So don't tell me I look good in this dress. I mean I appreciate any and all compliments (of course) but for this one instance let's just say it looks so-so because I ended up returning this Everlane Short Sleeve Mini Wrap Dress. I was very torn about whether or not to keep it, and more so after a poll on Insta-story had 89% of the voters saying keep it. But in the end, as they say, you gotta do you and "me" is not this dress.
But man, I could see this being me some day!
This would be "office worker Elaine" who's efficient, no-nonsense and makes the big bucks (lol, all 'not me' attributes at the moment). But as it stands, I'm really a garage-working blogger so this dress would only see the light of day on rare occasions (maybe a bridal shower or a fancy dinner). And not to say that all my clothes need to be workhorses but I have enough special occasion dresses (including the Grana dresses I reviewed couple weeks ago), so I don't need another one.
Anyway for those who do work in an office or more formal environments, I would recommend this short sleeve wrap dress. The mini version works great for petite gals like myself (I'm 5'4"), while taller people could probably rock the regular length. I'm wearing my regular size 4 here and it fits great!
The design on this dress is awesome with an inner tie and an outer tie, so it'll never accidentally unwrap. I also really like that the sleeves overhang a bit to minimize the tricep area. The material works great for this dress but having owned Japanese GoWeave before, I know this triacetate doesn't breathe. So this dress is best suited for air conditioned offices or cooler climates.
But another reason I ended up returning this dress is because triacetate is quite a toxic material to make and also won't biodegrade like a natural fiber. So I would only feel worse keeping this around in my closet, not being worn and then knowing how this toxic-to-make material will fill a landfill indefinitely. Nah, I rather send it back (and never get Japanese GoWeave again) and let Everlane sell it to someone else so they can have that "problem."
Anyway I can't say I exactly recommend this dress, though it is a good dress. But if you're going to be wearing it a lot to work and it fills a need in your wardrobe then I would say it's probably worth it.
P.S. See more in the comments (in response to Renee from goblinshark) for some better links with the specific chemicals it takes to produce triacetate!