Mountain Khakis Cora Dress Review
Mountain Khakis is a purveyor of high-quality casual attire engineered for exceptional mountain living. In my opinion, the Mountain Khakis Women’s Cora Dress is the perfect summertime dress for fun in the mountains (and elsewhere).
I recommend the Cora Dress for its classic style and easy-to-wear versatility. It’s also recommended for the excellent construction quality that, after several washes and a couple of packings/unpackings for travel, remains unblemished.
Mountain Khakis Cora Dress Overview
The Women’s Cora Dress, knitted of 100% cotton, is adorned with horizontal stripes and a waist tie that can be worn tied at the front or omitted. The hemline is a little above the knee and the neckline is draped. The sleeveless silhouette is a classic but still flirty A-line.
All the stitch work is of the highest quality, and attention to detail is phenomenal. There are no loose strings or missed stitches to be found here. The material lays flat where it should, does not bunch or grab, and yet still conforms to the wearer’s body for an attractive and flattering fit. I always feel good wearing this dress. It’s one of those pieces that just kind of works any time and every time.
Weighing in at just 5.6 ounces, the dress is ideal for summertime heat and moving around unencumbered. The cotton breathes very well, and the light weight means I don’t feel bogged down in the sun. Rather, I can just enjoy being out and looking perfectly festive.
I have worn the Sangria colored Cora Dress for evening cocktails and during the sidewalk events hosted in town every so often. It is just perfect for looking put together without having to fuss.
When nighttime breezes roll through and the lightweight cotton and sleeveless cut become cool, a pashmina wrapped around my exposed shoulders is all that is needed to party on.
Cora Dress Design and Fit
I tend to pair the dress with wedge sandals, which add some youthful flair to the A-line shape.
In addition to in-town outings, where the dress looks great alongside other women’s more finicky summertime attire, I have donned the dress over top of swimwear for easy decency after backyard sunning. The dress, in other words, has proven more versatile than most.
This versatility derives principally from the lightweight and simple cotton design. The elegant and classic shape doesn’t need embellishment, and Mountain Khakis has done a great job transforming that elegance into an easy-wearing garment.
Regarding fit, the dress is flattering at the bust and arms and relaxed at the hips and waist. I praise it for its fit at the shoulders, where I often find that garments are either too tight and restrictive or so loose as to bunch underarm.
I also really like the waist tie, which helps keep the more relaxed hip and waist area in check on my petite figure.
The Extra Small is appropriate for my build; I generally wears size zero petite. There is also enough flexibility in the design and shape of the dress for the Extra Small to work another size or two up.
Cora Dress Features
From my perspective, the dress is fantastic. For one thing, it’s low-maintenance, unfussy, easy clothing that doesn’t receive undue preparation time when I am ready to head out. It’s easy, quick, and always looks very put together even when I have just thrown it on without much thought.
Second, the look of the dress is classic and fun, and it’s the kind of piece I will be able to wear for at least a couple of summers. There’s no risk the shape and style will go out of fashion.
Finally, there’s the construction quality. All the stitching and cotton work are top-quality; this piece will hold up for a couple-three summers, no doubt about it. Which is a very good thing, because the dress really looks great on. The construction quality further means it’s a go-to item when traveling since packing and unpacking won’t be its undoing.
Final Thoughts: Mountain Khakis Cora Dress
After my experience with the Cora Dress, I will continue to look to Mountain Khakis for high quality, stylish and versatile casual apparel. The Women’s Cora Dress is highly recommended.
Sizing runs true.
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