Rated 4 out of 5
by asta17 I originally tried this in blue (the only color at the store) in a regular size XS (leftmost photo). I didn't like it very much because the fit was off. The middle seam sat well below my natural waist and was very unflattering. I saw the pink on another visit to the store and liked it much better, so decided to try it in my usual petite XS (5'1, 32A, 105 lbs). As expected, it fits nearly perfectly. It is the same shape as the Flared Caraz dress (which I also have in XS Petite), but there are major differences between the dresses. The mesh layer on this one is much thicker and and feels much different to the touch - it has a texture to it, and if you look closely there are almost veins in the fabric. The under layers are different as well - there is less tulle on this one, and the outermost layer is much thicker than the Flared Caraz, making this dress heavier overall. However, like that dress, the waistline hits at the perfect spot, it's not too short, and no bra straps show through the sleeves or in the back keyhole. It is extremely comfortable. The white "straps" underneath are much more noticeable in the pink version of this dress. The pink color is perfect in my opinion - is dark enough to not wash out my fair skin, but subtle enough that it goes with a shocking amount of cardigans/belts in my closet. I think this will be super versatile all year round.
Some gripes: The online description says hand wash, but the actual tag says dry clean. The Flared Caraz is washable (and washes great!) so I'm a little disappointed that this one isn't. As usual, the price is high for the quality, but since it's so hard to find dresses in my petite size before they sell out I will likely hang onto this one. The stitching across the waistline is kind of wonky (see photo), so I might try to exchange for another one. No one else would ever notice, but in principle it kind of bothers me. Overall, Weston Wear has done it again and sucked me in with one of their petite options that fits perfectly into my closet.
August 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CourtRhapsody Great for curves
I bought this in the light blue and I can't wait to wear it. I am a size 6-8 and I went for the medium. The small fit ok but was an awkward length on me, a little too short for my taste. Love the fit and flare design, flatters my large chest (34DD) and I love the waist, I will likely add a belt. Won't wrinkle at all, easy to throw on with some good accessories to dress it up or down.
August 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aimerz Great dress.....
This dress fits fabulous and love, love the skirt. It is a little full, but no too much. There is a layer of mesh under the skirt which gives it some shape which I love. I tried my normal XS and it fits perfect. The only thing I am on the fence about is the color......so still trying to decide. Would be a great everyday dress to throw on and go! Maybe add a statement necklace and a colorful belt to give this dress a pop of color :)
June 6, 2012