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 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!!!!
/ Dec 31 2014
I just received the dress and had to try it on. I should add to other reviews that it runs a little big, I am usually between a 6 and 8, 5'6" 122 pounds c cup if that helps and got the size 8. There is a little bit of elasticity to the fabric so it fits nicely, falls right under knee, it is also slimming due to position of different fabrics, I have a little bit of tummy but it doesn't show, the dress is sexy and elegant, warning the buttons are a little tough and numerous, so be patient and don't break a nail. Also the little bit of lace on shoulder lifts slightly the shoulder which gives natural elegant posture. I am completely in love, well worth the splurge.
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 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!
/ Jan 16 2015
Overall fantastic buy! Heads up... there is fish netting under the dress that can at times be a tad uncomfortable. If you have bigger arms I would be cautious because it doesn't have the most flattering sleeves. I'm 5'3 and have a tiny waist but slightly wider hips and I ordered a size 2. Great shape for someone with my frame! Also very beautiful and bright colors.
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 adore Anthro's selection of sweater dresses this season. Here is yet another winner. My usual XXSP runs TTS and fits my 5'0" frame exactly as pictured. The turquoise color is a lovely, rich, quintessentially Fall "mallard" blue-green. The dress gently conforms to the body while leaving room for layers and secures with a quality zipper and hook-and-eye closure in back. The raised seaming down the center and around the patch pockets lends character to an otherwise simple silhouette. The boiled wool is substantial yet light, though unfortunately unlined and more itchy than I'd prefer...
I do fear this dress might stretch out, as boiled wool can do when it isn't anchored by a layer of lining. Even so, I believe this dress is worth the price. It's versatile and classic. Mine will remain a cool-weather staple for years to come, and the outfit possibilities will make it new again each time I wear it.
/ Jan 14 2015
Fabulous-can work easily from day to night!
Really nice shape, slightly fitted shift skims in all the right places. Great fabric- good quality boiled wool. Need a cardi or light jacket or an underneath layer for winter of course.
I love, love love the turquoise color, may come back for another in red.
/ Nov 03 2014
I purchased the red online and I'm so happy I did, absolutely love the color. The material doesn't feel like boiled wool at all, because it is so lightweight and stretchy like a sweater. The cut is very forgiving and falls above the knee and not too short which is nice. Very cute with tights and a long sleeve top underneath. I may go back for the blue one! Note the hem is cut higher in front and lower in the back which isn't obvious in the model photo but much more visible in person. Love love that this dress has pockets! (for reference I am 5'6", 135) the size S fits perfect! This will be a favorite for years to come. Great find!
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 15 2015
Truly Comfortable and Easy to Wear
I bought this dress early at full price because I'm sure it will go fast!
The fabric is very soft and it is a true navy blue on blue plaid as well as the bolder burgundy re stripes. I find the coloring very flattering on my summer skin tone. At 5' 1-1/2" and 135 lbs plus a 34DD bust, size Small does not gap in front and the front hem floats right at/below my kneecap. I considered raising the hem, but I like it as is.
With large biceps (for my frame), the sleeves are not too tight and I think I can wear this well into our California spring due to the light-weight fabric.
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.
/ Jan 09 2015
I love this dress. It looks so cute with my leggings and purple suede boots. However, I am now waiting for my third one of these to arrive. My first one started to rip out at the neck after my second wearing. I am not hard on my clothes, and I was being especially careful witih this as it looks fragile. I returned it and ordered a second. It came with the same problem at the neckline. Now I am waiting on my third one. If it weren't so stinking cute, I would just return it, but it is as as comfortable as a snuggy and a lot more fashionable. Need it to make it through the rest of the winter. It stretches out really easily and is hand wash only,
/ 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.
Need gorgeous one-piece, throw-on-and-go answers for all of your look-fab-in-a-flash questions? We'll clue you in: you're looking for dresses! Whether a fit-and-flare dress is your style, or it's a women's dress with cocktail flair you're after, we say you can never have too many options when it comes to your dress repertoire. Dresses for women can toe the line between daytime casual and evening elegant, so no matter your to-dos, a dress is always a do.