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Dashed Gilt Brocade Dress

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smiley face I went into Anthro looking for a dress to wear for an elegant evening out. I tried on a couple- mostly A-line (my favorite because they give the illusion of hips, which I don't really have), and saw this dress as I was beginning to lose hope. I agree with another reviewer that says that the material looks much better in person. It has a shimmering gold quality that really accents the black and tan colors of the dress well. The fit is also very nice. There is a bit of bunching under the seam of the waist (the pleats also contribute to it a bit), but it actually comes across as quite feminine somehow (the magic of Anthro at work, I suppose). The front view is very feminine as well, also giving the illusion that I have hips. I am 34-26-37, 5'7", 125 lbs and purchased a size 2. The dress come down to just above my knee, which looks very classy. No part of the dress is particularly snug. The bodice is snug in a way that holds the dress up, which is good. The skirt is roomy enough on me that I can sit down without a problem. All in all, this dress is very comfortable and ELEGANT, which I love. And the price is fair, which I love even more. A nice clutch, a necklace, some new shoes, and I'll be set for my Opera Night! November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by love this dress I didn't know my size so I went to the store to try this dress on before I bought it. I think other reviewers noted that this dress is too puffy, but I disagree. I also disagree that this dress runs small. I'm 5'4, 123 lbs and ended up with a size 2. The 4 had that puffy effect on the bottom half and was not flattering to my figure. I also tried on the 0 b/c I'm fairly flat chested (34A) but it didn't quite fit right overall. My torso is on the longer side. The 2 (with a little pushup bra help) actually fit the best on me. It's hard to find strapless dresses that look good on me and stays up throughout the night without having to pull it up all the time, but this one rocks. Great holiday party dress! I really like the gold shimmery detail that you can only appreciate when you see it in person. December 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorgeous dress! I had coveted this dress before it went on sale, and with the extra 30% off this past week, stopped in the store to see if they had my size. It is absolutely beautiful on, and the quality of the fabric is great. My one quibble is the stretchy black fabric in the back where the zipper is. I think it cheapens the overall look somewhat, given the fabric is so gorgeous and rich. Fits TTS. I am usually a size 6 - 8 in anthro dresses and bought an 8 (I am 5'1", 129# and a 36C). I did try on the 6 but it was a little too snug around the bust and waist. I will need to shorten about a hem length as well. It can be dressed up or down, and I tried it on with a black sweater and it would be a great look for work with tights and boots. January 1, 2013
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GOLD Style #:26033969 As the days get shorter and blizzards loom on the horizon, we're digging the starkness and simplicity of achromatic ensembles. A few vintage-inspired gold flourishes don't hurt either. By Girls from Savoy. Dashed Gilt Brocade Dress