Why, oh WHY did this have to arrive just in time for Christmas? LOL I saw this astonishing dress just after my Carismma Sheath dress, in black, arrived. At first I thought this version was too close, but irl, it's in a class of it's own. You can barely tell from the photo, but the fabric on the bodice and skirt are different. The top has tiny circles with dots of red. The placket is also a different pattern, but instead of the hot mess I expected, the whole thing works to make you look like the most stunning creature in the room. Very, very flattering on most body types, but I'd dare say especially on the hourglass girl. This is the dress I would wear to dinner, to weddings, to business meetings with a jacket, to tea, to lunch with the girls, where wouldn't I wear this? Fit is tts, much like the Carismma sheath. I pray that it doesn't sell out before I can get my hands on one! Or, maybe, just maybe, it will show up under the tree!
/ Jan 31 2015
Vintage, and modern at the same time. LOVE!!
I cannot say enough good things about this dress! I absolutely love it!
Fit is amazing, and so comfortable. Love how you can use the sash or not as well, really changes the look.
I love the length as well. I usually like to have my knees covered up but most dresses end up being too long or they just dont give you that girly feeling. This dress nails it!
One of my most favorite purchase's from Anthropology.
Very classic and timeless dress.
/ Aug 23 2014
Even better than I hoped!
I visited this dress many times on the website, hoping it would go on sale, but finally decided to bit the bullet and pay full price. Prior reviews listed its unique detail and surprises that made this dress a conversation piece (and why I love Anthropologie!) and it didn't disappoint! It is form fitting and sexy in a smart-girl way, but it also possesses an artistic/couture quality that renders it timeless. I am 5'6 and a 35" bust/128 lbs and went with the 4p, as I prefer the hem to hit me at or above the knee. The fabric has stretch, which allows it to fit to your body, not bulge and buckle as a stiff fabric would do. I also cut the belt loops and moved belt/ribbon down so it would hit my waist, as the petite waist was higher- no problem at all. I am SOOO happy I splurged and know this will be a 'go to' dress for years to come.
I agree with the positive comments of other reviewers. This dress is soft, comfortable, and pleasantly flattering. I like the high/low hem; the "high" part is about 4 inches above my knees. The longest part is mid-calf. The hemline is pretty much as shown on the model. To state the obvious, the key is to find the right size. For reference I am just under 5'9" and 148 lbs. I usually wear a medium, but found that the small actually had a better drape to it on me. A sales associate told me that the dress did tend to run a bit big. The sleeves were a little snug when rolled up, but not when rolled down. Do check to be sure that where the buttons are on the sleeves there is also a corresponding loop. I tried on one dress where a loop was missing. Also, this may be just me, but I paid attention to the symmetry of the pattern, particularly the collar and bodice. I was not so concerned about the rest of the dress, recognizing there will always be some asymmetry and that is actually part of the charm. This is one dress that I feel is best tried on in person. I tried on several before finding "the one".
/ Jan 16 2015
Great cozy dress!
I love this dress. I'm an employee at Anthropologie and I bought this dress the minute we got it in stock. I tried it on in a Large, which I typically wear a Large, unless something runs smaller then I will size up to an XL. I will say after finally wearing it the other day I wish I tried on the Medium. There is a lot of fabric on this dress on the bottom, and I think the Medium would've fit my upper body a little better. But oh well, I still think the large is fine, just a little extra loose. I wore it with the sleeves unrolled, and I buttoned it all the way up (except for the top button) and layered three different necklaces with it just to spice it up a bit. Also I paired with it tan colored booties and my black leather jacket. It's a great transitional piece from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer. I feel like the material is super light weight to be able to wear in the warmer months with flats or super strappy flat sandals would be cute too. If you are thinking of getting this dress I highly recommend it. It does fit more true to size, unless you have a smaller bust then you could go one size down if you want a slightly tighter fit in the upper body area.
/ Feb 15 2015
In LOVE with this dress!!
I ordered this dress online in my normal size large. As soon as I pulled it from the package I knew it was going to be too big and it was VERY loose. So on a trip into Dallas I exchanged it for a medium, which fit perfectly! It was still nice and flowy! I know some people were saying this dress could be tight in the bust, but it wasn't for me. My bust measures 40" around. So I think the trick is to buy the dress to fit your bust. For reference, I typically wear a size 12, 158lbs, and 5'6".
The work on this dress is out of this world. It was a conversation topic at dinner!
One of the reason I always choose this cut is because I have a very short torso. The dress comes with a black dress. I choose to not wear it.
