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Average rating for Petites
(4.3 / 5)
474 Reviews
  1. / Dec 09 2013
    A masterpiece!
    Why, oh WHY did this have to arrive just in time for Christmas? LOL I saw this astonishing dress just after my Carismma Sheath dress, in black, arrived. At first I thought this version was too close, but irl, it's in a class of it's own. You can barely tell from the photo, but the fabric on the bodice and skirt are different. The top has tiny circles with dots of red. The placket is also a different pattern, but instead of the hot mess I expected, the whole thing works to make you look like the most stunning creature in the room. Very, very flattering on most body types, but I'd dare say especially on the hourglass girl. This is the dress I would wear to dinner, to weddings, to business meetings with a jacket, to tea, to lunch with the girls, where wouldn't I wear this? Fit is tts, much like the Carismma sheath. I pray that it doesn't sell out before I can get my hands on one! Or, maybe, just maybe, it will show up under the tree!
  2. / Jan 31 2015
    Vintage, and modern at the same time. LOVE!!
    I cannot say enough good things about this dress! I absolutely love it! Fit is amazing, and so comfortable. Love how you can use the sash or not as well, really changes the look. I love the length as well. I usually like to have my knees covered up but most dresses end up being too long or they just dont give you that girly feeling. This dress nails it! One of my most favorite purchase's from Anthropology. Very classic and timeless dress.
  3. / Aug 23 2014
    Even better than I hoped!
    I visited this dress many times on the website, hoping it would go on sale, but finally decided to bit the bullet and pay full price. Prior reviews listed its unique detail and surprises that made this dress a conversation piece (and why I love Anthropologie!) and it didn't disappoint! It is form fitting and sexy in a smart-girl way, but it also possesses an artistic/couture quality that renders it timeless. I am 5'6 and a 35" bust/128 lbs and went with the 4p, as I prefer the hem to hit me at or above the knee. The fabric has stretch, which allows it to fit to your body, not bulge and buckle as a stiff fabric would do. I also cut the belt loops and moved belt/ribbon down so it would hit my waist, as the petite waist was higher- no problem at all. I am SOOO happy I splurged and know this will be a 'go to' dress for years to come.
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  1. / Oct 16 2014
    Finally a fitted top. Shame on the sold out sizes.
    My biggest complaint about this top is that I don't believe it ever actually existed in petite sizes. The first day I saw it online (early September) it was already sold out in all xxs, xs petite sizes--- my size (they were sold out in all petite sizes at the time). So, I ordered an XS hoping it would fit. The quality of the fabric is great, the colors are autumnal and beautiful. But also, it is a fitted top! Anthro has so many baggy, non-fitted tops these days. It was nice to see something that shows a girl's figure. Alas, I am truly a petite and the XS was too big. Bummer. I've been to the store twice and overheard people asking for the top in their size (they weren't carrying it in any size in the San Francisco store). It's a winner if it fits!
  2. / Jan 05 2015
    love
    my new favorite shirt, so many options i love it with black or wine colored jeans, brown or black shoes.
  3. / Oct 04 2014
    Stunning -- just as it appears online!
    This shirt is beautiful. I feel it runs perhaps half a size small, so I'm stuck in between my usual XS, which is quite fitted (tight) in the arms and under the bust, and the S, which is baggy all over. So I need to work that out. But the colors are amazing and the style is flattering, whichever size I keep. It prettily shows a good portion of the neck and collar bone and sort of drapes around the bust below. The colors and style are exactly as shown online, and the fabric is dreamily soft.
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  1. / Jan 19 2015
    Lovely and Soft
    I agree with the positive comments of other reviewers. This dress is soft, comfortable, and pleasantly flattering. I like the high/low hem; the "high" part is about 4 inches above my knees. The longest part is mid-calf. The hemline is pretty much as shown on the model. To state the obvious, the key is to find the right size. For reference I am just under 5'9" and 148 lbs. I usually wear a medium, but found that the small actually had a better drape to it on me. A sales associate told me that the dress did tend to run a bit big. The sleeves were a little snug when rolled up, but not when rolled down. Do check to be sure that where the buttons are on the sleeves there is also a corresponding loop. I tried on one dress where a loop was missing. Also, this may be just me, but I paid attention to the symmetry of the pattern, particularly the collar and bodice. I was not so concerned about the rest of the dress, recognizing there will always be some asymmetry and that is actually part of the charm. This is one dress that I feel is best tried on in person. I tried on several before finding "the one".
