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Baukjen The Ruched Cowl Dress

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Review 1 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Wedding Guest
Date:Mar 13
Posted by tahtyanah
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"Got the cobalt blue, which is a very popular color. I'm 5'6" and ~140lbs and ordered an 8 (wish I ordered a 6) which was a little large, but not so much to go through an exchange for a smaller size. Reached below the my kneecaps, but you can scrunch it up or pull it down for varying lengths. This dress is fabulous, hugged every curve and the draping and ruching definitely camo'ed any flaw. :)"
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Posted by tahtyanah
Review 2 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
An essential dress
Date:Mar 13
Posted by redrussiansarah
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"I love this dress. I have a very big bust, and the neckline is supremely flattering. The ruching also hides many sins, though i have been inspired to buy some spanx specially for this dress, to help tame my mummy tummy."
-1point
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Posted by redrussiansarah
Review 3 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Flattering and easy to wear
Date:Feb 13
Posted by Sparkyparksy
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"Another great dress from Baukjen. Love the colour, love the fit and love the fact you can dress it up or down."
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Posted by Sparkyparksy
Review 4 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
I have two!
Date:Jan 13
Posted by Clarence
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4 out of 5
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"I own this dress in black and blue and it is absurdly flattering. The ruching is clingy in the right places but very forgiving (although I would advise wearing it with control tights or similar just for a smoother silhouette) and the cowl neckline hangs very nicely.
It's comfy but dresses up well too and has become a real wardrobe staple for me.
"
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Posted by Clarence
Review 5 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Great dress
Date:Jan 13
Posted by happyshopper
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"A little long for those of us at 5'3" but I can live with it. Great cut, size otherwise true."
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Posted by happyshopper
Review 6 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Ludicrously long
Date:Jan 13
Posted by Lulabelle
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"What a disappointment. I've got the ruched jersey dress sin the long sleeved and the fit is perfect, I assumed (note to self ALWAYS read detailed product description) that this would be the same sizing, length etc just with a cowl neck and shorter sleeves. It is not. It is ridiculously long, now admittedly I'm only 5'2" (petite lengths would be lovely IO) but unruched this is mid calf length and to ruche it up so that it sits on the knee or just above looks ridiculous, there is simply too much fabric. A huge diappointment and given the postage and returns charges a costly error on my part. I think for this dress you need to be at least 5'6" or taller"
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4out of 4found this review helpful.
Posted by Lulabelle
Review 7 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Really long!
Date:Jan 13
Posted by Hodge
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"This is my... hmm... 7th or 8th IO dress. I started with the basic ruched ones and have gone on from there and loved every single one. I love this one too but my initial reaction was 'It's so long!' Now I'm pretty sure I'm not the height of the catalogue model but I'm a pretty healthy 5 7" and a normal IO dress is a couple of inches above the knee. This one is 3-4 inches below. Yes I know I could use the ruching to shove it up a bit but there's a limit to how much you can ruche to be honest. I don't mind the longer length but, let's face it, all the product images suggest it's a fairly standard IO length and a bit of warning would have been nice. I'm keeping it of course, I think the material is a lovely weight and it's a good dress for a larger busted lady so I shall wear this one for work and push one of the ones that was always a bit short into wearing at the weekends!"
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Posted by Hodge
Review 8 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Colour better than expected
Date:Dec 12
Posted by Curves
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"One of the snags of buying things online is that the colour on screen is rarely an accurate reflection of the colour of the garment that arrives. Normally I'm disappointed but not with the fuschia. My dress is a deep and rich colour, far better than the bright pink that appears on my computer."
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Posted by Curves
Review 9 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Utterly Flattering
Date:Oct 12
Posted by Fabbers
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"Received the pink dress which is utterly flattering on a shapely woman (with a little help from support pants).
The cowl neck is flattering on a larger bust and I've had lots of compliments at functions when dressed up and at work when dressed down."
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Posted by Fabbers
Review 10 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
"Wow"
Date:Aug 12
Posted by lisaC
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"Bought this dress for a wedding and had so many compliments. Very flattering with fabric just the right weight for the style.
