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.
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.
/ Jan 26 2015
Meant to Be
I was on the hunt for a LBD for a funeral and ran over to my local Anthro store. I had seen this dress online but wasn't sure about the fit or cost. After perusing the racks I noticed one of these dresses and grabbed it to try on. The dress must have been returned because all tags were missing from the inside-I have no clue what size it is but it fit like a GLOVE. The only issue was the last button hole was sewn completely shut (button couldn't pass through). The clerk gave me 30% off for the defect and I left VERY happy with my purchase. A funeral is not the type of environment where you'd usually complement clothes-but I received many compliments on this dress. I'll be wearing again over and over, and hopefully for more joyous occasions!
/ Jan 13 2015
Chic and flattering LBD
I purchased this dress for a relative's wedding and ended up saving it for New Year's Eve. I purchased my correct size (size 8) and it fits like a glove ... a very, very sexy glove. This dress is heavy and thick which gives it a vintage feel and hides a little pouch you do not want seen. It is form fitting but remains classy and chic due to the longer length and long sleeves. It hit just below my knee and I am 5'3. This dress is flattering and worth the extra expense. The lace is fragile though - be careful wearing dangly jewelry or anything that can snag it. This is one I want to keep around for as long as possible! It is a stunner!
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 like this dress quite a bit, but it is not exactly what I expected. The waist is about 2-3 inches above my natural waist, which adds some bulk, and makes for an odd silhouette at some angles. This is maybe just because I am taller than average, but it was still a bit disappointing (now that I am used to it, though, I like it a lot more -- just be aware of this difference!). That said, almost everything else about this dress is great. The fabric is soft and good quality, the print is interesting and unique. It is very comfortable -- if you are between sizes, I would recommend ordering the smaller size, it will not feel restricting. I first ordered a size 2, which draped very awkwardly, but the size 0 is perfect -- the contrast of the fitted top with the volume of the skirt is great. The dress is a bit higher on me than on the model - about 3 or 4 inches above the knee.
I would absolutely recommend this dress, just be aware that the fit is a bit different than what is pictured.
/ Dec 12 2014
I ordered both this dress and the Larksong Dress hoping one of me would fit. Both dresses fit, but this dress own hands down. The cut is perfect - very feminine and with beautiful lines that flatters my hourglass figure. I too one size up than I normally take, but I find Tracy Reese a little on the small side, so I think this is more tts for this brand. The colors are amazingly vivid and the material is beautiful. I originally thought it was a knit, but I was delighted to discover than it's a very light woven material that drapes very nicely. I bought the regular instead of the petite - in retrospect, I think the petite would have worked better for my height but I was worried that the petite would be too high waisted for me. The regular is a little too long, so I will have to shorten this. I am debating about having the crinoline removed. Although it adds to the princess effect, I think it's a bit too much for my size...this is a beautiful dress that I can see wearing to many occasions....very happy!
/ Jan 18 2015
I absolutely adore this dress! 99% of my closet is black so this was drastically different from my normal comfort zone. I tried it on in store on a whim and fell head over heels in love! The fit on this is flawless and it is made immaculately. Every time I've worn it I've gotten a ton of compliments! I'm 5'10" 160lbs and my normal size 10 fit better than any dress I've bought in the past year!!!
It's great for dressing up or down and can be worn for almost any occasion! I absolutely give this 5 stars!
Wanted something fun and whimsical for my wedding reception so I decided to ship this all the way to Singapore. I already knew that the dress is going to be way too long for me and am prepared to alter it. I'm petite at 5 ft 2" and usually wear US2 (UK6 on most british high street brands). Decided to order US0 regular instead since most US brands tend to run a bit larger for me. The dress came well packaged and the quality did not disappoint! The dress fits me like a glove with some space for movement. I am still able to wear a strapless bra under it which is needed cos the bust area ran a bit big for me. The skirt has a comfy polyester lining, followed by the tulle, then the outer layer with nice deep pockets! It falls really nicely and I can't wait to get it altered to my length to see it in its full glory. Only qualm I have is that there is minimum ventilation under the skirt, so I might need to do some flamenco dancing on my wedding night to air my legs a little. :)
/ Jan 28 2015
I ordered this gown to wear to a Mardi Gras ball in Biloxi last weekend. I received many compliments on my dress from people I'd never met before. Very comfortable, very elegant, unique, and eye catching. Very happy with this purchase.
/ Dec 08 2014
Eat your heart out Marie Antoinette.
Love at first site does exist! I saw this dress online and knew instantly it had to be mine! As soon as I finished zipping up this dress I already knew it was going home with me that night! I'm usually a size 4-6 but I ended up purchasing a size 2 in this dress. I have a small waist and am more curvy on the bottom- so a maxi dress is ideal for my body type. This dress is quite long, but, with heels it's the perfect length. I was very impressed with the luxurious fabric and the pink bow is just as magnificent in real life! The sexy cut-out in the back of the dress made me feel very sophisticated and elegant. I hosted my twin sister's Bachelorette party and the theme was "Let Them Eat Cake" inspired by the city of love, Paris. I have visited Paris various times and this gown would have made Marie Antoinette green with envy! I truly am madly in love with this dress and I will treasure it's classic Parisian elegance for yeas to come.
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! :)
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