Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 3 out of 5Â by latinlover RUNS LARGE!
I saw this dress online and fell in love with it. I was so exited when my local Free People had it in stock, but was incredibly disappointed when I tried it on. The fabric and detailing were lovely, but the sizing is huge! I'm 5'2" and 105 lbs, and my normal size, XS, was way too large. DEFINITELY SIZE DOWN! It fit me nothing like the model (so sad): very boxy, excess material (not so shift-like (more flowy), and ended close to my knee. While this did not work for me, it probably would work for someone taller.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FP_ALESSANDRA 20s throwback!
I LOVE this dress! I purchased the darker color way, and the black/dark purplish beading & embroidery is a beautiful contrast against the red. The fit is true to size (I got a small) and extremely flattering, especially the deep v in the back. The silhouette is reminiscent of the 1920s. Definitely a great purchase for the upcoming holiday season.
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Jen1212 Cute Shift
As someone else said, this is same fit/shape as the secret garden shift. No beading in this one tho and the top is cut a little higher. Rust color is prettier in real life than online photos. It is a shift and will just hang on your body. It runs big. Im 5'3, 120 poinds and the xs was almost too big, but would defintely work. The s was HUGE in the arm holes and overall way too boxy.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by jessielove77 not so much
amazing color, fabric, and design but fits like a sack. i am 5'2" 118lbs and the xs was too boxy on my frame.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by FPKaraK Secret Garden Shift Dress Version 2.0 :)
Well since I LOVED the Secret Garden Shift Dress I knew I was going to love this also!
As I am sure many other's noticed this is the same exact cut as the "Secret Garden Shift Dress". This is an update more mellow version.
I anticipate many reviews stating the dress is "shapeless", "big" and "ill fitting". Keep an open mind when trying this dress. This is a SHIFT, therefore it will not be body hugging or cut in the waist. A shift silhouette is straight up and down. (A popular '60's style). I found this dress to be TTS. The dress is very "open" and you will 100% have to wear something under it. Again, it is not that it is big or ill fitting, this is just the style of the silhouette. In keeping with the '60's cut, it is also somewhat of a "mini" dress. Usually, shift cuts in order to keep it a bit sexier will be on the short side. I am 5'6 and about 108lbs. I took my normal XS. I actually love that the dress is baggy and open. I think it gives it a sexier look. If you are on the taller side, you may need something under it. I plan on wearing a lacey black bandeau under mine, although a seamless slip would work fine also! From shoulder to hem measures about 32.5" and armpit to hem is about 23.5". The width of the dress straight across the center is about 19".
The colors are closer to the STUDIO photos. I attached a close up of both colorways (also you can see the beading/embroidery). I was not sure what color to get but I ended up getting the rust color, as it was more flattering. I really liked the ballet in the catalog, but in person the colors are much lighter and muted. It washed me out too much. Usually I am skeptical of anything with embellishment, however this piece is very well made. There is tight, well stitched embroidery on this piece. You definitely can get a lot of "bang for your buck" with this lil number. Some people may only see this as a "dress up" dress. However I see much potential with this! you can def wear this with some studded Converse and a denim vest/jacket. You can throw a button down or flannel over it also. i wore mine with some tall brown boots and sweater socks. You can also throw a leather jacket over and change up your shoes to go from day to night.
If you are into free moving dresses this one is for you! I really love this dress and am glad I spent over an hour debating which color to buy. I have a feeling once word gets out about this dress being so lovely and versatile it will sell quick!