Rated 4 out of 5┬áby SASGal Beautiful but Snug
I really love this dress - the sleeves have a bit of volume and are a great length, the color is rich, the fabric has a little weight to it, and the scalloped edge adds just a touch of interest. The only downside for me is that there is NO give whatsoever to the fabric. I usually wear a 2, I ordered a 2, and the 2 fit like a glove - which would be great if I could just stand still all night and look amazing! But unfortunately I'm going to want to dance (and sit down), and I don't think I would be comfortable in this. Sadly, it's going back.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby printsforever I was a little hesitant to purchase this dress, given the mixed reviews. I decided to take a chance & purchased the dress in black. I typically wear a 0/2 XS in most Anthro dresses, but I decided after reading the reviews, to size up to a size 4. I am a little curvy in the hip area & was worried my typical size would tug at my hips. I'm very happy to say the size 4 fits perfectly, not too tight nor too loose. I feel like I can definitely move around and even dance if I felt like it, without feeling uncomfortable or restricted. There's room in the hips, but still skims my hips to create a nice silhouette. The volume on the sleeves is perfect and the square neckline is very flattering. The other reviewer is right about the fabric having no give whatsoever. For reference, I am 5'3, 32D bust, 37" hips, 26" waist. If you have a curvier bottom area (like I do), I would definitely recommend sizing up in this dress, at least one size, or two, because of the fabric content. It's definitely a very well constructed dress & the scallop detail is perfect. That being said, give the dress a chance & try it on if you see it in the store!
October 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5┬áby ClosetFullofAnthro A Bit Too Boxy
I tried this dress on in the store today and was disappointed with the fit. I usually buy petite sizes, but since they were not carried in the store, I tried on the regular 2 instead. The shoulders were very roomy (at least an extra inch of fabric) and the shape was loose, even for a shift dress. I find shifts flattering when they at least skim your hips to hint at your shape, but this was way too wide for that. I might have better luck with the petite, but if you decide to order, consider whatever option might give you a snugger fit.
September 29, 2013