The 6 Way Dress - Review of
Maternity, Travel & All Figure Garment
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Wardrobe & Image Planning for
Review of the 6 Way Dress - Perfect for Fuller Tummy Figures
Fashion can be demanding - nipped in waists, hour glass silhouettes; I
can hear you groan across the globe as the latest fashion demands too much
of you. Your belly may be larger than you'd like for fashion wear and
you may think that despite having a neat shoulder line and good arms there
is no dress that will enhance your lumpy torso in particular.
Fear not, help is at hand.
Recently the owner Fertile Mind
the suppliers of this 6 Way Dress sent me a dress to review for fashion-era. I must say I am very impressed
with the 6 Way Dress, initially designed for maternity wear, but
suitable for wearing by those not pregnant.
The 6 Way Dress is very versatile in that it can be
worn by those who are
not pregnant, just as easily as by those who are. The fabric makes it
ideal to pack for travel when you just want to take minimal luggage, yet be
prepared for all events. It can be styled more than just six
ways and you may have fun working out extra ways to wear the dress.
The garment can even be worn as a long maxi skirt making it extra useful. In addition if you add a brooch or some clips you can
make a few more intricate styles again.
The 6 Way Dress was designed for Fertile Mind
Australia by a celebrated fashion designer Sacha Drake. I was sent the
copyrighted 6 Way Dress design last week
via TNT Global Express delivery services. It arrived just 6 days
later even with a weekend in between. So if you have a special event
coming up soon you can get hold of a dress within a week from Australia and
even sooner once the UK site is up and running.
the dress arrived early that morning I had just showered and so
eager to try it on I quickly towel dried and just whipped the 6 Way Dress on as I was.
Immediately I tried it on, it struck me that here was a dress that was not
only suitable for the varying months of pregnancy, but also for the non
pregnant. Most especially it screamed at me that it would make a
useful versatile dress for travel and holidays and even lounging around at home.
instantly thought this would also make a great beach dress in a printed
fabric. When I emailed this idea to Peter the company partner I
found they had already thought of this and he sent me this image left,
showing a version with a printed top making it more suitable for sunnier
days. You can even be a 'lady in red' if you opt for the cherry version
currently on sale.
The Fertile Mind 6 Way Dress can be worn as adaptable attractive maternity wear by those pregnant
for any stage of the 9
months. The retailers suggest the 6 way dress can be especially useful after
for belly support in particular, after Caesareans and in those early days when the
figure is still out of tone. But note how it can also worn as an ordinary, but
accommodating garment by those who are not pregnant, but simply in need of a
useful dress that can be adapted to many styles.
dress is very flattering on just about everybody and one of the best
features I noted was the drape of the fabric - it swings and doesnt cling. The material is made from
a high grade of polyester and Elastane and the fabric has a good density
that means you cannot see through it.
The Elastane content means the doubled bandeau area is supportive in the
same way that a boob tube can be. It can support your bust or your tummy
dependant on where you place the style on your body. The support is such that you
don't need a bra. The fabric quality means that no ironing is
required and the material will stay beautiful for years with simple wash
and wear care. Most importantly, this dress is strongly made and will
stretch with you.
The shaped overskirt flaps enable
you to increase the number of styles you can tie from halter neck or baby
doll to asymmetric one shoulder styles.
6 Way Dress comes with a simple guide sheet like the one right, it explains how you can make six
basic styles. But you will discover several new variations if you play about with the
positioning of the side seam to create more variations. If you have
played around with a sarong before this will be an easy exercise for you,
but the Fertile Mind 6 Way
Dress will produce more reliable results. The 6 Way Dress can also be comfortably worn as a
maxi skirt in several styles either under or
over the belly.
When choosing your size, I'd say from my experience, if you are in the UK then this size chart
from Fertile Mind reflects UK sizing. Go by your bust size for a snug
fit to the boob tube part as the skirt is roomy, but this is not over
obvious as the drape is so good.
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