Ok, so obviously it's hard not to notice the monthly car-payment-like price of this dress, however, that being said... It. Is. Worth. Every. Penny. At least when that repo-man comes, you will look GOOD. Seriously. I'm 30 years old, 5'6", 150 pounds and I purchased the size 8. Never before in my 30 years on this Earth have I owned an article of clothing that fit this well. It's absolutely perfect! The dress itself is clearly stunning. Perfect black dress. The buttons are darling and let you choose your level or riske. The skirt is the perfect sexy, modern length. I feel like I'm over-using the word 'perfect' here, but no other word in the English language would apply quite as well. If you're thinking about purchasing this dress, do it. Don't think about it any longer. It's inconceivable that you could possibly, in any way, regret that decision. Start babysitting. Own that lemonade stand. Whatever you do... Buy this dress. It's... Perfect.
/ Feb 26 2015
True to size
I love this dress! Wore it to an Awards Banquet - lots of compliments. I listened to other reviewers and sized down...wish I hadn't. Order your regular size. I don't like form fitting clothing so I wish I would've stuck to my normal size. I'm 5'6, 120, 36 C.
This dress is a little on the heavy side and my only complaint is that it took a bit to get on...
/ Feb 19 2015
Well, after a few months of pondering whether to buy this dress I finally did. I read a lot of the reviews first and judging by what was said about this LBD I decided I had to order it.
I love this dress and that's only after trying it on to check the fit. I ordered the 6 as I'm generally a US6/UK10 in most brands. I noticed some people say it runs a little big but I didn't find this to be the case (unless you are very narrow shouldered and small breasted it should be fine).
The material is gorgeous but the points made about the potential for the material to snag are correct so I'd say to avoid wearing rings or bracelets that the dress sleeves could get caught on until after you've stepped in to this sexy little number. I'll certainly be watching where I sit when I'm wearing it for the same reasons.
There's a decent weight to this dress so for the sake of not over stretching the shoulders I intend to store it off the hanger.
However, overall I have to say that this is a great quality dress. Very well lined and super comfortable. Honestly I'm wondering why it's not double the price.
If you want something a little more chic, classy and unusual then this is the dress for you. I can't wait to wear it with nice heels and minimal accessories (it really doesn't need much else because it's so pretty).
Why, oh WHY did this have to arrive just in time for Christmas? LOL I saw this astonishing dress just after my Carismma Sheath dress, in black, arrived. At first I thought this version was too close, but irl, it's in a class of it's own. You can barely tell from the photo, but the fabric on the bodice and skirt are different. The top has tiny circles with dots of red. The placket is also a different pattern, but instead of the hot mess I expected, the whole thing works to make you look like the most stunning creature in the room. Very, very flattering on most body types, but I'd dare say especially on the hourglass girl. This is the dress I would wear to dinner, to weddings, to business meetings with a jacket, to tea, to lunch with the girls, where wouldn't I wear this? Fit is tts, much like the Carismma sheath. I pray that it doesn't sell out before I can get my hands on one! Or, maybe, just maybe, it will show up under the tree!
/ Jan 31 2015
Vintage, and modern at the same time. LOVE!!
I cannot say enough good things about this dress! I absolutely love it!
Fit is amazing, and so comfortable. Love how you can use the sash or not as well, really changes the look.
I love the length as well. I usually like to have my knees covered up but most dresses end up being too long or they just dont give you that girly feeling. This dress nails it!
One of my most favorite purchase's from Anthropology.
Very classic and timeless dress.
/ Aug 23 2014
Even better than I hoped!
I visited this dress many times on the website, hoping it would go on sale, but finally decided to bit the bullet and pay full price. Prior reviews listed its unique detail and surprises that made this dress a conversation piece (and why I love Anthropologie!) and it didn't disappoint! It is form fitting and sexy in a smart-girl way, but it also possesses an artistic/couture quality that renders it timeless. I am 5'6 and a 35" bust/128 lbs and went with the 4p, as I prefer the hem to hit me at or above the knee. The fabric has stretch, which allows it to fit to your body, not bulge and buckle as a stiff fabric would do. I also cut the belt loops and moved belt/ribbon down so it would hit my waist, as the petite waist was higher- no problem at all. I am SOOO happy I splurged and know this will be a 'go to' dress for years to come.
