Betsy at National Picnic provided the Home Base Dress for review and sponsored this post.
Can you believe this is my third National Picnic review? (See one and two.)
It's become pretty clear to me that if you were to boil down the essence of my style, you'd just need a little National Picnic, a little Everlane, and some '90s vintage dresses and you'd be all set. One of the unanticipated benefits of being a fashion blogger is that you get to look at yourself wearing all sorts of garments and you can almost always tell when you're comfortable and when you're not. You'd think this would be obvious from a glance in a mirror, but it just isn't.
When I go back and look at myself in National Picnic, I always look happy and comfortable in my own skin.
I think that comfort stems from a few things:
- National Picnic clothing is made with high quality, slightly thicker organic cotton and hemp fabrics with a bit of stretch, which means the clothes don't cling, pull, or bind.
- Betsy makes relatively simple styles but always with a detail, pattern, or cut that adds interest.
- The clothing is casual but cut to flatter, and her shift dresses are never too tight at the hips on my pear shape.
Not to mention that National Picnic's production is small scale and traceable, with products made by a small team in Philadelphia.
Ethical Details: Home Base Dress - c/o National Picnic; Earrings - old; Shoes - #30wears
My Review of The Home Base DressThe Home Base Dress is made with GOTS-certified cotton and hemp fabric with a tiny bit of stretch to hold its shape. It's cut modestly, which makes it ideal for my casual work environment, but the slightly wider neckline is a departure from a classic baseball tee silhouette, which makes it more flattering. The sleeves are made with a nubbier fabric that I really like, and finished with a fitted cuff.
I review lots of items and I try to point out the fit issues when I notice them, but this dress really fits me like a (baseball) glove and I have nothing to critique.
My typical dress size: S/M
Size ordered: S