Earlier this month we launched our newest Edited Pieces addition, the Bellaire dress which also comes in kids sizes (12-18M – 6T)! Nori and I wore our dresses in my anniversary post, and I wanted to share some more details and fit info. This dress was inspired by New England summers and features easy stretch straps and a comfortably smocked back. Last year I had samples for this dress sprawled out on the floor and was tweaking the fit and the custom floral print when Nori walked in. She exclaimed how beautiful it was and asked if I could make her one to match. It felt amazing to say, yes, actually I can!
I love that this dress can be dressed up for a special occasion but also worn everyday with flats – I wear it regularly to daycare pickup and it makes my day when passerby stop to ask where it’s from! I also sat in this comfortably for several hours in a car and emerged pretty much wrinkle-free.
Fit & Details
This dress has an empire-style waistline which makes it both maternity and postpartum friendly. The stretch elastic straps pull down one at a time allowing the dress to be nursing-friendly as well. I’m 5′ tall and it hits at ankle length like a maxi dress, and would be midi length on someone taller. Knowing me, it of course had to have pockets that are roomy enough to fit a phone or a small wallet for practicality.
This dress is made of a lightweight, crisp cotton poplin fabric blend that is Oeko-Tex certified and wrinkle minimizing. While the dress is machine washable, I like to hang dry most of my dresses to keep them looking pristine.
The feedback we’ve received from fit testers and customers so far is that this dress fits true to size. I currently measure around 32 bust, 24 waist, 33 hips and can do either XXS for a fitted feel or XS for a little wiggle room. We also have a lovely customer Priscilla who shared that she is 4’11” with a larger bust and size 4/6 in most brands, wearing a Small in our dress. For the kids version, if in between sizes we suggest sizing up, especially since little ones grow quickly!