Does “One Size Fits All” really work?: A Christy Dawn Dress Review

A trip to Palm Springs here, a week driving down to Newport Beach there…

The past few summers have been road trip heavy.

Christy Dawn dress review

All of these road trips have taken the I-5 through the San Joaquin Valley.

Dry as a piece of straw, it’s the opposite of torrential summers in Panamá (where I call home).

The scenery kept reminding me of one brand: Christy Dawn.

So, when I got home, I ordered Christy Dawn’s Delilah dress…

Christy Dawn Dress SIZING

For reference’s sake, I’m 5’5.75” and weigh 115-117 lbs.

For comparison’s sake, my sizes run below:
-US 2, in HVN or Reformation
-Small, Rag & Bone T-Shirts
-UK 8, in ALEXACHUNG
-FR 34-36, in Isabel Marant or Rouje

Christy Dawn’s Delilah dress is one size fits all (with extended sizing available).

Christy Dawn dress sizing

They added elastic bands on the sleeves and there’s a whole lot of space in the body…

… and there’s also a belt to make it tighter if you want.

 


IMPRESSIONS

Christy Dawn’s following is like “sells out REALLY fast” kind of crazy.

For a good reason, after all Christy Dawn is

✅ A female led brand

✅ Ethically produced

✅ Environmentally sustainable

✅ All fabrics are natural or deadstock

✅ Cause-driven (i.e. some sales benefit some great causes)

The only thing I think is crazy about Christy Dawn are their prices though.

Even when you account for all their great work, at a range from $198 to $448 USD for dresses, their prices are still kind of quite high…


PROS & CONS

Pros
Deadstock usage: Better for our planet.
One size fits all: Some of their styles are one size fits all — makes shopping easier.
Snap button: There’s a snap button which makes the dress bra friendly.
Wooden box: It’s cute, but like…

Cons
Wooden box: Do they really need to send your order in a cedar box? Why not a tote bag that’s a bit more practical for things like groceries or hauling your computer to work?
Returns will cost you: $12 USD for a refund — is it because of the cost to ship a wooden box back?!
Deadstock: It’s better for the planet, but at the same time, I like knowing what material my dresses are made out of.


As much as I enjoy their bohemian feel and not having to worry about what size to order…

Christy Dawn’s dresses will likely not become a staple in my wardrobe.

The “one size fits all” totally worked, but…

As much as I enjoy the aesthetic of their clothes, they just feel too expensive for what they are.

As a Canadian, I need to say “I’m sorry!…” but on the plus side, if you’re a fan, at least there’s one less person going after for their new arrivals!

If you’re into it, Christy Dawn dresses are available from ChristyDawn.com from $198 USD.
… or you can check out Christy Dawn x Madewell over on Madewell.

 

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