Rated 5 out of 5
Â by ingrid Masterpiece of a dress!
I ordered this dress as soon as i saw it online, as i could not wait until my local anthros had it in store. i received it today and it is just as beautiful as expected. Oh the details!! This is the type of dress worth the full-price splurge, and precisely the type of dress I expect to find at Anthropologie.
I am 41-31-41 (on a good day) / 38d and purchased the 14. I didn't think it would fit when I took it out of its package, in fact, I struggled to zip it up at the waist but it eventually cooperated. The dress fit great, though a little tight in the chest. There's a stretch panel in the back and the zipper is very sturdy. The straps aren't great, a thicker strap would have been ideal. It hit my knees and I'm 5'3". Dress is fully lined and there's even an added ruffle at the bottom of the underskirt, though the fabric is thick and doesn't poof out like a lot of full skirt dresses. The workmanship is SUPERB, similar to the hitherto dresses sold at BHLDN that I (sadly) can't fit into.
The best part (besides the vibrant colors) is that the waist hit at exactly my waist. I find that this is a big issue with most anthro dresses, as they're not designed with voluptuous ladies in mind. But this dress, accommodates my chest and waist without adding bulk or making it seem like its an empire waist dress. I would love to try on a 16, it may be a little more flattering and comfortable. Although, the 14 forces me to stand up straight and not slouch!
Highly recommend. This just might be the Wright Dress of the spring of 2013. Unique, colorful, confident and happy, that's how I would describe this dress and also us Anthro loving ladies.
Measurements from side to side laying flat:
Bust: 18.5" (plus stretchy back)
P.S. THANK YOU Anthro for carrying larger sizes! :o)
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pjaalt Love!
Love this bright dress! The colors are much more vibrant in person - on my asian skin tone, it looked almost neon yellow. The material is thick, so it might get a bit toasty in the summer. 5'2", 106 pounds, 32A-26-32, size 0 regular fit me perfectly (except for the bust) and hit right at my knee. I am short waisted, and the orange band hit me just a tiny bit below my normal waistline but still looked flattering. The skirt had just enough structure to hide belly flaws without being too poofy. My one gripe is with the fit of the bust. As you can see from my measurements, I am flat chested and it was tight even on me, but then it gapped open a bit where the dress hit my sternum. Putting the straps on helped alleviate this a bit, but I don't want to worry about what I'm showing when I bend over. That also means that the silicone grip won't work for me to wear this strapless since it doesn't even touch my skin along much of the front of the dress. Also, the dress I had on had a hole in the material and some of the red stitching had come off on the pattern, so I took a star off for quality. All in all though, I love this dress and am waiting for the sale because it's so pricey. I plan on wearing it with brown ankle strap sandals and a denim jacket.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Snowgirl21 if only it was a different color
The dress is actually more like chartreuse than yellow. And that color doesn't work for me at all. The fit and style of the dress however, was AMAZING! It is really flattering on top and then poofs out nicely! It was tts and fabulous quality! If it came in almost any other color I would have brought it home!
April 4, 2013