Tribal Sportswear is a ladies clothing manufacturer that has been designing clothing for over 25 years. Based out of Quebec and with a showroom in New York, they have a pulse on North American fashion and combine trends with comfortable apparel. Their fall 2011 collection has chic looks for your every need, and pieces that can easily go from office to night on the town. They also have a denim collection. Here are a few outfits I pulled from the fall lookbook:
Tribal Sportswear Urban Revival Dress
With the holidays just around the corner, I was in search of a cocktail dress I could wear to this season’s holiday parties and events. Tribal offered me a sneak peek at their Fall 2011 collection, and I selected a quintessential little black dress in a sheath style for review ($54.50).
Since I selected the dress from a preview catalog online, the photos weren’t the clearest so I didn’t realize that the three diagonal rows across the dress were actually silver metal raised studs. It’s not my style, but it gives what could have been a boring black dress a bit of edge and street style. I was hoping that the dress would have had a bit more form and curve to the silhouette, but it’s pretty much cut straight down.
The dress is a polyester/rayon/spandex blend and has an inner lining throughout the dress. It does say dry-clean only, so keep that in mind. The zipper enclosure runs about halfway down the back of the dress.
One of the challenges of shopping online is not knowing how brands run size-wise. I included a photo of me wearing the dress below so you can get an idea. I requested a small and the dress tag was labeled a size 4 at the top, but the dress seemed really big on me. There appears to have been a glitch in the manufacturing process, because I took a closer look and the inner garment tag and attached paper label say the dress is actually a size 8, so that is the size I’m wearing here. I cinched in the dress and it’s too bad, because if it were tighter and in my correct size, it would have been a nice dress to pair with tights for an evening out.
Although I was disappointed about receiving a dress that was the wrong size and labeled incorrectly, I do like the styles offered by Tribal Sportswear.