Rated 5 out of 5 by Netlyric Cute and versatile
Bought this dress full price in the floral. Wear it habitually with leggings and boots right now. Will likely wear it with cropped leggings and flats when it gets warmer. It is so comfortable that I wear it on long overnight flights!!! Just bought the black and the blue/white on sale.
I too sized down. I normally wear a medium - but bought medium petite instead.
Final note: Don't be afraid to buy this if you are over 30. I am 48 and I totally rock it (get tons of compliments).
March 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by yiting So pretty I bought it before it was on sale!
Such a lovely, girly dress! I bought this dress in the floral pattern. The pictures of this dress with the model standing in the white background seems more accurate. The colors, especially the pink and orange, are actually more vibrant than how it looks on the model with the dark background. It's hard to tell in the pictures but the fabric at the shoulders is more puffed up in person, which is a pretty little detail I think. I also like the quilting/crisscross kind of stitching at the collarbone area (which also runs into the back of the dress). I know no one will really see that but I appreciate the little details that I know are there.
I bought this dress in an XS Petite. It's true what everyone has been saying--this dress runs large. I usually wear a M in Petite or a S or M in normal sizing. Even getting a XS Petite, there was still some room to spare. But it's suppose to have that blousy effect. The XS Petite for me was blousy enough without looking completely formless. I also tried the XS in normal sizing and it's not that much longer in length than the Petite size (only maybe 1 or 2 inches longer). But I got the XS Petite size in the end because it fitted much better on the top and at the shoulders than the XS in normal sizing. I'm short (5'2") and the Petite size sits right above my knees. If you are average height or taller, it will probably sit mid thigh like the models. The sleeves are longer on me too (about 2 or 3 inches away from my wrist). If you usually wear a size 0 or XS, this dress might be too big for you.
Overall, it's a very pretty dress. Definitely give it a try!
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tiffintexas Pretty!
This is just a spring version of the Galina dress that is currently on sale. The fit is the same - runs a bit large. I took it in a S, and I think that an XS would have fit me better, but the S was better for me for the length. The dropwaist hits right at my hips, and the length hits a couple inches above the knee on my 5'7" frame. I purchased the blue and white motif, and it works right now with skinny jeans and boots, and then when it warms up, it'll work with a belt and flat sandals.
January 1, 2014