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!
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
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. :)
/ Dec 27 2014
If you are thinking about buying this dress, BUY IT! I ordered size 0P because I am only 5ft tall and weigh about 95lbs or so. I had to hem the dress up about 2 inches to wear with 3 inch heels. I wore it to a black-tie holiday party. Everyone complimented on how pretty it is and wanted to know where I got it from. Even the men noticed how lovely this dress is. My husband also thinks highly of it, and we usually have dufferebf in tastes in fashion. I felt absolutely beautiful the whole night and can't wait to wear it to another formal event.
/ Dec 20 2014
I adore this dress!
This dress is absolutely beautiful! Pockets = winner!
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 was looking for something to wear to an after 5 get together that was more on the casual side, but I didn't want to be too casual as this was a professional event. It was the perfect LBD with tights and boots. the fit is very flattering, and I get tons of compliments every time I wear it. The top is so soft and comfortable, but is very fitted. I hope to keep this one in my closet for a while.
/ Oct 03 2014
a classic great look
I spotted this LBD hanging on display in the fitting room yesterday in the small, my usual size. I don't need another dress, but it had that classic simple look that appealed to me. It is pullover style, the top part is very stretchy & the dress is lined. Once I got it on & had the lining in place it was just perfect! At 5'3", 119#, it falls about 2" above the knee. I usually have a problem w/ dresses too long or short, but this is just right! Also, it did not feel tight or restrictive at all. Of course I'll wear w/ boots or booties & some sheer dark stockings. Can't wait to wear it!
/ Oct 29 2014
Very versatile, classic dress, but runs small
I bought this dress to wear when hosting Thanksgiving, and I love it. It can be dressed up for date nights and special occasions or dressed down for the weekend. It does, however, run small. I am 5'2', 110 lbs and always an extra small in Anthro brands. I never size up, even when reviews say to do so. I sized up here because my normal size was on back order, and I am glad I did. The shoulders on this run pretty narrow. Also, while I probably could have gone with the extra small, this is pretty clingy, and I am glad to have the extra breathing room.
After discovering the dreaminess of sweater dresses a few years ago, they've become a winter staple for me, and I picked this up during the last dress sale. I was particularly excited when I read this was lined with modal (!) as I have another sweater dress that is lined, which I love. This isn't actually lined - it has a long camisole that runs the length of the dress that hangs from loops sewn into the shoulders. You could cut the loops and remove it if you wanted to. So that was a little disappointing, but I love it nonetheless. It fits me like it does the model - loose-fitting and A-line, and hits a few inches above the knee. The gauge of the knit is quite heavy. It's bulky, but not in a bad way, though bulky enough that I wouldn't (and probably couldn't) wear a cardigan over it. I kind of wish it didn't have 3/4 length sleeves as my forearms get cold when I wear it to work (I work at a desk and my arms get cold where they come into contact with my desk), but the shorter sleeves make for a nice balance with the heavy-gauge and A-line, and also provide an opportunity to wear a pretty bracelet. I've been looking for a lacy layering tee to wear underneath it as a solid tee won't do this dress justice. Runs true to size and is generously cut due to the shape. Highly recommend.
/ Dec 07 2014
Soft, comfortable, warm and stylish...
This dress is the kind of dress I dream about wearing in winter. I am imagining a fireplace, hot chocolate and snow outside! The dress is quite heavy. The knit is thick and the slip underneath is super soft. I haven't worn the dress out yet, so, I can't speak about the durability, but it does seem like it doesn't shed much which is a huge benefit. I hate leaving a trail of fuzz. This dress is classic, feminine, pretty and warm! A great combination in winter! I'm not sold on the idea of belting it though. It has a nice shape on its own as its not straight. It is very flattering.
/ Dec 02 2014
Perfect for Super Petites
I thought I was going to return this dress because it might be still long at petite length. I am 5ft, 114 lbs. I ordered XSP and the length is about 2 inches above the knee. Perfect to wear with any of my boots. I am an hourglass shape and the dress does not make me look dowdy.
The sweater is warm. I like that it has a cotton tank top lining that is removable. I wore this alone when it was in the mid-50s outside. Very comfortable! Not sure what outerwear I would wear because the dress is bulky.
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