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Last weekend, Chris and I jumped in the car and headed down to Key West to visit with our friend from out of town and enjoy a much-needed getaway from our hectic lives in Miami. Being the savvy traveler that I am, I just threw my bathing suit and a few of my favorite Karina Dresses into my overnight back and I was good to go!
The latest dress I've received in exchange for sharing a review with you guys is the Nora Ruby Dots dress by Karina Dresses. It's so pretty and was perfect for my weekend travels!
Like all Karina Dresses, the Nora Ruby Dots dress was specifically made to flatter women with a specific body shape. The Nora dress is great for women with triangle, invert triangle, oval, rectangle, and hourglass shapes. It has a detailed waistband (don't worry, it's not elastic or anything, so it doesn't pinch) and full skirt, so it creates the look of a cinched waist and falls loosely over the hips, camouflaging any hippy issues you might have!
The Karina Dresses Best Fit Guide:
Triangle ~ fuller hips, smaller top
Inverted Triangle ~ broader shoulders or fuller bust with smaller hips
Rectangle ~ hips, bust and waist are similar size
Oval ~ waist and bust are same size with smaller hips
Hourglass ~ curvaceous , full hips and bust
The Nora dress by Karina Dresses has small shoulder cap sleeves, a gathered pleated back bodice, v-cross front bodice, waistband and full swing skirt to the knee, and my very favorite part....it has side pockets! It is available in almost every size possible: X/S fits sizes 0-4 / S/M fits sizes 6-10 / M/L fits sizes 12-16 / X/L fits sizes 16-20.
I love Karina Dresses so much because they are so easy to care for, and are absolutely perfect for traveling gals like myself! They are all machine washable, and you just hang them to air dry - they never need ironing or dry cleaning, and they DO NOT WRINKLE!
Seriously! I just throw them in my drawer, I don't even bother to hang them up in the closet! When I travel, I always throw a few of my Karina Dresses in my bag because they always look fantastic as soon as I throw them on.
The Nora dress by Karina Dresses ranges in price from $99 to $158, depending on the pattern. There are brand new Spring designs in the online store, and I can't wait to get them all!
The Nora is now available in the following colors for Spring: Abstract Floral / Earth / Watercolor / Floral Splash / Tropical Blossom / Holiday Paisley / Black and White Plaid / Retro Dots / Black and White Aztec / Mustard Marbles
The classic Nora designs are: Ruby Dots / Navy and White Polka Dots / White Pin Dots
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You are adorable. I love the color of this dress and it definitely flatters. And I LOVE that they do not wrinkle. Hope you had a nice trip!
That is such a pretty dress!! It looks great on you and really flatters you! Might have to check out the rest of the line!
I love wearing dresses when I travel. They are so care-free. This one you are modeling looks gorgeous and comfortable!
i need some of these dresses. i really do. they are amazing looking
That looks awesome on you! Love dresses during travel and having them wrinkle-free is key!
Catherine in MI
I'm loving that print ... and the setting, of course!
Oh my goodness, that looks super comfy and so stylish. I could totally see wearing it with a pair of black pumps for a nice dinner out or with sandals on the beach. Love it.
I might be partial because I'm an ambassador, but I agree! I think everyone should have a few, they are so easy to wear!
That's one of the things I really love about Karina Dresses, they are so easy to dress up or down! 🙂
I LOVE that dress! Perfect size print, and awesome pockets!!
Very cute. I love that you can wear a Karina anywhere!
Way too cute! And I the pictures make me soooooo want to be on the beach in warmer weather!
Everything I've seen from Karina has been cute. I really need to get my wife to check them out.
Love the dress you picked. It's the perfect color for you!
That is just so cute and totally perfect for seaside travel! You look adorable!
Like great minds -- we got the same dress! You look great!! I love the red, and it's definitely an ideal travel dress. The Karina fabric travels perfectly!
You look gorgeous and this dress is perfect for the Caribbean!!!
Mama to 5 Blessings
Very pretty, love the color and the length of the dress, very fashionable and modest!
I am so in love with the Nora Dress! It is so flowing and elegant. Definitely the perfect vacation dress! And you look stunning it in!
Ok, you are too cute and I love that dress! In the hot summer months I am all about wearing a cute summer dress and my sandals. I agree with you, just a few things and I am good to go.
Awww, what a perfectly pretty dress! I just love that, it also looks so comfortable.. which I adore!
You look so stinkin cute in that 😉 I need one!
