Rated 5 out of 5
┬áby Marston good find
I think this a versatile good find. The corduroy is great for this time of year. The color is stunning; it's somehow bright and yet muted allowing for lots of creativity in accessorizing.
So far I have only worn it to work with a cardigan and the straps on, so I can't judge how well the top stays in place without the straps. However, I have tried it in the house strapless and it now only feels secure, but my husband likes the look of the dress better (big surprise).
November 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby TurkeyVulture The best color. Ever.
I was excited to see this dress when I walked into my local Anthro store, because I love the color. I have another dress in the same color, one I've worn for several years now and gotten a lot of use from. Screaming purple goes great with many other colors -- colors you would never expect! -- and I find my own screaming purple dress to be one of the most versatile in my closet. But it's a sheath dress and the silhouette isn't appropriate for every occasion. A girl should have an offensively purple frock for every occasion.
I tried this one on with great excitement, and while I loved many of its details -- a high enough neckline to cover my heavy-duty strapless bra (a must for the busty), the ruching, and the ultra-comfortable stretch through the ribcage -- it was not, sadly, for me. The waist is just a tad high, and it makes my hips look just a little too full. I may inspect it again and see whether my tailor might be able to drop that waist down just enough to flatter me. I would LOVE to own this dress...a swingy skirt would complete my eye-searing purple ensemble and allow me to wear the color only the fearless can wear any time, any place.
If you can wear high-waisted dresses, do not miss this one! And don't be afraid of the color. It's flattering and bold without having to rely on prints or weird design to make a statement. I like to wear it with all shades of yellow, from deep gold to lemon, as well as with sage, pea, and shamrock greens, cobalt blues, and steely greys. It's truly a color that can stay in your closet year-round.
Well done, Anthropologie! More of this!
For reader reference, I am 5'11" with measurements of 38-30-40. I tried on a size 12, but with the considerable stretch a smaller size would probably have worked equally well.
August 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5┬áby TheFoolOnTheHill Beautiful color, but...
The color of this is absolutely STUNNING and very flattering. However the fit is off. I am a 5'8 slim hourglass with a narrow back and proportionately large bust which makes finding dresses hard. It was not flattering to my chest and was far too short-waisted and made me look chunky in the midsection. A pity. Also the quality is not so great. The seams are of a flimsy type.
October 15, 2012