John Lewis School Striped Summer Dress, Red
classiest summer dress
i have bought this dress every 2 years for my now 10 year old, it wears incredibly well, so much so that even after 2 summers wear with my tree climbing daughter, the dresses that she outgrows are fought over by a couple of the younger girls to be handed down. it looks beautiful on, and stands out from the usual tesco or M&S dresses. true to size, washes well dries quickly and at a push you can get away without ironing, i would recommend to other mothers in a minute.
This year all the large sizes seem to be out of stock, so constantly checking up for new stock.
23 May 2013
Pretty summer dress
Pleased with this very pretty summer dress. Would recommend it.
06 August 2012
Very smart and easy to iron.
I am very satisfied with the style, appearance and wash performance of this dress. I am unable to comment on the durability since my dress is only on it's fourth wash but it still looks immaculate at this stage !
My daughter is actually nearly 6 and I bought her age 8 based on previous dresses from M &S , this dress is more generously cut and I probably didnt need to go up quite so much.
It has a big white peter pan collar that is quite traditional looking , my daughter loves it. It is her smartest dress and quite a vibrant red to the stripe .It does look quite different from her other striped dresses, this hasn't caused an issue , It has a tie at the back .
It washed well and didn't need anything like as much ironing as my other striped dresses ( hence me being back to buy 2 more !) All my daughters summer dresses stain over the rear after one day of wear due to the surface in the playground so get a lot of washing. I rubbed a stain hard with a wet rag and the rag went a tiny bit pink ...I thought this would mean it would run but I put it on a 30 degree mixed colour quick wash and it came out clean and still sporting a white collar , it must have just not liked the stain remover .
25 April 2012
Really poor quality
My daughters have school started wearing these two years ago. They look lovely but wash very badly with the white stripes turning full very quickly. They had three dresses each and only wore them for 8 weeks. The fabric appears to be glued rather than woven and on most of the dresses splits along the stripes. We used to attend a school where the uniform was from a local supermarket and this was a far better quality! Fingers crossed that they've improved them this year
24 March 2012
lovely quality school dress
This dress is lovely quality but the sizes come up small. I originally purchased an age 4 for my almost 4 year old but she complained that it rubbed under her arms so we've ended up with a voluminous age 5 dress!
07 July 2011
This is a lovely dress
It washes well and the tie belt means it's good for many shapes & sizes. Mum's tell us that they can wash it in the evening and it will drip dry ready for the next morning. Some do feel it's best to have three, one on, one in the wash and one ready to wear.
10 June 2011