Product Review by Helen H – Frugi Customer & Crusader
This wasn’t one of my Frugi parcel items for review, it was one of the items that when I first looked at Frugi’s summer collection I knew I had to have as the combination of dress and shrug was just so so gorgeous.
I’d loved C4C’s dress last year but had always wished that it had sleeves, well like they seem to do every season they’d improved on things. Here was a gorgeous organic dress with sleeves – excellent. A personal thing but I like tops and dresses to have sleeves so that those precious shoulders are protected from getting sunburnt.
I’m going to get a bit repetitive in my reviews when I say that the dress is really really soft. Having bought their clothing for 4 years now, I’ve just come to take that for granted with C4C and Frugi clothing. The quality is always fantastic and on the one occasion eighteen months ago when I had problems with a dungaree fastener the customer service was superb and they replaced the item straight away. This clothing is not throw away but really washes and washes and stands up to the rigors of active children.
My little girl is a bit of a tom boy, as I dress her in trousers most of the time (having never quite mastered tights) Saying that she does seem to sparkle when I say to her ‘doesn’t that look beautiful’, she loved the flower and songbird detail. It really is such a gorgeous and easy care dress, no ironing required here (given that up ages ago, now just reserved for husband’s work shirts – can justify by being much more eco friendly!) Her brothers loved her looking like a ‘little girl’. The cut of the dress is very flattering, with the gathers at the waist. Very importantly if you have big headed children like I do, it’s really easy to put on and off as there are several buttons at the back.
The summer shrug just sold the outfit to me. A lovely pastel pink, super soft, it is just so handy to have as a lightweight top. The attention to detail with the embroidered motif just increases the ‘ahh’ factor.
Having taken advantage of a nice summers day, I now have a lovely photo of my little girl in dress and shrug by some flowers – a good one for the relatives.