Cute but skip the petite unless you are very short
Beautiful colors, especially the pink. I am 5'3" and about 124 lb. I got the small petite but am thinking of exchanging it for the regular XS. Not only is it short hem-wise, which I don't really mind, but it is short in the waist. Very pretty and good fabric.
1 week ago
Based on some reviews I decided to get the regular XS, even tho I am an XS petite (5'2, 107 lb, 32c) I found the fit to be flattering -- fitted enough but not too loose or tight. The length is perfect and work appropriate, and the material has some weight to it. The grey one is colorful and cute. The only problem is the bagginess of the arms -- very unflattering. If I push the sleeves up, it hides the bagginess a little, but I would like to have the option to wear the dress with long sleeves.,
... read more so I am exchanging for my normal XSP.
6 days ago
love this dress! but...
okay, this dress is awesome. it's a sweater dress that isn't bulky and falls really well on your body. great for girls with curves! my only complaint is the arms. i was between sizes because i liked the way the medium looked on my upper half, it fit my arms, chest, and waist *perfectly*. unfortunately, it was much shorter than the large. the arms and chest on the large is bigger than i would like (there's extra fabric in the arms which really isn't a look i prefer) but the length was enough for
... read more me to size up. i still love the dress, just would have loved if i could have had the top in medium and the length of the large.
This is a beautiful dress, it fits so well, especially for an hourglass or curvy bottom figure. I usually wear a size medium in dresses, especially A-line ones, and am wearing a medium in this one. The band around the middle is flattering and hides any tummy troubles, and the weight of the material is heavy and bouncy and very flattering. I usually wear a size 12 pants, and this dress flatters my "curvy bottom" quite nicely.
2 months ago
Perfect fall dress
This is the perfect fall dress. I'm 5'7", 135 lbs, 34B top and the size small, regular length fit me perfectly. I also tried the petite small and while it could have worked with flats, that would be the only shoe option. It's a nice weight fabric and the colors are great.
1 month ago
I am 5'1", 30FF and usually take a 6 or 4. I ordered the S Petite, and it fits perfectly in the waist, but is snug and a tiny bit low in the bust. Length is border line with 2" heels. For now its fine, but for summer I'd probably like to shorten it a bit for flats. Since I live far abroad I will not return it, but will add a bit of elastic lace to the lowest part of the neckline to make it work appropriate. Looks great with a brown belted card. The pockets are a great feature, but probably
... read more aren't appropriate for my keys since they are lined with the same stretchable material as the dress, Looking forward to wearing this the year around!
OMG! , This is my favorite dress of all time! I have worn this dress to 2 different wedding receptions in KANSAS CITY AND ST LOUIS. I can not say how many compliments I received on this dress. Mid-way thru each reception, BEYONCE'S FLAWLESS on a continuous loop echoed so loud in my head; wait.... did I start singing the song while wearing the dress? The dress is just elegant and sophisticated but daring and sexy as well. I love this dress so much that I am considering buying another one in my
... read more goal size of 8 because I know I am going to be even more flawless then. It is so great to wear something which makes you feel so good about yourself on the inside and out.
1 month ago
I just wore this for my first post baby date and loved it so much I squeezed into my normal size even though I still have an extra 15 pounds. I think I'm planning dates around this dress from now on- I could wear it every day! It perfectly hugs all the right curves and conceals those you don't want to show. Somewhat difficult to move in but was perfect for dinner and the symphony.
3 months ago
Love this dress but the hooks kept coming undone
I REALLY love the look of this dress. It is a classic design that feels almost vintage. The problem I had, is that the front clasps kept periodically coming undone and exposing way too much skin. Unless you are planning to stand still all evening, I would recommend one of the other Byron Lars dresses. I love the style of all of his dresses but this one just doesn't work for me as the only time I wore it I spent the entire evening trying to discreetly hook myself back up.
Bought this for my brother's wedding and I just received it. I ordered my usual size XS. It's a tightly woven knit, with little to no stretch in it. I could barely get it over my head and my arms could barely fit in the sleeves. And I don't have big arms at all. For reference, I'm pushing 5'7", around 125 lbs. I'm glad it's so structured because I was worried that it would lose it's shape with this material make-up. But, no. It's really fitted. Alas, I need to try again with the next size up.
... read more Maybe even 2 sizes up! Also, this material seems pretty toasty, so hoping for a cooler day or I'll be sweating buckets.
3 weeks ago
This is a gorgeous dress that while it runs quite small ( I normally take a S or XS ). I had to exchange it for a medium. I am 5 4" and it falls below the knee which is how I like my dresses. It is a gorgeous pattern of color which could be worn for 3 seasons. I look forward to wearing it for many special occasions.
2 weeks ago
I loved this purchase. The dress is beautiful. It’s classy, very feminine and rich-looking. The colors and fabric are exactly as shown on a picture. It is tailored and non-stretch, so size has to be right. I am between 6 and 8 and my size M dress fits well. Had to spend time shopping for a belt as the dress definitely needs one. Gorgeous dress!
First of all, the dress is heavy because it is made with a full shape wear garment within it. No other shape wear will be necessary. I bought it for a Christmas party in Austin and the compliments were raving! In order for the shape wear lining to be effective, you will need it to be snug, Its soooo comfortable! I was careful with jewelry that would be sure NOT to snag it, but otherwise, its a pretty effortless dress once you understand the reasoning behind the way its made.
2 weeks ago
This dress though!!!
Finally after 2 years in a row of really wanting this dress, I bought it!
It's amazing, exactly as the picture. The dress is fitted and sleek, but beautiful and a bit whimsy with the details.
I normally am a size 4, in this I bought the 2. It's snug and comfortable... Besides being sexy and classy at once.
