Admittedly I’m not a girly girl. A fact undeniably backed by my lack of make-up and hair products. If you run into me, chances are pretty darn good I’ll be sporting a ponytail, flip flops, and some form of athletic apparel.
I’ve worked from home for so long that I’ve been spoiled by the ability to roll out of bed and start my work day without giving my clothes a second thought. But sometimes I meet friends for lunch or run errands, and I don’t want to look like a total bum.
And I like to throw my husband for a loop every now and then by wearing ‘real’ clothes.
When summer starts to sizzle, there’s nothing I love more than a comfortable dress. Throw it on, pair with my nice flip flops, and I’m ready to hit the town!
So when Kühl sent me the Vega Sleeveless Dress to review, I let out a very girly squeal!
Kühl is best known for performance pants and shorts, and after reviewing the Aktiv Pant, I can confirm they make a rockin’ product. I was curious, could Kühl make a dress with the same attention to detail and superior design?
The answer: an emphatic YES!
Vega Sleeveless Dress Review
I received the reversible Kühl Vega Sleeveless Dress in Twilight N Eclipse (I can just hear all of the Twihards swooning!).
I usually order down a size in dresses because they tend to run a little bigger, plus you don’t have to worry about the fit around the waist as much as pants. The XS fit perfectly. Snug but not too tight, it hugged my curves just right.
The Vega features a cowl neck with a drawcord. I was a little concerned about this feature and wasn’t sure how it would look.
No need to worry! It drapes nicely and is a great alternative to sundresses with plunging necklines that aren’t always appropriate for moms on the go! Date night, sure. Play dates and birthday parties, not so much!
The reversible design is like getting two dresses for the price of one, and you can go from day to evening with a quick flip! As Kühl so eloquently puts it, the Vega ‘gives you two chances to cause a stir.’
I honestly can’t decide which side I like better, so I’ve just been switching every time I wear the dress.
And I’ve been wearing the dress a lot. To birthday parties. Out to lunch. Running errands. It’s become my go-to dress.
What I Love
Super Soft Fabric & Flattering Fit
The Vega is made from a modal fabric blended with organic cotton. The fabric is super soft and feels like your husband’s most comfortable jersey tee. The fabric stretches just enough to be forgiving, so the dress drapes nicely and hugs your body without clinging.
Seriously, this fabric is amazing. Kühl should make more dresses, tees, and tanks out of this material. I’d wear a snuggie out of this stuff, it’s that soft!
The reversible Vega comes in beautiful color combinations. The fabric features a subtle heather that gives the solid colors depth & personality. I love the Twilight N Eclipse, but the Coral N Hibiscus would definitely kick up the heat!
The Vega falls just above the knee, making it the perfect length for just about everything. No flashing innocent bystanders when I’m scooping up my toddler from impending disaster or reaching for that must-have item on the top shelf at Target.
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
The small, flush pocket on the right hip is perfect for keys, change, and even a phone. Unlike pockets on other dresses, it doesn’t add bulk or width to the dress. Laid at a slight angle, it’s streamlined with the rest of the dress, providing function without impacting form. I’m a sucker for a well-positioned pocket, and this one fits the bill!
Washes & Wears Well
I wore the Vega a few times before washing. I followed the instructions and washed on the delicate cycle in cold water. I laid the dress flat to dry and threw into the dryer (no heat!) for a few minutes to knock out the wrinkles.
After washing, the colors still looked great, and the fabric held its shape. The dress did feel a little snugger, but it stretched out after a few minutes.
What I Didn’t Love
I had a very hard time coming up with anything I didn’t like about this dress!
My only, very minor complaint is that the drawcord strings for the cowl neck are really long. Quick solution: tie in a bow, or snip and tie off the ends.
Making the Grade
For the first time in WISM history, I’m awarding the Vega Sleeveless Dress an A+ Plus! Supremely soft, super comfortable, and easy on the eyes, it’s everything I look for in a casual dress.
The Vega will take you just about anywhere in style. I’d even pack this dress for business trips; it’s definitely nice enough for business casual environments.
The Vega Sleeveless Dress retails at $74. For $5 more, you can get the full-sleeved version for spring and fall. I’ve already got my eye on the Zenith N Glacier Blue!
I received the Vega Sleeveless Dress at no cost. I received no other compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own.
Do you like to wear dresses or skirts during summer? What do you look for in a casual dress?