Strange Sizing - but OMG this is the perfect dress
So normally I wear a 10P and in this dress I ended up buying a XS. (reg not petite)
At the store I tried a medium first and it was really big on top - like if you tucked your shirt into your jeans and puffed it out like people used to do. (People did that right?) It wasn't flattering. Tried the small and it fit better - but was puffy in the back more than the front which sort of looked weird. Tried the XS and it fit without much puffiness - but not too snug. Let's just say I am really glad I tried it on rather than ordering the medium online like I had planned.
Sizing this dress I think is purely a function of how big your shoulders and chest are. I ended up with an XS because I have narrow/petite shoulders and chest and a little tummy. The skirt is so flowy that the size of your bottom half doesn't really matter at all. I think a SP might have been good too, but they don't cary that size in stores.
The blue floral pattern is stunning. I seriously love this dress. If you can find the right size I think this would be flattering on anyone.
/ Apr 14 2015
Fabulous Dress and Belt! One full size large!
I ordered the medium size in green and wasn't sure whether to keep it until I read the first reviewer, who found it huge. She was correct. I just received the same dress in small, and it's a dream. Everything is better. The fit is excellent all around, and the effect on me is uplifting. So, the small on me worked; I am 5'1", 130#, 34F. The length was just as in photo, at the knee bottom. This will be ideal with wedges as shown. I highly recommend this dress, but suggest that you order one size down. I will be returning the size medium in which I was swimming and weighed down, with a little too big all over. Oh, I bought the belt in M/L, as I am 29" waist. The dress looks very good without it, but it does add class. How nice to have this very versatile dress as summer approaches! I love that it is modest, bra-friendly, works with a bust, armholes not too large, length at bottom of my knee.
/ May 03 2015
Another great find!
I loved the green print on this dress and tried on a size L (for reference my measurements are 42-32-42 generally a size 14). It fit, but there was excess fabric on the sides, so i sized down to a M and the fit was much more flattering. The thick elastic waist really makes this dress extra a keeper.
the fabric flows nicely and does not provide stretch but there is plenty of fabric up top to accommodate those of us with a full bust. The length hit me at just below the knee in the regular M, I'm only 5'3.5", which makes it work appropriate. I will wear it with a thick brown belt and brown heels.
Measurements from side to side:
waist 16" (relaxed - there is about 5" of give due to elastic)
HIGHLY recommend this one to ladies in the 12-16 size range, this one will fit really well! I know how hard it is to find cute, unique, dresses when we're in that size range.
When I saw this dress in the store, I fell in love. I was reluctant to try the dress on because I felt as though the top would draw attention to my chest. I am usually a 36D on top and 4-6 on bottom and tried on a medium. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the dress actually minimized my chest and fit beautifully. It's a very comfortable and flattering dress. Its versatility is a huge plus...perfect for work or for casual get-togethers.
/ Jun 15 2015
This is the perfect dress. The wrap top is flattering, even to smaller-chested ladies (as a side note, the way the top is constructed it would be a perfect nursing dress, and because it has a high waist it would even work for awhile in pregnancy) such as myself. I ordered a med though according to the size chart I'm a small, and the fit is perfect. The skirt is rayon and polyester, with some shine to it, but not sparkly.
/ Jun 21 2015
My new favorite dress!
I stalked this dress for months deciding whether or not I really needed it. Obviously I eventually opted to buy, and my only regret was not getting it in both colors before it sold out online. Such a beaut and soooo comfortable! Like other reviewers said it can be dressed up and down to your liking. It will be in my closet until it falls apart. Another wonderful anthro purchase couldn't be happier.
I also REALLY wanted to keep this dress. The material has no stretch, so you're going to want it slightly loose in order to sit down and move around in it. Measurements are 32-24.5-32.5. 5'2". 32c. I couldn't come close to zipping the XXSP, yet there was extra room in the bust. It fit everywhere else. I often size down in sheath dresses to fit my narrow hips better, but I need some stretch to the fabric in the top to accommodate my broad athletic shoulders. This dress has no stretch. Couldn't even close to get the side zip up under my left arm.
