Review - Carissa Rose Katerina Long Sleeve Shirtdress ~ Clothing Fitting the Female Form

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Carissa RoseI've always been a late bloomer in life and have never been an especially curvy gal.  But that all changed rather quickly once I became pregnant with Riley.  All of a sudden, I had curves to spare and a rather large bustline too!  Once I delivered her and started breast feeding for the next year of her life, I had a problem I'd never experienced before...huge boobs and clothes that just didn't accommodate.

I'd worked in retail for years, selling both men and women's clothing, and if there's one thing I learned during that time, it's that the fit means everything in how you look in clothes.  Ill-fitting clothing just looks terrible, no matter who the designer is.  Carissa Rose designs figure-flattering clothing for the bustier women of the world and they allowed me to review one of their latest creations.  Keep reading to learn much more!

I reviewed the Katerina Long Sleeve Shirtdress in Graphite from Carissa Rose, which retails for $145.00.

Carissa Rose

Carissa Rose Designs has just launched a brand new website with the goal of helping to empower real women with body shape confidence—the professional style power that comes from the security of a closure that doesn’t gap and a neckline that doesn’t plunge too low, coupled with sharp tailoring and chic details to provide a superior fit to the female form.

With the company’s new sizing widget on the website, customers can figure out their body shape and then shop by silhouette to find the perfect fit for their body shape. The body shape sizing widget is not just about weight, but incorporates proportion and distribution of weight. Customers will receive the increased knowledge of how to balance their body for each body shape.

Carissa Rose Katerina Long Sleeve Shirtdress

I absolutely loved the Katerina Long Sleeve Shirtdress in Graphite I received for several reasons.  First, charcoal gray is my favorite color and I am also a huge fan of the shirtdress style of dress.  The one-button long sleeve cuff and the collar with stand give this dress some pizzazz while the self-belt waist tie adds to the curvy gal's hourglass figure and can be tied in a myriad of attractive ways.

The best feature of the Katerina dress though is the reinforced hook and eye closure along the front which ensures that "the girls" stay locked and loaded with absolutely no unattractive shirt gap.  This dress looks fabulous by itself and would also look wonderful paired with some knee-length boots, a cardigan or leather jacket.

You may be wondering at this point, "Then why aren't there any pictures of you in this dress?"  Well, that's because I've been on a dieting and exercise mission lately which has greatly reduced my bustline.  When I tried this dress on, I found that I didn't quite have what it takes any more to fill it out and I didn't want to make the Carissa Rose dress look bad, since it really is such a wonderful garment for large breasted women.

If you are plagued with clothing that doesn't quite fit your chest area and are searching for a line of clothing dedicated to the curvy gal, then look no more.  Carissa Rose has designed many fashionable shirts and dresses for just about any occasion.  Stop on by so that you can showcase "the girls" in style!

Product Review 4 Stars
Disclosure:  I received the Katerina Long Sleeve Shirtdress in Graphite from Carissa Rose in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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