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Average rating for Fit & Flare
(4.3 / 5)
51 Reviews
  1. / Mar 01 2015
    Love this dress!
    I was searching for a dress to wear to a wedding. I saw this dress on the rack and didn't think it would look good on me because of the thick material and pattern so I didn't bother trying it on. While I was trying on other dresses in the dressing room, I explained to the salesperson that none of the dresses I tried on were working out. She pulled some dresses and this dress was one of them. I was skeptical at first, but once I had it on I loved it. The cut is flattering and the thick material is a little more forgiving if you're trying to hide a few extra pounds. Additionally, the design of the dress helps cinch everything in. The hidden pockets are an added bonus. The design at the waist adds a whimsical touch. I do agree with other reviewers regarding the zipper. The zipper doesn't go far enough down if you're trying to step into the dress and have any hips. Other than the zipper issue, the dress is perfect. I'm so glad the salesperson pulled it for me because I would have never chosen it for myself. Dress was true to size. I'm 5'1 and 125 lbs with a small bust.
  2. / Mar 09 2015
    Love this Dress - Well Made!
    I picked up this dress in size 8 and it fits so nice, well made compared to other Anthro dresses I have observed over the past year or so. The fabric is nice medium weight cotton blend twill and holds its shape, a plus it is lined and true to size based on other Anthro dresses of the past that were a size 8 - for my frame. I do find the front is a little low and the crack of my chest shows, so for me, for work, I will need to wear a think navy blue cami. Another plus is the pockets and they are positioned in the right place for me. The attached belt panel is a nice varied shades of pink, purple and orange stripes which would be a nice compliment to a colored shoe in those shades. I normally don't buy full prices Anthro clothes for the next season before the season starts, but with the dress promo and the fact this dress is well made and compared to other priced dresses elsewhere this was a win win purchase. I am 34DD chest, 140 pounds and 5'4 inches in height and the 8 fit perfectly. the length on me was about the length on the model but not so shortI would feel uncomfortable for work wear.
  3. / May 14 2015
    Festive Spring Dress
    This dress is perfect for Spring. I plan on wearing it to an upcoming causal wedding. The fabric is probably going to be too thick to wear when it gets hot out, though. The stripes are flattering and accentuate an hourglass figure. I did have to take a size up in this dress, but the bigger size fit more comfortably around my bust. I also found that this dress had a tendency to ride down a bit and made the neckline low-cut. I plan on taking it to a tailor to shorten the straps a bit, which should solve the problem.
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  1. / Mar 29 2015
    Elegance With a Bit of Whimsy
    I saw this dress online and fell in love with it - I found it in my local Anthro yesterday and wasn't disappointed. The colors are beautiful and vibrant. The fabric is light and perfect for spring/summer. I usually wear a 2/4 and tried both before deciding on the 2 which fit me much better. I'm 5'6" and it hits above my knees. I'll probably get it shortened an inch. My only complaint is that it isn't lined, but the dress is of such a nice quality this isn't a problem.
  2. / May 19 2015
    Not what I expected
    This dress was so beautiful I was excited to receive it. In person, it is very well-made and quite beautiful. However, I was disappointed with the fit of the dress. I am petite and ordered a size 0. I will definitely have to get this dress altered as the torso and actual length of the dress are much longer than the proportions on the model. Also, I was expected the dress to be more structured. Still gorgeous though, looking forward to getting it altered so I can wear it.
  3. / May 03 2015
    Beautiful dress!
    This is honestly one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever owned. I tried it on the store on a whim and couldn't say no. The fabric is beautiful and light, and the cut of the front is gorgeous. The pockets are a great touch as well. I'd say it's pretty true to size. I'm 5'7, 120 lbs, and a 34D and the 0 fits perfectly. This is definitely a must-have dress!
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  1. / May 16 2015
    Comfortable and flattering
    Love this dress by Maeve. I had wanted the navy version, but my local store only had the orange and the patterned. Nonetheless, I loved the orange so much it came home with me. The fabric is stretchy and mid-weight, and it felt true-to-size. I'm usually a 10 or a 12, and the 10 fit perfectly. I'm also a 36DD, and the stretchy material made me think that this dress could work for a variety of different bust sizes. (Yay!) I'm around 5'8" and the dress hit me very close to where it falls on the model. I could have gone for maybe an inch or two longer, but I think it'll make it a fun dress for warmer weather. The only potential issue I had is that the torso section is pretty short - the seam falls slightly above my natural waist. Not ideal, but not enough to dissuade me from purchasing. On the bright side, I think it'll look great with a belt. Also, I'm not normally a huge fan of cut-out backs (like the look, they just don't work for me since there's zero chance of me going bra-less), but the wide back snap part completely covered the bra strap and the cutout is pretty small. (But still cute! And makes the dress a little different than your typical fit-and-flare dress.) All in all, the dress is super flattering, and I highly recommend!
