Shipping took a bit longer than expected but I was very happy with it when it arrived. The style, length and cut work well for my 5’7” midsize frame. I’m in between a medium and large, depending on the brand and after reading reviews I went with the medium and it fits perfectly. The large would have been too big, but I definitely need to be careful to keep it out of the dryer. For this $156 dress and all Paper Label pieces, I would like to see transparency around compensation for workers. Sustainability means nothing if the workers are treated poorly, have undesirable working conditions or aren’t being properly compensated for their labour. These pieces are made in China and have to travel a long way to get back to Vancouver before they are shipped to the customer which adds significantly to the carbon footprint of each garment. These pieces are trendy, pricey and claim to be “sustainable” but there’s really nothing solid backing up those claims on their website, so to me I feel like there’s some green washing going on here and I’m not fully convinced this brand truly differs from any other higher-end fast fashion brand claiming their clothes are “sustainable”. Also, there needs to be more info on how they give back to Indigenous communities. The land acknowledgment means nothing if nothing is actually being done to give back. Tell us specifically how Paper Label is partnering with First Nations, or is that statement simply virtue signalling? Without that transparency, there’s really no way to tell.
I am in love with this sweatshirt dress. It feels like I’ve got a blanket wrapped around me, yet I feel presentable to the world. It skims the body nicely, without being too oversized and sloppy. The fabric is soft and not too heavy. I suggest to go with your regular size, or size down one size if you prefer it not too oversized.
MERCEDES CREW DRESS
Love this comfy cozy hug of a dress! I have it in both the deep cove & sahara…I’d love it in a cream & grey too! Just saying! This is a forever wardrobe staple. I bought it in the small….It’s generously proportioned but not overwhelming for this tall skinny girl.