As someone who has a large chest and round belly, I was entirely sceptical about this dress due to the non-stretch material and the fact it had a zip. I deliberated for a long time because I hate the faff of buying things online that don't fit and having to return them etc. but at sale price this dress was too hard to resist!
Although I hadn't tried a zipped dress from Bravissimo before, in general I find them rather unforgiving so for these reasons I chose a 16 Curvy instead of my current size 14 Curvy and I didn't hold my breath for a spectacular fit. Boy was I wrong!
I am over the moon with this dress, there's ample room in the bust, the zip does up comfortably, the tie nips you in at the waist and the material skims perfect over the belly area, making it look flat and smooth.
My only (slight) disappointment is the fact it doesn't pull the bust in enough for me personally to feel comfortable wearing without a bra, but this comes down to personal taste and maybe the fact I sized up. Regardless, the quality is as fabulous as I've come to expect from Bravissimo and it's is a beautiful, versatile dress that I will wear all year round.