Rated 5 out of 5Â by chicagogal romantic dress
I just received this beautiful, flowing, angellic dress.
I LOVE it. This dress is so beautiful and makes me feel so feminine, and pretty. The material flows like an angel. I love it because you can wear a jean jacket or any form of jacket over it which gives it a more casual appeal, and still feel very pretty. This dress is very long... I'm 5' 6" and you will need at least a 3" heel to avoid it touching the ground. All in all I adore FP clothes for their unique and feminine style.LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS DRESS!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by huniebee WHERE THERES A WILL THERES A WAY!
I have ALWAYS wanted a dress like this but was put off by previous reviews. NEVER one to agree that you need to be "5ft 10" to carry off these maxi dresses I decided to take the plunge...
I'm ONLY 4ft.11" tall, so this dress if purchased, was surely going to be a fast return back to the USA due to the long overwhelming length right?... WRONG!
THIS DRESS ROCKS!! So for all you LITTLE ladies out there longing to be taller to enjoy these beautiful boho dresses let me tell you there is a way and platform wedges aren't your only option!
As you can see from the picture the dress has a 5" gap between where the embroidery ends and the under bust frill begins... This is where you can get a seamstress to work her magic, though don't trust a dry cleaners alteration service, you want a good tailors because your dress is expensive.
Simply have the dress pulled up from that point, so the embroidery starts not 5" down but from the frill, this does take the dress up high enough for you to see your booties, I wanted to see mine since they are Black Python and Swarovski but if you want your maxi almost to the floor, then you won't even need to raise the dress to 5". Yes you'll need a new side zip inserted, that's easily done by a professional and the even better news is that your dress will be fuller at the bottom giving you more "swoosh" and keeping that gorgeous embroidery around the edge of your lovely dress!
This boho dress is so worth having altered because we probably won't see many like this around. I didn't have any issues with mine. The XS small was a perfect fit. For reference I'm 115lb - 36C bust, 26" waist and 33" hips. Yes the dress is sheer, but not so much that a usual slip, something like the mid length seamless slip won't fix, that's what I'm using. Mine looks exactly like it does on the model and it's well made. The material, is fine, so you'll need to look after this dress but you'd need fabric like this to create that vintage look. I will certainly buy the black as soon as its available and can't wait to wear this out. thank you FR for another amazing dress!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kpruitt88 Ivory with a Vintage Feel
I bought this dress in the white and although all the online pictures look white it is actually an antique white or ivory. Other than the color the dress looks exactly like it does online. The material is VERY thin and even though there is an extra layer underneath you can see through the entire dress; if you buy the white you will have to buy a slip as just wearing nude undergarments will not be enough. The horizontal lines in the dress have a bit of a frayed look to them, which you can see if you do a zoom on the close-up pics of the dress online. I think it adds to the vintage look of the dress, which I was going for. I am 5'3" and normally wear a size 2 in clothes which equates to an XS in FP. I bought the S and it fits perfect. I have an athletic build and sometimes I have difficulty with the arms of certain items being too tight on my biceps, that wasn't an issue for me in the S although I think it would have been if I sized down to an XS. The length is about 1-2" too long on me. I could wear it with flats if I wanted it to brush against the ground but with small heels it works perfect.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FPFrenchy Beautiful Dress
The dress is exactly what I hoped it would be. I am using it as my wedding dress which is in September. The only thing that was a little annoying, and someone else pointed it out as well, is that the bottom of the dress was really dirty. I cannot complain since it was the last one left in my size and I desperately wanted it. The thought of wearing one of the traditional, uncomfortable dresses was not appealing and shopping for one was even less appealing. One thing that would have been helpful is knowing what slip the model in the picture is wearing so that I could order it at the same time. All that being said, I am 5'4" 145 lbs with a 36B bust and the medium fit fine. It is difficult to get over your head, thank goodness for the zipper on the side, but once it is on it is a nice fit, just like the model only I am much shorter. I am so glad I happened upon it.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Seagulls Absolutely Lovely!
I purchased this dress for my wedding and I couldn't be happier. The embroidery and frayed edging is lovely. The dress hangs off the body in a way that makes you feel so feminine. The dress, however, is VERY sheer, so you'll need to purchase a slip to go with it. You can literally see right through it. As far as measurements are concerned, I'm a 36C bust, a 32 inch waist, and about a 41-42 inch hip and I fit easily into a large. I'm 5'5" and the dress drug on the floor by about an inch. But a shoe with a small heel would easily take care of that. Overall, the dress is adorable. If you are looking for sweet, bohemian dress unlike the rest, I would highly recommend this one.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ElleMaria Romantic
I can't wait to wear this dress on Christmas Day! It looks so romantic and feminine. FYI - it is quite long for me - I am 5'3'' and ordered an XS so I will have to wear platform shoes.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Graystonskies Great concept, poor execution
I've always had good luck with Free People purchases but unfortunately, this dress is an exception. The concept of the dress - pretty, flowing, Victorian - is great but the execution, the way the dress was designed and sewn together, is poor. I am 5'4", 36B bust, so I ordered a Medium in the hunter green color. I got the dress yesterday and was very disappointed. Right out of the package, before I had a chance to try it on, there was a hole in the left arm and the frayed trimming on the dress was REALLY frayed, as in almost in shreds, with long knotted threads hanging everywhere. What happened here? Did someone run over the dress with a truck before it was shipped? For $200 + it is not worth keeping. Also, the design of the dress with the frayed hemming makes one look frumpy, even in a dark color like the hunter green. It would have been better to keep the midsection streamlined, without all the frayed sections, and just have embroidery throughout. Anyway, a big disappointment....it's a shame, the dress looks lovely in the pictures. Back it goes :(
Rated 5 out of 5Â by franceskaorsini Absolutely wonderful
Absolutely wonderful and suitable for my future wedding in September in Italy!
Perfect size for size M height 1.70 and weight 65 kg.