Penelope Dress

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  • From h by helen bullock
  • Side zip
  • Silk; removable viscose lining
  • Hand wash
  • 56"L
  • Imported
  • Style #: 26402867

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Rated 3 out of 5 by Gorgeous fabric, uninspiring fit The colors and textures of this dress were so eye-catching and fresh, I was willing to spend the money. The fabric is indeed gorgeous - the colors and pattern so distinct, the banded rust-colored waist sown in, adding beautiful texture. The problem is the fit. At this price, it's fair to expect some artistry in the construction, and this dress was a huge disappointment. In other words, unless you have the lythe, idealized figure of the model in the picture, don't get your hopes up. The neckline and sleeves are cut like a men's t-shirt with no attention to shape, and the waistline is extremely unforgiving. Moral: a great fabric and a great idea are not enough; pay some attention to the tailoring and the shape of a woman's body. So disappointing. February 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Better than I expected. Captivating print! I don't think that one needs to have a long, lithe figure to pull off this dress at all. I am about 5'5" and purchased my usual size 6. I have an average figure, 34b chest, neither apple nor pear shaped. The waistband, which is a little more empire in its placement than it appears, is just a bit big, but I would not size down because the dress is so comfortable the way it is. I am excited to add some fun jewelry and may even break it out for Easter brunch. The colors and the fabric and the built-in long half slip are fantastic. Just below ankles - no hemming needed. March 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by fabulous quality; very yellow color Beautiful quality lightweight silk. TTS fit: I usually wear a size 6 and its a perfect fit here (a size 8 fit also but wasn't as flattering). The dress I received was VERY yellow, which doesn't flatter me but I like the dress so much I'm keeping it anyway (maybe a bright necklace in another color will help?). Since I had to hem it anyway (I'm 5'4" and I was stepping on the skirt), I hemmed it to a midi length and I think I like it better than as a maxi. Glad I bought this! April 4, 2013
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Size Guide

How to Measure

Bust

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.

Hips

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

Inseam

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

Rings

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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