Rated 5 out of 5
Â by GeoInCalifornia Size up if busty, or large through ribs and waist!
I agree with previous reviewers. This Anthro brand dress in a deal for $88. Even though it's Rayon, the hem is actually finished. There are many other non Anthro brands on the website that are made from synthetics, have unfinished hems, and cost twice as much.
SIZE: I'm usually a Small in Anthro Brand Lilka, and a Medium in Non Anthro brands such as Weston Wear and Bailey 44. I'm 5'5" tall, 135 lbs., a busty 34DD, 36-30-38, long torso, short arms, large rib cage.
FIT: Since I was in Santa Barbara, I made a rare visit to Anthro. They had this dress in Small and Large. The Small fit tight through the bust and waist. I agree with previous reviewers. This dress runs small through the bodice. It didn't look tight, but it felt constricting. In the photos I'm wearing a large, which was loose fitting through the waistband. The extra fabric left me with no defined waist. The length just covered my knees. The neckline and arm holes were not too low even in the larger size.
What really sold this dress was the fact that the waistband hit me in the right spot. This is a rare occurrence for me. One that has kept me from wearing dresses recently.
FABRIC: I donâ€™t wear cotton jersey, because it has no staying power up against my larger chest and problem areas around the middle. Rayon appears to offer more structure that holds up over the course of the day. The pleating around the waist allows for give, but amazingly functions almost like shapewear, and creates pretty detail all at the same time.
The SA kindly offered to order this dress in a Medium from online with free shipping. A rare treat for someone living in a No Anthro Zone.
I am looking forward to more Lilka dresses in the near future.
Recommended. Size up if you are busty or large through the ribs or waist. Otherwise your normal size may work for you.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by pjaalt pretty dress, but...
I really like the print, color, and movement of this dress. However, I found it to run a little large on me. The entire bodice was a little loose so I just looked thicker instead of getting that nipped in waist look from the bands in the middle. The pleats are meant to hide a belly pooch, but since it was already big on me, the excess fabric made me look bloated. However, I have a really small frame and am sized out of a lot of clothing, so I think this dress would be very flattering and slimming on ladies with average frames and hourglass curves. It's very comfortable and cool for summer. 5'2", 105 pounds, 32A-26-33, tried on the XS.
June 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Victorianist Size up for a larger bust
I love the coral and peach tones of this dress and did not find that was "orangey" as I had feared based on earlier reviews.
I am 5'2" 115, 25" waist and 32DD chest. In most Anthro clothes I wear an XS or 2, and often find myself sized out of alpha-sizing. In this dress, I ordered a S, based on (helpful) earlier reviews. Even so, the fit on the chest is not flattering. It is not skin-tight. but the higher neckline gives this a sports-bra effect on me and makes me look broad across the chest. Also, the twist at the waist looks fairly big on my shorter torso (unlike on the willowly model--go figure.).
I hope this helps other petite hourglasses out there!
July 12, 2013