Rated 3 out of 5Â by MamaSquish Misleading
The description of this dress states that it's a rayon/tencel/cotton blend, but the dress is actually 100% cotton jersey. It's also part of the FP Beach label, which isn't mentioned anywhere in the description. I'm disappointed in this dress because I thought from the description that it would be a dress up/dress down kind of deal, but in fact this dress is EXTREMELY casual. I bought it for a semi-dressy event and it isn't at all appropriate. I have several items from the FP Beach line and if I had known this dress was part of that collection I would have passed on it. I had the same problems mentioned in the other reviews with the buttons gaping, but honestly it's easily fixable with a few small stitches. I'm going to keep it because it's still a nice summer dress and it's comfortable and flattering, I just wish the description on this site had been accurate.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by steph_13 cute dress, poor design/execution
This dress was of great quality and looks great on the model, however the design was poor imo. Starting from the belly button going down, the buttons are spaced further apart, and since there is no lining, everytime you move (walk, sit down, etc) the space between the buttons open up exposing your crotch/underwear area. I would size up, but the top was already running big. I am 5'4, 125 lbs, athletic built, and I ordered a size small. If the buttons were spaced closer together throughout the dress from top to bottom, the concept might work. Cute dress and cute idea, but poor execution and design.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mizcateye Georgeous Flamingodancer
Realy beautifull dress :O) Has this Flamingo-dancer look.. :D -However, I have to agree with other reviewers, that it needs some stitching where the bottons is longer apart from each other, because of the gaps it does when wearing it :O)
Rated 1 out of 5Â by peacockgrrl Well, it WAS love at first sight! BUT:
After I had already ordered this dress, I read the reviews and saw everyones complaint about the button spacing issue. I figured if it was a huge problem I'd send it back, but otherwise I could just add a few stitches and it would be good.
Well. I got it, tried it on and it fit perfectly. It hugged in all the right places, flowed well, and was comfortable. I added a few stitches to take care of the gaping problem and I planned to wear it to work the next day.
About 2 hours into wearing it the next day, not only had it started to stretch out, but a small hole formed where the fabric was ripping away from the piping along the top. And by STRETCH I mean everything was stretching. The straps, the waist, everything. It became extremely unflattering. If it had kept its shape I wouldnt have even been VERY bothered by the hole, because while its a pain in the butt to have to fix a brand new dress, it wouldnt be the end of the world. Too bad this dress was such a disappointing failure. Also too bad I already 'altered' it to fix the dresses design flaw and therefore cannot return it. What a waste of money. I really expected more from Free People.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BCV Great dress...But
I love this dress. I ordered a small and it's snug in the chest area, but not unflattering at all. My only problem (like some of the other reviewers) was that it gaped open where the space between the buttons increases. A needle and thread solved the problem pretty quickly, but that part of the dress's design could definitely be improved.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Sibli Let Down
I ordered this dress because I needed a black dress and I was hoping this would be one I could dress up or dress down. But before I could even consider how to dress it the gaping between the buttons took my attention. It only really gaped right after the buttons that were close to each other at the top stopped being close. I really wish this would have worked but it is going back. I'm not a person who is good at sewing and I don't want to spend extra money having someone else fix this dress... too bad. It would have been nice other wise.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by h20kb really cute dress
I ordered the small. I am 5'4 120 lbs. It was a little long but I washed and dried it and it fit great. I also got the sandals. Soft and fun outfit
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dollie solid nice as pie dress; sand; size xs
This dress is TTS--I'm 5'3" and 120 lbs, and I always fit a size xs in FP dresses/slips. Color is as shown. The top is fitted in a very feminine way at the top, and then progressively bells out towards the bottom, in a flattering way. The ruffles at the bottom are beautiful! The price is great for a FP dress of this quality and detail, I was surprised. The only thing is that, being 5'3", this dress does skim the ground when I wear it. However, it is just so lovely I really don't mind.