This dress fit me like a glove. I'm not alone, either - check out the rave reviews posted by women of all ages, shapes and sizes!
I am 5'4", 125 pounds, 34D, very short-waisted and athletic but curvy. I am normally a size 6, but finally settled on the size 4 regular after trying the 6P. It hits about 2-3 inches below my knees, which is both flattering and a pleasant alternative to my other dresses, which are either mini or full-length. The smaller size just feels better and I think the closer fit helps the lace detail pop a bit more.
The nude colored slip/lining also alleviated any modesty issues I had with respect to the "peekaboo" detailing throughout the bodice. It might look like you're showing a lot of skin, but it certainly doesn't feel like it once you're wearing it. It's classy and it's sexy, which is usually more than you can ask of a dress at this price point. Bonus: my flesh-colored bra is virtually undetectable, which is key given my cup size and the fact that I have 2 young kids.
/ Jan 19 2015
Made by the gods on Mt Olympus
I fell in love with this dress eons ago when it first showed up online and have been dreaming of it since. The lace detail, the nude underlay, the perfectly unique LBD-I was smitten! I received it as a gift for Christmas (!) and while I hate to disappoint anyone looking for a reason not to buy...it is even MORE beautiful in person.
I have the black color and it is complete perfection. As for sizing, I was wary about getting it right in an online order as I usually always need to try multiple sizes to compare. To extreme fortune and surprise it was spot on! Very TTS. I have another dress from Anthro in a size 4 but it is strapless, and I have broad shoulders which usually forces me to size up in tops. I read some of the other reviews that the dress is not as impressive if it wasn't a perfect fit, so I took a chance and asked for a 4. It fit like a glove. A dressed-to-kill glove.
BUY BUY BUY <3
/ Jan 25 2015
I wanted to love this dress so much. The detailing is exquisite as you would find in a much higher priced dress. The styling is very classic and glamorous. I tried it on in a 6 and found it to be too large. I also would have preferred it a little bit shorter. I would have ordered the 4 if I could get past the detail on the top that makes it look like a see-through top with a black bra on. Maybe if I was younger, but I could not get past this for someone my age. I look forward to trying on more beautiful dresses by this label.
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!
/ 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.
/ Jan 10 2015
Love this dress! Wasn't 100% sure, but loved unique features in the pic. Ordered to take advantage of my Bday discount. My fav out of all the dresses I ordered from Anthro (which was 5). Fit is spot on & I love the details. Looks better in person!!!!
This dress is so cute on and very flattering. Love the neckline and the lace is a fun detail. I bought the moss and it's a beautiful, rich color. The wine looks a little more berry in person than the online pictures appear. I am usually a medium but sometimes a large in Anthro brands. I tried the small and medium in this dress. At first I thought the small looked best because the bottom part was a little less voluminous, but tried the medium because I have large shoulders and the small was a bit tight under the arms. Loved the medium. Voluminous in the lower half, but it has a nice nip in the middle that keeps it swingy instead of tent-like. I have a thinner torso and larger legs, so this line is very flattering for my legs. I also loved the length - it's longer than most dresses of this type, which I appreciated - minis are not my best look. Most flattering on small to medium breasted women. Great with tall boots, booties, leggings & flats. And it's REALLY soft - it feels like wearing a nightgown!
/ Nov 26 2014
Wow! So warm, yet swingy, and lightweight.
I love this dress! If I didn’t know better, I’d think I’m wearing pajamas to the office. Seriously though, this is a high-quality piece. From the stitching to the design, fit and texture of the fabric, much effort went into executing this really comfortable tunic. The wine isn’t as vibrant in person as online, but it is still lovely and oh, sooooo comfortable. Did I mention comfortable? Lastly, it does run large. In tops and sweaters at Anthro, I usually wear an XL across the board (some L), but an XL in this dress would be just too much. I’m an athletic, but curvy build. I wear between a 12W and 14W with a 38D bust and the dress rocks on me in size L. As is, it is still shapely, but has a nice tunic feel. Wearing with tall black boots and wine tights. Work appropriate, but warm. Btw: If you want to utilize the pockets, use a seam ripper to open up access as they come stiched closed. Love the pockets, too! Buying the moss as soon as I can get my hands on it.
/ Jan 26 2015
Comfy & Cute!
Awesome dress! The reviews mentioned some piling and there is a tiny tiny bit, but it adds to the vintage look. The dress is incredibly comfortable and very flattering! It hides all! I'm 5'2", 115lbs
I went to the store and tried on the dress in blue-- I saw the mauve color, but thought it may wash me out in the later winter months and I had no idea that green was an option. I was hesitant to try on the dress as it looked long (I am 5'3" and I tried it on in XXSP), but when I tried it on it looked perfect. It was stylish, but not too stylish. I could not justify spending $148.00 on the dress, so after much consideration I left without buying it.
However, this fit and style was so perfect I could not stop thinking about it. I went online and discovered the moss color and I was sold. I bought the dress immediately. The blue is gorgeous, but with my coloring I am hoping that the moss will look even better. I plan to wear this to work and to Christmas parties with suede booties.
The dress is fitted in the chest and arms area-- it is revealing in that sense. Otherwise, the waist down is very forgiving.
/ Dec 31 2014
bought this dress in blue yesterday. I am slim and tried a large because it was the only blue on the rack. It fit perfectly. Will really enjoy this. Great background for lots of my art show jewelry. Classic look.
/ Jan 04 2015
Great for work or play
Loooove this dress. The blue is a beautiful color, and I'm loving the fabric and fit. I got a small, and it's a great length and tightness for my 5'7", 125lbs, 32C bod. Highly recommend!