  2. / May 18 2015
    Love this dress!
    It fits great and is very flattering and comfortable. I added a small black belt and a white jacket pictured with one of the dresses. I have already received compliments and I've only worn it today. It does run a little large though, I am normally a 6, but ordered a 4 and it fits perfect. I am also pretty petite, but I ordered the regular and it works for me!
  3. / May 13 2015
    Perfect fit
    I'm pretty petite, and the regular size fits great. Very flattering, I love this dress so far!
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  1. / Mar 25 2015
    Dress Up or Down
    I needed something for my son's college graduation which is outside in a football stadium. This is perfect. I dressed it up with some skin colored heels. Also looks just as cute when dressed down with sandals. I am 5'5" and this hits me right above the knee - not near as short as on the model. I am in my fifties and my 19 year old daughter had a fit over it. This dress is so versatile and the detailing on the bodice is fabulous. I ordered a M and L cuz I have broad shoulders - the L was enormous. I was swimming in it. The M was perfect. And my daughter ended up wearing it before I did with booties!
  2. / Mar 21 2015
    summer go-to
    This is going to be one of my new summer go-to dresses. It's easy to throw on and looks great with booties or sandals. The fabric on the skirt is a little thin, so I may have to wear a slip with it just to be safe. However, everything else about this dress is fabulous. As someone with a larger chest (34DD) one of my concerns is always tightness across the chest, however this fits TTS (I'm normally a 6-8 and ordered a Medium) and has plenty of room in the top. It's light, but well-made and the fabric is really soft--like many other Holding Horses items. I can't wait to wear this around!
  3. / May 09 2015
    Love it!
    I was able to find this dress in a store near me it had been returned, I love it! Super comfy and flattering maybe a little boxie but I think it's just the right amount, for reference I am 5'7" 113lbs and the xs fit me pretty well.
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  1. / May 02 2015
    Well Made
    I would have never looked twice at this dress online - especially since this picture looks like the dress doesn't fit the model properly. But I saw this dress for the first time in store and had to have it. Colors were beautiful and soft and the fabric was unusual - almost canvas looking with a nice contrast of the lace. Unfortunately this store didn't carry petite sizes. I am 5'1" 115lbs. I decided to try it on anyway - the dress fit fine but the straps where almost 1" too long. So I had them order my size in petites and ship it to me. The 2 petite fit me perfectly. the only complaints I have is that the zipper is hard to zip up - it sticks about half way up - did it on both dresses, so I don't think it was a fluke. Also the straps don't lay flat where they meet the front of the dress because of the angle they are sewn in at. But neither thing way a deal breaker. It is well made, completely lined and has multiple layers of tulle and lining under the skirt for added poof. I wore it to an event the other day and got multiple compliments.
  2. / May 24 2015
    Such fun!
    My specs: 33 yo, 6'0", 205 lbs, 38C, Antropologie size 16/XL. I am delighted with this purchase. The length was true to the model shot, and the over-all fit was perfect. The bold lace panels are both proportional to my frame and a wonderfully feminine detail; a rare combination in the land of the tall-sized-woman. The bodice is lined and structured enough that a bra is optional for me. While the straps are a bit thin for my taste, they are creatively placed at the back and nicely embroidered. The full skirt is comfortable when seated and swishes around playfully when I move. It's also warm enough that I didn't need my cardigan in air-conditioning. This is a substantial, fun, and festive dress. It's one-of-a-kind in my closet!
  3. / May 09 2015
    Pretty dress
    This dress is very pretty on but one must have a small bust to wear it. I ordered the 8 petite but the bust area was too small ( 34DD). I had to return, so disappointed.
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  1. / May 18 2015
    Very pretty!
    I love this dress. Tried it on in store today, but sadly they did not have it in petite. it was true to size, but the shoulders were a bit too wide and i'm hoping that can be solved with the petite version!
  2. / May 13 2015
    lovely dress
    tried this on in white today and it was lovely. it has pockets, which is always a bonus in my book. very comfortable dress. wear a 32F bra and the size 4 fit very well, so might be generously cut.
  3. / May 13 2015
    Great for an informal wedding
    I bought this dress because I needed something for my small informal wedding. It is perfect for the occasion because of the flared skirt, the front which looks perfect on bigger breasts, and the see through lacy back of the dress. It runs a little big, so definitely get a size down. The cotton is very soft and high quality. I recommend this dress even if for an elegant sea resort outfit.
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  1. / Apr 06 2015
    This dress is gorgeous! I am wearing it to my graduation this May. I have a larger bust and It fits beautifully!
  2. / Mar 23 2015
    Really cute!
    I love this dress. It's fits well and has great coverage, but is fun at the same time. I am planning on wearing it to my rehearsal dinner!
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