Although it takes extra time, I always try to look at the backside of clothing as half the time that is the most intriguing part! This dress is no exception. As soon as I saw the back and the other high reviews, I knew I had to have it. Turns out, I also got it for $99! Not sure if that was a mistake or temporary online promotion, but in any event, I'm not complaining. I am nearly 5'7", 135#, and a solid size 6 in dresses (with the occasional size up or down based on designer). In this I easily fit the XS. The dress is fun, swingy and perfect for summer. Bet you could add leggings and boots, and transition to fall as well. I love it!
/ May 20 2015
my favorite anthro purchase of the season
If you are considering buying this dress - DO IT! I have already worn this several times and received compliments every time. I am usually an XS or S and I went with the XS on this because it is so flowy. The colors/pattern are even better looking in person, and the dress is striking on! Perfect for girls that like shift dresses, it is very wide but not too boxy. I know this will be a staple in my summer wardrobe!
/ May 04 2015
Ready to dance, or walk a crying baby
I was smitten with this dress. It may not be the most flattering, it fits like a favorite nightgown, butttttttttttttttt my husband loved it as well. It does run very large, so for sizing, I suggest to go down 2 sizes.The construction is terrific.
I loved how it looked with flats as well as with my soft pink heels. If you were traveling it would work for daytime casual or more formal occasions. I think the other great thing is the color palette will feel good in August and September when pastel dresses feel all wrong. In California where we live, I expect to wear it 8 months or more out of the year. If you are pregnant give it a shot.
Ordered this on a whim, mostly because it was reasonably priced and machine-washable. It's hard to tell in the image if it is going to be heavy or a thin jersey, and thankfully it falls somewhere in between. The top portion is a double-layered jersey, while the skirt portion is one layer of the same fabric (medium-weight). I'd say the colors are pretty acurrate in the image - navy and cream, and I can wear my criss-cross backed bra with this easily. Totally comfortable and very flattering. I'm more of a straight-up-and-down figure (sadly, minimal curves), and find this to actually give me a little shape where I need it. Worth the full price!
/ May 19 2015
Great Dress for curvey women
I just purchased this dress in the store. Shopping online I would have never guess that this is a wonderful dress. It's navy blue and cream, looks very dark online but is prettier in person, as well as very soft and flattering. I'm a 36 D and usually a M in Anthro dresses and went for a small. It's a tiny bit snug in the waist but fit better up top in the small so I purchased that size. I'm 5'6 and the dress draped the floor. If you are looking for something comfortable, effortless and flattering (esp if you have curves), I highly recommend this dress!
/ May 18 2015
This dress is a total beauty! The fabric has a bit of weight to it but is soft and flatters well. It's not clingy at all! The top is more fitted and the skirt has some fullness to it. It hits just above the waist and is SO flattering! The fit is true to size...the skirt is full so you are really only fitting the top of the dress. This is a summer must have! I feel like it will end up being a staple every since year!
I LOVE this dress and highly recommend it. I've worn it as a guest to a wedding and received a ton of compliments on it. The material is soft and comfortable and looks very high quality. The dress is simple - which I love - yet elegant. It drapes well and is flattering, although it's cut in more of a straight line. I agree with the other reviewers in that it runs a little large. I'll likely need to take the hem up a bit, but wore higher heels to make up for it for the first wear. I normally wear a size 4-6, and I ordered a small.
/ Apr 10 2015
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.
Beautiful dress and fabric! However the fabric is cut different on every dress so the one I received today looks completely different than the photos. The way the fabric was cut for my dress is really unflattering and not symmetrical like the model. I ordered a Medium and am usually a size 10 anthro dress size and it fit well but will probably return because of how the fabric was cut. Was looking forward to wearing it to the beach but I know Anthro has something else!
/ May 05 2015
Gorgeous dress, soft high quality fabric and bright saturated colors. Very flattering cut out in back, highlights a good area instead of love handles. Had to return because it was a little too small and made me look extremely busty. Ordered a large. However, loved it and recommend!
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.
I'm shopping for a dress for my September wedding. I couldn't stop looking at this dress online, so I ordered it. I love the fabric, the color, the long, swishy skirt, but the cut is not flattering on me. The bodice is blouse-y and the torso is straight, not flattering to my waistline. I'm 60 years old, but I still don't want to look matronly at my wedding. So back it goes -- too bad!
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