I have been a long-time admirer of Anthropologie, but this is my first purchase. I love it so much, and can see myself wearing it to versatile occasions: a late summer wedding, a date on the boardwalk, the farmer's market, or even work with the right cardigan. The print is a bit more bold than what I usually wear, but the soft, earthy colours appeal to me.
I'm a small/size 4 on top, and a 6 to 8 on bottoms. In dresses, I'm a 4 or 6. The hips on this dress are free, so I sized down to a 4.
The sales clerk told me this dress was basically made for me (which was very sweet), but to be honestly I think it will be flattering on many shapes and sizes. I really love that the banding around the waist negates the need for a belt.
My only wee concern is that the dress is polyester, and therefore won't breath as well as a natural fiber in the summer. However, I hope the flow of the skirt will still allow this to be comfortable on even the hottest day.
/ Apr 26 2015
I bought this dress to wear to a wedding. I am usually a 4-6 because of my bust, but my waist is a 25/26. My bra size is 30 DDD, and I got this dress in a 2. I had just barely enough room for a strapless bra with no padding. I rarely find dresses that fit my waist/ribcage/bust all perfectly but this dress was pretty much a perfect fit. I would imagine if you have a smaller cup size you might have to wear a push up bra to fill in the top. I got SO many compliments on the dress and the pattern was just beautiful. The length was just about perfect for me, I'm 5'9.
/ Apr 29 2015
Great dress! Runs long.
I usually don't go for maxi dresses(me being 5'5#, but with this I made an exception. And I'm glad I did! The colors are just like they are in the picture, the dress is easy to get into, and it's overall very flattering to my figure (130lbs, 34B). The dress runs a bit long, but it fit everywhere else so I fixed the length with a pair of wedges. Overall, a really great buy!
So comfortable and easy. The color is fairly true to the photo. I've worn it once already (and it was a hit!) and look forward to wearing it all spring, summer and fall.
Additional info: I'm 5'3, 115 lbs and the XS Petite fit me perfectly. The back hits just about where it hits on the model so I think a regular XS would have been too long for me
/ Mar 24 2015
Beautiful comfortable dress
Casual comfortable dress. Very flattering on. 5'6 128 lbs bust 34 C. Xsmall fit well
The dress looks lovely, beautiful fabric and rich colors. That said, the top portion of the dress is the equivalent of skimpy lingerie. The strap fabric looks cheap and does no justice to the dress. The top portion is cut very low, and reminds me of a string bikini top. I bought this as a birthday gift for my daughter, she just tried it on, and it does not flatter her. She is 5'6", curvy build. I believe the dress would look lovely on someone who is very, very thin and tall, but most of us are not of runway build. Again, I stress, the fabric and colors are lovely, but they missed the mark with the top. She is returning it, and has ordered a different style dress.
/ Feb 26 2015
I recommend this though sending it back.
The fabric of this dress is to die for. It's absolutely gorgeous. The dress though.. I didn't find it flattering and it is VERY VERY long. At 5'6", I am taller than most ladies.. so I was surprised that this dress was so long in a size small. If you need a bra.. you can't do it with this unless you wear a tunic or something over the top.
So.. overall.. I am in love with the colors and the feel... but I cannot wear this dress.. The length impractical and the the way the top fits doesn't work for my body (34 B/C). This would be perfect for a bride though - wow... or even a photo shoot - maybe senior pictures? Or perhaps you are tall - 6 foot? Then.. I can see this being a match made in heaven.
/ Jan 23 2015
i love this dress. The pattern and fabric are beautiful. There is an under slip built into the dress which is hard to tell from the picture. It would be impossible to wear a bra with this dress. Also you can't tell from the picture but the straps are a bright gold. I loved them. The straps are adjustable. The dress is definitely floor length. I am 5'9 so it was great for me, but might be too long for shorter women. Yes the dress is pricey, but it is gorgeous and worth it.
My Maak shift finally arrived... was on back order. When I saw the mailing package, I couldn't figure out what was inside as it was a small, letter sized soft package. When I opened it up, I saw the pattern and my immediate thought was, the dress must be so flimsy to fold up so small. However, once I shook it out and put it on, I was 100% thrilled. It is very lightweight but not diaphanous. It hangs beautifully and I love the length... with everything these days either thigh-high or to the floor, this is a welcome change. I ordered it because I was looking for something that had a 20's day dress vibe to it. I just got my hair cut in a bob, and I needed a dress for a wedding this summer... so with my new "do" my retro looking Chie Mihara shoes, and a hat (fascinator) I am having made to match this dress, I am all set!! The bonus is this dress will be one of my top 3 staples or go-to dresses. Thanks Anthropologie!!
/ Apr 17 2015
Nice and easy
A shift like dress that is very loose. Easy to wear. The silk is very soft and quite lovely. I will wear this to that special event or luncheon or afternoon wedding. Just lovely.
I purchased this in the store on April 9th for a trip to Tahiti. The material is beautiful and so is the dress. The only negative is that I have to take in the waist of the dress because it just falls straight and could look so much better with that adjustment. All in all, that's still worth it to have such a unique dress for the summer. Highly recommend. Also runs large - I am a size 4-6 and purchased an XS.
I love this dress. That said it is EXCEEDINGLY long - i am going to have to have it hemmed and i am 5'10 and tried it on with a crazy pair of Brian Atwood platform heels - and STILL it was too long - that said it will be gorgeous hemmed - it is so bright and the bandeau is so unique and pretty - I have a colorful arm tattoo so for me the dress is a beautiful way to accent the colors. I really love it and the lined linen falls beautifully. I have an average chest and because of the embroidered top and the fit i do not think i will need any more support that the dress provides if you worry about having to wear a bra with the lines of the dress.
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