|Feeling Friendly in my comfortable easy-to-wear Karina Dress
The Brand: Karina Dresses is a woman-owned apparel company located in Brooklyn, New York, where the dresses are made. Founded in 2007 by Karina Cousineau, who is the owner, the designer and the visionary behind this modestly ambitious brand. Karina's goal? To create "a fashion line that makes every “body” feel and look great, no matter what shape or size."
The Dress: The dresses are American made. In fact, they are designed, cut, assembled and sewn right in the Karina Dresses workshop/offices located in Brooklyn, New York. They are made by seamstresses being paid a living wage. The fabric used to make Karina Dresses is a heavy gauge micro-fiber that is breathable and fluid in movement.
|Karina Dresses are easy to wear & eco-friendly. Also, pretty easy on the eyes.
The Review: I was sent this dress: the Carolyn short sleeve. It has a pretty grey/white print that reminds me of a hybrid of plaid and honeycomb. PERFECT for me. Now I'm not normally a "microfiber" girl, as sometimes the material is too thin and shows my every lump. And often times it feels synthetic and uncomfortably clammy. I was pleased to note immediately how BREATHABLE the material was, how beautifully it hung on me, and how the thickness of the fabric HUGGED my curves and flattered them.
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The cut of the dress is simple, which belies its brilliance. The waist was nearly at "empire"length, meaning that the waist of the dress sat below my bust and above my waistline, giving me the appearance of a smaller waist. LOVE THAT. I'm thick in the middle, so the fact that it fit COMFORTABLY and still made me look thinner made major points with this blogger. More points scored with the wrinkle-free aspect and the fabric's breathability. The first time I wore it, it was raining (I was visiting New York) and I didn't feel cold or clammy. The photos above were taken on a warm day in Sacramento, and even layered over a long sleeve shirt, I was cool and comfortable.
|Photo Credits: Bella Q
I would highly recommend Karina Dresses. In fact, I've been busy shopping the Karina online website for my second dress. With the comfort and versatility of the design, I think I could use a few more body-friendly dresses like this in my wardrobe.
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|The fabric is sourced in small batches making each dress part of a limited edition.
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