Fashion designer Andrew Gordon of Chelmsford, Massachusetts has taken the internet by storm with his latest dress design. Dubbed “The Belmont” after Gordon’s hometown of Belmont, MA, the flowing midi dress with puff sleeves and floral print went viral overnight after being spotted on several influencers. Curious to see what all the hype was about, I decided to try The Belmont dress for myself. Here’s my honest review.
Andrew Gordon Belmont’s Viral Dress
The Belmont dress has a retro-inspired silhouette that’s both feminine and flattering. The midi-length hem hits right at the calf for a modest yet stylish look. Billowy puff sleeves add volume and movement. What really makes this dress stand out though is the gorgeous floral print. Bright pops of red, orange and yellow flowers against a pale blue background give the dress a cheerful, whimsical vibe perfect for spring and summer.
The fabric is a lightweight cotton-linen blend that’s breathable and comfortable. Gordon, who founded his namesake brand Andrew Gordon MA in Chelmsford in 2010, is known for using sustainable materials in his designs. The Belmont dress is no exception, with its eco-friendly fabric that washes and wears beautifully. Overall the design is unique yet wearable, a perfect combination.
Fit and Comfort
I was pleasantly surprised by how well The Belmont dress fit straight off the rack. As someone with an athletic build, I was worried the puff sleeves might overwhelm my frame but they hit at just the right spot. The elastic waist provided a comfortable fit without being too tight or restrictive. Movement was easy in this dress.
The fabric is lightweight and airy without being sheer. It moved with my body instead of against it. Overall the fit was extremely flattering and comfortable for all-day wear. Kudos to Andrew Gordon Belmont for nailing the sizing. This dress would look great on a variety of body types.
One thing I love about this dress is the versatility in how it can be styled. For a more casual look, pair it with sneakers or sandals. Add a denim or leather jacket for transitioning into cooler weather. Dress it up with wedges, mules or heeled sandals. Layer delicate gold necklaces for some shine. Sunglasses and a woven tote bag complete the effortless look.
You can also style The Belmont dress for the office. Swap the sneakers for loafers or pointed flats. Add a blazer or cardigan. A small crossbody bag works perfectly. This dress is ideal for busy working women on the go. It’s comfortable yet polished enough to wear to client meetings or presentations.
Value and Where to Buy
Retailing for $148, The Belmont dress is an investment piece but worth every penny in my opinion. The quality is superb and this is a dress you’ll wear for seasons to come. It’s also affordable compared to similar styles from big name brands. You can purchase The Belmont dress on Andrew Gordon’s website or at his boutique in Belmont, MA. It’s also available at several high-end boutiques across New England.
Shipping is fast and packages are beautifully wrapped for gifting. Customer service from Andrew Gordon Belmont is top-notch. They offer size exchanges within 14 days. Overall I was impressed by the shopping experience as much as the dress itself.
The Belmont dress more than lives up to the hype in my opinion. The design is unique yet versatile, fit is extremely flattering, and quality is superb for the price point. It’s comfortable enough for everyday wear but polished enough for the office. I can see why this dress went viral so quickly. Andrew Gordon Belmont is clearly very talented. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for future collections from his brand. The Belmont dress gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from me!