  2. / Jan 16 2015
    Great cozy dress!
    I love this dress. I'm an employee at Anthropologie and I bought this dress the minute we got it in stock. I tried it on in a Large, which I typically wear a Large, unless something runs smaller then I will size up to an XL. I will say after finally wearing it the other day I wish I tried on the Medium. There is a lot of fabric on this dress on the bottom, and I think the Medium would've fit my upper body a little better. But oh well, I still think the large is fine, just a little extra loose. I wore it with the sleeves unrolled, and I buttoned it all the way up (except for the top button) and layered three different necklaces with it just to spice it up a bit. Also I paired with it tan colored booties and my black leather jacket. It's a great transitional piece from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer. I feel like the material is super light weight to be able to wear in the warmer months with flats or super strappy flat sandals would be cute too. If you are thinking of getting this dress I highly recommend it. It does fit more true to size, unless you have a smaller bust then you could go one size down if you want a slightly tighter fit in the upper body area.
  3. / Feb 15 2015
    In LOVE with this dress!!
    I ordered this dress online in my normal size large. As soon as I pulled it from the package I knew it was going to be too big and it was VERY loose. So on a trip into Dallas I exchanged it for a medium, which fit perfectly! It was still nice and flowy! I know some people were saying this dress could be tight in the bust, but it wasn't for me. My bust measures 40" around. So I think the trick is to buy the dress to fit your bust. For reference, I typically wear a size 12, 158lbs, and 5'6".
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  1. / Feb 12 2015
    Go to casual top
    I sized down from my normal M to S in this so that it fit more like it does on the model. I have had to do this a couple of times with Pure and Good this season, perhaps they have changed their sizes? I got the pink which is ombre and gorgeous and the mint which is also very cute. Can't wait to wear them with jeans when the weather cools down a bit. I think they will be staples for autumn and spring in the the southern hemisphere.
  2. / Feb 08 2015
    Comfy!
    I first ordered this online in Orange XS, which is usually what I wear, and as other reviewers pointed out, it does run large and is long! However, it is extremely comfortable, and I do exactly what the model does in the photo and just tuck in the front and it's great! I love this tee so much I picked up the light red (ombré) when I was in the store today! I'm sure I will pick up more!
  3. / Feb 07 2015
    I'm wearing mine right now
    I love love love this tee! It's so soft and comfortable. Please be advised that this shirt does run big. I am usually an XL in Anthro tees, but in this tee I found the medium to be a perfect fit. My only complaint is...I wish it came in more colours or perhaps prints.
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  1. / Feb 01 2015
    Had to have it in TWO colors!
    I first saw this online and loved the pink color. By the time I finally got to one of my Anthro stores the only size left in pink was a S. Since most Anthro tops run small I usually buy mediums, but I have a few small and extra-smalls in my closet, so I tried the small on. Many reviews I'd read said it ran big and the sleeves were long. They were right. Altho I loved the length in the front, it was really full in back and I had to turn up the sleeves several times. But I wanted it so much I bought the small and ordered the XS before I left. When the XS arrived I could see it was a better fit, altho I had to get used to it being shorter in front, the way it fits the model in the photo. The sleeves fit right at my wrist and the back no longer looked like a billowing sail. Of course, when I went back to my store to return the Small, I came home with the blue one (also an XS)!! The blue is a lovely shade of sky. A cami might be worn right now for warmth, but isn't needed, as these are not see-through. Should be pretty in spring with white skinny pants. I plan on wearing them casually with skinny jeans, then dressing them up for an evening out.
  2. / Jan 27 2015
    The gold color is beautiful
    I bought this shirt in gold with the scarf pictured and it looks great. The loose fit of this shirt worked for me because I am trying to hide the last few pounds of my last pregnancy.
  3. / Feb 02 2015
    Beautiful
    Love both the look & feel of this top. It feels good to wear!
