I took delivery of this dress (super fast to HK - thank you!) yesterday and it looks like become into yet another of my all time favourite frocks. I’d say it was smart casual.
The quality of the material is wonderful. It’s not flimsy but perfectly wearable in today’s 33 deg heat. It does run a bit long on me but that is because I am tiny.
I am a little wary of Bombshell’s sizes, especially since I have got smaller in recent years and previous Bombshell size 14s, bought to accommodate my 30G bust, are now vast on me and must be packed away for alteration. Generally I am a size 8-10 (my bust size has not changed) but size up to 12 for Bombshell. This size 12 Grace dress is roomy but not tight on me. It does pull a little over my broad shoulders and biceps so this might be something to look out for. I’d recommend you go with Bombshell’s measurements and not the sizes of other brands you might wear. I hope that this review helps people who are hesitant about the size.
If you ever made this dress in black linen or brought back the violet dupion, I’d jump at them.
Absolutely fantastic dress. This is my first chambray dress and it feels wonderful. The grace dresses are so comfortable and stylish. Classic piece that I will enjoy for decades. Feels light weight, non bulky and tailored. Love it. 5 stars!