Daresbury Dress

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice Textures, Runs a bit small I'd been curious about this dress since it went on sale - but just didn't feel up to paying shipping - so I was very excited when it showed up in my sale section. I really like the mixing of textures and materials of the skirt and blouse - and skipped off with it to the dressing room. That is where things started to go downhill. Looking for a side zip - I discovered none - but rather you have to unbutton the blouse completely and unzip and unclasp the skirt. (see photo). I stepped into the dress and found it somewhat difficult to pull over my shoulders. The top is very sheer - I did have dark undergarments on when trying it - but I'm not entirely sure nude undergarments would fix the sheerness. Fit: I am normally a six/eight - I tried on my standard medium. I found the fit pretty awkward. The shoulders/sleeves were tight from lats through biceps, making it difficult to raise my arms. I had no problems with the fit at the waist or legs. My advice is if you have either shoulders or hips, you'll likely want to size up in this dress - I think the awkwardness I experienced with the top would have been lessened, if I had a size large to try on. As from the model shot - this is a bit on the short size - at 5'6" this was several inches above the knee - and therefore may not work in more conservative work environments. Cute dress - quality seemed good for the price point - but the awkward fit and short skirt make it a pass for me. January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful! This dress is beautiful! I ordered a small and it fits true to size. The top is light and a little sheer (I'd wear something underneath), and the skirt is beautifully constructed. It looks pretty similar to the picture, but there's a little more blue in the skirt than can be seen online. This dress looks great belted with tights and boots for colder weather, but will also transition nicely into spring. Overall, I love this dress and am very pleased with this purchase! January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unique - everyone will ask about this dress I ordered this dress online a month ago and have already worn it 4-5 times. The fabric of the skirt is really beautiful in person, and I love how everyone thinks this outfit is two separate pieces. I like pairing my dress with the Anthro brown tabbed leather belt and chestnut brown boots and tights as well as black tights and knee high black boots. One thing to note, the skirt is a bit on the shorter side. January 26, 2014
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BLUE Style #:29304136 We love a piece that pulls double duty. Dress Gallery's clever shift transitions gracefully from a silky blouse to a textured tapestry skirt. Daresbury Dress