Monday, June 14, 2010

Down East Basics Review and Giveaway

Downeast-Basics-LogoSummer is finally here and it is time to add some life back into your wardrobe!  The new spring arrivals collection at Down East Basics is the perfect place to start. They have everything from skirts and dresses, cute cardigan sweaters, tee’s and camis, swim separates, denim and even accessories and handbags. Whether your look is chic and feminine, fun and flirty, classic polished or trendy preppy, Down East Basics has everything you will need to complete your desired look.

Down East Basics has a beautiful selection of trendy and stylish dresses. I immediately fell in love with them all but the one that truly stole my heart was the Sunshine & Rainbows Dress.


Product Description

Printed knit jersey dress with cross over neckline

Smocked waistband 

A-line skirt

Material: Polyester/spandex

Sizes: XS-XXL

Price: $36.99


The Sunshine and Rainbow dress is made of a soft warm gray polyester and covered in beautiful, fun, bright blue, green, red and yellow flowers. This modest dress features a soft v-neck and a spandex “band” beneath the bust to provide a comfortable and flattering, yet fitted appearance. This dress is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, creating a feminine hourglass silhouette. I find the cap sleeves to be simply adorable especially with the dainty ruffles at the hem. You can easily dress this up with a pair of heels or flats or dress it down with a pair of matching flip flops. I love how this dress has a nice flow to it and most importantly, I love how incredibly comfortable it it. The dress is knee length in the photo, however I am 5’9, so it’s just an inch or two shorter on me. It is very modest, chic and playful. You can wear a camisole for added color, but since the v-neck is not deep, you a camisole is not necessary.

Down East Basics offers high-quality, affordable clothing for women on nearly every budget. They also have have carry adorable girls clothing and a they have a great sale section.

New Arrivals for 2010

The new spring 2010 arrivals include so many great pieces from tops & camisole’s and skirts & dresses to accessories like purses and jewelry.

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Where to Buy: Down East Basics, Down East Outfitters and Down East Home and Clothing retail stores are located throughout the west coast in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. If you aren’t near a store, you may always shop online.

Want to try it before you buy it? Enter my Down East Basics Giveaway!

*Disclaimer: I received the Sunshine and Rainbow dress in exchange  for my honest review. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.


  1. I was very impressed with their prices while checking out their website. I like almost all their styles too, sure beats the hassle of going to the mall and trying on tons of stuff to find the right peice. Thanks for this review.

  2. I love the fashions, and they have great prices too. I had no idea. Thaks.

  3. Good review...concise and descriptive.
    Get that dress would look cute with some leggings if it is a little short on you.
    Thanks for the informative review.

  4. modest are hottest!
    Way to go down east

  5. The dress you chose is ADORABLE! I think their clothes are fantastic...they look trendy and COMFORTABLE which is great. Thanks for sharing this new website with me since I had not yet heard of Down East Basics!


  6. Great review and cute dress! Thank you for commenting on the v-neck and length of the dress. I have seen this dress before but wondered if it would be too short and I also hate having to always wear a camisole under dresses and I thought for sure I would, so I'm glad to know I wouldn't have to! I'll have to check this dress out! Thanks!


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