I’ve been slowly and quietly been trying things from PACT with some of the credit earned by those who purchase through my referral link (you also get 20% off with this link)—and thank you for your support! I’ve tried their t-shirt (which I compared with other black tees in the review here) and I’ve tried their leggings (which I compare with other maternity leggings here). I’ve also tried their baby onsies and their sateen crib sheet, which were really quite good though I haven’t written a review of them. But nothing was so good (since their undies which I reviewed over a year and a half ago here) that it compelled me to write a dedicated review about it, until now.
I ordered a bunch of their T-shirt pocket dresses right after giving birth, thinking I would use them as sleepwear since I didn’t want to wear any sort of pants at the time. But I recovered quickly enough so that I started wearing my old Pjs within a week or two and then forgot about my order of these dresses (especially since it was still cold and wintery). But now with summer here in full force, thanks to a couple of heat waves hitting the Bay Area, I dug around my closet for easy summery things I could wear and found these dresses. When I tried them on, I fell in love. I can’t remember having had a good heavyweight cotton t-shirt dress like this in my wardrobe. Many of the t-shirt dresses I’ve tried in the past have been on the thin side, which leads to VPL or feeling slightly exposed. Or they’re so short that you can see my butt when I raise both hands up (*ahem* I’m looking at you Everlane). But PACT got it right. These are what T-shirt dresses should be like.
First of all the organic cotton is amazing. It’s super thick and slightly textured so the fabric feels substantial. This t-shirt dress won’t flap up with a slight breeze. Also no VPL. And the length is just right, so it won’t show any underwear when you bend down. There’s one small pocket in the front but sadly no pockets at the hips.
And not only is the dress great but they’re made from GOTS certified cotton and produced in a fair trade factory. You can learn more about their ethics and values as a company here.
I ordered this in a medium because I didn’t want it to be too fitted and I think it’s the perfect size for my 5’4” frame. It’s loose and easy: the perfect combo for summer dress. So if you’ve been looking for a good T-shirt dress, I suggest giving this PACT one a try. In fact, I liked it so much I bought another one in black. It’s sometimes the simplest items that are the hardest to get right. So when I find a gem like this, I tend to purchase an extra.
P.S. Some sizes still available in black and gray for sale on their site ($20 but final sale), but there’s still all the sizes left on Zappos (which I linked to).