About a month ago I posted a quick poll asking readers what they wanted to see reviewed next from Cuyana. And one of the top choices was their poplin layered shirtdress. So here I present the Cuyana poplin shirtdress review.
When I first saw their layered shirtdress I was intrigued by the different design. I love the addition of a slight tail in the back as well as the layers at the side slits. But when I tried it on I felt a bit like I was wearing a old-school nurse's dress. All that was missing was the little nurse cap with the red cross on it.
But I have to admit, this might be because I ordered a small instead of a medium. On the model on Cuyana's site, the shirtdress fits looser, though if you look at my pics above you can see that when I wear the shirtdress there's less of a tail than in the pictures from Cuyana (as in the back-end on the model's dress is a lot more pronounced). Which makes me think that the shirtdress I got is a bit different than the one on the site. Either way I probably should have sized up to a medium (or it's an indication that I should get off my butt and work out at least once in a while, but that's another story).
Anyway I did like the shirtdress, but just not on me. But here's what I liked about it:
~ The poplin from Cuyana is hands-down the best poplin I've tried on so far. Not that I'm a poplin connoisseur, but the poplin from Cuyana is thicker and smoother than the poplin from Everlane. Cuyana's poplin has a beautiful sateeny sheen to it.
~ I like the double layer on the bottom half as it ensures that you can't see your underwear underneath (well for nude and light colors). This also removes the need for a slip underneath. The single layer of poplin on top is a bit sheer but just wear a nude bra and it'll be fine.
~ I love the details like the hidden buttons and the layered slits. I also like the 3/4 sleeves.
But like I said I didn't love it so I sent it back. Stay tuned since my next Cuyana review will be on something that I loved and kept (hint: it's another silk item). As always my reviews are not sponsored and if you want to read more Cuyana reviews, you can find them here.