I first mentioned this henley dress in my What I Didn’t Buy in July post because even though I was eyeing it, I didn’t purchase it. And well sometimes I guess good things do come to those who wait because it was on sale in early August. But also because it was on sale, I was unable to return it…which unfortunately is what I would have liked to have done. But first, here’s my full impression of this KOTN dress.
KOTN markets themselves as an ethical company that makes premium quality basics from Egyptian cotton. But to be honest, I don’t feel their cotton to be exactly “premium quality.” The cotton material feels quite thin. PACT’s organic cotton tee dress felt immensely more premium (which I loved and reviewed here), and even Everlane’s regular cotton feels better than KOTN’s. I guess it all depends on what you define as premium. I like my cotton garments to have some thickness to them. While KOTN’s cotton does feel silkier, it’s a lot thinner. Also this might be fine for tees, but as a dress I prefer thick cotton. Also I think organic cotton is better than conventional cotton (no matter where it’s grown) because conventional cotton uses a lot of pesticides.
Anyway this is to say that I was disappointed in their cotton, and because the fabric was so thin the dress is a bit sheer. Plus the style was not great: the slit up the leg was way too high while the general dress length was too long (I think the site model in the pic above is 5’9” for reference. I’m 5’4”). Thus you won’t see me model it here. I almost didn’t write this review, but decided that this might be informative for those who are thinking about trying KOTN. If you do, I would go for a shirt over a dress, or if you do go for a dress a darker one would be less sheer. As for me, this was a total miss >.<