You know how BFF marketing is everywhere these days? Most of us (ahem, me) get so sucked into it and instantly buy it. Then it comes and it totally doesn’t live up to the ~dream.~
These companies make us believe that we can be that dream girl if we only buy something. You know the dream girl they’re selling… She has perfectly disheveled yet shiny hair, a flawless no-makeup makeup look, and legs for days. She’s probably even fluent in a second language.
It’s all just marketing hype though isn’t it? You can’t magically grow 3 inches and learn a second language just by buying something… Unless that something is a surgery or Rosetta Stone.
But you know what? Sometimes that something makes you feel like your legs are 3 inches longer. Sometimes that something just makes you feel confident asking your Uber driver how their day was despite how bad your Spanish is.
Sometimes that something you bought actually makes you feel more confident and more you. Sometimes that something is a Réalisation Par dress.
My first Ozzie didn’t make me feel like the best me right out the gate. It was too big. Only after I got it tailored did I feel amazing in it. I dabbled in the Christy dress, which I like, but it’s not exactly an everyday kind of dress. I was itching to buy another one of their dresses (maybe the Alexandra?) then the Ozzie came out in Poison Ivy…
This new Ozzie dress (that’s my correct size) makes me feel like I’m three inches taller and that I can speak a third language. It’s basically the dream in a dress. And I feel like a dream in this dress.
After a slight confusion with my first Ozzie and Christy dress sizes, I sized down for this one.
I got this Ozzie dress in extra small (XS). I’m generally a UK8 or a FR36 (if need be I can squeeze into a UK6 or FR34 and can make a UK10 or FR38 work). For complete reference, I’m around 5’5.75 and weigh from 111-113lbs.
The XS Ozzie is a perfect fit. It’s tighter around my bust and the length is shorter. The tightest part is around my ribs, so if I have a big dinner, my stomach won’t feel restricted. My arm range is moderately limited though, like in my UK10 Kate Moss Topshop dress (that dress from her first 2007 collection).
Réalisation Par’s “Poison Ivy” print is relatively sheer. If you look closely you can see shadows through the top of the dress (the bottom is double lined, so no problem there). This is easily fixed with adhesive shapers from Fashion Forms or round band-aids.
PROS & CONS
–Material: The Ozzie is 100% silk. It drives me mental that some brands charge so much for dresses made out of viscose. I 100% adore & appreciate Réalisation Par’s use of silk.
–Aesthetics: Come on, this dress is just adorable.
–Customer Service: I had an issue with this order, emailed them, and expected to wait at least a day for an answer. Within 12 minutes Hannah remedied the problem. Réalisation Par, please give her a raise — she “gets” customer service. Thank you Hannah!
–Top Isn’t Lined: I need to wear band-aids/nipple covers because nipple shadows do show, however, the bottom is lined.
How I Wear My Ozzie?
The Ozzie Dress Claims
Per Réalisation Par’s description of the Ozzie, let’s take a look at their claims…
The Ozzie dress will work harder for you than anyone else will.
No matter how good this dress makes me look, my parents work the hardest for me.
I don’t mean that in a “my parents pay my credit card bill” kind of way (because they definitely don’t). I mean it in a “my parents raised me, drove me to violin lessons, made me take Kumon growing up so I would be top in my math class, they continue to encourage me to get a Spanish tutor, listen to everything I have to say (except my celebrity gossip theories), and are generally in my court no matter what” kind of way.
This printed silk sundress has been stitched and restitched by us so many times to ensure it fits your body better than a cashmere glove.
This dress does fit me better than my cashmere gloves.
We wanted a dress that was sexy but didn’t make you feel naked whilst staying true to our wear anywhere, anytime aesthetic and we defiantly nailed it with the Ozzie.
You can definitely (and defiantly) wear this dress day or night. And it definitely has a naked but clothed feel to it.
From the gathered shoulder to the empire waist, all the way down to the floaty skirt, this dress will get you into trouble in the best possible way.
True! ✅ (unfortunately)
The last time I wore my Ozzie I got back together with an ex. If that’s not trouble, I don’t know what is.
You and I both know that we don’t need a sundress in order to be a ~dream girl.~ I mean, our time is better spent doing Duolingo rather than reading fashion reviews… but we also know that sometimes we just want a cute sundress that makes us look like the dream girl that we all ready are.
This is that cute sundress.
The Ozzie dress is available from Réalisation Par’s site for $170 USD.
You might also be able to find it on the Real Real or Vestiaire Collective, where you could save money and the environment by buying it second hand.
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18 responses to “NEW Réalisation Par Poison Ivy OZZIE Review: It’s Réal Love This Time”
hey I wanted to get the Ozzie and Kristy dress, I’m 5’4 108lb, 34b, and 24 in bottoms, with No hips lol I’m pretty small girl, should I get a small in the Kristy and xs in Ozzie in your opinion?
I think you should definitely size down to that XS in both if you don’t feel like your hips are that big — the hips were really my biggest problem. I generally wear a size 25-26 in jeans. The top was also a litttttttle big big in S (I’m around 32A), so XS should be a closer fit for you.
