Rated 4 out of 5 by Coupious Not as soft, but very wearable
I fell in love with this dress immediately upon sight. It seems very wearable, with a lose, shift-liike cut. When I got to the store, however, I was surprised to discover that the fabric, though cotton, isn't that light, or that soft. I was determined to give it a chance, and tried it on in the blue motif: navy with aqua stripes- very springy but also classy and wearable. The trying on convinced me. Though the fabric is a little rougher and thicker, it is exactly what also allows for the quality of cut and the subtleties that make this dress far beyond the typical dress found in the "lounge" section at Anthro. There are subtle seams at the chest that give this dress a defined waistline, and there is an overlap of seams to give the sleeves a low-key, but noticeable puff. Then there are the three bows in the back, which add just enough to take this from yet another striped shift, much like those offered in the summer and fall of last year, so something special and ladylike, and wearable not just to casual but also business or even dressy affairs.The length is good and easily wearable- I tried on my typical small and found it to fit true to size, though I wouldn't try sizing down. The dress could be wont to pull across the hips if not the right size.
Though it wasn't as light and soft as I had expected, it's also not at all transparent, which I appreciate, and the care of the design makes up for that to some extent. It will certainly be an easy item to wear as we approach spring, and at least here in Boston, will likely be wearable most summer evenings, as well.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by UnPetitieFashionista I'm in love!
This dress is everything that I dreamed it would be! I wanted to say that it ran a little large but the sliding scale wouldn't let me for some reason so I said more true to size than large. I usually go between a xs and a small at Anthro and though I have put on a few school/winter/age pounds the xs fit perfectly. The bow details are absolutely darling and make the dress so much more special. For reference I am 5'4", 32dd, and 130lbs. The dress fell exactly where it does on the model.
March 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BAH561 I saw this online and knew I had to have it because of the bow detailing on the back of the dress. My local Anthro just received it yesterday and I dashed over to try it on. I am a size 6 or 8 in most brands, and usually a medium, but I took a small in this and it fit perfectly. The fabric is nice and thick so it is not too sheer. This is definitely going to be my go to dress for summer 2013!
March 5, 2013