Rated 4 out of 5Â by carlymrichardson Short Girls Dream!
As a 5ft nothing girl buying long dresses I don't have to tailor is difficult. This dress is a dream! It hits me just below the ankles.
I bought this for an outdoor wedding in August and I'm very pleased. It's surprisingly casual considering the faux leather bust.
Speaking bust - 38C here - it's a little snug. The back strap is a very strong elastic and it does its job holding everything together. The only pitfall is the illusion of extra skin because of how tight the elastic is. However, a cropped jacket is being paired with it so no one will notice.
The only other thing that may disappoint some is the coloring of the skirt isn't nearly as jewel-tone or rich in person, its a little more pale.
Fit is true to size.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Fashionista1000 Fantastic!
This dress is so cute and made very well! the leather bustier is amazing and makes your chest look great and the skirt part is so pretty with the front drape and love that its sheer on the lower leg part of the dress. I'm a 34D and the size 4 fit perfectly a little snug on the chest but not constricting and my boobs do not hang out at all just fantastic if your size is available grab it while you can!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by amandachambers2 Dream Dress
I bought this dress for my grad and I absolutely love this! I have been wanting it for over a year now, but I never took the plunge and bought it until it was half off. It's true that it does run small, I would say for me it ran a full size down. However, it depends how broad of a back you have (it zips up the back and then is elastic on top.) Mine is a bit tight and I'll have to replace the elastic to make it roomier, this isn't a problem for me, and this is basically my dream dress. If you don't want to go through alterations I would size up or not buy it. The length is exactly like it is on the model, even though I'm 5'3". The dress also has a slip underneath and is completely lined, it is very well made and the neckline is completely symmetrical.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kismetrickarma Beautiful dress
This dress is very well-made and just like the high-low lolita dress the size 8 in new romantics - it is a bit more fitted. So some might want to size up. I'd love to see more designs like this in the future with leather tops and without flowery designs. I'm currently losing my baby weight but can tell from trying it on now at a weight of 163 and height 5'9" that it will fit beautifully when I hit 145. Thank-you to the previous reviewer who had shared her daughter's experience with the dress. I had already ordered my dress but her advice was right on. The colours are not bright-bright, but that's exactly what I wanted. I find the previous studio photo main image for this dress with the brunette showed the true colour best. This dress is an ultimate keeper! My only disappointment was that free people seemed to wait an entire week to ship my order even though I paid extra and a customer service rep lied and told me my package was in transit when I knew that only the electronic order had been created. (I have my own business so I could tell immediately). The item wasn't accepted by the post until a whole week later and then took a whole other week to arrive. I wasn't in a hurry, but I do expect honesty in customer service. I spend a lot of money here and would like to see an improvement in your order fulfillment turnaround. I get packages from Australia faster! Anyway, gorgeous dress, but I have been ordering from other sites more often recently due to my experience with your customer service.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by leberger86 Beautiful
I have been wanting this dress for so long and finally jumped on it when it went on sale. I am sooo glad I did not listen to the other reviewers who said it ran big. I went with my normal size and it worked out perfectly. I'm always an 8 at Free People and I am glad I stuck with that. A for the dress itself, it is so pretty! I love the way it felts and feels one. The only reason I gave this 4 stars is because the quality isn't quite what I was expecting. I thought the top part would have been a little better quality for the price paid, but its still worth it. If you are hesitating, just take the plunge and get it!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by chickenmama Fabulous! Buy it now!
I bought this dress for my daughter as an option for prom. We both absolutely loved it!! The colors in the skirt are so beautiful together, much prettier and softer in person than the photos. I wasn't sure if she would like the way the skirt is pulled up and sort of looped at the bottom, but it adds just the right amount of body and depth to the skirt so that it just doesn't hang there. Now the bodice is incredible! The leather is very soft, and the details with the braiding and rolled trim are amazing! The waist fit very nicely, the straps are adjustable to make it just right, and the elastic strap across the back hold the sides of the bodice nice and snug so that there is no gapping. Truly everything about this dress is wonderful!! And now with the sale price it is truly a piece you don't want to miss. As for the fit, my daughter is 5'3", 135 lbs, 36B, and has a curvy, muscular build because she is a dancer, therefore her weight is deceiving because she looks petite. She usually wears a 6 or an 8 in FP dresses that are fitted through the bodice because she needs the room in her ribcage and bust. We went with the 8 in this dress, and it fit very nicely, not one bit of alteration needed. She decided to go with Ana's Limited Edition Dress for Prom, but I went ahead and kept this as well, because with college coming up, she can wear this to so many things, and in any season. You can also dress it up or down with shoes, jackets and accessories. We loved it!!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jessica_C colors not as bright but worked fine for me
i've been eyeing this dress for a long time and finally decided to take the splurge. as far as fitting goes it's a little snug, my measurements are 32C-23-32, and i got the 0. it's a big tight at the bust, not constricting though, the chest area is roomy, i can fit a bra in it. this is most definitely NOT a maxi dress, i'm 5'6 and it only reaches above my ankles. as far as colors go, both the skirt and bust are duller than in the pictures, which is a shame because the colorful skirt is what attracted me to this dress in the first place and for this price tag it should have those rich colors! the way it's draped can look a bit awkward at times. so far no defects on mine
Rated 3 out of 5Â by p1gp3n pretty but didn't work
i've wanted this dress for a while, so i decided to take a chance with my bday discount. from the reviews, I knew that it fits small so I went up a couple of sizes, which isn't abnormal for me with the new romantics line. it almost worked. the length was great, as the back is not too long and is around my ankles (I'm 5'3"). the top fits fine and I'm on the busty side. but the issue is the back. the cutout is not flattering when I'm not lean in the back. oh well. i do like the dress itself. the leather top is cute and the floral skirt is pretty.