This is a dress I never would have given a second look. However, with so many good reviews I decided to give it a go. Sadly it arrived without the slip that so many said it has and it was super wrinkled and 'used' looking?? ...odd. But I had the perfect slip to pair it with and I loved it despite it's sad arrival.
I am 5ft 7in and 150lbs and the small fit great but is big- thats that look though (I am normally a small in dresses). I could probably size down to a XS. If you have large upper arms, you might have trouble. If they are average to small, you will be fine. I personally do not think that this dress is super flattering, however, it's not NOT flattering either. It does look good with a belt but you have to watch the pockets like other reviewers have said. The fabric is light and flow-y and so this dress will be great for spring as well as winter (when paired with tights).
It's just so comfortable! It's like wearing your flannel sheets, but in a good way.
/ Mar 01 2015
Just buy it before it's gone!
Another reviewer called this dress surprisingly great. and that's the truth. It seems like such a simple, almost plain dress. But its magic is in the flattering cut and super versatility! I can style it now with thick dark tights, a leather belt, and ankle boots. Or turn it preppy school girl with tights, penny loafers, and a chunky cardi. It also looks adorable with cuffed socks and loafers... or Converse. You get the picture. You could grab this and go any time of year... instant cute! I'm 5' 7", lean, narrow shouldered, and not chesty. This fit perfectly in xs, but I ordered up with a small to have more room to move in the shoulder seams. The arms are somewhat fitted when the sleeves are rolled up. I can see how that could cause fit problems for those buffer than I.
/ Mar 01 2015
I am in love with you homestead! Saw it in the store and had to have it. I am usualy a medium to large but the small fits me perfect. I also tried the small petite but like the regular size on . The regular size small flowed better on me
I had no intention of buying this dress at full price - but I shouldn't have tried it on. It fits really well! I like the unique styling on the top - how it covers your shoulders rather than just being a "tank-styled" top. The style of the top was a little different on all size S in my store - the center piece of the bodice was mainly navy with a small green spot or spots. It didn't bother me too much though. At 5'5", the regular length will require that I wear heels, which is unfortunate, but I think the P would be too short if it's "perfect" for one of the other reviewers, who is 5'3". The empire waist of this dress hides a few sins, without being frumpy and without looking like it's doing any hiding. There is a nice flow to the skirt. The lining only comes to my knees - which was a little distracting but not enough to dissuade me from purchasing the dress. The colors are very vibrant - and I think this dress looks way better in person than it does on the model (and how many times can you say that??). The fact that the dress is washable was a must in my book - hopefully it holds up in the gentle cycle.
/ Feb 26 2015
Verda Maxi Dress
I absolutely love this dress! I am just under 5'3" and usually wear a size 2 or 4 and the small petite fits just fine.
I probably could have gone to an XS because the fabric is stretchy, but I am keeping the small. The length hits me just at the bottom of my ankle so pretty much as shown on the model.
I really like the design of the top of the dress and love the fact that I can wear a regular bra with it instead of having to wear a strapless.
I am so happy with all of my Maeve dresses, but this one is my favorite!
/ Feb 25 2015
Long enough for tall girls
This dress is great. The fabric is really soft and comfortable. The colors are vibrant. There is a liner from the waistband to about the knee that lets the dress fall nicely, giving extra coverage for the hip and butt area. My favorite part is that it is a maxi dress long enough to reach the floor so i can wear flats or heels. It looks very cute with a jean jacket. I am 5'9" and the length is perfect for me. I got the medium, which is my regular size.
I was looking for a dress for an upcoming wedding and needed something that would be conservative enough for church but would also go with boots for the reception (no heels on cobblestone floors). I picked out several Anthro dresses in the store, and grabbed this one to try on on a whim. After trying on about seven dresses, this is the one I went home with. It's got slightly thicker material, which is nice for unpredictable Texas early spring, and feels substantial but not heavy. It does run slightly large- I'm typically a medium pretty much everywhere I shop, but had to size down for this (for reference I'm 5'8" and about 150 lbs; the lady at the shop said this brand tends to run large). The colors are a little brighter than the picture shows, particularly the orange/pinkish blooms. It also has pockets- ones that are big enough to fit my hands all the way in. After I go to this wedding, I'll have a great dress for dressier work days and nights out when it's a little colder outside.
