Amen Dress

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Amen Dress

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Saw this https://orttu.com/products/amen-dress. Expensive, so I won't be buying it any time soon. But at least it doesn't look stupid, and the models are sporting bare legs (gasp!) in some of the images.
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Hold fire. This dress by the same company is £20 less!!! https://orttu.com/collections/men-tops/ ... inal-dress
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renesm1 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:18 pm
Hold fire. This dress by the same company is £20 less!!! https://orttu.com/collections/men-tops/ ... inal-dress
It's OK, I wasn't going to press my trigger finger on the "Add to Bag" button :)

At least a mini skirt looks like one means to have bare legs ............
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I purchased their Cardinal dress some months ago. While it is/was a bit on the pricey side, it’s quality clearly made it obvious, why the price tag was what it was. I absolutely love it.
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It looks like a "dress" that I bought in Egypt a year or two ago for a lot less money. I got an over garment with it. White with royal blue trims. Red is the wrong colour for me - my wife would never entertain a bright red garment - it would clash with her hair colour - natural titian red going on white.
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It is very similar to this one that I purchased last year.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284307559676?h ... Swsvdgrc-u

The price is around $23.
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Meh. I do like a smart maxi, but the slit makes it entirely too flappy for me. Whenever I buy side (or back) slit dresses, I usually sew the slit shut. I'm not entirely sure why those waist-high slits drive me bonkers, but they do.
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I notice the models wear heavy clodhoppers instead of sandals. Sandals or lighter shoes would look a lot better.
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I have figured it out, it is a medical condition, both of his legs are shorter than the other. So he has to wear built up shoes or his legs wouldn't reach the ground!

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Ralph wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:58 am
Meh. I do like a smart maxi, but the slit makes it entirely too flappy for me. Whenever I buy side (or back) slit dresses, I usually sew the slit shut. I'm not entirely sure why those waist-high slits drive me bonkers, but they do.
I agree with the flappiness. I got some t-shirt fabric to try and make something like that but you end up having to make a choice. If you don't make slits then you make a tube and if it's too narrow you can't walk (I don't like skin-tight around the thighs either). But if you fill in the sides it becomes an ordinary dress. I suspect they're really trying to make something that doesn't look like a dress.

Something I have considered is to keep the slits, but put an underskirt in it of the same or contrasting colour. That gives you the same silhouette, but without flashing your thighs at everyone.
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Big and Bashful wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:45 pm
...it is a medical condition, both of his legs are shorter than the other...
I nearly choked on a biscuit when I read that.
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That's a big, fat MEH from me. Doesn't move the needle even a little.
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renesm1 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:14 pm
Saw this https://orttu.com/products/amen-dress. Expensive, so I won't be buying it any time soon. But at least it doesn't look stupid, and the models are sporting bare legs (gasp!) in some of the images.
I was good with it until the dude's hairy leg slipped out the side and kneed me in the eyeball. I may never recover.

It's basically a thawb with cap sleeves and too-long slits. I suspect it lacks the utility of a real thawb, especially the dual two-chambered pockets sewn into the sides. I give the designer a B- for thinking out of the box a little, but if I want a long dress I can always get a real thawb relatively inexpensively. I've not ordered one online yet, but there are outfits that will make them to your measurements and with options you choose (like collars and sleeves).
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The price is out to lunch,
It kinda has ok look, The sides opened all the way up kinda kill it,
With tights under it changes the look.

I would not be running out to buy it even if it was under 50 buck's
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I'm with Ralph on the subject of slits. I actually get dressmakers to sew them up. Interesting that there are so many reviews from men who have worn it in public - and this is not a cheap item.
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