Spending a lot of money on a dress can be a surprisingly stressful thing! How are you to know whether it’ll be worth it, whether the construction and fabrics are up to scratch?
Recently I was asked to pick a dress from The House of Foxy for review, so I could have a chance to see for myself whether it was worth the £110 price tag.
The House of Foxy is a British Brand of Womenswear that takes inspiration from the early 20th Century. You’ll find inspiration from the 20s through to the 60s in their styles. They also manufacture all their clothing in the UK. Something that does add a little to the price tag, but means they are ethically produced and quality is easier to ensure.
The dress I chose was the 1960s Betty Wiggle Dress in Silver Brocade. It also comes in black, green and a pin stripe.
First impressions were great as it comes beautifully packaged in tissue paper, and posted in a box so it doesn’t crease on its journey.
The fabric was thick and good quality, and felt luxurious.
I would advise sizing down if you’re not sure. I ordered the size 12 to start with which should have been the exact right size according to the size chart, if not a little too tight on the hips. However it was just a little too big, so I returned it for the 10, which according to the size chart should have been too small, but the dresses style and stretch meant it was much more flattering!
The dress also has a great authentic length. Far too many midi dresses end on or just below the knee, and in this style they ride up a little when you walk. This one finished at a perfect midi length on me, I’m 5’4″. If you’re much shorter you might find it too long, but on me it was perfect!
The choice to use a pleat at the back of the skirt instead of a split makes the dress far more flattering and adds an unusual detail along with the deeper v back.
Overall I was hugely impressed with the quality, and it’s worth a splurge for a special occasion!