Minuet Dress

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beautiful; chest runs small This is a beautiful dress, very well made and with a good quality fabric. My only complaint is that I found it to run small at the chest/ribcage area. I'm a 38B, bought my usual size 12 and the last two inches of the zipper --that ends mid-back-- were almost impossible to zip up. When I finally managed to do it, I looked as if I was going to burst out of the dress. Since I love the dress and there is no size 14, I'll have to find the way to have it carefully, professionally altered. But those who have the option should consider sizing up if they have a large chest-back. November 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by I can help with sizing. Other reviewers have complained about this dress being too small or ambiguously sized, so let me try to help here. I ordered the size 2, and I would offer the following equivalencies: for most of Anthropologie's dresses by other brands, this would be a size 0; in France or at a store with generic "European" sizing, it would be a small 36; in Italy, it would be between a 38 and a 40. As other customers have remarked, the tightest part of the dress is through the ribcage. I have a small frame, narrow shoulders, and small bust, so the size 2 I ordered fits me well. But if you're average to bigger-than-average up top, you should probably air on the side of ordering a larger size. The fabric is a medium-weight, shantung-like silk blend with a fairly matte finish, which gives the dress an understated elegance. The dramatically curved princess seams, flaring out into a circle skirt, are very pretty, and appreciated by this customer in an age when most things are fitted by stretch materials. December 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wanted to Love it I wanted to love this dress! It looks beautiful and timeless in the picture, but the fabric is really stiff and rough, not what I expected at all. I ordered my normal size 6, but it was way to small. If you want to try it, I suggest you size up. November 19, 2013
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BLACK Style #:29622859 San Francisco native Peter Som launched his namesake line in 2001, drawing upon his lifelong love of sketching, the aesthetic influence of his architect parents and the Bay Area's easy elegance. His fall collection for Anthropologie is all about old-school glamour: think delicate appliqués, hand-embroidered details and pitch-perfect jewel tones. We're smitten with this so-classic fit-and-flare; for a glam-as-can-be look, try it with a faux-fur shawl and a structured bag. Minuet Dress