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  1. / Feb 14 2015
    Beautiful Jacket
    I ordered this jacket online. Ordering things online is super stressful for me, but this jacket is truly beautiful. It looks like real leather, feels like leather, sounds like leather. It's soft to the touch and stylish. The perfect weight for a spring day. I am only disappointed that I couldn't order the petite medium instead of reg medium as the length would've been more appropriate for me. Nevertheless, I'm in love with this piece. I would like to mention though, I find it surprising that only one other reviewer said anything about the wiring in the jacket. Like the other reviewer, I too am concerned about how this will hold up over time... Also, I don't think the jacket runs small. It's true that the arms are a bit tight, but nothing severe. I wish I would've ordered the small instead. Today I am wearing a long-sleeve collared shirt under a pull over sweater, and the jacket fits just fine, albeit a bit snugly through the arms. Anyway... there's my two cents! Hope it helps some of you prospective buyers. :)
  2. / Feb 12 2015
    Just as good as everyone says
    As other reviewers have pointed out, this is a terrific vegan leather jacket. It's soft and supple, but with enough shape that it doesn't seem obviously fake. Some of that structure comes from wires that have been inserted into the collar and cuffs (like wired ribbon). They can be a little tricky to adjust, but they allow you to stand the collar up and keep the cuffs folded back. All the details are teriffic. Sadly, I have to return it because I was sized out. Usually a Medium (dress size 8), my broader shoulders and larger bust didn't work with this jacket, even when I sized up to a Large. XL was already sold out when I placed my order. I'm pretty sure that would have fit—i.e. going up TWO sizes. People have written that the sleeves are tight; I think it's actually that it's cut narrow through the shoulders. If that is your body type, go for it! PS My jacket arrived pretty wrinkled. I put it on a hanger for a few days but the wrinkles didn't come out. Who the heck knows how you'd get wrinkles out of this fabric.
  3. / Feb 20 2015
    Gorgeous jacket, perfect fit
    Like another reviewer I've been looking for a great moto jacket for years, and fell in love with this one immediately. The detailing is great and the vegan leather looks absolutely real. I love the detail of the lining so you can roll the cuffs a bit and it looks great with that too. The pics online look very shiny, but in reality it's matte looking. Well worth the affordable price for a piece like this one. For reference I am 5:6", 125 and usually wear a 4 in anthro. The small fits perfectly, though I wouldn't be able to wear a bulky sweater underneath.
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  1. / Nov 08 2014
    Drapes nicely and is flattering
    I purchased this top online with a 25% off sale. I received my shipment very quickly as usual with Anthro. I am 5'9, 137 lbs and I ordered my usual small in Anthro shirts and it fit perfectly. I ordered the dark green and found the fabric to be very thin, so I had to wear a dark cami underneath. No big deal. After one wear I noticed a hole just above the pocket seam. The fabric is very delicate. Took back to Anthro store in mall and they gladly exchanged for another one. So far no holes in this one, have worn and washed 2 times. It's very simple shirt with beautiful detailing around the neck line. Some might consider neckline a bit low, but it works for me and doesn't show too much. I am a 32DD. Considering buying another in the berry color but not entirely sold on paying the $48 price. Might wait for another sale. All in all a nice easy shirt that can be dressed up or down that would be flattering on just about any body shape as it's not tight around the middle.
  2. / Dec 25 2014
    Great top
    Love this shirt! It is very flattering on, and is soft and flowing. I purchased this shirt in the light pink color and hope to buy 1 or 2 more colors after it goes on sale. Very happy with this purchase.
  3. / Aug 08 2014
    Great basic tee
    Like other reviewers of this top, I too have had great luck with Bordeaux tops in the past. I picked this up in black in my usual size S for Bordeaux as I was standing in line at checkout. I wore it the other day to work and absolutely loved it. I loved the length of the sleeves and the top in general and I did not find the scoop neck too low. I wore a black bra underneath and did not have any problem with sheerness. I plan on picking up the green color the next time I am in the store. I also love the little pocket on the front and the chiffon trim. If you are looking for a good basic top for late summer/fall this is it.
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