I am in between two sizes 6-8. I have an “Athletic” shape. Tops I am an 8 and bottoms 6, so I bought both sizes, the 8 was loose and the 6 needed me to hold perfect posture. So be prepare to hold your head high! You’ll look prettier.
The dress length of course fit me longer than the model – but nothing that a pair of nude high heel doesn't fix.
The neckline will look just like in the picture... it didn't look flattering on me with the zipper all the way up. Which is just perfect paired up with tiny jewelry.
What I didn't like (and you can’t see it very good in the picture) is that the above the shoulder there is a piece of fabric – same one from the back section – that in my opinion is too wide. The sleeves on me looked very puffy– I had to “shorten” those too.
I am 5’5. 135, 34D, Short torso, Long legs, skinny shaped arms
/ Feb 14 2015
I just received this dress in the mail. I plan to wear it to an awards ceremony and also to a high-profile event, so for the price, it was well-worth it as I can wear it twice.
However, I would purchase this dress based on its beauty alone and would try to FIND an event to wear it to. It is just beautiful. The embroidery, the lace and the colors are outstanding. When I first laid eyes on it, it took my breath away. It is definitely one-of-a-kind and definitely a break from the normal, black dress (if that is what you are accustomed to.)
I would say this dress has an Asian flair to it, based on the floral design. This totally reminds me of my mother's wedding dress when she was married in Vietnam (from what I've seen in pictures :). I will say this dress is more on the fitted size rather than not, but if you can carry it off, then do it. I am 5'4", 118 lbs and bought the size 2, which was a good choice for me. I am not curvaceous and would say it was fitted more so on the lower half than top -- and you can use the zipper to adjust for other "assets," as shown in the picture. I am wearing the belt that it comes with, which I happen to like, as opposed to another reviewer. It's whatever works for you though!!! I have to say this is a wonderful purchase and I have no regrets :)
/ Feb 20 2015
This dress is extremely unique and pretty
I love this dress. The design, quality and fit are perfect! I'm normally a size S, for this case I bought a 2P which fits me perfectly, just like it was tailored for me. I got a discount 25% when I bought this, but even without the discount, this dress worth every single penny. Grab it before it gone !
I'm tall with an ample chest and wide hips (hourglass type) -- so I bought this in an XL because I thought I would need the room and the length. However, there is a lot of stretch to this dress -- so I think I could have gotten away with a L. I'm not returning it though -- the larger size still works, and the stretch in the chest and hip areas makes it even more comfortable. The length is perfect -- not short for those of us with long legs. Also, it is lightly lined inside the dress to the knees. The dress is extremely comfortable and stylish. I love the design -- its JUST as it appears in the picture.
/ Feb 18 2015
I saw this dress on the mannequin and had to try it on! So I just grabbed the first small and it just fell perfectly on my body. It ends a bit above the ankle, but I can deal with that. The only thing I would suggest to someone wanting to buy this dress is buy it in store!! Not online as each dress is a different pattern. Of course they chose the perfect pattern online, but the dress I tried on had majority pink at the top, so I swapped it for a pattern I loved! The dress looks much better in person too.
/ Feb 12 2015
If you dig the dress when you see it, you will love it on. I'm convinced.
It's hella soft and so, so comfortable, it's flattering, and it has pockets! It's my dream maxi.
I'm 5'9 and usually wear a size 12, so I was worried the large might be snug or short, but it is neither. It's so stretchy that it forgives and flatters and did I already say comfortable??
I could curl up in one of those weird circle chairs and nap in it with no blanket! Or I could put on one of them vests like bangs o'quinn in the photo and be the loveliest girl at the next oyster roast. Basically this dress is my life now. Praise Dress.
Gotta say I didn't recognize this online when I went looking to write a review. I almost passed it up in the store, as well, but it was facing the dressing room, I loved the "tribal" influence, and on a whim grabbed it "just to see". Big surprise how unique and flattering this is. On me it's a dress (5'1" 115 32DD) took the PXS/S and I plan to wear it that way with tights and booties. The front hit just above my knee with a slightly longer back. The top is not as loose on me as on the model and the bottom curves in slightly keeping it from being totally straight and shapeless. Will look great with the long two toned horn earrrings I bought at Athro last summer. Can't imagine it with boyfriend jeans, although it would probably be fine with skinnies. Although I usually look best in fit and flair, as I'm petite, but hourglass, I'm thrilled with this new look for me. Plan to wear it year 'round.
