Rated 2 out of 5Â by nekka not what I expected
This dress was well made, though the colors were very dull and muted. It ran way over sized so even an XS wouldn't cut it! Ended up returning it, such a shame!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by colormefemme too bad it was too big! but good for my wallet.
have been loving this dress from afar and finally decided to order and try, even if just to return. while i tend to go for fits that have some room and drape (not tightly fitted/bodycon), i was swimming even in the XS and had to return it. i usually wear a 0 or 2, and do have another free people shift dress in 2 that fits well with room.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by maggie_318 Shapeless
Oh, so disappointing. Ordered the XS and still waaay too big, especially in the hip area. The colors are not so vibrant as shown in the photo. The top clasp closure wouldn't stay 'closed'.
How could this dress have gotten so many positive reviews? It is not worth its price!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by billiejean wide at the bottom
i ordered size small, and it fits good on bust, but from the bust down it is very wide. and the dress is quite long, while i expected it to be short, like on the model
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Jilliebean1018 not as much of a fan as others...
For reference, I'm 5'10", size 4/S on top, size 6/M/28 on bottom. Shift dresses are my go-to. LOVED the colors on this dress and the peek-a-boo back, and which the rave reviews from other tall girls, I knew this would be a slam dunk.
I was sorely underwhelmed. The fabric, while heavier than most tissue-thin FP clothes, is NOT tapestry thick - it's still has a significant amount of stretch, which I don't prefer in a shift.
Another thing, this model photo was obviously very well-lit, but I found the gorgeous gem tones of this dress to be totally muddied in real life. Didn't do anything for my olive-ish skin tone.
Finally, I should have followed my gut and purchased a Small despite my bottom half because I find FP to be exceptionally generous in their sizing. But since I get a sz 28 in jeans, I went with the medium. And it was too big.
The peek-a-boo back was pretty. And the reviewers were right - this definitely is not too short for tall girls (hit me just below where it hits the model). But I'm sending back.
Rated 3 out of 5
Â by HippieChick19 Not what I expected at all...
When I saw this dress months ago I wanted it so bad! The color was gorgeous, the fit was great and the fabric looked so high quality. I finally purchased it this week. I was shocked at the dress I got. The color was dull, and not in a "pretty vintage" way if you ask me. The fabric felt cheap compared to what it looks like online and the fit was terrible on my body. I'm 5'4" and wear typically a size 4 or 6. I bought a small thinking that may be too small for me, but the dress fit like a bag and the hips go way out. When I walked around for only a couple of minutes the hinges in back came undone. I don't feel the dress is worth anywhere near the price. I wouldn't look twice at it in a store.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mehjonez So pretty and fits taller ladies
I am 5'11 and have a lot of booty, usually I am a 12 in dresses, and even then I am busting out. I was worried about ordering this because free people tends to run small in some items and sometimes a "large" is too tight on me. Just wanted to update for the curvier ladies, this dress in a large is truly a nice size 12 and fit me with room to spare. Also the length was great, not too short even though i am tall. Also it's very pretty and could easily dress up or down. Great dress.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by studio Well made
I own this dress, I was one of the first ones to buy it when it first came out. It is one of my favorite Free People dresses, worth every penny. I have worn it several times and got many compliments. It is very versatile, can be worn with boots or sandals -like the Romana Fest or Sarafina ones-.It fits loose and the back does not lay as flat during movement but it still is very attractive and looks expensive to the educated eye. I added 2 hooks in the upper part because I found that sometimes one of the 3 it comes with would become undone with movement, problem solved. If you like form-fitting dresses, this is not a dress for you.