Josie Sweater Dress

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  • By Hi There from Karen Walker
  • Side zip
  • Viscose, cotton
  • Hand wash
  • Regular: 38"L
  • Petite: 35.25"L
  • Imported
  • Style #: 26179150


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Rated 1 out of 5 by Be warned I read the reviews about the zipper, but with free shipping I took a shot at the dresss myself. I even ordered petite to see if that helped with the sizing and zipper. You can see yourself in the picture. Also, the material seems thin. I think in sunlight you might be able to see through the dress. I could see the tag when i held the dress up to the light. December 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Poor Zipper Design I love the style of this dress (the sleeves, the collar and the bow at the waist), but the zipper construction makes this dress unwearable. The side zipper causes the very lightweight material to pucker and bulge out at the side. Nothing will flatten it. I have tried buying Karen Walker dresses previously, and they seem to a bit long waisted and I have a short torso so they never fit right. I don't know if the zipper wouldn't pucker as much if you had a longer torso. Unfortunately, will have to return this. I am normally a size 0 or 2, and the XS fit fine. November 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by the zipper!! when I ordered mine there was only one review and it critiqued the zipper, I thought maybe it was just hers, maybe it didn't flatter her... it was definitely a mistake to use this zipper on this fabric. I received mine and I wanted to love it, it is so soft and so girly, yes it looks a bit amish/school girl but it is adorable; too bad it is so thin it's almost see through so any backlight gives a peep show. And it does not go in at the waist, it is wider, a Small had more than enough room for me to want to try the XS (if it weren't for the zipper) and I am 5'5'' and 130lbs I tried to justify it but then my mother and aunt both said "NO!!" ... It was very hard to accept that such a beautiful dress was not flattering. December 8, 2012
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Size Guide

How to Measure


Measure under your arms at the fuller part of your bust. Keep tape level across your shoulder blades.

Natural Waist

Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape comfortably loose.

Drop Waist

Measure around your body 1 1/2" below your natural waist.


Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hips.


Using a pair of your pants that fit well, measure from crotch seam to bottom of leg.


Wrap a length of string around your finger and mark where the end touches. Measure the distance between the end of the string and the mark you've made to determine what size to order.

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