Rated 5 out of 5Â by ForeverFree Radiant Jewel of a Dress!
I never thought of yellow as a jewel tone until this dress arrived. It's absolutely regal, while maintaining its fresh and upbeat color palette! It brings joy in the depth of winter gloom; I can hardly wait for summer so that I'm able to wear it outside and share it with the world.
The style is so flattering with its sweetheart neckline and twisted bodice detail. On my small-busted (33"), long, slender torso, I am unable to hold the dress up as a strapless piece, but thankfully, Free People addresses this potential plight in the most ingenious way
. . . they include removable, adjustable straps that enable all of us to participate in this little delicacy of a dress! (Look for them in the tiny plastic packet attached to the label inside the neckline.)
The fabric is light and fluid - reminiscent of an Isadora Duncan design with the wispy, scarf-like panels that take flight with dance. Just for fun, they can be wrapped around the neck for an entirely new look. The lining is lightweight, yet ideally opaque. All of the fabrics are gossamer in nature, yet sturdy enough to have built-in longevity. And the biggest bonus, for me, is that the dress is machine washable, which it does so perfectly. And then air dries back its original crispness. It makes beauty carefree. I love this combination!
The color of the over-dress is a little unclear in the photograph. In reality, it's a deep, rich, orange-red; similar to tomato aspic. The yellow base of this hue blends with and highlights the luminosity of the under-dress, which is a saturated, bee pollen yellow - a really plush version of yellow that I've had a hard time finding. It's especially flattering on my tawny skin tone, so I'm thrilled with this!
The length for a size XS is 48 1/2", measured from the center of the neckline to the hem of the under-skirt. This falls to the top of my feet, which I find to be an elegant length to wear with sandals or boots with heels so higher than 2". For reference, I'm 5'9" inches tall.
The only "flaw" in the dress is the zipper. It's a nylon invisible zipper that is either of inferior quality or sewn in improperly, because it jams about halfway up and feels as though it won't last very long. Regardless, I'm so enamored with this charming dress that I'm willing to face the fact that I'll likely hire a seamstress to replace the zipper at some point.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this dress for day or evening wear
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MiaL simply dreamy.
I am 5'8", 145lb 34C, and I ordered a size M. It fits great; is in fact a tad roomy around the bodice, due to the smocking in the back. This type of dress is normally not my style; I don't really do the "bohemian" look...but it's truly lovely! The red is slightly more "brick" red in person and I love that...it's not too bright. The fabric is a lovely cool and lightweight printed chiffon; it sort of floats when you move. There is a mustard yellow cotton lining underneath the sheer yellow layer. I chose to wear mine with the matching adjustable straps it comes with...although, the placement of the strap loops causes the top edge of the dress bodice to fold over slightly as the straps are tugged from inside the dress. It looks a little odd. I wish the dress had another inch or two in length, since I wear it with 2.5" platform beaded sandals. I also wear this with a brown leather waist belt (looks *very* cute this way) with a crochet bolero shrug over the shoulders. This is a very unique dress that's sure to bring compliments!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by lcby09 Way too much
This product is HUGE on me, and I got the xs! I'm 5"3 and a 115 lbs, and this dress is just huge on me. There's way too much fabric, and it just bunches around the waist line and makes me look bigger. The bust is also huge and would NOT stay up at all. I dont know if the dress was mislabeled or somthing because its really big on me. I really was excited and wanted to like it but I just can't.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tenemoselsol Quite Charming,
I just received my dress in the mail. The red is more dull than I expected but is still very lovely. It think it runs true to size. Maybe a tiny bit big. I'm usually a size 4, I bought a size 4 and it works. However, I am a 34D and this dress will NOT hold me up without the straps. The straps are fine but the dress does pull a little funny when they are on. I don't think anyone will notice other than me though. All in all I think this is a great dress. It will definitely make a statement. I plan to couple it with a great wide brown leather belt and wear it to my sister's wedding in Mexico. I can't wait to watch it blow in the wind on the beach!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Art_Sasha Another red carpet dress
Literally a red carpet dress. The style of it and the colors of the fabric are from the runway couture, like Jean Paul Gaultier- high fashion designer. It looks simply amazing. I disagree with all the previous reviewers who were complaining about this dress one way or the other. This dress fits me perfect. My size is Small for this dress. My measurements are 32C, 5.4 height and 130 pounds. I am an hour glass shaped girl with the perfect bust, narrow waste line and quite wide hips. But OMG, I can't wait to show it off yet on another social occasion. I am from one of the Easter European countries originally. We are called Eurasians, but here I am mistaken for a drop dead gorgeous Chinese girl with a body of a girl from Spain or one of the African countries. So, I am invite to the Chinese year celebration at one of the VIP parties. I am sure that I will be the most glamorous, Chinese looking girls out there. Thank you FP for making my wardrobe choice easier. All I do now, is just pick the right dress for the right occasion.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by elenarae Size Down!
In the description it says the waist is 26". My waist is 28/29 so I ordered a medium. The medium is HUGE! So much fabric at the bodice that my 34 C cup doesn't fill somehow...It is also about 2 or 3 inches too long #I'm 5'4# and considering I have a previously broken ankle I can't wear 4 inch heels. Definitely returning it and getting the size small because I really don't have time to restart my prom dress search. That being said, it is an absolutely gorgeous dress. The fabric is soft and flowy and falls just right and the colour is vibrant. I also like the effect when the sun shines through the red layer onto the yellow layer. I hope my sizing woes help others to pick the right size!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Byrd_88 Must have
This dress is PERFECT for my friends wedding this spring. So bummed it's sold out...is there any chance for a re-stock? I NEED this dress!
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by ohbellaluna The Perfect Dress!
this dress is beautiful, i bought this dress in the store i think it was returned because the zip is very difficult to pull up. but i fixed it. i bought a size XS i am 5'3 and 120 pounds. the dress fits perfectly except for i have a small bust of 34 B sometimes i have to pull it up when i wear it strapless. it comes with straps so i usually just wear those.
the colors a re so beautiful and the layering makes you look like your gliding. i really do recommend sizing down. im usually a size small so XS was perfect for me. i highly doubt you will regret buying this dress!