This is the third dress I've bought and again the colour and fit are nothing like I expected.
The colours in the blue, pink, white and navy are more vibrant than the picture. I tried on the beige and grey first and found while it fit well and swung well. The colour for the kind of dress - summer - seemed bland. I tend to wear mostly black and grey so I surprised myself in choosing the multi colour.
The cap sleeve. This is where the dress shines. The cap sleeve was made for those of us with broader shoulders. It automatically makes my frame better proportioned.
I'm going to see how well the wash and hang dry goes as I sometimes find these new fabrics don't always respond well.
Being short I found the petite skirt length a teeny bit too short for m but I'm in the over mini skirt age range!
/ Jun 16 2015
I was really excited to get this dress in the mail- I loved it when I saw it online, and after trying it on, I loved it just as much on me! There were no surprises- I found it to be pretty much exactly what I was expecting from the photos online. It's loose and flowy, I know I will be wearing it a lot this summer! It will be comfortable in the heat. It is very versatile, and can be accessorized in many ways, which I love! I ordered a medium petite, I may have been able to get away with a small, but am happy with the medium. Because it is loose it allows for a margin of error. I am glad that I went with the petite, because I think a regular would have been too long (I am 5'4).
/ Jun 21 2015
Better than expected
I had tried the angled stripe swing top a couple of months ago, but returned it was because it was very unflattering. I was excited to see this dress because it is a similar design and hoped it would work better. And it does! I also preferred the red/blue/white dress over the designs offered for the top. Although I usually purchase more fitted dresses this does look really good in my usual petite size, and it is a great length for me at 5 ft 3 inches tall. It's a bit expensive for what it is, but it was a good deal during the recent dress promotion.
I also REALLY wanted to keep this dress. The material has no stretch, so you're going to want it slightly loose in order to sit down and move around in it. Measurements are 32-24.5-32.5. 5'2". 32c. I couldn't come close to zipping the XXSP, yet there was extra room in the bust. It fit everywhere else. I often size down in sheath dresses to fit my narrow hips better, but I need some stretch to the fabric in the top to accommodate my broad athletic shoulders. This dress has no stretch. Couldn't even close to get the side zip up under my left arm.
My suggestion when ordering this dress, if all of your measurements don't fit neatly into one size, is to order the size that matches your largest measurement. I am a 0p bust, 00-0p waist, and 00p hips, which translates to an XSP on top and XXSP on the bottom. I should have sized up to an XSP. It's sold out (boo!) but I'm betting on a lot of returns/ size exchanges on this dress and hope I'll be able to snag the XSP.
/ Jun 08 2015
Wonderful summer dress!
I just wanted to chime in, because I thought this dress was adorable online, but was afraid of fit after reading reviews. Ordered anyway and am so glad I did. Really so pretty and flattering. Very cute summer date dress. I'm typically a 0 and the XS fit perfectly. No give in fabric, but I think it stretched out a tiny bit after a day of wear, and, yes, I was able to sit down comfortably and eat dinner...just wouldn't recommend if you're planning on hitting a big buffet! This dress DOES need to be a little snug to look good.
/ Jun 14 2015
This is a chic little dress. Fits perfectly and super flattering.
It's very pink. Not red AT ALL. But even though it reminds me of Pepto, I love it and can't wait to wear it. I wish it came in other colors too - I would buy it in multiples!
I'm absolutely in love with this dress! I was looking for something for an outdoor wedding and this is it. It runs a bit big but the Xsmall fit perfectly. The fabric flows without looking bulky and the colors are beautiful. Bonus- it doesn't seem to wrinkle so packing it for travel will not be an issue! I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite summer dress.
/ Jun 11 2015
I wore this dress to a bridal shower this weekend and it was perfect- I felt comfortable and pretty, but not too showy, and got several compliments on it. This dress is so much more prettier in person. I've never been a fan of color-blocking until I saw it in store and just loved the way it came together. I ordered a xxs petite (5'2" 102 lbs) and it fits perfectly. Maybe could have also gone up a size for the xs petite also but in no way in mine too small.
/ Jun 03 2015
Better than on the model
This dress has much more going for it than shown online. It flows beautifully without being way too voluminous. The small was a little tight across the chest and I worried that going to the medium it would be too big in the hips but it was fine. The lengh is much shorter on me than the model but I'm 6'1 so that's not a surprise. And the gray in the pic is really more of a pretty blue. Dress is made well like most Maeve dresses and was worth the price.
The colors of this dress are really pretty pastels, true to the photo. I ordered an XS (5'8" / 125# / 32C) and it fits like the photo. The top is a thicker fabric with a little stretch - it is not see through, but is very fitted. Im not sure if a strapless bra will show through the fabric or not.
The skirt will definitely need to be pressed and may wrinkle easily. It is only partially lined - on the mint colored portion. This is fine from the back, since the lining follows the high-low cut of the dress, but from the front it makes the skirt pretty sheer from mid- thigh down if you're in natural light. Not a deal breaker, but not as modest as I was hoping. Overall it's a pretty dress, very light and airy feeling!
/ Jun 22 2015
the perfect summer dress!
I just received this dress in the mail today, and it exceeded my expectations. It is really light weight and the small fits like a glove (I'm 5'6, 135, and 34C). It also is not see through, which I worried about.
This dress is perfect in quality, and is super comfy. But it runs so large that I had to return my Med, and ended up settling on the XS for it to fit right. Returning the Med and a S. Otherwise, it's everything you want it to be.
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