Caldera Dress

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Rated 3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, but not great Fit notes: I purchased this dress in an XXS petite. I am 5'3" with 30D/DD bust, 23" waist, 34.5" hips. The fit was impressively close--I tried on an XS regular in stores and it was huge and unflattering. The petite length, however, was flattering and appropriate on a petite frame. Note that the neckline is lower than the stock picture, but it did not expose anything. It could have been slightly more flattering at the waist--I have a very small waist and I don't think it looks as small in this dress as it really is. However, this is a small gripe. Mostly, I'm just pleased this came in such a small size at all. :) The good: this dress is great quality. Fabric is sturdy and thick although still breezy for summer. Not see-through anywhere so no slip required, which is great! Petite sizing is truly petite, which I also appreciate. And of course, the style and print are very cute. The not-so-good: I found the waist band to be scratchy. I'm sure this would get irritating after several hours of wear. The armholes (for the petite) were freakishly small. I have very slender arms and I still found them to be too far up in my business. Overall, I liked this dress. But for the price, I needed to LOVE it, and that just wasn't there--the issues with the waist and armholes were deal breakers for me. :( Sadly, this one went back. July 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by I like this dress, but it will definitely require tailoring. I bought the dress in the red 0P, but the straps are curiously long (especially when considering the fairly short hemline), and the bust and torso are really not darted enough. I kind of regret not waiting out for a sale on this one, but still like this dress. July 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Inside is unlined and scratchy Saw the blue polka dot dress in the store and thought it was really cute so I ordered it in a petite XS (I'm 5'1"). Unfortunately, at home I really do not like it at all - I find the blue to be a bit too bright and happy. The cut at the neck is a bit deep and the overall length of the dress comes a couple inches above the knee. I wish Anthro sold more dresses that hit at the knee or just below - this cut is very young oriented. The biggest problem I have with the dress is the inside of it - the fabric is scatchy and the bulky stitch at the waist is very uncomfortable. July 11, 2013
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BLACK MOTIF
  • By Maeve
  • Back zip
  • Polyester, nylon, spandex; polyester lining
  • Dry clean
  • Regular: 36"L
  • Petite: 34.25"L
  • Imported
  • Style #:28441509 As the weather gets warmer and the afternoons more adventurous, we're craving whimsical, retro-inspired pick-me-ups. Try pairing Maeve's textured fit-and-flare frock with strappy sandals by day and wedges by night. Caldera Dress