/ Feb 19 2015
As an Anthro employee, I am completely in love with this dress. I am always a size 0 in anthro dresses, so xs dresses are usually a bit roomy on me, and rarely work. However, this dress is perfect. The quality is excellent. The weight is a tad heavy, but not too heavy. I will be able to wear this well in to spring. I wore it for the first time yesterday, and honestly lost track of the amount of compliments I got.
/ Feb 21 2015
Beautiful dress, nice material,unique design, and fits like a glove. It's a great length for wearing to work or for wearing on the weekend. I also want to give two thumbs up to Anthropologie's customer service, who promptly sent me a second dress when the first one got lost in delivery.
I was searching for a dress to wear to a wedding. I saw this dress on the rack and didn't think it would look good on me because of the thick material and pattern so I didn't bother trying it on. While I was trying on other dresses in the dressing room, I explained to the salesperson that none of the dresses I tried on were working out. She pulled some dresses and this dress was one of them. I was skeptical at first, but once I had it on I loved it. The cut is flattering and the thick material is a little more forgiving if you're trying to hide a few extra pounds. Additionally, the design of the dress helps cinch everything in. The hidden pockets are an added bonus. The design at the waist adds a whimsical touch. I do agree with other reviewers regarding the zipper. The zipper doesn't go far enough down if you're trying to step into the dress and have any hips. Other than the zipper issue, the dress is perfect. I'm so glad the salesperson pulled it for me because I would have never chosen it for myself. Dress was true to size. I'm 5'1 and 125 lbs with a small bust.
/ Feb 07 2015
LOVE this dress
I love this dress. The design is adorable with chevron navy stripes and a multi-colored inset at the waist. It fits true to size. I have a smaller bust and waist, so this was a great style, fitted up top, but slightly flared below the waist. Those with a fuller bust may need to size up in this dress, as there isn't any stretch. The waist hit at my actual waist and the skirt fell just above my knee. (I'm 5"1, so no need for a petite.) The skirt was a bit poofy below the waist, but that was the only negative I could think of. The material is thick and substantial but not bulky. A very versatile and super cute dress.
/ Feb 07 2015
Adorable structured dress
First thing to know is that this dress runs small. You will definitely need to size up and put it on over your head vs stepping into it. I bought this at the store and they told me everyone has said the same thing. However, once you get in the right size this is an adorable dress. It's very structured and a heavier (but not too heavy) material so it lays really nice/flat vs overly poofy. Another great Maeve dress in my opinion!
Bought this in a Petite XS runs on the small side.
It is a bit difficult to get into, it should have a zipper down the back or side.
However, once on it looks amazing! I received tons of compliments when I wore it out
to a casual business dinner. I paired it with suede boots and was warm in it even up here in
Canada. This dress can easily transition into spring with a pair of sandals and then back into fall with a
Don't hesitate on this one does not look like much on a hanger but definitely wows.
/ Jan 02 2015
Cute retro dress
I had run into anthro to do a return and this dress caught my eye. Purple stripey dress with pockets. Had a few minutes so grabbed it to try on. I am 5', 120 lbs, 34B. I usually wear a small, 4 or 4P. Since the neck is small, I tried to pull this over my head and felt stuck. I pulled it off to check for a zipper. Nope. No zipper. Even turned the dress inside out to make sure. It's very tight to get on and I had to shimmy it down over my chest. Once on it is snug in the torso but not uncomfortable. The belt gives a defined waistline. The length on me was about 2 inches below my knees which I would usually avoid since it makes me look even shorter except the bell shape of the skirt, V pattern and weight seem to lengthen the look of the leg. I had on tall boots and it completed the retro look. Then it was time to take it off. Another shimmy up and off it came. Dress was very flattering on, but getting in and out was a lot of work. Ended up not buying it. I don;t always like to work that had getting in and out of clothes.
/ Feb 16 2015
Love this dress - yes the fabric is a bit stiffer than I expected but that is what made it hold its shape. I never got so many compliments on a dress in my life - well, maybe on my wedding dress but that was 17 years ago...
It is super comfy, looks great, and hides just what you need to hide so that you look stunning.
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