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Average rating for Shifts
(4.0 / 5)
37 Reviews
  1. / Nov 09 2014
    Beautiful dress
    Very pleased. i wore it last night for a wedding and not only was it comfortable, it was beautiful too. The colors are vibrant and much like a watercolor design as another reviewer stated. The silk chiffon is really a fabulous material for this dress b/c it "flowed" as I walked which lended itself to feeling like I was on a cloud, rather than feeling like I was wearing some tight, body hugging dress... or ill-cut, ill-made dress. The swingy shape is fun and looked good on my silhouette (I'm 5'10" and somewhat slender/athletic). It was a nice change up from a traditional A-line cut with a bodice or shift-cut dress. I would say the dress is true to size, although for me I had to size up to a small b/c I have recently put on too much muscle in my shoulders (thank you, hot yoga) for my normal x-small dresses. The dress is roomy through the body but it falls well and b/c the material is so light & flowy, it doesn't look like I was hiding anything. Wonderful colors, wonderful design, great fabric, A+ all the way around.
  2. / Dec 02 2014
    Romantic impressionism
    I saw this dress when it first arrived in the store but decided to purchase something else. For the next couple of days, I couldn't stop thinking how beautiful it looked, especially on an employee at the store. Even though she's much taller than me, we both look good in this dress. I returned a couple of days later only to find out that all were sold out except for an XS which fit me perfectly (my normal size is 2-4). Keep in mind that this dress has full swing thus one must be careful not to wear it on a windy day (especially for commuters like me who have to walk or stand outside waiting for the train). I think the colors are as breathtaking as the design and materials. The design is simple with just a touch of swing and the real silk make it look so classy (and it has lining). Dress it down with flats, make it rock 'n roll with black boots, or be ladylike with a pair of kitten heels. I own a lot of dresses, but I'm gushing over this one because I haven't seen a dress this beautiful in a long time. So refreshing to see real silk dresses again! No wonder it's sold so quickly.
  3. / Nov 22 2014
    Repeat: Better in person
    As everyone says, the dress is way better in person. A-line swingy dress and very flattering for many body types. Me: Size 10, sometimes 12. Size M for tops. Bust 39" (99cm), Height 5' 6½" (169 cm). This one, I tried both M and L and purchased L - the reason was the length. L is too big around shoulder and sleeves but the length is just above knee cap. On the the hand, M is perfect around shoulder and sleeves, it's a little bit shorter than I like. The shoulder is too big but it's acceptable because of the soft drapey fabric. But if you don't mind the length, you'd better go with your size, if in-between, smaller size is probably recommended. As described in the product info, print placement really varies. Some dress has a flower print around neck, some has it at the bottom. Depends. So it's better if you can choose it in person. Large size length is 36" (91.5cm) Armpit - armpit is 21" (53cm)
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  1. / Dec 10 2014
    Nothing not to love
    I originally bought this dress in the black and white and was less than impressed. I went to return it when I saw this one in the navy and multi colored front. First off the sweater knit has gold weaved through the sweater portion, giving it a sort of Holiday-ish flare. The sweater weave tappers in as it moves down which is a nice contrast to the back swing and gives a slimming look when looking straight on. The back fabric drapes nicely and is a acetate sort of material. the dress is beautifully lined in navy and has pockets. I'm a bit larger on top, 34DD and average through the hips. I'm 5'3" and bought this in a M. I originally bought a S, my normal size in most Anthro dresses but found it to be tight in the shoulders and just sat too high in the length to suit me. As I mentioned I originally bought this in the black and white and was less than impressed with the size S. So when I saw this I fell in love, and the medium worked better. I wore this with a high boot in taupe and got so many compliments. Would highly recommend
  2. / Nov 13 2014
    perfect holiday casual dress!
    This dress is adorable on. It didn't look boxy on me. I love the knit in the front has some shimmer, which gives it a dressed up casual look. The back is a flawy crepe swing material. If you want less material/swing dress feel, size down, but it's pretty TTS otherwise. The material at the top and sleeves has quite a bit of stretch. It is shorter in the front than the back (I believe that the length measurement in the product description is for the back rather than the front length), so taller ladies might want to try this one on in person. I'm 5'2" 108 32-24.5-32 and I got this in the XXSP. I'll be wearing this with taupe boots at Thanksgiving. Pardon the medical boot in the photo!
  3. / Dec 05 2014
    Perfect Holiday Casual Dress
    I got this dress last minute for my friend's wedding, and I love it! I am 5'5, 125, and the small fit perfectly. The yarn is soft and stretchy and the fit is flattering and slimming because the yarn material tapers towards the hem. I love that the back is more of a babydoll fit. The dress is warm and great for winter with tights, boots and an outer layer, but it's also light enough for warmer weather. It has metallic undertones so it looks great with some gold jewelry to dress it up, or it can be dressed down. So versatile! My only qualm is, as other reviewers have mentioned, the yarn material pulling out. But I've dealt with this by simply lightly tugging on the strand towards the ends and it wiggles its way back into place. No big deal.
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  1. / Nov 20 2014
    lovely sweater dress
    This dresses gorgeous! The knit fabric is high quality (you wouldn't know that it is an acrylic/wool blend - it is not itchy in the slightest and it's very soft). It feels similar to the fabric of the other Troudabour offerings right now at Anthro. The fabric has some stretch (but not a lot). It is not cut straight like some shift dresses,there is a curve at the waist and hip to give some definition. As far as sizing goes, to me it seems disproportionally wider at the waist/hips than it is at the top/sleeves. The sleeves and top are definitely more fitted. Some might find that it runs slightly tight at the shoulders/arms. It's fairly short, so be prepared to show off some leg! For reference, I am 5'2", 108, 32-24.5-32 and I ordered the XXSP (photo included).
  2. / Dec 03 2014
    Bloomline Shirt
    This is a dress I expect from Anthro. Excellent fabric, flattering, good length for office or outing, and very unique. This hits all the marks. The dress does run large (three ordering attempts to get to right size. I am 5'1", 132lbs, 34DD. I ended up with XS. I didnt want petite because I wanted the extra length. I wore this without too much itch factor. I hate the itching of wool. I do admit it must be pinned on the model because its a TAD more boxy, even when I sized way way down. Usually I wear things in size 6. Otherwise, the colors are rich. The dress looks way more expensive. Looking forward to wearing it.
  3. / Nov 24 2014
    Flattering style, not closely fitted. I am 5'-7" and the dress isn't as short on me as on the model. I usually wear a size 4 (am a 32DD) and bought an XS. Lovely colour, the flowers are felted into the tightly woven, knit type fabric.
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  1. / Dec 16 2014
    Winter Moon to Summer Sun!
    Don't be fooled by the title, this adorable dress is so beautifully designed in a cotton like fabric that it can easily go four seasons! It has a full and separate black cotton jersey slip, that in warmer months you can remove. For now, this dress is easily worn over tights or leggings with booties or boots and can be layer over a henley, and under long sweaters and coats. It does run large however. I ordered a size medium and should probably return for a small. I plan to belt the dress so I might keep the larger size. The length is to my knees, but I'm 5'3. Taller ladies can wear as a cute tunic. You'll really love the colors too which are very rich and saturated. Overall, a very good deal because it's so easy to wear.
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