I noticed that The Emerson Trench Dress is for sale in a couple of sizes in the Ends Section on the Emerson Fry website, so I thought that I'd do a little review. Please disregard the attractive background - these pics were taken in the bathroom at work. The description on the website reads:
"An all-season, hardworking piece in the wardrobe, Emerson Trench Dress is polished and chic, featuring a matching tie sash, pockets and leather covered buttons."
"Khaki cotton, button-tab sleeves, surplice neckline, polished leather-covered buttons, fully lined.
Dry clean only.
Made in USA."
Originally for sale at $228, the price has been lowered to $114 and I'd tell anyone to jump on it, because this is such a wearable, versatile dress.
Size 8, my usual. The cotton is crisp and strong, with a slight sheen. No stretch. This pic was taken at the end of a workday, so you can see that a few creases have developed on the skirt from many hours of sitting. Not too bad, though. Little leather buttons are such a nice detail. It comes with a self-belt that I'm wearing here, but I usually switch it out for a leather one.
Side view...obviously my dress is a bit tighter on top than Emerson's! Still, the buttons do not gape over the chest and there's a side zip so you don't have to worry about buttoning and un-buttoning.
Close-up of the top. I'm also wearing one of the Emerson Gold Lion Necklaces here, and it has become a wardrobe staple. I wear it 2-3 times per week.
Top two images from www.emersonfry.com.