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 agree with the previous reviewer that this dress runs small on top. Size up.
I'm 5'2", currently a 30D/32C, 33-24.5-~37 with narrow shoulders and ribcage. Often the size XS regular dresses at Anthro are too large for me on top, but the XS fit me almost perfectly and was just a few inches too long while wearing my flat boots. I have a longish waist and the seam hit just below the narrowest part of my waist - you can see a bit of the extra fabric in the one photo. True petites shorter than me may do better with petite sizes for the waist seam placement. I would say the top portion fits like the Larksong Corduroy Dress in 0, and the Painted Plaid dress in 0 by Corey Lyn Calter.
This dress felt so comfortable on. The silk crepe is substantial, not so thin that it will snag or wrinkle by just putting it on. Hidden zipper in back. There is a stretchy poly lining that goes from the bodice to about the knee, but I don't think it is even needed. There is a slit one one side only...to the knee. About 5 or 6 gores make the skirt flare from the waist seam without adding bulk. Looks great while walking. I think the pattern placement may be a bit different with each dress, but as this isn't a symmetrical pattern it shouldn't matter too much. Worth full price for me.
/ Apr 07 2015
Elegant silk maxi
I just wore this dress to Easter and felt elegant and beautiful (I also received many compliments). I am 5'9 and got a large, which was perfect because this dress is tight across the chest. People that are short will definitely have to shorten the dress, but it fits perfectly for me whether wearing flats or heels. I definitely recommend this dress. It looks classy yet effortless at the same time. I know I will get a lot of use out of it.
/ Feb 17 2015
Snug in the chest
I love the dress; it is really quite beautiful. The only problem is, the medium (my usual anthro size) is so tight in the ribcage i can barely move. Will need to return for a size large. I would say to definitely order up a size if you are at all on the fence.
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.
This dress is of excellent quality. It swings beautifully. It is a unique and modern style and it looks just like the picture. The problem I have is that it looks a bit heavy for a spring/summer dress. The ruffle at the bottom weighs it down. Also, I am not sure black is the best color for this dress. It looks black and heavy. In reality, it is quite light and swingy... There is a strange fall as the pleats begin above the breast. I think this would be the most flattering on gals who are more flat chested and tall. It may be overwhelming for some. Still, it is beautiful and expensive looking. Unfortunately, going back.
/ Mar 25 2015
A touch of elegance
I read the other reviewers comments and agree a bit that the fabric is heavier than most polyester items. However, it is really lovely on and feels airy (despite the heaviness of the fabric). It is rather low cut and a bit loose, but that is the style. I was going to return it and then realized that it is the perfect dress for an afternoon luncheon at home or at a close friends house. Something elegant to walk around in and then casual enough to dine outdoors. It is a statement piece that I know I will cherish for years to come. Not your everyday look, but one that keeps them wondering.
Everything about this dress is amazing. The cutouts are in all the right places for it to be revealing yet flattering. The fabric itself is so thick and gorgeous. Heading to Italy in May with my husband and cannot wait to save this for a special night out! I am a curvy size 6 and it fits like a glove and I must say- looks better on a fuller figure than on model.
I received my dress today and its so adorable. I wasn't sure what size I was because I never bought this designer before. I went with my regular size (small) and the dress fit perfect. The fabric is amazing, so soft and comfortable. I am tall but for some reason maxi's are still a little long but this one is perfect. I will be wearing a flat sandal and flip flops as well so the length was just right on this dress. Normally they make these day dresses so long you trip over them, not this one. I love the stripe in this dress makes you look slender. The blue coloring is so pretty. I am very happy with my purchase and this was a really great find.
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