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 13 2015
Flattering + Gorgeous gown
I would have never, in a million years, have picked this dress for myself. I was desperately trying on every dress in the store, looking for something to wear to my brothers wedding. This was last on the hook, and once I tried it on, my jaw dropped at what I saw in the mirror. The fit is impeccable (once I went up a size) and I looked long, lean, and lovely.
I'm normally a size 4 at Anthro. Size 34C bra. This was snug in the boobie area and because I can't really wear a normal bra with this one, I went up to a size 6 in this dress so I can wear some of those stick on boobie lifter things or a strapless bra giving me some lift to my 2 kid having body. The waist still fits nicely even though now there is a bit of give in the top.
/ Apr 16 2015
Perfect Dress for Spring
Love this dress brought it to wear to an LA wedding and am so happy about it. Fits great and makes you feel confident
I loved the colors and style of this dress when I saw it online, and it didn't dissappoint! I feel the color combination is beautiful and the dress is comfortable. To address previous comments... I didn't find it difficult to put on, and yes...your bra will definitely show in the back, so find an alternate or go bra less, and as for the elastic waist, if it's bothersome, try a wrap belt I think I may like that better anyway. I found that for me, the waist didn't sit exactly on my waist anyway, it was slightly above...am I long waisted?? So I intend to wear this dress belted to correct that. Otherwise, it's a very pretty dress!
/ Feb 01 2015
I bought this dress in a MP, and the fit was really great. I love everything except for the elastic waist. Where it cuts in really emphasizes any 'love handles' one may have, and also kind of creates the illusion of them as well. I am a curvy girl, and while I love my curves, I don't think a dress should create any new ones, if you get my meaning. I will say though that this dress is EXTREMELY comfortable and really fun and flowing. A great spring/summer dress to be sure. I should also note that if you are a bit curvy, the embroidery, though lovely, outlines your silhouette, making any curves more pronounced. Ultimately while I really liked the dress, I felt more self-conscious in it than confident and at this price point, that isn't what I am looking for. Wish it would've worked out!
/ Mar 02 2015
I am so excited to have found this dress! It is very flattering and well made. I am a curvy lady with a large chest and I can actually wear this and feel covered up and beautiful! My husband also thought it was a hit. Good job Anthro!
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 have always loved the kimono style & the color blue! At 5'3", 119# & small build, I hesitate abt maxi dresses b/c of the worry of long length. Wondered abt ordering the petite small but then there's that chance the banded waist wld be snug. I decided to order the regular small & it was a good choice! The length is perfect at abt 1-2" from the floor in flat sandals. The dress style & color is as in the model pic - no surprises. Pull-on style, has the side slits, fully lined except the sleeves, & the empire waist has a little room & not snug at all. Not too low-cut, clingy or restricted - just right! The fabric is a stretchy rayon & not heavy feeling. Label says hand wash or dry clean.
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.
This is not your typical white dress. The texture of the dress is what drew me to it initially and I had to give it a try.
I took my usual size 6 and it fits perfectly.
Where do I start with so many pros?
• The fabric isn't delicate.
•The underlay is long enough to be modest and is also smooth to the skin.
• The V back creates a lovely silhouette
•The A line cut is so flattering to the body.
• Most importantly it's so versatile, I tried it with a Pilcro denim jacket and a few long necklaces. Perfection.
This will be your go to dress for several occasions.
I bought this dress to take on vacation but I will be able to wear this to multiple events this spring/summer. Its a dressier silky fabric in a more relaxed, casual silhouette, which I really like. Its SUPER comfortable and flowy and the fabric feels nice against my skin. It does have a lot of volume which may not work for everyone, but you could always belt it. I am typically a size 4-6 and bought the size small which fits well. I'm 5'4" and the length hits mid calf on me, similar to the catalog shot. I picture myself wearing this with sandals for a more casual look on vacation and dressing it up with heels for my friend's outdoor summer wedding. Very versatile!
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