My suggestion when ordering this dress, if all of your measurements don't fit neatly into one size, is to order the size that matches your largest measurement. I am a 0p bust, 00-0p waist, and 00p hips, which translates to an XSP on top and XXSP on the bottom. I should have sized up to an XSP. It's sold out (boo!) but I'm betting on a lot of returns/ size exchanges on this dress and hope I'll be able to snag the XSP.
/ Jun 08 2015
Wonderful summer dress!
I just wanted to chime in, because I thought this dress was adorable online, but was afraid of fit after reading reviews. Ordered anyway and am so glad I did. Really so pretty and flattering. Very cute summer date dress. I'm typically a 0 and the XS fit perfectly. No give in fabric, but I think it stretched out a tiny bit after a day of wear, and, yes, I was able to sit down comfortably and eat dinner...just wouldn't recommend if you're planning on hitting a big buffet! This dress DOES need to be a little snug to look good.
/ Jun 14 2015
This is a chic little dress. Fits perfectly and super flattering.
It's very pink. Not red AT ALL. But even though it reminds me of Pepto, I love it and can't wait to wear it. I wish it came in other colors too - I would buy it in multiples!
This dress is so stinking cute it is beyond words. My style is sporty and beachy - this dress fits the bill (not to mention it is absurdly comfortable). The gals in Anthro gushed over how cute it looked with my Vans slip ons. I am 5'10, around 125 lbs and I purchased a size small in grey - to be honest I could have gone to an extra small, but I adore the loose, drape-y fit of the dress in the small.
This dress is great and I recommend it to anyone looking for a laid-back, yet hip and chic vibe. Get it - you will not be disappointed!
/ Jun 20 2015
What a great little dress. Comfy and stylish. I wore it with a lightweight sweater on a 98 degree day and didn't break a sweat. Great for someone with a fuller bust - no odd clinging or anything. At the sale price, can't beat it.
/ Jun 09 2015
Lightweight, comfortable dress that is perfect for walking on the beach, an afternoon barbeque, an outdoor concert or any other summer activity! I've also worn it to work with a jacket and statement necklace. A perfect price point also! I bought a size medium, my typical size and it's a perfect fit. I also accidentally dried it and it didn't shrink!!
The colors of this dress are really pretty pastels, true to the photo. I ordered an XS (5'8" / 125# / 32C) and it fits like the photo. The top is a thicker fabric with a little stretch - it is not see through, but is very fitted. Im not sure if a strapless bra will show through the fabric or not.
The skirt will definitely need to be pressed and may wrinkle easily. It is only partially lined - on the mint colored portion. This is fine from the back, since the lining follows the high-low cut of the dress, but from the front it makes the skirt pretty sheer from mid- thigh down if you're in natural light. Not a deal breaker, but not as modest as I was hoping. Overall it's a pretty dress, very light and airy feeling!
/ Jun 22 2015
the perfect summer dress!
I just received this dress in the mail today, and it exceeded my expectations. It is really light weight and the small fits like a glove (I'm 5'6, 135, and 34C). It also is not see through, which I worried about.
This dress is super cute. The styling is great and so is the quality of the finishing. However, a few things to note. This dress has an under slip or lining sewn in and the hip area of this underlining is narrow. Much narrower than the skirt of the dress. My chest is 34" and my hips are 39". I'm 5 7" and 135 Lbs.. If like me, you are narrow on top and wider at the bottom, be aware of this. I bought a size 2 and it fit well, but barely. Also be aware that if you are wearing it over skinny jeans or capris, that the underlining has to fit over the pant. This is how I wore it, and it's super cute. Being over 40, it was hemmed a little short for me to feel comfortable wearing it as a dress. Other things to note. If you have long arms, the sleeves may run a little short for you. In addition, if you have a large bust, this dress may not flatter you, because the bodice is rather stiff and would not accomodate larger chests. It would look best on someone with a small to medium sized bust.
And finally, because the dress is lined, it is rather warm. I wore it on an 80 degree day and I was hot. It is definitely a Spring weight dress and not a Summer weight dress.
On the right figure and in the right weather, this dress is awesome. I would recommend it .
I ordered the moss. I love it! it is the perfect summer dress. I ordered it with the moss trench jacket, which is unfortunately sold out now, but it makes the cutest summer casual suit! The material is great quality, soft with a slight sheen. Very flattering. I wish it came in more colors. Loose, easy fit, flattering but not clingy. One of my favorites!
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