Rated 5 out of 5 by stylegirl Practically perfect in every way
Or maybe just ACTUALLY perfect... This dress is amazing - I often have trouble with shift dresses because I'm very small on top (34B and just a narrow torso) but a little wider around the hips and thighs. For reference I'm usually an XS in tops and a 4 in jeans. This sort of style is almost always too tight on the bottom or too big on top, but this dress - in a size 2 - fits me PERFECTLY. I can see how this might not work if you are more of an hourglass figure, but for boyish figures with a little curve, it's ideal. It is striking and the embroidery is gorgeous and high quality. I think it will be great for work but good for events too, and I like it styled both with boots and heels, like in the pictures online. Love love love it!!
September 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by PeasPpl Runs small up top
I like this shift a lot, but it runs a bit small up top if you have curves.. I am a 34D and the 6 flattened me out a lot; I could barely zip it all the way and 6 is usually my go to size. The size 8 fit better up top but my bra line was visible (code for the fabric traced my back fat). I wish the dress had more structure. I am 5'1, 129 ilbs' and the dress fell right at my knees, so I might take it up a bit and also take in the a-line flare of the skirt so that the bottom half fit more like the 6. OR, I might return the dress.
If you buy this online and you are curvy, size up to be safe. This dress is great for tall women with boyish to pear-shape figures.
August 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJ04 Fit like a Dream!
This dress fit beautifully on my frame. Nothing makes you feel better than having something compliment your body rather than the opposite. I came out of the dressing room and received a wonderful compliment from a complete stranger (I don't count the Anthro staff because I feel like they have to tell you everything looks good). It's been a while since I found something that was a "must have" no matter the price. Lucky for me, I purchased this dress during their recent 20% off special for Anthro members. It was meant to be!
I'm 5'2", 120 lbs and the size 2 fit perfectly. The embroidery is also gorgeous. I love the color palette. Another plus, the embroidery strategically camouflaged my small chest. I bought the dress for a wedding and it worked perfectly for that affair. Love Love Love!!
WARNING: do not take a hot iron to the dress for wrinkles. It slightly discolors the gray fabric. Not noticeable unless you're super nit-picky like me.
September 18, 2012