I saw this Black & White Stripe Sweater-Knit Skater Dress on blogger, author, and activist Leah Vernon as she twirled in it on her Instagram stories. I immediately DM’ed her to ask her where it was from. This was back in fall, and she mentioned that she was on set with Torrid shooting a campaign, and that the unreleased dress was from them.
You can imagine the days I spent refreshing the brands “new arrival” page with the hopes of this dress magically appearing. I had no luck for a long time. Until their holiday campaign launched. I saw a mini skirt with this striped look on Instagram, and bolted to Torrid’s website. I was about to order it until I realized that it wasn’t what I had seen on Leah. She was wearing a dress…not a skirt. So I waited.
What’s the saying? “Good things come to those who wait.” Well, I got the dress (obviously)! Even though it’s way too cold to wear right now in Chicago, I found a way! I slipped on this Black Turtleneck Long Sleeve under the dress, which also made the garment perfect for work. I love the way it looks with the turtleneck, but I also can’t wait to sport it on its own. The dress totally lived up to every expectation I had of it. I love the unique striped pattern and how it complements my curves. The dress also falls at a perfect length for me—not being too long or short. The fit is also extremely flattering. The material stretches, but the waist is fitted to accentuate curves. Oh… I just love this dress so much. It will be a favorite of mine for the next couple of years!
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2 in the Black & White Stripe Sweater-Knit Skater Dress, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly!