Bateau Linen Dress

Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eh This was disappointing. The waist hits really high, so the length is mid-thigh (and I have short legs). The fabric is nice however. Overall the odd fit makes the dress look really young, so I will be returning it. For reference I am 5'4, 105 lbs and ordered an xs. July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect for petite body Excellent quality. There is lining under the dress, so it's not see through. Perfect for petite body. The XS and SP have no much difference to me. October 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Child-like I really wanted to like the dress, but I just couldn't. My dress philosophy is: I must love the dress as is in order to keep it. What I liked about this dress--a lot--was the color, the material, its light and lined, fits to a T. (I'm 5'4", 114 lbs. and ordered a PXS). Unfortunately, the other reviewer is right. The waist sits too high, it makes you look like an overgrown child. It's not an empire waist either. The waist sits between a natural, belly-button waist and an empire waist. It's just a strange and unflattering fit. I would've felt self-conscious in this dress all day. Lengthwise, it fit me shorter than it looks on the model in the picture, more like a mini skirt, but not too short. I give it three stars because the only problem I had with the overall design was the unnatural high waist. It's better suited for a young girl. The fabric was a little stiff, but it is linen and I'd just taken it out of the package. I'm sure it would've softened up. It's a shame because I was so close to loving it. I feel like it's styled after a skater dress but the waist is just way too high. How unfortunate! October 19, 2013
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NEUTRAL MOTIF Style #:28914877 Rooted in high-fashion design and committed to craftsmanship, Bordeaux's fine jersey creations are basics steeped in luxury. Case in point: this fuss-free linen day dress. Bateau Linen Dress