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 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).
/ Feb 18 2015
Let me tell you something... This dress is all that and a sexy slice of bread. I had it in mind for a Valentine's day date and as soon and I tried it on and turned around in the mirror, I knew it was the one. It has just the right weight to it and the lining is slimming. I am a true sized 12 but the 10 ended up being the better fit. This is the kind of dress you want to hug the curves. It's nice that it has buttons and little latches so that you can choose the right amount of cleavage to reveal. FYI, I am a sized 12 in dresses and pants and generally a large in tops.
The work on this dress is out of this world. It was a conversation topic at dinner!
One of the reason I always choose this cut is because I have a very short torso. The dress comes with a black dress. I choose to not wear it.
I am in between two sizes 6-8. I have an “Athletic” shape. Tops I am an 8 and bottoms 6, so I bought both sizes, the 8 was loose and the 6 needed me to hold perfect posture. So be prepare to hold your head high! You’ll look prettier.
The dress length of course fit me longer than the model – but nothing that a pair of nude high heel doesn't fix.
The neckline will look just like in the picture... it didn't look flattering on me with the zipper all the way up. Which is just perfect paired up with tiny jewelry.
What I didn't like (and you can’t see it very good in the picture) is that the above the shoulder there is a piece of fabric – same one from the back section – that in my opinion is too wide. The sleeves on me looked very puffy– I had to “shorten” those too.
I am 5’5. 135, 34D, Short torso, Long legs, skinny shaped arms
/ Feb 14 2015
I just received this dress in the mail. I plan to wear it to an awards ceremony and also to a high-profile event, so for the price, it was well-worth it as I can wear it twice.
However, I would purchase this dress based on its beauty alone and would try to FIND an event to wear it to. It is just beautiful. The embroidery, the lace and the colors are outstanding. When I first laid eyes on it, it took my breath away. It is definitely one-of-a-kind and definitely a break from the normal, black dress (if that is what you are accustomed to.)
I would say this dress has an Asian flair to it, based on the floral design. This totally reminds me of my mother's wedding dress when she was married in Vietnam (from what I've seen in pictures :). I will say this dress is more on the fitted size rather than not, but if you can carry it off, then do it. I am 5'4", 118 lbs and bought the size 2, which was a good choice for me. I am not curvaceous and would say it was fitted more so on the lower half than top -- and you can use the zipper to adjust for other "assets," as shown in the picture. I am wearing the belt that it comes with, which I happen to like, as opposed to another reviewer. It's whatever works for you though!!! I have to say this is a wonderful purchase and I have no regrets :)
/ Feb 20 2015
This dress is extremely unique and pretty
I love this dress. The design, quality and fit are perfect! I'm normally a size S, for this case I bought a 2P which fits me perfectly, just like it was tailored for me. I got a discount 25% when I bought this, but even without the discount, this dress worth every single penny. Grab it before it gone !
Gotta say I didn't recognize this online when I went looking to write a review. I almost passed it up in the store, as well, but it was facing the dressing room, I loved the "tribal" influence, and on a whim grabbed it "just to see". Big surprise how unique and flattering this is. On me it's a dress (5'1" 115 32DD) took the PXS/S and I plan to wear it that way with tights and booties. The front hit just above my knee with a slightly longer back. The top is not as loose on me as on the model and the bottom curves in slightly keeping it from being totally straight and shapeless. Will look great with the long two toned horn earrrings I bought at Athro last summer. Can't imagine it with boyfriend jeans, although it would probably be fine with skinnies. Although I usually look best in fit and flair, as I'm petite, but hourglass, I'm thrilled with this new look for me. Plan to wear it year 'round.
/ Feb 18 2015
So happy I purchsed this dress
Received it this morning and so happy with it. True to size, looks great with tights and knee high boots, lovely and soft There are a few designers I like at Anthro...and this is one of them. Make this a must buy.
/ Jan 27 2015
Another winner by Tracy Reese!
I wasn't sure about this tunic/dress when I saw it online, but in person the shading and design is so unique and eye-catching, you find yourself picking it up! The super soft fabric blend has spandex which makes this dress feel so good on as well. Because of the reviews I originally got a small thinking that as a petite person the dress would be overwhelming. But, I found the sleeves were super tight, so I sized back to my usual medium, and the dress fits very nicely. I say dress, because at 5'3 the front is only slightly above the knees. I also have good skimming coverage over my chest and hips, unlike the smaller size which was too exact. Feels like I'm wearing a big sweatshirt, except it looks so chic! Pair with a low ankle bootie and leggings or bare legs in warmer areas.
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 19 2015
Such a great dress- I had to try it on the day it arrived in store. Colors are very, very bright and fun. Fit is SO flattering and the wider sleeves are really nice- no bra strap slippage. Fabric is comfy and nice.The girls are definitely saying hello a bit with the deep v, but I don't think it is inappropriate. It is really long. I am 5'2", 36, 27, 36 and I generally take smalls or extra smalls. I can generally get away with just taking the XS home from the store, since I usually wear at least a little heel anyway, but I had to get petite this time. I ordered the XS petite and it fits perfectly!
/ Feb 18 2015
Super comfy and stunning style when on.
I just bought this dress yesterday. Very comfortable, flattering and stunning style. I am 5'7" , 135 pounds, the medium was too big and I am alittle busty, 36C- but the small fit perfect and was perfect length for me. If you are considering buying, do it!
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 loved this dress in photos and on the hanger. I saw it online and was not disappointed when I found it in the store. I bought it in store as a possible dress to wear to my sister's summer casual "boho" style wedding. She also liked it. However it really did nothing for me once I had it on. I am 5'7" about 135lbs, got a size 6 (did not have a 4 to try, that may have worked, the 6 was not tight) and it made me look short and boxy. I read the other reviews about the tulle and was planning to remove it, but decided not to keep the dress. Even with the illusion of the tulle removed, I didn't like the way the bottom/skirt is gathered all the way around, it's still a bit poofy and kind of immature looking on me. I think the waist and top part are pretty in photos but again, were not flattering on my figure. If the top had looked pretty on me, I would have kept the dress but tried a petite size so it would fall at or just above the knee rather than just below (I think that made me look shorter and short legged). I think this dress would look best on someone with a small waist and long legs. The zippers are really hard, I needed help.
/ Feb 18 2015
This is a really lovely dress. I am impressed with the quality - it has several layers (including a crinoline) and feels well made. I saw this dress online and then went into the store to try it on, I'm glad that I went into the store as it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. It seems fancier in person and I plan to wear it to elope in. I usually wear an 8 or 10 in Anthro dresses and I took a 10 in this. I am 5'6 and it falls below my knee.
/ Jan 29 2015
Beautiful dress, size up
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The fabric is filmy and the detailing is fantastic. I'm very excited to wear it.
Two things to keep in mind:
1) This dress runs small. I'm usually a 6/8, and the 8 fit snugly (in fairness, I do have large ribs). If you're between sizes, I'd recommend sizing up.
2) There's tulle in the skirt, which surprised me when I tried it on. I didn't find it to be too voluminous, but it's definitely a bit puffier than it looks on the model.
3) I'm 5'6, and I found the petite worked well. It hit right above my knees.
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.
/ Feb 02 2015
comfortable, easy dress
I agree that the dress is a little stiff getting over the chest area but it stretches a hair and once on fits like a glove. Not for large chested women. Bonus is that it has pockets.
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