I managed to get my hands on a Nuu-Muu exercise dress recently. A friend of mine won a give away but she already had a Nuu-Muu of her own and was sweet enough to pass the win on to me. The anticipation of waiting for my very own dress to arrive didn’t last long, it arrived within a few days of my order being placed. Oh the excitement when it arrived! I reached my hand in to pull the dress out of it’s package and felt the silkiness of the fabric, oh heaven! I literally stripped down right then and there in the kitchen and put the dress on.
I picked the Cricket pattern based on the color description. The picture online did no justice to the pattern! It’s a lovely olive green toned basket weave. I even think this dress has a sophisticated look to it. My hope for ordering a pattern was for some bellyflage. The pattern definitely helps to hide the mommy belly and amazingly at the same time makes me look more endowed up top than I actually am. Needless to say the hubby is quite fond of this dress! Just wearing it around the house it felt good and the fit was nice. I’m a solid size 4 and chose the small and it fits perfect. It’s nice and snug up top and slowly loosens as it approaches the hips. I like that it isn’t a racer back dress, this makes it much easier to use different styles of bras. So day one of wearing it around the house I loved it. Now begins the anticipation of waiting for my next short run.
The next day I dug out a pair of compression shorts to use with the dress. I loathe compression shorts, since I didn’t have any other options I had to deal with the horror of wearing them. I survived the compression shorts and came home and immediately ordered some Girl Shorties from Skirt Sports. Despite the compression shorts I loved the dress. I tried it first on a short 5 mile trail run. I was using my fuel belt that day for hydration and was concerned that the dress might bunch or twist because of the fuel belt. Much to my surprise there was no shifting, bunching, or twisting of the dress! The fabric feels heavy but surprisingly it’s not hot. In the south in the summer there is no fabric that stays dry during a run and this dress is no exception. But, the fabric felt cold to the touch in the areas where it was wet and it didn’t stick to my body like a wet noodle, bonus points!
I got my Girl Shorties the next week and did an early morning road run in it as my next run. Love the combo of the dress with the girl shorties! The next trial was a 9 mile trail run and again I still loved the dress and Girl Shorties combo. The final test was wearing it all day today around the house, running errands, and playing in the back yard with my toddler. I paired the dress with a pair of cotton lounge pants for a tunic look. So comfy that I haven’t felt the need to get my pj’s on yet and it’s past 9pm I’m hooked on this dress and hope to one day have another one.
Here is my one and only con for the dress, there are no pockets. So you’ve got to find undergarments/shorts/capris with pockets so you can at least stash your keys during a run. Though it would be nice to have a pocket for a key or a hanky, I can live with this one con since the dress is outstanding in every other way.* I am not associated with Nuu-Muu in any way nor have I been paid for this review. I love the dress and just want to spread the word on a great product.