Women's Pattern Squareneck Dress
Perfect Casual Dress
I'm 5'4", 130-ishlbs, 36(28FF/32DDD)x26x38, broad shoulders, long waisted, XS/S/2-4/6.
I ordered this in an XS Regular in Light Dew Green Print.
Sizing: Like a glove. Oh it fits so well. The neckline is very flattering to my bust which can be hard to fit. I have a narrow rib cage and my breasts sit high and in front. Sometimes necklines that aren't particularly low show my bra, this did not though I fully expected it to. The bodice is snug and the waist hits exactly as it should. My waistline is about 16" down from my shoulder measured from the back.
Unstretched, my XS measures 32x27x64(hem, not hip). So, my measurements are accurate to the fit dimensions provided on the product page.
I marked that this fits big. It kind of doesn't, but it does according to the size chart. My bust puts me in the small, but a small would never have fit.
The hem hits me slightly below the knees. I wish it were slightly shorter as I wanted a more casual vibe from this dress. I briefly considered exchanging for a Petite, but I was afraid that the waist would hit higher. I'd rather it be longer than have the waist hit my rib cage, so I'll keep it.
Material and Construction: Silky smooth rayon. I have mixed feelings on rayon. I've had good stuff that wears like iron, and terrible stuff that washes horrendously, fades, shrinks, and pills horribly. I don't know which category this fits into as I haven't washed it yet. If I have problems when I wash it, I'll post a new review. If I remain mum then assume that it washed well.
The dress is put together wonderfully, per usual. I didn't have the problem with the rolling neckline like many others. I suppose I got lucky.
Color: I love the print. A classic chain print is an old school prep standby, as is the the color combination of blue, green, and white. The colors are pretty true to my monitor. If you've seen J.Crew's Venetian Green, the green in this dress is very close, in fact I'll be wearing it with the green Seville Wedges.
The colors look great against my shading which is pale and olive toned with very dark hair.
Comments: Overall, I really suggest it. I wish it were cotton, but the rayon really makes it light and airy and great for a hot casual day. I was surprised by this dress and I would buy it in more patterns but the orange would not flatter my skin tone.
Follow the item dimensions and know what fits you best, don't follow the size chart as it's never correct. Consider a petite size if you're short-waisted, even if you're taller as it is quite long.
May 7, 2013
Love this dress!
This dress is pretty and professional for hot summer days. It is just the right length for work, but it will also be perfect for a wedding next month with different accessories. I like it so much, I may order another one in a different print or color.
June 9, 2013
Wore dress one day and fabric pilled and discolored where my seat belt crossed.
The dress fit well and fabric draped nicely. Wore the dress to work and was sorry to see that the seat belt in my car left a mark on the dress. It is now a around the house dress after only one use.
June 8, 2013
Flattering and Season-Spanning!
I am 5'8" and 180 lbs, and I got the XL. I usually wear a 14-16 and the fit is just a tad on the loose side but I have long legs and the dress falls just at or below the knee on me, and a smaller size might have been too short for my taste or been too tight. If I had been in a store I would have tried on both the L and the XL. The material is soft, light and stretchy but drapes nicely and doesn't cling. I am apple shaped, and it fit in just the right places to give the impression of being slimmer than I am. I sometimes have to adjust the attached belt as it occasionally slips up or down, but not excessively - if I had a thinner waist this might not be a problem. That being said, I love the dress, and can be worn to work, dinner, or a party with different accessories. I wore it with the Land's End Trista Espadrilles, which look great for casual wear. You could also go with flats, sandals, or boots and a cardigan in the fall. I got the dark saffron color, which I think would look good on just about anyone, and I love the leaf print. I got it on sale and it was a great deal considering how often I intend to wear it.
June 8, 2013
Easy care and feels wonderful on.
June 8, 2013
Amazingly beautiful, flattering dress
I bought this dress in the blue/green pattern which wasn't my favorite online, but it looks absolutely amazing on. I would say that about 50% of the people who've seen me wearing it have remarked on it. It's stretchy and comfortable and can be dressed up or down with jewelry and footwear. The fabric is soft, smooth, and doesn't wrinkle at all. This is pretty much THE dress you want for travel. I'm 5'4", 125 lbs with a tiny ribcage, and the XXS petite fits perfectly. The hem is just at the knee - very flattering, and the top isn't loose around my underarms like so many dresses.
I am thinking of getting the orange pattern even though I don't wear usually orange; I hope this dress comes back in my size. I am thinking of trying the solid color version but I'm worried the fabric might not fall as nicely in cotton.
June 5, 2013
Makes me feel pretty
Love this dress, very flattering, fits well. I have not washed it yet. Love the style and colorful pattern!!
June 2, 2013
Good product for the money!
Nice color, although different in reality than online picture or catalog picture. Fits well - good length - comfortable to wear - flattering lines.
May 30, 2013
Fun Summer Dress
This dress fits great, has a fun pattern and is great for work and on weekends with sandals. Even with the pattern, it is a bit thin, prompting me to wear a short slip. But I get lots of compliments, and "Where did you get that's?".
May 29, 2013
lovely fabric, not designed for apple-shaped females
The fabric of this dress was soft and the drape was beautiful. However, I am 5'2", well endowed on the top half and unfortunately the dress design gave me a distinctive line-backer appearance. So, I returned it and will try again with another style.
May 29, 2013