I have been eyeing the Bravissimo Jennifer Velvet Dress in black for a while so when this smoky blue color came out I decided to give it a try. I love the blue shade of the dress and others seem to as well since it is already sold out in some sizes.

I like the length of the dress as so many Bravissimo dresses are so short. However, I had a couple of fit problems with this dress. On the top of the dress the fabric seems to be pulling around my armpits and you can see the seaming and fabric pattern on my bra. This issue doesn’t make this dress an automatic no – but issue number two does.

Issue number two is the hips. I have complained before about the hips in Bravissimo dresses not being a great fit on me, however this dress I believe was cut out wrong. When laid flat the hips are not even. This resulted in some strange puckers on my hips.

The model in the Bravissimo catalog also looks like she has some issues with the hips of the dress fitting.

I want to say this dress would be great for an office holiday party due to the ¾ length sleeves, scoop neckline and longer length but there is something about the fabric that makes me look super busty. Maybe it would be less busty in black? I’m wearing the 14 RSC (18 RSC in UK sizing). I’m 5’7 and my measurements are 48-39-44. This dress definitely got sent back.