Jack by BB Dakota Short ReviewSeptember 15, 2010
I got two items that I ordered from PLNDR today and remain puzzled about the sizing. I ended up ordering more from their Bargain Bin sale earlier this week because I saw some really cute dresses that I had missed during my initial browse. I'll report back then and maybe I'll have discovered a pattern.
The dress that I ordered was heartbreakingly small around the bust. I am a 32C and this dress did not want to zip up past my rib cage, you can sort of see my bra in the pictures because I think, for me, to comfortably fit in this dress I would have to go bra-less or wear pasties. I also want to mention the zipper...I don't know if it's flimsy because I haven't broken it yet but even I can tell it's not the greatest zipper in the world.
Here it is on the model. I hadn't noticed this when I was just looking at the pictures...but see how the dress gives her the appearance of a protruding tummy?
And here it is on me. I ordered an extra small, which is still available on PLNDR. I should've ordered a small because it is definitely way too tight around the bust. Too bad it's final sale. Does anyone need a periwinkle strapless dress?
I think it would be better suited for someone with a smaller underbust measurement. On me it just looks awkward.
The skirt that I ordered suffers the same problem that I encountered with this other BB Dakota skirt. The waist is a bit big but I think it's cute enough that I'll figure out how to wear it. I ordered a size 0 in this.
I think the color is gorgeous, I love royal blue for the fall. I can't decide if i like it tucked or untucked. I realize the difference is minimal but...
The waist gap problem
So far, from all the BB Dakota things I own, I have concluded that Jack BB Dakota runs slightly smaller than the main BB Dakota line. Common theme is that the waist is more generous than the bust.
Hopefully the second part of my order will come soon. I ordered two more dresses and a skirt. They are available on Revolve Clothing but are about twice as expensive as the sale prices on PLNDR. Also, this is for Ping, but PLNDR has a Free People sale on Friday. I think there won't be too many choices available in small sizes but it might still be worth it to check it out.
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