Rated 5 out of 5Â by cmichaels Great Dress-but here's a tip...
I bought this dress in charcoal in a small...the body fit great...but like some reviewers... the sleeves felt tight. I was afraid that when I washed it...the sleeves would def. be too tight....when I tried to up size...they were out of the medium. I was going to return it, but then I got an idea, I decided to try putting my legs through the sleeves to stretch them out...and it worked ! Yeahhhhhh, because I love this dress...it looks so good on.
my stats: height 5"6", bust 34B, waist 26-27, hips 37.5...and yes, it is too long...but I can hem it.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ashleyboccuti Well That Was Disappointing...
I'm 5'6", 125 lbs, slender build. My normal sizes are: XS in tops, a 2 in dresses, 26 in jeans, and a 34C bra.
I ordered this in a size Small (sizing up as per the reviews) in the Sand color. It is NOT ivory as it looks to be in the photos, it is the color of beach sand, a soft tan/dune color. I would have preferred it to be the color it appears to be in the photos, but the tan wasn't bad on me. What was bad was everything else!
First off, the fabric is VERY thin. Like Summer-weight t-shirt thin. For a dress With long sleeves, which I would presumably be wearing in long-sleeve weather, I would expect a thicker, beefier knit. There's a well-known British clothing catalog that has t-shirts made of thicker cotton, and they call them "Autumn Weight" t-shirts. That's what I would expect for this dress. If it were sleeveless or short sleeved, I could see using a thinner cotton, but in this case it just doesn't make sense. I live in the South, and it can get over 100 degrees here in the Summer. I could see wearing this then, but not with the long sleeves!
Secondly, the fit... HOLY SAUSAGE CASING BATMAN! I sized up and it still fits like a whole-body corset. I'm a slender girl, and this thing managed to give me the illusion of lumps and bumps where I don't even have any! I looked like I had fat rolls, which for reference, I do not. It was so snug that I can't imagine sizing up to a Medium would help much.
Sad, because I really wanted this to work...
Rated 2 out of 5Â by dg13 The Picture Lies
This review is for the "sand" colored dress. The fabric feels good and the fit is nice, but in the pictures the dress appears to be a soft white cream color, in reality it is a tan flesh color. Very unattractive if you don't have a darker skin color (at least on me, anyways). Additionally, its pretty see through. You could see both my undies and bra with it on. Make sure you have tan color undergarments. Free People, I love your clothes, but you've really got to make the pics true to color.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ljohnston Returned
I bought one in grey M and it fit a little on the large side but still comfortable. I purchased this one in the cranberry color size M and it fit like a S. I can understand clothing you purchase at a Walmart not fitting the same in the same size but when you pay the prices like you pay here, a size M should be a size M no matter what color you purchase. Then i found out that it will take Free People 3 weeks to actually process my return. i don't think I'll purchase anything from this site again.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ksklmme arms..
First of all, the cotton is so soft and feels good on the skin. It felt thick without feeling toooo thick. My only complaint as other reviewers have mentioned is that the arms are pretty snug. Not unbreathable, just tighter if you have a little extra muscle there. I got my usual size the XS which I'm wondering if I should have sized up. If you have slender arms you probably wont have much of an issue with this.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by blue9girl9 Usual size fits me perfectly
I'm 5'9 and weight 140 and a small fits me fine. It's tight in the arms, that's it. I don't know why so many people said to size up. I saw that AFTER I bought this and so immediately bought it in a medium too and i'm sorry i did because i just paid shipping for nothing. My fault, I should have waited.
I love this dress. Perfect length... got the rust color. So comfy. Can't wait to wear it ... tomorrow!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NAS why did i wait so long?
I have been eyeing this dress for many fall/winter seasons now and finally ordered it. I don't know what took me so long because not that I have it I love it! I guess I assumed that the dress would just be too much fabric but I was wrong. I love the long silhouette and the fabric is so comfortable. It does run a bit small in the arms, as other reviews have mentioned, so I am happy that I sized up.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ara Beautiful Dress!
I just got this dress in olive, and it is wonderful! I back-ordered it while the green version was unavailable because I wanted this colour, and it was worth the wait! The dress is soft and drapey, the seams are both interesting and very flattering, and I love the extra long sleeves. It's such a simple and comfortable design, but it looks very elegant. I'm 5'7" with a B-W-H of 33"-26"-37.5", and I went with size small. I probably could have sized down, as it's a little loose in the waist, but I think the small is probably a little more flattering and forgiving than the xs would be. The length is perfect - it just brushes the floor when I'm wearing flats. A definite wardrobe favourite!