I find that the best way for me to try out Elizabeth Suzann pieces is to buy half of them new and the other half used from eBay, Poshmark, or Instagram. I actually really love buying my ES stuff used because not only do I not have to wait months for a piece, but I also get to see how the item wears over time (without actually having to put in the time to do all the wearing). Then I can say with a better degree of certainty if a garment holds up well or not. Plus secondhand ES is always a smidge cheaper (though not by a lot and ES clothing is probably one of those things that hold their value even better than most designer clothes). This ES Georgia dress in silk crepe was my second ES eBay purchase (the first one being the linen Tilda's reviewed here).
This was my first time purchasing a dress from ES so I wasn't sure about my size. I'm an OS in the Georgia silk top, but I'm 5'4" so I thought the OSM might work for me. Well I really liked the look of it, but I think the Georgia dress in OS would fit me better.
I'm pretty sure this is a Generation 3 Georgia dress, though I can't be certain since I bought it secondhand. This is for sure not the current Gen 4 since the neckline is wider and feels different from my Gen 4 silk Georgia top. Like I mentioned in that review, ES uses a silk weight of 23mm which is thick enough to feel substantial. Since the dress is made of a thicker silk and flows away from the body, you don't have to worry about VPL. I also really like that the back is a tad longer than the front to help cover your butt, but it also makes your legs look longer in the front.
But this is what happens when I raise my arms:
Guess I can't participate in a "wave" in a stadium with this dress, lol. I don't like not being able to raise my arms in a dress, though I don't know how often I need to raise both arms like that. But still, for a dress to have a place in my closet, I need to be able to move freely in it. Also because of the shorter length, when I sit down, there's not as much fabric as I like under my butt and thighs. And then sometimes as I sit the collar comes up in the front and I end up choking myself. So this is definitely too short for me. I would probably recommend this for truly petite people around 5'3" or shorter.
So even though this particular piece didn't work for me, I would definitely buy the Georgia dress in OS, in either silk or linen. But I'm not in a rush to acquire one just yet since I also purchased the Georgia silk dress in the midi length secondhand from Instagram (will review that soon). And with 2 Georgia tops and 1 Georgia midi dress, a short Georgia dress would be nice to have but not a need.