I have this in the blue color and i am waiting for the red to come back in my size to purchase. It fits perfectly...I have a fit build, 34D chest, hourglass shape. Wearing a bra with this would be a challenge, so I wouldn't purchase it if you are not comfortable going without. I love it! Highly recommend.
/ Feb 13 2015
Tricky bra, quality issues
As previous reviewers have noted, this is tricky to style with a bra. As a D-cup, going without was not an option, but I found a backless plunge stick on bra from the most popular not-so-secret lingerie mall chain in America that just manages to hide under the silk bodice. It's another investment after the already expensive dress. With that covered, wow! It's a total Marilyn Monroe moment, especially in the eye-popping red. However, some other caveats - there was a loose silk thread in the back by the zipper pull straight out of the packaging, really a shame at this price point. And the length makes the sexy-thigh slit negligible on petites (even in the pic on the tall model you can see she's holding it up.) I will probably take this to the tailor to get a few inches taken off the bottom at some point. But I love the red too much to send it back, even at this price.
/ Feb 10 2015
stunning, but not without some flaws
First off, if I weren't pressed for time, I would have sent this dress back because of a couple of quality issues. Straight out of the plastic mailer, it has a minor pull in the silk on the back, and the seams don't line up from side to side perfectly on either side of the zipper. That being said, the navy is no longer an option on the website, and I don't have enough time to shop around for another navy dress before an upcoming event. Except for these minor flaws, the dress is fabulous. It looks stunning on! It runs big. I usually take a size 2-4. The 0 is snug around the rib cage and flows nicely over my stomach. The shoulders however are still a little big and may slip off. I have an A cup, thus it may just be because I don't fill the top very much, esp without a bra! As the previous reviewer stated, you probably need to be comfortable without a bra for this dress to work. But these issues are nothing that a little fashion tape and nipple covers can't solve. The dress is a bit more high maintenance than I would like. Beautiful mix of sexy and classy. I know I'll feel like a million bucks as long as I don't have a Janet Jackson Super Bowl moment.
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 got this dress in the mail today. I'm really excited to wear this piece for my spring vacation. I caught the deal when dresses were 30% off so I did not pay full price. It is expensive but the quality is flawless. It's flowy and crrates an amazing silhouette in the sun. The cover inside is a bit small, but fits. I would suggest sizing up. I'm curvy though, with a big bottom, so that may be why for me. But it's flawless. A must have!
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.
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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