I didn`t shop NAS this year, but I scored three badly needed summer dresses from Boden`s end-of-season clearance. Our hot and humid summer has required loose, sleeveless frocks in natural fabrics. These had enough flair to feel feminine and special while being uber casual in reality. Sizing was interesting. The navy Evelyn, a US 4, is loose, but structured enough to flatter that way. I love the cool feel. The white rickrack, also a 4, is smaller, but needs taken up in the shoulders for the empire to hit properly. The Phoebe in the red coral print is a U.S. 6 long. I loved La Ped`s looser fit; I hate anything sticking to me in the heat. It was the right call. In Boden, I have learned that in fitted dresses I size up, while in looser dresses, size down. Even then, the sizing is inconsistent, which is strange for the overall emphasis on quality and style. Nonetheless, I had a good summer and filled some wardrobe holes. Thanks for everyone sharing their NAS and summer scores!
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