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Shabby Apple "Sacred Falls" Cotton Poplin Women's Spring Dress

Five years ago, my body changed from a slim average build to more of a pear shape.  It was all worth it because we have a wonderful set of boy-girl twins to show for it, but once in awhile, I very much miss my pre-twin body.  Shopping for clothing is definitely one of those times.  Being small-chested and having a belly, it is difficult to find flattering clothing that does not prompt strangers to pose the question, "When are you due?"

The selection of women's dresses offered on include dresses for pear-shaped women.  The Sacred Falls dress seemed like the perfect one to hide my figure flaws.  I actually own another Shabby Apple dress, which ended up being slightly too large for me.  I knew the dress was generously cut, but I was worried that the silhouette of my midsection would still show, so I ordered an XXL.  This time I ordered an XL.  This dress turned out to be a bit large on me also.  Next time, I will go down another size and see what happens.  I'll get it right eventually!

Like with all Shabby Apple dresses, this dress is beautifully tailored.  Although it is done in a cotton poplin, the fabric has an elegant sheen, making it possible to dress it up or down with the proper choice of jewelry and footwear. You could easily wear this dress to a Spring or summer wedding.  The color is just stunning and would compliment most hair colors and complexions.

Since I am only 5'5", the dress is more of a calf length on me, rather than a knee-length as shown on the model.  I am fine with the length, but would need to pair this dress with a higher heel than I normally wear.  The one thing I would change about this dress is to make the zipper hidden on the back.  The exposed zipper makes the dress more casual, whereas a hidden zipper would give the dress even more versatility.

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Thank you to Shabby Apple for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.