I have to agree. That is the perfect dress for Caribbean travel. I would love to have this dress for my upcoming cruise. 🙂
Thanks for sharing, I've always wanted to review a Karina dress so I signed up! 🙂 I love that it's a wrinkle free dress, I'm so not a fan of ironing!
I love how they make it easy for you to shop by body shape at Karina. Their dresses are cute and I love that they travel well. Hope you had a fun trip!
I love this dress! Plus you look great in it. I totally want a Karina dress!
Nancy Polanco (
This is totally my style of dress. 🙂 I love the print and style. 😀
You are gorgeous! Love love that dress!
What a pretty dress. It looks really good on you.
I've been seeing a lot of Katrina dress posts from different bloggers and each different dress that featured is so gorgeous and flattering on each and every person that wears them! That's such a fantastic and appreciated thing in regards to a clothing company; you always want to give your business to a company that GETS you and your body ^.^
That dress looks gorgeous on you!
what a great dress! I love it!
I love this dress. It looks so dainty and feminine but also looks like it could withstand the breeze and not deteriorate. You look beautiful!
The beautiful dress highlights her ivory skin tone!
This dress is my favorite. I love red, and the style is very flattering.
You look really nice in this dress! I love the color and style to the dress. It looks and I bet feels like Summer
I love that it doesn't wrinkle - such a great feature for traveling.
You look beautiful!! I love the dress!!
Stacy Harrington Calhoun
I love how the karina dresses look so easy to wear and the material flows with the body, it is not a dress that you have to be squeezed into.
The length of that dress is just perfect-so flattering!
Thanks for tuning me in to this brand!
Such am amazing dress. Another one that looks made just for the person wearing it. It is so figure flattering. Even though it has pockets, you can't tell they are there. Most time having pockets gives your hips a wider look. You can tell that you really like the dress. You look so happy and beautiful wearing it. I love that it is so easy to travel with and never wrinkles. Great for someone always on the go. Or can't pack right & hates to iron. lol
You make this dress look so casual and flowing- beautiful with your bare feet on the beach! This dress is perfect for you-looks amazing!
These dresses look fantastic!!! I love the styles and the non-wrinkle characteristic!!!
you look so amazing
Christina Marie Dutra
such a pretty dress for the beach! you look so pretty. that dress looks great on you.
The Nora dress is the perfect fit for you. It's extremely flattering on you. Now I want one!!
you are looking fab in red
I love the red polka dots. You can dress it up or down and be ready for anything
Mary Ann Knox
I love the style of the dress! So simple, classy, and flattering! Also the fact that it will not wrinkle is definitely a plus!
I love these dresses! Comfy and easy care and I wear a lot of dresses this would be an awesome win!
I Love these dresses!! They look so comfy and pretty!
Really cute and love how easy it is to care for - ideal for me since I hate ironing!
What a great dress! You look wonderful and the red is great for you. I love how it looks dressy and pretty even barefoot!
ANY dress with pockets is the dress for me!
I love the red dress on the beach!! Where was this?
Dress looks so cute on you and is perfect for the Keys!
Perfect length dress!
I am so jealous but you look great
I love this dress, it looks super great on you! And yay for pockets! 🙂
I love the red with white polka dots, it is such a classic look! And totally jealous of the beach, by the way - I'm still looking at snow out the window, lol.
so very prettu
I like the fact that you can "dress up" or "dress down" the Karina dresses!
This dress looks great on you. I think this one is my wife's favorite. Love the pockets.
You look stunning in this dress.
Hi! This dress is what I call a "happy dress". It's too cute. You look just lovely in it!!
I can't wait to actually try on one of these dresses. Gorgeous and easy to wear.
You just look so comfy and cute!!
Jenn, That dress is adorable and cute on you. I think the Karina dresses are so elegant.
You look so cute! I love the pockets.
I love the color and style of the dress.
I absolutely love the vintage look of this dress!
If a dress has pockets, it's for me.
Tina L. Seagraves
Cute in BLue!
Tina L. Seagraves
This dress looks super-cute on you! I love the color on you and the waist band is perfect! Stunning!
You look awful cute with your bare feet in that dress. Can't wait for bare feet weather!!
I love the pockets!!!!!
I've recently discovered karina dresses and ive fallen in love with them I'm unfortunately I'm from Australia so only online purchases for me. I prefer to try clothes on before I buy them. Im planning a long term backpacking trip around europe/china/Russia etc and I'm thinking about buying a Karina dress for the trip. Ive was just concerned about the breathability of the material and is it quick drying.
Thank you so much for your time