Back in the 80s I wore a lot of neon and bright colours. My favourite was  hot pink.  But I also owned and wore a lot of salmon coloured pieces.  So I was a bit hesitant this spring when that bright salmon colour came back into style.  The question was could I wear a bright colour like that the second time around.

It was convenient that Fresh Produce Clothing approached me as I was pondering this question. Fresh Produce has a line of easy going, comfortable clothing (most of it made in the USA) for women.  And they have a lot of colourful clothes this season.  So I picked this bright salmon (they actually call it Sunrise) Pinktuck Tank  dress.  It is a cute casual dress, perfect for summer.  It is a bit looser than I normally wear, but I expect I can belt it with different outfits.  And frankly I really need an simple summer dress, that still looks stylish, while I chase after my son this summer.  So I test drove the dress on a Friday, for maximum pre-schooler wrangling.

Dresses can be the ultimate in lazy.  You throw it on and go.  One step less than yoga pants and a t-shirt.  And 100 times as cute.  I was surprised by the number of complements I received when wearing the dress - I probably logged a dozen unsolicited comments from people that day.  Apparently I looked bright and cheery in my new dress, even though I was feeling tired and sloppy.  I always feel a bit sloppy when I don't have time to deal with my hair in the morning - hence the  hat.  As the weather was a bit chilly, I threw on my trusty jean jacket and finished it off with my white Camper sneakers.

I had hoped to also wear the dress with a blazer or cardigan to work. But I decided it was a bit too short to wear without nylons to the office. And by late May I am tired of nylons.   But I know the dress will work well in the fall with a t-shirt or shirt underneath, tights and boots.

The most important answer is that YES I can do the bright neon salmon colour the second time around.

Pros

  • Made in the USA
  • Comfortable and easy to throw on and go
  • Easy to wash and care for
  • Great colour
  • Fresh Produce ship to 200 countries
  • Wide range of sizes, including a wide selection of Plus Size clothes
  • Will be easy to transition to cooler weather with a t-shirt underneath, tights and some boots.

Cons

  • My wider bra straps will show under this dress
  • A bit too short for work without tights/nylons - even on casual days
  • They can't currently accommodate exchanges from online purchases
  • No shoulder measurement in online sizing chart - I have narrow shoulders and this can really affect fit for me.

Fresh Produce has a wide range of fun tropical dresses, great cruise clothes  (for your upcoming summer vacation) and what they call California fashion.

Disclosure - Fresh Produce sent me this dress free of charge in order to do a review. The thoughts and comments in the review are mine.  And thanks to my friend @jonbreisnes who took a few minutes away from his newborn at the park to take my picture.