I came across Weird Fish clothing through a competition, and since entering I have received their weekly offers and e-mails. I was very excited when I was offered the chance to review for them. I love pretty casual clothing, and as a busy Mum I tend to find myself looking at clothes for the boy and not myself, so this is a real treat!
Choosing from the Weird Fish website was very difficult, not because they don’t have much, or the site is clunky! Quite the opposite, there were so many lovely items it was hard to narrow a choice down. When I found myself coming back to the same tunic dress, I knew it was the one to try. Ok I have said the word Dress! and anyone who knows me will say what? as I live in jeans and t-shirts. In my old job people thought there was something wrong if I wore a skirt, so a dress would be a shock.
The Phoebe Printed Stretch Tunic Dress featured in the Weird Fish sightseer spring outfits, and jumped out at me with its bold retro pattern as something I wouldn’t normally choose, but with such a lovely colour blend I was eager to give it a try.
The tunic dress turned up in a lovely little personalised package and I was surprised at how small the package was. The first thing I noticed was the material, it is cotton! I don’t usually shop online, as I like to feel material before making a purchase, this fabric was a big surprise. From the description and pictures I had thought the material would be a jersey or even synthetic mix. So 95% cotton with 5% elastine for stretch was a nice surprise. It will be lovely and cool and perfect for our holiday later in the year. It wasn’t even creased from its journey so I know it will wear well which is essential as I truly hate ironing.
A versatile printed tunic dress with a slight stretch. Features button detail on the capped sleeves, neckline and centre back, for a synched in shape. Can be worn as a dress or a tunic
I chose a size ten as I don’t have a large bust, and found that the sizing on the dress is very good. The Frost grey Phoebe print is also available in a tunic top and I think in this case I would have chosen an eight with the fabric stretching enough to fit snugly. The button detail is a lovely addition and gives enough shape to the tunic dress to add a few curves which I need. The print of the dress is lovely and just as I imagined with a nice mix of grey, pinks, yellows and blues and exactly as pictured on the website. The length feels good and I love the sweat heart styled neckline with button detail. Finally washing, I was pleased to see the label recommends a cool 30* machine wash, I get disappointed if a favourite item needs hand washing.
I have often admired friends wearing this style of dress with thick tights or leggings, I am not quite brave enough yet to bare my legs so went for dark jeans. I love the pre matched outfits section where you can see the Phoebe Printed Stretch Tunic Dress matched with dark slate leggings and a little green cardigan. (This will have to go on my holiday wish list).
The Phoebe Printed Stretch Tunic Dress costs RRP £39.95 which I think for the great quality and versatility of this dress is a superb price. In fact I have been surprised at the affordability of lots of the Weird Fish clothing. I have fallen in love with this print, and know that I will get plenty of wear from it, Now we just need some summer weather so that I can get some colour on my legs!
Why not pop along to the Weird Fish website as they have a great selection of Men’s and children’s clothing, currently they have an offer for a FREE poncho in the lovely Phoebe pattern when you order over £70. Postage is FREE for standard delivery in the UK or you might be lucky and have a store near you. I know I will be looking for some more great holiday staples next time I go near a Weird Fish store, and hope I can Escape the Ordinary again soon!
Disclaimer, I was sent this dress to review the opinions remain my own and have not been altered.