Rated 3 out of 5┬áby BostonAddie Not as flattering as I'd hoped
I was excited to order this dress on sale as I love the line of lace-overlay vintage dresses by Yoana Baraschi, but have to echo what others have said: for such an expensive dress, finishing details are sloppy, and the dress is surprisingly underwhelming in person. The mesh fabric is already starting to fray in spots (never worn!); construction is fussy, making the dress difficult to put on; and inattention to certain glaring details, like tags (size and fabric care) attached to the sheer, lace part of the dress, where it's visible when worn, rather than the slip inside? Come on, Anthropologie. Relatively flattering and forgiving cut for curvy, hourglass women with a defined waist. The seams in a few places seemed slightly crooked. I'm curious to try this dress one size smaller and see if the fit of the torso is any better, but in the current size, the fit is dowdy, and needs tailoring for sure. I was hoping to invest in this dress as a cocktail/wedding go to, but not sure how many occasions it could survive: certainly an issue if you're looking for an investment piece.
January 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5┬áby ClassicCat Not the quality I expected
This is a fun frock, but not as refined or of the quality that I expected.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby BriDev Striking!
I just received my dress today and I adore it! The color is vibrant and the material is lovely. I see some have been disappointed with the quality, but aside from the sleeves not being finished, I can only praise it for its construction. Also I believe finishing the sleeves' edges, as the bottom is finished, would only weigh the sleeves down and not give them the beautiful ethereal affect that they have. A completely embroidered dress for under a $100 at the sale price, it's too good to pass up! One word of caution, if you are busty, I can see that this dress might be more revealing. For reference, I'm 5.7, 110' lbs, A-cup, slight pear, and the "0" fit perfectly.
January 15, 2013