our fiona dress comes with a few advantages.
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I'm rather sad that this dress isn't made in a proper blue - navy or royal blue. Based on the pictures I was hoping for at least a sort of dusty blue, but in reality the fabric is charcoal grey, which does not look good on me. Nevertheless, the dress is well-made and comfortable. I usually have problems with wool, but this is a smooth, thin jersey that was very comfortable. I did not find it particularly warm on a blustery late autumn day even with a cardigan over it - which at least gives some hope that the dress could be worn year-round with more or fewer layers over top. I did not find the bodice too long as a 5'9 (175cm) long-waisted person with a C bust, though it would be likely to swamp shorter women with smaller busts. The skirt was just knee-length, which is good as the other dresses (even the 'long' ones) are too short on me.
I bought the dress in my regular size in slate blue. It fits perfectly and is very comfortable and light.
The fabric is thin (and in every way like the Brooklyn) and the bottom part fits the same way, although the bodice of the Fiona is tighter. If you are generously endowed, sizing up might be a good idea. The length hits me at the knee, where it is where I wanted it.
Some have complained about the waist band, but after washing the dress I no longer feel it. The dress can easily be layered with the Brooklyn without being too warm (merino is truly the closest to an Elvish fabric as you can get!). Although the fabric is thin, I am never cold, so it is definitely a dress that can be worn during the colder months.
I'll start with the negative: This dress has a very long bodice. I don't have a particularly short torso and am fairly busty, too (37cm from shoulder seam to waist in the back, 46cm in the front), but I had a significant amount of bodice fabric hang down over the waist, which looked frightfully drab on me.
Thankfully I know my way around a sewing machine, so I took the dress apart in the middle, cut a strip (probably about 8-10cm in the back, maybe 4 in the front) off the bodice, then reassembled it.
That said, I love the material and the cut in general, the big pockets, the sleeve length, how versatile it is, and it's one of the most comfy dresses I've ever owned. I'm not even doing the 100 day challenge but just want to wear it all the time because it feels so great, and I'm planning on getting it in blue as well!
Fits perfectly and I'm so impressed with the quality and comfort plus it looks great! I'm on day 13 of the 100 day challenge and I'm so impressed- its getting a work out as a homeschool mum of 2 littles it's been through science experiments, beach, forest, toilet training accidents, painting, baking, cooking and gardening and it's perfect!
I’m a big Wool& Fan and this isn’t my first dress. As much as I love my Sierra but the Fiona could be the perfect winter dress. Fit is great, quality is great and at like everything about the dress.
I really love this dress. Very comfy and more flattering than I expected. I had thought it would be much less forgiving to my lumps and bumps. The lenght is great. Have had loads of compliments. This is my challenge dress.