizing guide define me or my body size.

  • Paulina Ryabko

    so the website paid you to write this as you plainly state it. how is this a review? it’s an ad.

    • I wasn’t paid for the post, I only received the clothes for review. I know others have had a bad experience with Dezzal, but I haven’t until perhaps a week ago when I received an ill-fitting dress, which I plan to talk about on here soon.