When I first tried it on, I decided the fit was a little off. The dress was a bit big under the arms and at the hips (which is typical because I don't have any!) but seemed to fit elsewhere. I was going to send it right back without wearing it but the fabric was incredibly soft, I couldn't stop touching it! Additionally, when it comes to clothes, gray is one of my favorite colors (it goes with everything - chocolate brown, cognac brown, black, pinks, purples, reds, etc. It's so versatile and timeless.) and I particularly love this shade. I also really liked that even though it's a sweater dress, the material wasn't very thick.
I thought to myself that I should try it out on a cool spring day. Luckily, it was a bit chilly this morning so I grabbed this dress and tried to figure out how to make it work. I realized that I could hide the problem areas (the arms and hips) with a cardigan. I liked the coverage that the cardigan provided but then I lost all my shape. I first tried a skinny belt but the width didn't look right with the medium weight knit dress and cardigan so I grabbed a thicker belt which instantly created shape and curve - and voila, it looked like I had a hit! I played with the cowl neck a bit to make it work around the cardigan. I'm typically not very fond of cowl necks but this one laid well, I think due to the awesome fabric (which I found out is pure merino wool).
All-in-all, I am happy with this outfit and this dress. I'm not sure that I love it enough to permanently add it to my wardrobe, but I might keep it around for one more wear on another chilly day. Ah, the beauty of Gwynnie Bee, I get to love it and leave it without commitment!
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