- Dress – c/o Karina
- Cami – Banana Republic
- Shoes – Banana Republic
- Hat – Banana Republic
One of the many things I will miss about blogging is getting to know some really great independent retailers including small online boutiques and etsy sellers like those featured in our Boutique Consortium. If we weren’t closing up shop, Karina would certainly be a shop we would be interested in adding to our consortium. Karina generously sent me this “Rita” dress to review. I love the color and can already image so many ways to wear it. For its first outing, I paired it with heels and my straw hat for lunch with a friend.
Before I tell you how I feel about this particular Karina dress, let me tell you a bit about the company. Karina dresses are all made of heavy, stretchy microfiber that drapes beautifully, never wrinkles, and washes easily. Each dress is made in Brooklyn in a small batch - which means prints and colors come and go, so if you see one you like, don’t follow my usual shopping pattern!
My favorite part about Karina is their motto:
dresses for “every body” … celebrating women from 18 to 80 … easy wear, easy care … wear the love”
Karina is committed to making all woman look & feel great, no matter what shape or size . They offer many different styles made for a variety of body types and lifestyles and many of the dresses are offered in sizes 0 through 20. I also love that they use women of all ages, shapes, and sizes to model their dresses!
So, now about my dress – the “Rita.” I can already tell this cap sleeved wrap dress is going to be very versatile. I love the cut and the color and am quite happy with the fit. It’s a true wrap dress but has enough overlap to keep my legs covered. The waist hits at the perfect place – often not the case for me with wrap dresses – and I think the tie could easily be tucked under a belt as a way of changing up the look.
I have to admit, I was surprised at first by the material, but am now a huge fan. It really doesn’t wrinkle, making it perfect for traveling (both wearing on the plane and shoving in a bag) and super convenient if you just don’t have time to iron in the morning! Also, the drape on it is much more flattering than jersey – I’m not even wearing spanx! I also think the material could be dressed up more than jersey but can just as easily be worn with flats for an active day of errands.
If you want to know more about the dresses you can also check Karina out on Facebook!