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Average rating for Occasion & Cocktail
(4.4 / 5)
140 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. / 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. / Mar 10 2015
    Stunning in person
    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.
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  1. / Apr 17 2015
    Made for a princess
    This dress is even more beautiful in person, it makes a person feels like a princess. The details are so breathtaking on the flowers and the dress has great structure, yet the fabric is not stiff at all. It is definitely a gown and if you are short like me, the dress needs to be altered. It is true to size (I'm 34B) and a size 6 fits well, although the straps are a bit long because I'm short. It is an investment piece and will last a person for years to come. My personal opinion is that if anyone would like to purchase this gown, it's worth going into the store and try it on and have the sales associate help you with the fit. I own a lot of dresses but haven't seen one this gorgeous in a long time.
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  1. / Mar 11 2015
    REATHTAKING BLOSSOMS
    I love this dress, it's light weight, good quality and BEAUTIFUL. The color is very light and it has a little peach to it. I think it is true to size for a slender to a little curvy body shape. I usually wear size 4 but I ordered a 6 because of the fitted ruched bodice. I'm short, therefore, the dress will have to be tailored and only half of the sakura branches will remain on the dress. Too bad that I'll have to return this gorgeous dress, I'm 5'4, 130lb, 34dd and the dress could only zip pass my waist. I hope this helps!
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  1. / Mar 17 2015
    pretty
    Lovely saturated colors and nice quality. True to size but shorter than I anticipated from the picture. I will keep, but it is borderline too short for me (5'6") - hits me at mid-thigh.
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