I posted about my fantastic online find, sold by JCPenney, as a very affordable swap for the ever-popular Leith Dress sold by Nordstrom! Well, I took it upon myself to test out this mega deal (or not 😉 ), so I could present my findings to you, my fabulous followers!
When deciding what size to order, I generally check out the reviews online to provide guidance, but there were no such reviews on the JCPenny site at the time. Bummer right?!?! But, I did see one gal post a pic on FB in the dress, and she mentioned the size she was wearing and her normal clothing size. So, I threw caution to the wind and ordered all 4 colors both in SMALL and X-SMALL. Ha!
The package arrived within a few days and after the bag sat for yet another few days…LOL…I finally had a chance to try on the goods.
Worthington by JCPenney
Leith by Nordstrom
First item on the agenda, I wanted to compare the fabric of the Worthington Bodycon dress to the Leith dress sold by Nordstrom. For testing purposes, I used the black Worthington dress since the Leith dress I own is also black. To the touch, they felt identical. They were the same thickness and texture. I held them both up to the light to see if one was “more see through” than the other and there was no difference! I was totally shocked!
Next, I checked the labels to determine if the fabric makeup was similar or identical. The Worthington dress is made from the following: 58% Cotton, 38% Polyester, 4% Spandex. The Leith dress: 56% Polyester, 44% Cotton. Same wash instructions for both, gentle cycle. Ok, so far, both are neck and neck.
The fit test…… (For reference, I wear a size 28/6 regular or tall jean(pant) and small top.)
When I purchased the Leith (sleeveless) dress, I chose a MEDIUM, which fit perfectly and I was very comfortable in it. It hit just above the knee and I was not constantly pulling it to adjust. So, I then tried on the SMALL Worthington dress and the fit was super baggy….not what I was expecting, but was hopeful that the X-SMALL might actually work. And, it did!! The X-SMALL was the perfect fit…..the fabric laid just like the Leith dress and the fit was EXACTLY the same!! I was so excited (and amazed) that my Discount Deal stacked up to the quality of the more Expensive Version….Whoo Hoo!!
Overall, I am blown away by the quality and design of the lower cost alternative to the Leith dress. So, YES, I am recommending the Worthington dress by JCPenny as an excellent swap for the more costly version.
Hope you all enjoyed this post!
All the best,