It's been years since I last bought something from Mango, like most fast fashion stores, they carry few cotton pieces (excluding t-shirts), and when they do, they're priced higher than I'd like to spend. I wouldn't say the quality of their clothes is bad, just.. barely above satisfactory.
Anyway, I was browsing their website as it occurred to me it's been a long time since I last shopped there, and found this on sale (they're having their mid-season sale now). I've always wanted a shirt-dress; they're a good option for an easy smart casual look.
It ticked all the boxes; made of cotton, under $30, A-line skirt, available in dark colors and in my size! I was so excited, I went to Mango at Westgate the next day. I found it on the sales rack, but the largest size displayed was L, which was a little too tight in the hips for me.
Shops usually display all the sizes all on their racks, especially when it comes to sales items, but I figured there was no harm in asking. Their response was the textbook "Everything is already there, but I'll double check for you"... Imagine how happy I was when they said they managed to find XL, and in black!
I actually wanted to get the dress in both black and navy, but I've too many clothes in navy anyway, and black is so much easier to match with, so I'm happy nonetheless! The neckline is a little low for me, but it's easily fixed with a safety-pin so it's nothing. Can't wait to see what Mango has for their next sale, I hope I can get this blouse next!