Would consider this to be more of an occasion dress, a little too "wow" for work
"
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Posted by lisaC
Review 11 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Not good
Date:Aug 12
Posted by TJTC
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"I had been eyeing off IO dresses for a couple of months before I finally ordered two. The reviews were mostly positive, so I felt quite confident that I'd love the dresses. I thought they would be the first two of more IO dresses to come in the future. I used the size chart to estimate what size I'd be. Usually, I'm an Australian size 10; a Leona Edmiston size 1; a Jacqui-e size small. I couldn't wait for my dresses to arrive, and had already imagined wearing them. When they arrived, I was so disappointed - neither dress fit me. At a guess, I'd say they were one to two sizes too small. It baffles me how I got it so wrong considering I'd checked with the size chart and sent an e-mail with my measurements to IO to confirm the size that I should order. The return postage back to England was quite expensive, so I decided that I wouldn't chance re-ordering another size considering if the exchange didn't fit, I'd have yet another postage bill and no dress to show for it. On a more positive note, I could see that the dresses were of good quality... the stitching, the fabric, the finish and the colour were all good. Sadly, they just didn't fit. Perhaps, the next size up would have been great but I won't know because, as I said, I wasn't willing to pay another return postage bill if was wrong again. If you live in England, the national postage rate to return an item probably isn't that expensive, but, beware if you have to return internationally."
+5points
6out of 7found this review helpful.
Posted by TJTC
Review 12 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Fabulous dress
Date:Jul 12
Posted by LouiseR
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"I love this dress, it's stylish, comfy, a gorgeous colour and you can wear it in the day or dress it up for the evening. It also covers the baby bulge very nicely!!"
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Posted by LouiseR
Review 13 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Awful
Date:Jul 12
Posted by thalia
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"This is probably a body shape issue. Encouraged by the other reviews I bought this a few days ago, it arrived last night (great delivery times!). It just looks horrible on me. I am 5'9" size 14 and ordered a 14. It fits but just makes me look horribly lumpy, emphasises the rounded stomach and bulges on the hips. Think this looks amazing on my slim sisters but not for the more rounded among us.
Also found the pleats hard to arrange so that they looked designed that way rather than just messy. It's going back."
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Posted by thalia
Review 14 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Too clingy and revealing for work
Date:Jul 12
Posted by megsfromparis
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"I sent this dress back, as I was disappointed with the very thin, clingy fabric. Usually IO fabric is heavy and very substantial, but this was disappointingly thin. It was way too body-clinging to wear to work, even with a jacket over it (I always wear IO size 10/C, and this is an anomale)."
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Posted by megsfromparis
Review 15 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Just gorgeous
Date:Jul 12
Posted by Jools1
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"This dress is so stylish and flattering - very forgiving too, if like me you put on the odd pound or three on holiday. Love the soft grey, which is great for accessorising. It's the type of dress to wear just about anywhere and feel great."
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Posted by Jools1
Review 16 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Fantastic!
Date:Jul 12
Posted by Rosemary
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"We were invited to a black and white (Tango) ball so my husband went straight for the Isabella Oliver catalogue and picked out this dress for me. It arrived within two days (amazing) and was perfect: fits like a glove, is extremely comfortable and looks gorgeous (as I was told many times). So thanks again girls. My daughter is going to a dinner at the House of Lords tonight and has bought the same dress. Clearly a dress for all reasons!"
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Posted by Rosemary
Review 17 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
My new favourite
Date:Jun 12
Posted by DizzyLizzy
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"I love all my Isabella dresses but this is definitely my new favourite! More ruched than I expected - it looks stunning on...."
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Posted by DizzyLizzy
Review 18 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Va va voom dress!
Date:Jun 12
Posted by Violetblonde37
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"Love, love, love this dress, am a slim but curvy girl & this is so flattering & reminiscent of a Marilyn Monroe dress-one of my all time style icons. The ruching on the tummy also fab for those who not long ago had a baby and are struggling to shift the last couple of pounds. So thrilled with it & half price to boot!"
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Posted by Violetblonde37
Review 19 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
sylish, affordable and adaptable
Date:May 12
Posted by mrsc
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"Great dress in dove grey. Can dress up with heels, or with flats for the day. Add an edge with a nice biker jacket, would recommend...."
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Posted by mrsc
Review 20 for The Ruched Cowl Dress
Love love love
Date:May 12
Posted by Petal
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"Looks great on whatever the occasion and can be worn with heels or converse and is perfect if you are a busy mum particularly as machine washable."
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Posted by Petal
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