Rated 3 out of 5Â by josephinegrace Beautiful dress but unflattering.
I love the color and weight of the fabric on this dress, but it just isn't flattering. The ruffles add a lot of bulk and the waist seam hits in kind of a weird place that makes you look short and dump. I wanted so much to love this dress - it really is just the nicest feeling fabric - heavy and warm - and I love the color of the red, but just couldn't justify keeping it.
I'm 5'8 and a size Small. It was a little big, but I think even in the smaller size it would have made me look dumpy and shapeless.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by free person Pretty Dress, Awkward Fit (for Me)
This dress is pretty with its rich red color and attractive, unique detailing. However, I found it to be somewhat awkward in fit. At first, I thought that the sizing simply ran large and tried an XS instead of the S that I ordered (which is my usual FP size, by the way); however, for me, the awkward/bulky feeling has more to due with the cut and heavy fabric/extensive ruffle detailing. Ultimately, I intend to return both the S and XS sizes because I feel more frumpy than not in this item--even though the concept is compelling and the dress itself is quite lovely.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Morselmama Disappointing fit
I was so excited to receive this dress - the pics looked GREAT on the website. However, at least on me, the fit was awkward and completely unflattering. Too roomy in waist and made me look, well, dumpy. I wear a size 2 or 4 depending upon fit, stand 5'8" and weigh 125. I ordered the S and am returning it.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dovekie Unique Maxi
I was pleasantly surprised with this dress, as the unique construction had me worried about how heavy it might look and feel in person. While not overwhelmingly heavy, this is definitely a fall/winter transition piece. The color is not as bright red as in the model photos, and the edging of the ruffles isn't white but a lighter red/pink than the rest of the material. The lower skirt is lined, and there is also a short mini lining inside of that. These always tend to ride up on me despite my short stature, but this one has been tacked in on each side.
Overall I found the sizing to be accurate for my measurements (32C/D, 125lbs). The gown was body-hugging by not tight. I am 5'3" and there is an inch or two of the skirt on the ground, so I will need to wear heels. With the right accessorizing, this could be a very dramatic look, but may be a little long and plain without (or without constantly hiking the skirt up over your knees!) FP has the Vista Waist belt modeled with this maxi for another look.
As a final note I love the open back, but for a larger busted woman, I need to wear a bra. I would be so happy if FP made a low-back bra for those of us that can't make the other wonderful FP Intimate options work for us for things like this!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Melita Great Dress
I don't agree with previous reviewer as for sizing, I'm 5'9", 145, 36B, 28, 38 and the size small fits me perfectly, like a glove but not tight,. The color is not as deep as in the studio shot though, but it didn't bothered me. The texture is very nice, well constructed, and it's not super thin which makes it not sheer and good for any season. Love it.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by gilly Not as expected
Was nice. but fits large and is not as flattering as on pic. I am 5'9 and 150 lbs and ordered a small and its pretty roomy. I will be returning it. the color as well is not as vibrant as in pic.