.....and went (Pics #1 and #2). Sorry, forgot to take pics of the dress on my body.

Gorgeous colour. Okay fabric and workmanship. Poor fit.

Like Janet's experience a few days ago:

Irina is having a similar experience, if I remember correctly....


It was cut too long in the body (from the waist up). FAR too long. Too wide in the shoulders too. But fitted in the waist and hips. I laughed when I saw it in the mirror

I'm 5 ft 6 and not short waisted. COS items aren't usually too long for me. It's not their usual higher standard. I expect things to improve!!!

Makes me REALLY appreciate the outstanding dresses I got at RL Polo, Hobbs, Zara and Aritzia this season (Pics #3 to #7). Worn all of them accept the white, and absolutely LOVE them!

Have lots of dresses to replace, and am making it a shopping priority as hemlines are rising - (and I want my knees covered). Shopping with clients in stores for dresses is making this MORE than apparent. It's a reality. Contingency plan is in order!

Have more dresses on my radar from Boden and Hobbs.