Let me know how it goes!
Hi 🙂 I loved your review, it is so detailed ! I am also thinking of purchasing the Ozzie but I am between xs and xxs. Just for reference, what is your waist size? For me that is the most tricky part I guess, cause I want it to be fitted. Thanks a lot!
I generally take a 25 or 26 in jeans (my Rag & Bone jeans or APC denim skirt review might be useful if you want to gauge my waist size). For me, the top was the trickiest part to get right. I’m relatively smaller on top and take a 32A. XS in Ozzie is basically perfect for me!
That dress looks gorgeous on you! I am unsure whether I should go for an XS or S. I am about 32 (D cup), 25/26, 34. Based on your experience, what would you recommend?
Hey Mia — based on your tiny waist, I’m inclined to say go for XS… but considering chest concerns, S mighhht be better.
I’m pretty small on top (A), but there’s plenty of space in the chest, however I’m moderately concerned that there might be some spillage for you! This dress is definitely not bra friendly ahah.
very helpful! thank you so much. I was also interested in the Teale after seeing your review, do you think the xs would fit nicely as well? I am as concerned as you are with S being too big on top, which would cause gaping when seated. Do you feel like the mid section is too tight in xs?
The Teale definitely gets a little tight around the waist! It closes completely on me because of my smaller chest, but if my chest was any bigger, I’d definitely have issues with that.
100% go with small for the Teale 🙂 — plus since it’s a wrap you can adjust it depending on what you want it.
Did you watch the video review for the Teale? https://youtu.be/ZsCr1-pjkRM
You can get a better idea of how it closes and how it moves in the video!
Hi! Really love your reviews–they inspired me to go out and get my own teale and ozzie dress! I wanted to ask, though–do you actually dry clean these? I’m really hoping I can gently handwash them (with maybe woolite?) and wondered what you personally do.
Hey Tay, so cool that you grabbed the Teale and Ozzie! What prints did you get?
I definitely get them dry cleaned! They’re so delicate that I’d hate to handwash them and make a mistake… I wait around 3 wears or until it’s emitting an odour, whichever comes first! 😉
Good to know! I got the Ozzie in pansy and the Teale in purple haze. I didn’t have any clothing in those colors prior to this, so they’re a really nice add to my wardrobe!
I’m so glad I read your review for this dress because I’m thinking of getting the exact same one! Taking your advise of sizing down to heart, I wanted to get your opinion if I should buy it in XXS or XS? I’m 4’10, waist is 25.5 inches, 95 lbs, and my bra size is 32A. I’m afraid that if I get the XXS, it might be too tight around the arms and the waistline. But based on your own stats above (you’re about 7 inches taller than me and at 111 lbs), the XS is a perfect fit and it’s making me think that it may be a little baggy on me. Please help!
So glad you found it, Anna!
I’d be concerned about the arms too — the arm movement can be a real problem with these dresses!
Based on your measurements, I think we’re fairly similar, so an XS could work well on you… what size do you normally take in US or UK stores?
Before I decided to bulk up (going to the gym, lifting weights, packing on the protein), I was a size 0 and at times a 00. Now I can’t even get my outfits in those sizes past my hips! Lately I’m a size 2 and sometimes a 4 depending on the brand (can’t trust H&M because their sizing is WAY INCONSISTENT). I do usually get an XS (if it’s the smallest option) and it fits like a dream. But an XXS? I imagine that it’d be like putting my leg in a sausage casing, yikes! 😀
Oh wow! Congratulations — I need some of your dedication!
I think an XS will be good then… Arm movement is limited in it, but it’s similar to how size UK10 Topshop tea dresses fit (i.e. the ones from Kate Moss’ 2007 collection). I’m generally a US 2 and the dress is a perfect fit all around. Our bra sizes are the same and my waist is almost the same as well… but I wouldn’t recommend lifting in the Ozzie 😉
Believe me, I have days when I have to peel my body out of bed because I tell myself, “That waist ain’t taking care of itself, sister.” 😀 But you look so good too, hun! I wish that I can take great pictures in my Ozzie as you do in yours! :)))
Thank you for the suggestions and input! They’ve been very helpful! I’ll definitely get it now in XS because even if it’s a little bigger in some places, it’s not something a little alteration won’t fix 😉 As my dad always says, “If it’s bigger, you can always subtract [fabric]. Can’t add to something that’s too small without messing it up.” And no worries, I won’t be lifting weights in mine, lest I risk ripping the sleeve haha! 😀
Your dad has great advice! I just got Réalisation Par’s Juliet dress (review here if you’re curious https://www.newinspired.com/realisation-par-juliet-dress-review/) and it’s definitely a bit too big on me… but that button gaping fear stopped me from sizing down like normal. But since it’s too big I can always get it taken in like my first Ozzie! 🙂
Hope you love it and update me if it fits like we hope it does!!
You’ll be the first to know if it fits me like a dream (please God let it be so!), or a nightmare! ;D Hopefully it turns me into somebody’s dream girl haha!