The lovely people from Damart have kindly sent me this gorgeous black empire line maxi dress in a soft stretchy jersey. If you have not heard about Damart, they are a small family business with British heritage that has grown into a warmly thought of global brand name. Their range includes: Thermal Clothing, Ladieswear, Menswear, Household, Footwear plus their innovation ranges of: Thermolactyl, Lineastyl, Amortyl, Perfect Fit.
I am very pleased with the quality of the dress. It is very soft, stretchy and comfortable to wear. The dress is made from 95% Viscose and 5% Elastane. It comes with a flattering wrapover front, gathering into the skirt which is about 127 cm. I am only 158 cm tall and the dress length falls above my ankle which is the right length for me. It also comes with a wide wearable strap which makes the dress look unique from other maxi dresses. It also covers my bra straps nicely. I accessorised it with a beige colour belt and pearl necklace.
I ordered a size 18 and it fits me very well. It is always good to know that their sizes follows the normal clothing chart. The only problem I had was the wrapover front which is a bit low for me as I am not very busty. I will have to stitch the wrapover to stop me from exposing my bra. This is not troublesome at all as I tend to have to do this with a number of my dresses anyway. After wearing it for a day, I did a 30 degree machine wash. The dress did not shrink and there was no detectable loss of colour. Overall I am very happy with the quality and the value of the dress.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.