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Average rating for Occasion & Cocktail
(4.5 / 5)
155 Reviews
  1. / Nov 18 2014
    Perfection…and, yes, size down.
    This dress fit me like a glove. I'm not alone, either - check out the rave reviews posted by women of all ages, shapes and sizes! I am 5'4", 125 pounds, 34D, very short-waisted and athletic but curvy. I am normally a size 6, but finally settled on the size 4 regular after trying the 6P. It hits about 2-3 inches below my knees, which is both flattering and a pleasant alternative to my other dresses, which are either mini or full-length. The smaller size just feels better and I think the closer fit helps the lace detail pop a bit more. The nude colored slip/lining also alleviated any modesty issues I had with respect to the "peekaboo" detailing throughout the bodice. It might look like you're showing a lot of skin, but it certainly doesn't feel like it once you're wearing it. It's classy and it's sexy, which is usually more than you can ask of a dress at this price point. Bonus: my flesh-colored bra is virtually undetectable, which is key given my cup size and the fact that I have 2 young kids.
  2. / Apr 19 2015
    My go-to dress!
    I was at the Seattle Anthro and not having any luck with finding a dress for my class reunion. I came across this dress in 12P as a return on the lost & found rack. I tried many other dresses on that day, but after this one, I was sold! It was a bit pricey for me, but trust me, it has been well worth it. I was worried about the lace tearing/being too fragile, but it has held up wonderfully with no problems. So classy and it fits me just about perfectly. It hits me just at the middle of my knee. Don't let the price deter you, it is well worth it! For reference, I am not a tiny lady -- 5'2", 165lb, 36DD.
  3. / Apr 07 2014
    I would get married in this dress.
    I went into my local Anthro store with my sister looking for something else, but saw this dress and had to "just try it on" in white. I'm normally a size 6, but there was only a 4 available in the store. I wasn't planning on purchasing, but once it was on, I didn't want to take it off. I happily paid full price, and my sister and I continued to gush about this dress the entire 20 minute drive home from the store. This dress is GORGEOUS. Even though you're completely covered, it's so figure-flattering and sexy. Definitely a head-turner. I've worn this twice and received many compliments from friends and strangers. It is expensive, but the quality is so good that I see it as an investment. It does run a bit big, so if you're in between sizes, size down. I'm sure a size 6 (if I had been patient enough to wait) would have been fine, but I liked the extra "va-va-voom" I got with the 4. I love the dress in white and am tempted to get it in another color as well! For reference, I am 5'5", 34C, and usually a size 6.
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  1. / Mar 08 2015
    Gorgeous, versatile dress.
    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.
  2. / 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. Fit info: 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.
  3. / Apr 16 2015
    Stunning dress worth the investment
    There are so many reviews on this dress so I tried to follow everyone's advice on sizing. Being 5'4" it's always a gamble whether to order regular or petite sizing. I ordered a 6 regular and it was still too long with heels on so I think the petite size will work better for my height. I am 32DD, 27-28" waist and 126# and the 6 was too loose around the waist and bust so I'm exchanging for a 4P. Besides the fit being off, I could still appreciate the construction and quality of the dress. It is absolutely stunning and worth full price!
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  1. / Apr 08 2015
    Beautiful dress, high-quality fabric
    I purchased this dress to wear to a spring gala, and I am so pleased. I tend to shy away from prints, especially when dressing up, but this one is so beautiful, and the clean, classic lines of this dress offset the boldness of the print. The fabric is even more stunning in person than in the photo, and the fit is very flattering. I am 5'6" and 114 lbs. and I purchased a size 2. It is slightly large in the shoulders, but the fit through the hips is perfect, so I don't think I would want to go down to a size 0. I plan on wearing this with silver peep-toe pumps and simple, dangly earrings. My only complaint is that it had a very strong smell (of fabric dyes, I think), when I took it out of the package. I am hoping this will dissipate after a few days of letting it air out on a hanger, outside of the closet.
  2. / Apr 19 2015
    luxurious and gorgeous
    My normal size 10 fits great. As other reviewer mentioned, the dress is so gorgeous! The fabric has Thai silk like texture and looks very durable, it has no stretch to it. Totally worth full price.
  3. / Mar 02 2015
    Gorgeous
    I haven't purchased from anthropologie for several years because the quality of the fabric used in clothing had deteriorated. I am pleased to say this dress is gorgeous, the fabric is of a good quality, the design is lovely and the colors are striking. I am 5' 3.5" and weigh 123 lbs. I purchased a petite size 6P and the fit is perfect. I hope serious consideration will be given to continually provide clothing made from quality fabric? This purchase is an encouraging sign.
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  1. / Apr 02 2015
    lovely dress
    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.
  2. / 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.
  3. / 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.
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  1. / Apr 10 2015
    stunning!!
    Wow, I am in love with this dress! I ordered a 2P and 4P. I am kind of in betweem these sizes, so I ordered both. The 4Petite fit more like a 2Petite, so I would say it runs a little small through the shoulders and chest. The 2P was a lot shorter waisted than the 4P, to where the sash cam right up under my breasts. Not at all how it looks on the model. I am 5'4" and the petite length was perfect. It hit me right about where the regular dress hits the model in the pictures. The detail in the pearls and diamonds is so beautiful. I cannot wait to wear this dress and would recommend it highly. I think it could be flattering on many different body types.
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  1. / Mar 18 2015
    BEAUTIFUL DRESS for all seasons!
    I first saw it online. I'm 5'7, 36C, 160 lbs. The dress fits just the way I want it. I like it loose fit. The prints, the amount of fabric and the ruffle detailing along the armholes are so perfect. The length hit right on my knee just like the picture on the model. The material is silk. Yes, it is thin material, but not see thru. If you wear nude under garments it looks perfect! I wore it to 2 events and everyone screaming with compliments and jealousy of its perfect yet simple design. Totally classic chic. Thank You Anthropologie.
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  1. / Mar 18 2015
    I'm in love!
    This dress is even more gorgeous in person. The fabric is lovely and also drapes beautifully. Fits true to size however if you're petite like me (a bit under 5'4) you will need to get it hemmed. Design wise this isn't a problem. I really really love the neckline, so elegant!
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