Equinox viscose longline hilo black polka dot shirt
Equinox is a local brand to me, established in Adelaide since 1996, designing womens wear since 2002, casually styled outfits catering to size 22, they also have four bricks and mortar stores here in Adelaide, beautifully manufactured using premier natural fabrics, I have brought in just a few styles to see how they sell.
Fabric & Style
A dense woven viscose has been used to manufacture this hilo long line shirt, designed here in Adelaide, manufactured in China to exacting standards and premium fabrics, this one is quite dense, has a woven crisp texture. It is collared with buttons extending down the front to the hemline, so it can be worn open as a jacket or shirt. It has long wide sleeves and a slight hilo hemline being straight cut across the front, the back hemline is curved up to the side seams and is 25cm longer than the front, finished off with hidden side seam pockets. Stunning Jet black with white polka dots in two sizes, classic..
Fit & Function
I was excited to get a local brand back in store but was very disappointed in the fit. Equinox is not really a plus size brand, they claim to manufacture 8 through 22, but they have just been tailored up to size, not catering for Plus Size, all of the styles that were sent to me, were only made to a size 20 which is way too small for me. This shirt is really well made in a natural fabric and feels fabulous on, I am modelling it but I cannot close the bottom three buttons, so check the chart and try for yourself.. The brand did not supply a size chart, so I measured each one, below reflects the actual garment measurement. The brand model is wearing a size 12, I have the size 20 on which is my normal size (in Plus) I am 170cm tall and apple shaped.