/ Feb 18 2015
So happy I purchsed this dress
Received it this morning and so happy with it. True to size, looks great with tights and knee high boots, lovely and soft There are a few designers I like at Anthro...and this is one of them. Make this a must buy.
/ Jan 27 2015
Another winner by Tracy Reese!
I wasn't sure about this tunic/dress when I saw it online, but in person the shading and design is so unique and eye-catching, you find yourself picking it up! The super soft fabric blend has spandex which makes this dress feel so good on as well. Because of the reviews I originally got a small thinking that as a petite person the dress would be overwhelming. But, I found the sleeves were super tight, so I sized back to my usual medium, and the dress fits very nicely. I say dress, because at 5'3 the front is only slightly above the knees. I also have good skimming coverage over my chest and hips, unlike the smaller size which was too exact. Feels like I'm wearing a big sweatshirt, except it looks so chic! Pair with a low ankle bootie and leggings or bare legs in warmer areas.
I bought three different dresses on line--and this one was on the verge of being cut, but I bought it anyway. The pictures do NOT do this pretty dress justice. Every once in a while you find something that you absolutely love--for me, this was it. Can't believe I almost passed it up! It's slightly vintage--but NOT matronly at all. It's a beautiful print, fits at the TRUE waist and is flowy--but NOT poufy, just the right length and completely flattering. It's simply a homerun. I've tried it on with boleros/ fitted short red cardi/ chunky necklaces/ boots/ red heels with black tights/ red tights with black heels. In love. If you are busty or thick armed--you may want to size up. My usual size 6 was great (I'm a 36C)--but if I was bustier, I would've had to size up.
/ Feb 11 2015
This floral dress is stunning in person. I fell in love with it the moment I tried it on... and every time I wear it, I receive loads of compliments. It's the perfect match of vintage and modern with the feminine shape and the vibrant print. I believe this dress runs true to size, but I would be mindful of the sleeves. The fabric is certainly forgiving, but the sleeves don't have much room. You can wear this on its own or belt it with an open cardigan. Both gorgeous looks. Highly recommend.
/ Nov 28 2014
Gorgeous design but too expensive for the quality
I LOVE this dress and couldn't wait for it to arrive from backorder. The vintage style and fit feel so ladylike. In addition, the dress is super comfortable and I couldn't stop twirling around in it. I can imagine wearing it to a wedding, brunch, or to work in my classroom. Since the fabric is stretchy, it accommodates an hourglass figure well. Despite my height and a 34DD bust, the size 8 fit me perfectly.
However, even with a promotional code, I still found the dress to be overpriced. The material has me seriously debating how well the dress will hold up over time. Aside from the gorgeous design, it just doesn't have that Anthro quality I've come to expect. If the dress were half as much, I'd have no hesitation. As it is, I'm seriously debating returning it and crossing my fingers for a sale.
I had no intention of buying this dress at full price - but I shouldn't have tried it on. It fits really well! I like the unique styling on the top - how it covers your shoulders rather than just being a "tank-styled" top. The style of the top was a little different on all size S in my store - the center piece of the bodice was mainly navy with a small green spot or spots. It didn't bother me too much though. At 5'5", the regular length will require that I wear heels, which is unfortunate, but I think the P would be too short if it's "perfect" for one of the other reviewers, who is 5'3". The empire waist of this dress hides a few sins, without being frumpy and without looking like it's doing any hiding. There is a nice flow to the skirt. The lining only comes to my knees - which was a little distracting but not enough to dissuade me from purchasing the dress. The colors are very vibrant - and I think this dress looks way better in person than it does on the model (and how many times can you say that??). The fact that the dress is washable was a must in my book - hopefully it holds up in the gentle cycle.
/ Feb 19 2015
Such a great dress- I had to try it on the day it arrived in store. Colors are very, very bright and fun. Fit is SO flattering and the wider sleeves are really nice- no bra strap slippage. Fabric is comfy and nice.The girls are definitely saying hello a bit with the deep v, but I don't think it is inappropriate. It is really long. I am 5'2", 36, 27, 36 and I generally take smalls or extra smalls. I can generally get away with just taking the XS home from the store, since I usually wear at least a little heel anyway, but I had to get petite this time. I ordered the XS petite and it fits perfectly!
/ Feb 18 2015
Super comfy and stunning style when on.
I just bought this dress yesterday. Very comfortable, flattering and stunning style. I am 5'7" , 135 pounds, the medium was too big and I am alittle busty, 36C- but the small fit perfect and was perfect length for me. If you are considering buying, do it!
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