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Cate Pencil Dress

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elegant Dress This dress makes me feel like Audrey Hepburn. I've been on the hunt for a good pencil skirt and fell in love with this dress instantly. I am average height and build, 5'6" about 130 lbs, small on top and full on bottom, I run a 0 for shirts and 8 for pants. I've never bought a dress that was fitted in the hips before and started with a size zero which was more than a tight squeeze in the hips but a perfect fit in the bust. I was really nervous going up to a size 2 that I would find it too loose in the bust and still tight in the hips but it was perfect! The cowl neck works for a 34B. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the material is a little unimpressive but the feel and look of the dress fully makes up for it for me. The one evening I wore it I had to keep tightening the little belt, it doesn't stay put. March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it I had been looking for the perfect pencil dress to wear to my courthouse wedding, and the dresses in the BHLDN vein, while beautiful, are just not my style. I came across this little number and thought to myself "It's perfect in every way, except for the color!" - but only because I was trying to find something grey. I didn't have anything against navy, I just hadn't considered it. As my extensive search continued, I kept returning to this dress. The navy grew on me. I bought it. I adore it. 100% true to size, fantastic quality. I'm 5'3" and the skirt hits exactly where it should #it makes me look taller#. It's not too tight around my rear #no underwear lines#, just enought to be flattering. I deducted 1 star for design because the cowl/boat neckline looks way more effortless on the model, and for me it takes a little fussing to make it lay in a manner that doesn't look silly. But this may be due to my lack of bust #32A# After I have a little styling-practice with it, I do not believe this will be a problem, though. I look forward to wearing it at my wedding, and many times thereafter! January 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not good for small-busted women I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it online. I am always looking for great dresses that I can wear to work and thought this one was gorgeous. I was very disappointed when I tried it on, though, and found the cowlneck impossible to work with (and I usually love a good cowlneck). The dress is well made and the fabric is heavier than I expected (which I took to be a bonus). The color is a deep navy and very versatile. However, the fit was less than flattering on me. First, the dress overall was a little bit big and not fitted the way it is on the model. I had expected this as most Anthro clothes are too big for me (I ordered a size 0 and am 5'5" and 100lbs) and figured I would just have it tailored. The cowlneck was WAY too big, though. It is very fussy and looks nothing like it does on the model. I think for someone who is a bit bigger in the chest area (I wear a 32A), it may work. For me, though, no matter how much I fussed with the neckline, I could not get the cowlneck to lay properly. When I pulled the cowl down a bit instead of it just laying off to the right in a triangle, the bottom part of the cowl came into a DEEP v-neck shape that showed way too much cleavage. If the cowl was fixed, I would've kept it. That said, I still think it's a lovely dress and someone a little more well-endowed may fill out the top portion a bit better which may make the neckline lay the way it should. January 25, 2013
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NAVY Style #:26941666 A Made In Kind design.

Ruby Belle launched as part of the Fever brand in 1996 in London, England. Renowned for vintage-inspired patterns and distinctly 50s tailoring, this exclusive collection focuses on a hallmark of midcentury dressing: the pencil silhouette. Each of these dresses, created by lead designer Cressida Kirby, follows that curve-conscious, wear-everywhere shape to the letter. This one's drapey cowlneck and matching belt play up the ladylike lines.
Cate Pencil Dress