I bought a second Réalisation Par dress. It was a total impulse purchase. I logged on and saw they added the Christy dress in a new print. Who couldn’t resist a sweet cherry print?… me, that’s who. Am I regretting it? To be honest, I can’t decide, so let’s review the pros & cons together.
Your new favourite dress with a cherry on top! The Christy is just about as perfect as a dress can get. Which was our dream. A dress that you could wear to breakfast and lunch and dinner. A dress you could wear on a date but also meet the parents in.
👆This is Réalisation Par’s official description of the Christy dress.👆
I have one note about that description: I would never ever EVER meet a boy’s parents wearing this dress.
This dress is not for the faint of heart. It’s short. It’s strappy. It’s silky.
I ordered the Christy in size SMALL. I had problems with my Réalisation Par Ozzie dress’ size. For this one, I took time to get out the measuring tape and actually read their sizing chart. Technically, this dress was supposed to fit me PERFECTLY. Theoretically, the bust is a pinch loose and the hips are pretty big…
I love Réalisation Par and their garment quality is so amazing, but their clothes run a little big.
Am I just the worst at choosing sizes when it comes to Réalisation Par? What gives?
Luckily, the straps do. That’s the saving grace here.
They’re adjustable and when I make them super short: the chest and waist get tighter. Unfortunately it also makes the overall length shorter (obviously) and does nothing to make the hips tighter. Which means absolutely no bending over and no leaning dramatically on the bar (you know when there aren’t any stools and you really just feel like sitting so you dramatically lean on it? ya that). I’m used to short lengths after my ridiculously short A.P.C. denim mini skirt, I just wish it was a bit longer… 💁
When the straps are super short, the size SMALL works. But I am self-concious that my thighs & hips look big due to it being so short.
Note: I’m generally a FR 36 and a UK 8. Sometimes I can squeeze into a FR34 or a UK6, but it’s rare. I am 5’5.75 (the .75 of an inch matters, I swear) and weigh around 111-113 lbs (PSA: I don’t give my specs to be obnoxious — I give them because I find it super helpful when I read clothing reviews that include them).
HOW TO WEAR RÉALISATION PAR’S CHRISTY DRESS
For daytime looks, add casual elements… anything to make it more relaxed. A tote bag, for instance, works wonders.
Left to Right…
Tan K. Jacques flavia sandals (check out my review of their Epicure sandals here) and a straw Kayu tote
Chanel classic two-tone ballet flats (review here), a grey cashmere sweater from Holt Renfrew, and a canvas tote from Isabel Marant (best perk of expensive purchases? The free totes)
Stan Smiths (pls don’t call me basic) and a tote from Sunrise Mart in NYC (I miss their onigiri so much)
Réalisation Par’s Christy dress shines at night… also because it looks best with a low-heeled shoe.
Left to Right…
Chanel slingbacks (review here) and a patent medium sized Chanel flap
Black Castañer espadrilles (review here) and my ridiculously beat-up small Proenza Schouler PS1
Patent Repetto Camilles (review here), gold hoops from Etsy, and a circa 2007 Marc Jacobs makeup bag as a clutch
PROS & CONS
-Strapless bra friendly, although you don’t need one
-Quick shipping (my order came within a week)
-Borders on being too short
I’m still going back and forth if I love it or hate it. I can’t make up my mind if the cut is actually super awkward or if it actually looks good… but…
If you’re into it…
This is an EXCUSE ME PAY ATTENTION TO ME kind of dress.
A 🔥hot dang🔥 kind of dress… a 👋”boy, bye”👋 kind of dress… an unapologetically totally 💥feeling myself💥 kind of dress.
… and everyone could use that kind of dress.
What do you think about the Christy?
Réalisation Par’s Christy dress is available on their website in cherry print, black, or ivory from $160.00 USD to $180.00 USD ✨
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MORE RÉALISATION PAR REVIEWS…
-Take your normal Réalisation Par size for a closer fit, if you have a larger chest though, you might want to size up.
-Réalisation Par return process can be a bit long, here‘s what to expect.
Not really a day time dress, unless you’re REALLY feeling it. The silk’s sheen makes it feel more nighttime appropriate. Also keep in mind that it’s super short!
Can’t bend over in it/have to be careful about leaning on things and your bum sticking out
The Christy dress has that classic Réalisation Par quality and durability. Be mindful where you sit because this kind of silk does have the propensity to get caught on uneven surfaces.