I actually sought this dress out after reading some of the reviews online. After reading that it ran large I wanted to try it on in store. The first store I went to had only 1 dress left in the whole store and it was a medium but overall I really liked and so I went to the next store that had only 2 dresses left and they just happened to be small and extra small which were the two sizes I was looking to try on. I ended up going with the small because the sleeves on the extra small were to tight on me to be comfortable. I am extremely happy with my purchase comfy and gorgeous and I myself didn't find it to short unlike some of the other reviews I read
/ Jan 04 2015
I didn't think much of this dress until I tried it on -- I fits well and feels as though you are wearing a sweatshirt. Great winter dress!
/ Jan 02 2015
tts and lovely
this dress is so beautiful and feminine! i bought the medium and it fits perfectly. i and 36 D and 29 in waist. the length was great. it is figure flattering for someone with a little more curves.
it flares out a little more than in the pic and the sleeves are pretty long. i just rolled mine up.
there were no issue in the navy slip underneath for me. i like that hangs under quite a bit to really finish off the feminine style of the dress.
the material it decently heavy and thick...so it really DOES make a wonderful wintry dress.
overall, great dress, great fit, great quality. no issues for me.
I tried this on in a regular size zero, which was quite my mistake, as I am usually a regular size 4 and thought I had grabbed that size. I'd say this runs big, as I was able to zip up the size zero without an issues, though I would probably size up to purchase. For reference, I am 5'1' and 118 lbs and usually a 4P or SP. The dress fell a couple of inches above my knees, which I thought was flattering.
The shoulders fell a little off the shoulder for me- sleeves like this sometimes drive me crazy as I keep wanting to pull them up to cover my shoulders. The top portion of the dress has a leotard look to it, which I like.
As other reviewers have mentioned, it is a bit short-waisted. I thought the overall look was flattering, as the skirt has a bit of an A-line shape to it.
The fabric is soft and has a good weight to it. Overall, I definitely think it is worth the price tag.
/ Oct 29 2014
great fall dress
i bought the two summer versions of this dress and i loved them, but the scoop neck is a little low and occasionally my bra shows. i bought this dress because everything else was great about the others.
and this one is close to perfect. the ballet scoop neck line looks so elegant, and not too low.
the skirt hits at the smallest part of my waist and falls nicely….not to straight, not to flowly.
hits above the knee on me (5'5), in the same place it hits the model.
and the skirt has all of the lovely deep colors pictured.
i also enjoy the stretch fabric. again, not too heavy but not too flowy.
i am smaller on top, larger on bottom. 34A, 27 waist, 37 hips, 5'5, 127 lbs. 0 fits me perfectly….
the arms are slightly tight when i put them on, but the fabric stretches and is comfortable.
my only complaint is that i cannot buy another in a different pattern.
/ Jan 05 2015
This dress was surprised me in a wonderful way right out of the package. The fabric is a little thicker than I expected, which is wonderful for fall, and feels high quality. The top of slightly more dark gray than the black it appears to be online. If you have broad shoulders or a large chest - size up! I normally wear a 6 in dresses, but thanks to other reviews I ordered an 8 and it fits perfectly (I am a 36 C with broad shoulders, if that helps anyone). The wait does come up very high, which is fine for me, because I have a smaller torso, but I can see how that might be an issue for others. Otherwise this is a gorgeous, flattering dress! :)
I agree with the positive comments of other reviewers. This dress is soft, comfortable, and pleasantly flattering. I like the high/low hem; the "high" part is about 4 inches above my knees. The longest part is mid-calf. The hemline is pretty much as shown on the model. To state the obvious, the key is to find the right size. For reference I am just under 5'9" and 148 lbs. I usually wear a medium, but found that the small actually had a better drape to it on me. A sales associate told me that the dress did tend to run a bit big. The sleeves were a little snug when rolled up, but not when rolled down. Do check to be sure that where the buttons are on the sleeves there is also a corresponding loop. I tried on one dress where a loop was missing. Also, this may be just me, but I paid attention to the symmetry of the pattern, particularly the collar and bodice. I was not so concerned about the rest of the dress, recognizing there will always be some asymmetry and that is actually part of the charm. This is one dress that I feel is best tried on in person. I tried on several before finding "the one".
/ Jan 16 2015
Great cozy dress!
I love this dress. I'm an employee at Anthropologie and I bought this dress the minute we got it in stock. I tried it on in a Large, which I typically wear a Large, unless something runs smaller then I will size up to an XL. I will say after finally wearing it the other day I wish I tried on the Medium. There is a lot of fabric on this dress on the bottom, and I think the Medium would've fit my upper body a little better. But oh well, I still think the large is fine, just a little extra loose. I wore it with the sleeves unrolled, and I buttoned it all the way up (except for the top button) and layered three different necklaces with it just to spice it up a bit. Also I paired with it tan colored booties and my black leather jacket. It's a great transitional piece from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer. I feel like the material is super light weight to be able to wear in the warmer months with flats or super strappy flat sandals would be cute too. If you are thinking of getting this dress I highly recommend it. It does fit more true to size, unless you have a smaller bust then you could go one size down if you want a slightly tighter fit in the upper body area.
/ Jan 22 2015
Stylish! Comfortable! What is NOT to love!
I saw this on Anthro's instagram and RAN to my local store & fell in love.
It runs true to size, tho it is a very loose fit, so you might ( depending on the bust area) be able to go down a size - I am typically a Large in Anthro ( 5'9 height, 36C chest) and it fit flawlessly.
This is going to be a great winter piece to layer with a sweater and some tights - in the spring it will go great with a leather jacket and some ankle booties.
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