Ms. W is my broker. I asked her about trying on the dresses and giving feedback. She said she'd be happy to test them out. I asked her try the same set of dresses that Ms. M tried on, V1 and V2.
41.5" bustline (32" underbust, usually wears a 36DD)
What did she think of the fit of the dress? Was it too loose or too tight anywhere? I asked about the fit at the waist and the hips and the bust.
"Ooo...This dress fits like a glove! I never fit into dresses like this. (V1)"
Ms. W told me the fit at the waist and bust were good. She said the arms were loose, but she also explained she has small arms and often finds clothese are too loose in the arm.
"This one feels more comfy, though it's a bit loose in the hips. (V2) I'd like it tighter on the bottom."
There were lots of adjustment to the fit for V3, including making the sleeves tighter and taking in the hips. The bottom of the skirt was narrowed to be more pencil-like too.
Did she like the look of the dress on her? How the dress made her look?
She checked out how she looked in the dress in a mirror.
"Yes! I love the way I look in this dress! It makes me feel so sexy. I don't want to take it off."
Did Ms. W like the fabric, the texture, the look, the feel?
She ran her hands over her hips feeling the fabric to test it out.
"This is a nice fabric. I like the way it looks and feels."
Would she want another colour?
"Red! I like the black, but I love red."
("And she did! Hourglass Heaven’s first two colours includes a dark red.")
Does the dress feel comfortable? Something you could wear all day? How is the arm movement? Leg movement? Is it easy to walk around in and sit down & stand up?
"It's very comfortable. I feel like I could dance in this."
Ms. W didn't like the lack of zipper in V2 either and saying it would be difficult to get in and out of the dress with hair and make-up.
To finish the testing, I asked Ms. W a magic wand question. The answer, "sleeveless". That was the one detail Ms. W wanted different about the dress. Ms. W said she prefers sleeveless dresses, in general. We haven't done a sleeveless version...yet.