Rated 5 out of 5 by pabird Striking and flattering
I just received this dress and am very happy with it. I would agree with a previous review that it is on the greenish-yellow side, but still a nice bright shade which, while not the color of a dandelion, really does glow when you put it on. It works fine with other yellow items (cardigans, shoes) that I own. It seems true to size, as I am typically order 00P in Anthro dresses and that worked fine here.
The paneled construction of the dress is striking and works really well. The side panels of the bodice are elasticated so it's very comfortable. I am 30B bra size, and this dress is very flattering for small busts. I'm 5 ft 3 inches tall and the waistband for 00P was perfectly placed. The lengths that were given for this dress were very short, so I thought that perhaps it had detachable straps, but that isn't the case. However, they can be adjusted: they are sewn in at the front of the dress and there are two settings for two buttons on each strap where it meets the back of the dress . If you needed to shorten the strap length it would be easy to make a couple more holes. I have a long torso, but the dress worked fine for me on the original setting, so there probably won't be a problem with the straps being too short. If you don't like the belt that comes with the dress, it would be easy enough to remove by snipping a few threads. However, it really does need a belt, because although the waist is small it really looks much more flattering with the belt.
This is quite a long dress, as the 00P fell right at the top of the knee for me (as it does on the model), at 5 ft 3 inches. If you are a few inches shorter than me you may still find the petite version too long, and if you are a couple of inches taller you might still prefer the petite version. It is a nice light cotton dress that will be good for hot and humid days, and like many Anthro dresses is has handy pockets. The last great feature of this dress is that it is easy care - machine wash and dry! Definitely try if you are on the fence.
May 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lola314 Not yellow!
I ordered this dress because I was excited by the way the color looks online, but when it arrived I found that its definitely more lime green than yellow, so if you're looking for a purely yellow dress this is not the one for you! I can't speak to the fit, I didn't bother taking it out of the bag since I knew I didn't like the color.
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coupious Lemonade in dress form
It's true, as the other reviewers have mentioned, this dress is not a golden yellow like it appears in the photo. In some lights, it nearly appears lime, but in others, it is very simply very bright, very perky yellow. I'm pale and dark haired, and to be honest, I'm looking forward to getting a tiny bit of a tan while on vacation before I think this dress and my complexion are up to the cuteness standard deserved by this little number. Bearing that in mind, the material is soft and light, and floats beautifully from the pleats.The bustline is not too terribly low, and the neckline can be handily adjusted by the alternate strap lengths. Should it seem too long-waisted, of even if one wanted to make it have straight not crossing straps, you could easily stitch another button hole in the straps to alter the length further.
The alternating directions for the stripes are super cute, and it could be dressed up with a different belt. I intend to wear it to a wedding in Mexico, and I think it will be perfect for dancing and fun in the sun, while at the same time holding up structure and comfort-wise. Keep in mind its bright color, but I think this dress could easily be an excellent addition to any summer wardrobe!
May 23, 2013