Rated 4 out of 5Â by cebridges A blank canvas - with pockets!
I bought this dress in black. It is bordering on sheer, as they state. This is a lightweight dress, not thick jersey. In a brightly lit situation, you'll definitely need something underneath.
The flax gives it a nice texture. Not too scratchy. The inside of the hems are a little bit scratchy, though, since they're sewn with clear plastic strips along the seams, beneath the stitches. I'll be wearing this with a slip, however, so it's not a big deal.
The lightweight fabric does concern me a little for fall -- I don't think it will get along well with tights. But then there's the whole, "You're wearing it with a slip already, woman," solution.
As for fit, the product page says the XS/S is 59" long, but I measured my M/L, and it's only 53". The length is like the product photo for the black dress, not the taupe. I'd have preferred the longer measurement, since, with the raw bottom, I could trim it to taste, but 53" will do. It will show a little more of my boots when autumn comes. I'll just have to take a second look when wearing it wtih heels.
I measured the bust on the M/L, armpit-to-armpit, and it was 29" (58" all around), unstretched. That gives it some drape and keeps the back slit from pulling open. (It's mostly a secret, barely noticeable on mine.)
The dropped waistband is 20" across (40" around), and it has some stretch. It being a more form-fitting measurement than the bust and the lower skirt, it keeps the dress from being a sack.
The seams of the tiers don't have much stretch, if any.
This is a good dress and has a lot of scope for the imagination, accessories-wise. My favorite part is silly - IT HAS POCKETS!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by alyssidy23 NIce dress
I love the open flow of the skirt. I got an xs in shitake and the color isn't as lavender as it looked in the photo. Bit more muted brown, but an acceptable color overall. I am very short so the length is long (5'0'') and i'll have to cut and hem the dress. It is quite thin material so I will have to wait until the winter is over to debut it, but I'm overall happy with the purchase.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by schnooz1 WHAT?
Well, from the other reviews I now know I must have received a mismarked dress. Because EVERYTHING I receive from Free People runs huge on me but this dress. It ran small through the body so that it didn't hang free. I was really disappoionted. If you've purchased from Free People before ( I do a lot) I need not say that you buy for the style not for the quality. Because the quality is really poor. Thin fabric, no hems, just rag bottoms, etc. But I love the styles. This was my first disappointment. The rest of the items I have purchased I take to the tailor to have taken IN! I was supposed to get a large. This was more like a Medium.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by oleanderlane I like this dress a LOT after shrinking it!!
Yes, it's very big, and I am notâ¦.5'2, 103 lbs. So, this came in the mail, fit huge, but I loved the style and fabricâ¦..hated to return it butâ¦.It sat in the return pile for a week, and I just couldn't do it! Feeling determined, I went ahead and hand washed it, but popped it in the dryer and checked on it every 10 min. PERFECTION!! (the shrinkage occurred almost immediately, so be careful if you try this) I didn't do before and after measurements, but my XS which draped onto the floor and whose pockets were almost beyond my reach now fits pretty much exactly las depicted by this model wearing the black dress. After wearing awhile, it stretched to cover my ankles and is fabulous! I am soooo happy with it.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GlamHippie Shitake
So I took a chance and ordered the XS/S in Shitake, being size 12 or Large in Free People but the M/L was sold out. The dress actually fit me! Not really tight but not loose at all, it just fit perfect. So if you're a M/L and want the shitake, try the XS/S. If you're truly very small, this might be too big on you.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Supersmarti Glad To have This Dress
Because it truly is shapeless, while also stylish. I hope we all have those days when we feel a bit bloated... because this is perfect for those days. It certainly does run large. I got a medium black on sale because I believe that was the smallest size available. I wore it on Christmas Eve with the Freebird by Steven lace up boots while I stuffed my face with forbidden food :~). It's comfortable and stylish.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BlbUrk Cool dress
I bought the m/l in the shiitake color and I love it. I usually wear free people size large. The waist starts out a little higher than shown on the model but eventually stretches out to look like it does on the model. I liked it both ways. Color is as shown and very pretty. Fabric is not smooth but is nubby which is fine. I think I liked the high neckline and cap sleeves the best., very cute.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Laraine Possibilities
I got this in the Shitake colour, size xs.( For reference I am 5'3" and 110lbs) When I first put this on I wasn't sure if I liked it... I didn't dislike it, I just wasn't sure what to think. First, while the fabric is sheer, it is also heavier than I expected it to be, and the waist seam sat higher on me than it did on the model. As I wore it through the day, the weight of the skirt portion slowly pulled on the dress so that by the end of a few hours the waist sat lower and the skirt was on the ground. It is fine now that I know that will happen as I can wear taller, heeled boots but its something to keep in mind if you are already petite. As the first reviewer said, this is more of a blank canvas piece than anything; on its own its alright but its real appeal is that it can be combined with a multitude of other items for a different look every time.