Review – Jedi cowl dress

When We Love Fine debuted the Jedi dress with cowl hood at San Diego Comic Con, I knew I needed it. In early September it was finally available on-line from We Love Fine, priced at US$40.00. It is still available in sizes S to 2XL – 3XL is currently sold out at We Love Fine, but all sizes (S to 3X) are in stock at Thinkgeek, priced at US$39.99 – both stores can ship internationally.

The dress is sleeveless, with a waistband and flared skirt. The top and waist band are beige, while the skirt is brown – the front of the top features printed black lines to resemble the neckline of the classic jedi tunic. The cowl is attached at the neckline, and is lined with fabric printed with a small repeating Rebel Alliance symbol design. While I do wish they had used the Jedi Order symbol instead, the Rebel symbol is appropriate if you think of this dress as Original Trilogy-era inspired. The fabric is 95% cotton, 5% spandex – so it’s soft and comfortable with a great amount of stretch. There is a small band of elastic sewn into the seam between the waistband and the skirt, to help keep the dressed fitted through the torso – but it’s not tight or restricting. I bought mine in size S – it measures approximately 35.5cm across the chest (underarm to underarm), 32.5cm across the waist band, while the skirt measures approximately 47cm from the waist band to hem (at the sides) – all measured while laid flat/unstretched.

We Love Fine - jedi cowl dress (front) We Love Fine - jedi cowl dress (back) We Love Fine - jedi cowl dress (front)

My favourite aspect of this dress is the cowl hood – I just love it. While there is a lot of Star Wars apparel with hoods, this design is a brilliant and stylish variation – but still functional and perfectly keeping with the jedi theme. It can be worn a variety of ways – up as a hood, around the neck like a scarf, or down around the shoulders. Another detail that has been popular are the pockets – one on each side, sewn from the same fabric as the skirt. They are a good size – plenty of space for your hands and hang deep enough not to worry about items falling out. The skirt also has a little tag in the right side seam, which has a grey and white ‘We Love Fine’ logo on both sides. Overall, this is a great jedi-themed garment – I’m always delighted to find apparel that isn’t Imperial themed – I’m much more of a Rebel girl! Though in saying that, I do want the matching Sith version of this dress that is coming out soon too 🙂

We Love Fine - jedi cowl dress (pocket detail) We Love Fine - jedi cowl dress (hood lining detail)