Now for the fitting room photos. First up was the incredibly affordable crochet vest with a festival-appropriate fringed hemline. At under $10, you can bet that I won't be putting this in the washer or dryer. I think it's a great piece for layering over maxi dresses and I love that it can be worn either hooked shut or left open. The fit runs true to H&M Divided sizing. (I'm wearing a 4.)
Next I tried on the recycled polyester tiered tank dress ($19.95.) It fell below the knee, had a loose, carefree shape, and was slightly sheer despite having a lining. For petite ladies like myself, I recommend belting this and wearing it with heels in a nude/skin tone to elongate the legs as much as possible. I also recommend spending some time ironing or steaming it, as it's prone to wrinkles like many other pieces in this collection. The fit runs big for those who are planning to buy. (I'm wearing a 4.) I can't wait to twirl around in this dress while wearing it with a straw boater hat, stacked bracelets, and belted floral cardigan.
The halter dress was also slightly sheer and in need of some wrinkle prevention, but it felt comfortable. Again, not the most flattering length, but it had a low cut back. I found it to run big. (I'm wearing a small.)
Of all the dresses I tried on, the structured one shoulder dress had the most form fitting shape. It runs true to H&M sizing, and if I remember correctly, I'm wearing a 6. I spotted a few threads on this one and decided that although it had nice details and a sturdy back zipper, it seemed pricey (at $49.95) for the quality. Now that I think about it, I don't recall seeing this dress in the H&M Conscious look book.
Although many pieces in the collection are lightweight, wrinkled, and sheer, they're ideal for summer days and parties. The lace, crochet, pleats, and eyelet details are ultra feminine and a decent value. I'd avoid putting most of the pieces in the washer or dryer and opt for hand washing and drying flat instead. The sheer fabrics lend themselves well to layering, and wearing something that's both stylish and made out of eco-friendly materials always feels good.