Hello fashionistas! This marks the inaugural post of ‘Gotta Have It,’ a series in which I review my favorite fashion pieces with 100% full honesty. This is meant to either help you check out new pieces or help you decide if you should purchase that little something that’s been lingering in your shopping cart. We’ve all been there…
Whenever I shop, either at the stores or online, I weigh the pros and cons of each piece because I want to make sure I only buy versatile items that I absolutely adore and could wear years down the road. Of course, I love to have a variety, but I’d personally rather have quality than quantity.
While browsing through Tobi for the first time a couple of weeks ago (I purposely hadn’t been on before because I know it’s a slippery slope), I happened upon this ‘Just My Type’ dress. I’ve wanted a cut-out dress for the longest time but hadn’t found the right one that would fit me (I’m a size XS and 5’0,” aka size S is out of the question) and was actually elegant. With cut-out dresses you run the risk of the dress looking cheap or trashy.
The dress is technically $58, but I paid $28 because as a first-time customer I received a 50% discount. There are also coupon codes and sales fairly often, so chances are you can snatch an item at a great price! I will warn you: you must be savvy with with Tobi dresses because sometimes they’re made of poor quality material and aren’t worth the money.
Overview: the dress fit wonderfully and was exactly what I wanted. Make sure to stand up straight and suck in your stomach when you wear it, because it is certainly skin-tight. It ended up being shorter than I thought, so I had to pull it down a lot. BUT: I received a ton of compliments on it and felt great in it! I bought it in white (because who doesn’t love a classic white dress?), but it is also available in black, burgundy and jade. One self-explanatory yet easily forgettable note about white dresses: you must be okay with them getting stained because drinks can splash (and stay) on them easily. Personally, I wasn’t too concerned about this dress getting colorful drinks on it (I knew I was going to a Hawaiian luau-themed party) because it didn’t cost much.