Pros are that the fabric is light and great for dancing in, it’s sustainable and ethically made, hand made to measure and the sewing is very professionally finished. Plus it includes beautiful details like the button enclosure including a scalloped edge.
The cons depend on preference. The dress is very oversize, which could be a con in some people’s books (it fits into my aesthetic perfectly), but the fit combined with the wide neckline means you can’t really forgo a bra without slips. And also because I am a lazy sod, the fact that the fabric wrinkles easily is a con to me. But then again, the wrinkles aren’t too noticeable against the black fabric. Lastly, along with the quality and ethics is a larger price tag at 75 dollars (AUD) per dress.
I’m trying super hard this year to opt for quality and ethics over quantity and trendiness, and looking into minimalism (if you didn’t hear about that in my last post on the topic). I didn’t realise this before, but minimalism is more than just an aesthetic and a small wardrobe. It’s being mindful of what you need in your closet, buying pieces that will last and making sure you look after them so that you can get the most out of them. Although this dress doesn’t quite fit the minimalist aesthetic, I think this dress fits perfectly into my own version of a minimalist wardrobe.
What do you think? Do the pros outweigh the cons? And what would you include in your own minimalist wardrobe?
I’m wearing the Alice Dress sent to me by Catalogue d’une Nymphe, Coen’s cardigan from Boohoo.com, a tiny bucket bag from Gypsy Warrior, vegan leather Victorian style boots from Beserk, an antique calligraphy pen nib necklace from Ami Nyitray Designs on Etsy and socks from Asos.