Everlane seems to be really into the square style this summer with the release of their silk square shirt, their poplin square shirt and now their poplin square shirt dress. I wasn't planning on trying out their poplin square shirt dress since I haven't been a fan of the square-style (to me, these square shirts just seem way too big to be flattering). But when I decided to try out Cuyana's poplin shirt dress (which I reviewed this past Wednesday), I figured it would be good to see how Everlane's version of the poplin shirt dress compared. And well...
meh, I didn't love it.
I think it's probably due to the fact that I have short legs and a pear-shaped body. So the pleats and the extra wide material at the hips makes me look even more pear-shaped. Also, if you get the white poplin, it's quite sheer. I think if you have a more boyish figure, like the Everlane model, the dress could be super flattering. I did like that this dress had pockets, unlike the Cuyana poplin shirt dress.
Also, if you're wondering the poplin material of the Everlane dress is great but if you're looking for really high-quality poplin then the Cuyana shirt dress is a clear winner. Cuyana's poplin (made in Turkey) is thicker, smoother and feels nicer than Everlane's. But you're also looking at spending almost twice as much on the Cuyana dress than on the Everlane dress.
And here's Grechen's take on the Everlane poplin shirt dress but in the dark blue color (which I think looks great on her though she purchased it for her sister). As usual reviews are not sponsored (though I think to be honest, I should probably start saying that all Everlane reviews are now sponsored by readers who use my referral link to Everlane--thanks guys, you make the plethora of Everlane reviews possible!).