In Bali hati is the word for heart. Yet hati-hati means "watch out" and is often seen on hazard alert road signs.
This dress was named as I walked into the room in my first finished sample to my man and friend shouting out "hati-hati!!!" as if I may cause an accident to an innocent witness by enshrining my body in this dress. Without wanting to cause any beauty inflicted harm… let's just say IT IS a head turner, 100% guaranteed.
Here are a few tips >>>
If you are busty, get the sizing that is accurate for the bust measurement. If you are smaller chested with a big booty or hourglass shaped, the booty area of this dress is designed stretch more whereas the top cannot stretch as much - so base your sizing decision more upon your bust size.
Just to give you an idea of how stretchy this dress is in the midriff... I have seen mamas rock this dress through pregnancy.
If you are someone who doesn't feel like you have an hourglass figure, and prefer to wear something looser on the top - the hati skirt with a looser top might be good choice... as you can get the booty hugging action, while keeping some drape and flowing going on the top. Yet you still may be surprised by how much you love yourself in the dress versus the skirt.
XS - bust: 30" - 34" waist: 28" - 32" booty: 34" - 40"
S - bust: 32" - 36" waist: 30" - 34" booty: 36" - 42"
M - bust: 34"- 37" waist: 32" - 36" booty: 38" - 44"
L - bust: 36" - 40" waist: 34" - 38" booty: 40" - 46"
XL - bust: 36" - 42" waist: 34" - 40" booty: 42" - 50"
95% high grade non-pilling eco rayon / 5% spandex
Unlike most man-made fibers, rayon is not synthetic. It is made from wood pulp, a naturally-occurring, cellulose-based raw material. It was also made in a closed-loop process, meaning the by-product that some rayon productions release into the waterways is here re-used and therefore qualifies as an eco fabric.
To keep your dress in the best possible condition for many years to come, best to wash it in cold/warm water and air dry it. It won’t get destroyed in the dryer, yet it is good to understand that the lycra and elastic content that makes this dress so amazing will break down faster under high heat. That goes for all fabrics that are stretchy. I also recommend looping the tail of the dress up and over the hanger to take the weight off the neckline, as you want the wear and tear to be from wearing it, not from hanging on its own weight in your closet.