Rated 3 out of 5Â by simplieSWELL Lovely style, disappointing fabric
This dress is a great shape and has a flattering fit. The design on the fabric has a bohemian feel but the color is more orange than it looks in the picture. It looks great with a cardigan, blazer, or chambray shirt. I tried it with yellow, teal and green accessories and all looked great so this dress seems like it would be versatile. The downside to this dress (and the reason for three stars instead of 4) is the material. It is thin and very slinky/spandexy. Think swimsuit material. I was expecting something a little heavier weight with stretch in it for the price. The only lining under the skirt is the tulle.
The upside to this dress is that it has a good amount of stretch. I am 5'3", 130lbs, 34A bust, with a 29-30 in waist. The dress falls just below the knee which is one reason I ordered it. I ordered the medium to fit my waist and it is too big in the top. The side boning helps keep the top up but it is too loose to wear strapless (if I raise my arms, I come out of it). Because the waist is elasticized and the fabric is stretchy, a small would probably work for me. I will exchange for the smaller size despite the disappointing fabric because I love the color, style, length and versatility of this dress.
September 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Smurf106 Beautiful color but incorrect into
I would agree with the previous review on this dress. The material IS straight up bathing suit and it is a bit big. For reference, I'm a size 14/16 size 38D bust and the XL fit well. The dress DOES go very high up to completely cover the bust, but as the material is just slink and no shape in the bust, it really enhances that area. However, I did feel secure walking around the house and bending over. That being said, one of the main reasons I purchased this dress over others is because it is advertised as having adjustable straps. This is not correct. No straps came with the dress and I scoured the top looking for where any misplaced straps would hook in and there's nothing. Overall, the colors ARE lovely and you could create some beautiful fall ensembles - but the straps are still a necessity for me so it's getting returned.
September 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by adventuresinboston Comfortable and versatile.
I found this dress to be very flattering and comfortable. I'm a curvy size 16ish with generous ladies at the top, and the Large was actually pretty comfortable. The XL wasn't available, though if it had been, I might have tried it just to have a little bit more length between the girls and my waist. So, you may want to size down, as I'm typically an XL at Anthro and the L was a good fit.
It stays up nicely, and I did not ever find myself tugging at it during the day. Pairs beautifully for dressing up or down. I particularly love it with boots and a long, cozy cardigan - it just screams fall.
I tried this on and purchased at full price right before it went on sale, mostly because the colors and overall design outweighed any quality concerns I had. The material is atypical for what you'd expect in this type of design. I think it might pick a bit easily, but I didn't mind it overall. It has a nice sheen and drape, and I think it will be very versatile for year-round wear. That said, Anthro is fantastic, and I was happy to take it back for credit to the lowered sale price!
October 23, 2012