Rated 4 out of 5
by CruelAngel Paned Hourglass Column Dress
I have my eyes on this dress for quite a while. Excited when I saw it at my local Anthro store. The store only have Size S available.
I am usually Size 6. Size S fits very well, a bit tight. However, I can still move freely without any problem. The material is thick but soft, nice quality, a bit stretch, not see through, and not itchy. The length hits me right above my knee (I am 5'5"), which makes it looks elegant, and suits for work environment.
The deal breaker for me is that it has NO LINING. I had to take off the tights, or else the dress clutches with tights when walking.
January 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hersheygirl Not for me
This dress might work for other people, but it was not flattering on me at all. The large windowpane pattern made me look very broad across the chest, so my bust looked disproportionately big. Also the cut of the straps looked -- on my frame -- like a racerback swimsuit or something. I have wide shoulders, and it all just made them look wider. I looked top-heavy, which I did not like. I returned this dress.
The quality was good, though. The fabric is thick and soft and stretchy, not stiff at all. It's NOT see-through, which I find a huge plus. The side panels give a nice hourglass silhouette. Maybe this would work better on someone with narrow shoulders and no bust at all.
January 5, 2014