You can't walk away from this dress- it is truly amazing, only thing is the threading is delicate and lovely on the sleeves but snags easily. My dress gained a little hole on the armpit
... read more thanks to my wedding ring.
This dress tho?!
2 months ago
I'm 5'2'', 115lbs and ordered the 0P. I like fitted dresses to hug curves and so ordered the 0P rather than a 2P. This one fits like a glove. It made me feel incredibly sexy and made my husband's eyes light up when he saw me try it on. It falls at the knee so could still be appropriate for work events. The price point is definitely high, but I got it on sale for 20% off during a promotion day, and it's worth every penny. I gave it four stars rather than five for the design aspect because there
... read more are seams down the sleeves that are quite prominent and noticeable with the type of fabric.
Very pretty dress. It runs big, but it's supposed to fit that way. I'm not fully certain that I'm going to keep it. Still undecided on this one...
1 week ago
Paper Crown does it again!
This dress is beautiful. Swingy and fun, and the floral pattern is just stunning for fall and winter. I am planning on wearing it with black tights and ankle booties. Could be dressed up or down- very versitle. Fits my tall curvy frame perfectly. Love.
2 months ago
Love this dress
I wore this dress to a wedding and turned heads. I have a pair of sandals that are patent leather aqua in color very sharp and they matched the aqua floral print in the dress. I purchased the black floral print option. This is definitely a piece that I will wear for a long time.
This is one of the best dresses I have ever bought. The fit is amazing. Too bad the picture doesent show it. It is longer then on the model and the skirt is a lot fuller. Love it! Runs big. I am normally a 2 or 4, but I got this in a 0.
1 month ago
I fell in love with the dress as soon as I saw it at my local Anthro a few weeks ago. I'm 5'1", petite (pear shaped) and 110bs, and the regular 0 fit me like a glove. The waist hits at my natural waist and the hem right above my knees. I feel like the petite would have been a bit short for both. The skirt is a bit fuller than the picture shows, which makes it fun for the fall and winter months ahead. Like another reviewer, I mistook it for a very deep navy rather than black. I can't wear to it
... read more with strappy heels and sparkle for date night or holiday parties, or with tights, booties and a sweater to dress it down for colder weather/day time look.
1 month ago
This dress was love at first sight. I saw it, and I immediately knew I had to have it. The store was actually out of my size, so I tried two sizes to big as it was the closet they had. A few days later they got the zero in, and I tried it on and just didn't want to take it off. I'm 5'3, 125 lbs, and the 0 fit me perfectly. I was excited to not have to order petite and to be able to take it home with me immediately. Although the bulk of the dress is black, I mistook it at first for a deep blue or
... read more green. This dress is stunning, and I'm dying to wear it to a Christmas party ASAP.
I love this dress! The cut extremely flattering and looks amazing on women with curves!
2 months ago
The description is wrong--
At least as it applies to the dress I received. I am 5'2" 100 lbs and ordered a PXS as usual. It fits TTS, but comes barely mid-thigh on me--certainly not some 40 plus inches as described. Perhaps this is a typo and it should have said 30 plus inches.
Otherwise the dress is interesting and different. It looks as pictured, but not as described.
4 weeks ago
I really like this dress a lot. The material is soft and comfortable. It is clingy but not in a bad way. The design can camouflage some figure problems. I thought it looked better with a belt so I added a skinny beige/pink belt which worked great. Can't say enough about how comfortable this dress is.
I saw this dress online this morning, went into a store this afternoon and walked out with it! I love this brand because the designs are modest, but feminine and practical. This dress is made of a thicker study cotton with beautiful all over embroidery. The fit is tts, and you can adjust the waist to fit loose or a bit more snug. The length is just above my knee at 5'3. I plan to wear this now with black boots and a furry vest, and later by itself with sandals and big sunnies!
1 week ago
I have the Tillie shirrtdress from Isabella Sinclair in blue and white xs, and ordered xs in this one.
While it fits true to size, I don't like the overall look on me, mainly because of the built-in, front-only tie in the middle. It seperates the body from the skirt, with the same length on the top and the bottom, which is not a great proportion. Since I'm only 5'5", it creates an illusion of long, boxy torso and short legs, and it is unflattering. The dress would have worked for me if the
... read more waistline is an inch or two higher, or the skirt is two inches longer. One more thing to point out is the hem on the bottom is not even as it appears in the pictures. It is curved and the sides are about two inches shorter than the center.
On the plus side, the fabric is made of two layers of soft, gauzy cottom that are combined by the embroidery and is thick enough that it doesn't require a separate slip like Tillie does. The embroidery is similare to Tilllie and is equally beautiful.
I think this dress works best for those who are taller, and/or have long legs, like the modal.
2 weeks ago
Cute but not really a winter dress
Surprised that this is a fall/winter dress. The embroidery is beautiful but the material isn't that thick and the tie at the waist is unusual. Would have been better if rather than having the tie built into the dress it was separate.
I'm petite and curvy on the bottom, so I wasn't sure how the gathered fabric would look on my hips (accentuate them or flatter them) but this dress was surprisingly flattering. I am 5'2" and got the petite, and the waistline is right at the natural waist and perfectly fitted. It's a slightly longer dress, as pictured, and very soft and easy to wear. I normally get an XS in dresses but sized up to the small in this one because the top was a little too clingy due to the soft stretchy fabric.
4 weeks ago
avant garde-ish dress
LOVE the way this dress looks online. Sadly, it doesn't look great on me. I'm 5'4", athletic build. The small fit perfectly, but the extra fabric in the hip/pocket area just seemed to drag me down. I really wished this worked for me, but I think you've gotta be a little bit taller to pull this one off.
3 months ago
Wore this to an outdoor wedding a few days ago and received many compliments. Amazingly soft, comfy material. Can be machine washed and dried. Great color for fall.
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