A Review of Bess & George Clothing

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If you know me you know I am pretty brand loyal. I love having my go-to clothing stores where I know the quality, the aesthetic and the fit of the clothing. As my shopping ventures continue to move to much more online than in-store shopping, being brand loyal is particularly helpful. I am someone who loves to be able to feel and smell (that part might be a little weird) the fabrics. I have an eye and a nose for quality. So I am not usually one to venture out of my lane when it comes to brand new clothing brands on my own. However, when Bess and George reached out I was intrigued.

(*this is a sponsored post but as always all opinions are my own)

Bess and George came about when the founders were fed up with stores who made clothing for younger or older women and forgot about those of us in the middle. When I heard this, of course, I wanted to know more. I have spent my fair share of time in plenty of dressing room mirrors in the past seeing my daughter or my mother staring back at me. It can be frustrating when you are constantly tugging something down because it was made for your daughter or wanting it to be just a tad more fitted or just a tiny bit shorter because it was really made for your mom. I can’t be the only one feeling a bit like Goldilocks in that harshly lit room while the salesperson outside of the door asks wistfully if it’s working for me.

Then along comes a new fashion company that not only says it cares about women my age but was actually created by women my age. Knowing that they also had a purpose I could relate to- helping women look and feel their best, I definitely wanted to see what they had to offer.

The first item I selected was the Faux wrap dress. I have listed the wrap dress many times as one of my favorites because it makes getting dressed easier and it’s effortless. As much as I love my fashionista sisters who go all out, I tend to dress like most women do. I always want to look nice, not exactly morph into some fashion star. I like my style to be chic, effortless and always on.

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I really liked that it was a faux wrap AND it fit very well. The material and light ruching made it drape beautifully. Faux wraps, in theory, tend to be good because you aren’t fiddling with the wrap and tying and retying all day, but bad because they don’t give you the custom fit you are used to getting with a traditional wrap. Somehow this fabric does exactly what it says it will do. It drapes in all the right places. The husband loved it and so did I.

The second item I picked was the Sparkling Ribbed Halter shirt that I will admit I chose because it was pretty and not for practicality.  But we recently moved to a larger city and I often find myself looking for more age-appropriate clothing for nights on the town. So while it might not get as much wear, I think it was still a good addition to my wardrobe and it looks as good on its own as it does with a blazer thrown on top making it a little more versatile.

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Overall I was very pleased with Bess and George. Right now their selection only includes tops, dresses, and a few accessories (most likely because they’re a new company). But that could actually be a pro if you’re someone who gets overwhelmed browsing page after page on expansive sites.

I’m really looking forward to their selection expanding because they really do deliver in the fit, fabric, and aesthetic department. I’m eager to see more from this company and hope to share some new spring and summer designs with you again soon.

I’d love to hear what you think of their site (you can visit it here)!

 

Until Next Post,

 

xo Tonya Parker

 

 

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I'm a counselor and author who loves to help women look and feel their best! Brand ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine and author of Single Mom Chic

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