Rated 5 out of 5
┬áby Amphy Awesome!
I'm a horseback rider and cute dress lover, so I was immediately enamored with this dress, despite the cost. However, I'm also a size 18 (44-38-50), so I thought there was no way I could ever fit into this dress...but then I saw the picture of the back. Stretchy?! I had to at least try. So I ordered a 14 with hopes and dreams of squeezing into it. And squeezing didn't even happen! I absolutely love this dress; it's comfortable & adorable and the bow on the chest is a really cute touch that helps set it apart. There are two things I don't totally adore: the sash, which is a beautiful colour but falls somewhat limp, and the back, which (because it's stretchy) is kind of hard to zip up. However, I'm not complaining because the back is what makes me able to wear this dress in the first place. One reviewer mentioned that she's going to have the dress hemmed and I found it to come just below my knees as well. I'm still deciding whether to leave it or shorten it, but even with a couple minor drawbacks, this is still one of the best dresses I've ever bought. Adore.
July 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby AshBrooke I ordered this dress in my regular size and it fits great. I might have been able to size down, but it probably would have been a little tight in the bust (I'm a 36 D). I love the print - I still have a long sleeve shirt in the same print from a few years ago.
The dress is very flattering, nipping in at the waist without creating too much volume at the hips. It hits at my knees, and I'm 5'7".
I will wear this with a belt (in a brown or a bright color, depending on the occasion), instead of the sash. While I like the color of the sash, I don't like the look. In any case, the dress is lovely. A classic silhouette with a quirky print.
Definitely give this a try!
July 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby smileydq Love it!
I loved this dress when I first saw it, but wanted to try it on before buying - I didn't notice the tagline 'Online Exclusive' until I got to the brick-and-mortar and realized the dress was nowhere to be found! I am a 14-16 in most stores, with a 40DD chest. I would have ordered the 14 in this dress, but it was sold out. I decided to take a chance on the 12, and I'm so glad I did, the fit is perfect! The neckline sits well, and I think the pleats at the hip are quite flattering - they add a little shape without too much volume. The pockets are cute, and the hemline falls right at the center of my knee. I also love the color of the sash, my only complaint is that the sash is very soft, so it bunches up rather than laying flat. All in all, an adorable summer dress, I love it!
July 26, 2012