Flared Bandana Shirtdress

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by I love shirtdresses. This one says hello I am wearing a shirt cleverly tucked into a strapless dress. I also love my bandanna print! Each dress had the print differently placed and some layouts made the waistband stand out more, some had a paisley swirl right in the middle of my chest (whoops, no thanks). The cotton was stiff and starchy but I can tell by the feel that after a wear and or wash it will soften nicely. The 6 fit me a bit too closely, at 5' 6", 130lbs but broad chested (36A) the 8 was better on my shoulders and ribcage (but the 6 is what I took the pics of). Interestingly, only the bust area was lined as I remember and could almost have stood up by itself. The zipper on the left side made it reasonably easy to get into but I had to peel it like a t shirt to get it off. The sleeves are in that no (wo)man's land between elbow and wrist but I see the online picture has them rolled up a bit. I'd have preferred full sleeves with a proper cuff or ending honestly just below the elbow but they are easy to roll. At 5'6" I loved the length - mid knee cap on me. When I tried it on, I hoked around for pockets but I guess I missed them, I see online that it does have them. Wishlisted while I revisit it! January 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beautiful but the Material is a little Stiff I tried this dress today and I liked it a lot. In Karen walker dresses I always get a size 8, In most of anthro's tops I am a medium or a 6. For this dress, in order to feel comfortable I had to size up to 10. Bottom part was fine. The top was tight in size 8. A 10 fit me perfectly on the top, but I felt that the lower half was bigger than I wanted it to be. The dress is lined at the top part only, but you don't need lining for the bottom part. If you have ever tried the Two-wheeler dress, then this feels the same. Overall, I like it, but I wouldn't pay full price for it. For reference: I am 36C, an 8 or 29 in pants. 5'4 height. 140 lbs. I am an hourglass shape. January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A good one! I bought this dress on sale two weeks ago and have worn it 3 times already,(I rarely wear dresses, so that's a lot for me). Each time people have noted that the dress is unusual, nicely styled, and "does what it needs to do around the waist. Indeed, the dress is slimming and easy to wear and again, you won't see yourself coming and going. I think you have to try it to appreciate it, pictures do not do it justice. I am either a 2 or a 4, I could not zip the 2, so go up a size if you are in between. The bodice is tightly fitted so if you are wide across the upper back, this may not be for you. Otherwise, give it a try, it's a good one! May 13, 2013
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BLUE MOTIF Style #:26493395 Tailored sensibility meets femme flounce in our favorite silhouette for the season - the shirtdress. Perfect for errand-running in oxfords or dressing up with heels, this patterned frock from Holding Horses will soon become a wardrobe staple. Flared Bandana Shirtdress