Rated 4 out of 5
Â by ScienceGirl Returned this, but hard to describe why!
This is a lovely dress that I would highly recommend, but I just didn't like it enough to keep it at the time. My "statement piece" choices from Mar. catalog let me down (1 not made available and 1 dramatically changed between time catalog was shot and production run) so I was looking too hard for something to love. I thought this dress was cute, but it did not speak to me. Then I watched the video and was drawn to the flowy babydoll drape...very 90's. I purchased my usual M in FP dresses, but it was huge. The bust measured 44". I would have needed to exchange for a S and the dress was sold out at the time in all sizes. As an overall comment, I find that I am no longer a solid M in FP dresses. I guess vanity sizing is still going strong as I am now a S about 1/3 of the time. For reference, I am 5'5", have an athletic build, measure 38-26-36 and wear a 36C bra. I thought the dress was well made, the details elaborate/unique and the colors nice enough. I don't wear cool toned pastels, so the addition of baby pink and baby blue to the otherwise warm palette of the dress turned me off. I also generally don't like large floral prints, especially Asian style prints such as this one. I prefer tiny florals.I did not dislike the dress, but I felt that it was one of those pieces that would either grow on me or I would regret quickly. I didn't want to take the chance so returned it. I must say that I still look at the photos and wonder if I made the right choice. I cannot say anything bad about the dress for anyone considering it. I actually love the loose flowy babydoll shape, so that is not an issue. Def size down though unless you like your dresses REALLY large.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SaraHermosa Perfect spring/summer dress
I ordered this dress not even sure what to expect. The pictures look like there is a lot of pink and yellow, but really it just looked so girlie! I loved it immediately, and when I got it I was not disappointed. The fit is loose (its a shift) and it is sheer so plan for a slip, but overall I couldn't be happier! Gorgeous detailing and perfect for a sweet summery look. We are having an outdoor reception this summer (first chance we've had to get home since the wedding) and I'm wearing this as my dress. Should be perfect!
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by passeport A "girl" item
I got this dress yesterday totally unsure what I would find as the reviews have been mixed. I'm 5"1 and 100ish pounds and the XS fits fine. I like baggy clothes, though. This dress is a little longer than anticipated. It is very sheer. In the pic, I am wearing it with black leggings simply because it was late at night and that was what I had on. I think any slip would do. I personally think the dress is really pretty and timeless. I'm not exactly sure when I'd wear it. The beading makes it a bit too dainty for running errands. And the lack of fit makes it too casual for certain events that you may want to dress up for. I may end up returning it because of its lack of wearability. One last comment - this is definitely an item that most women/girls will think is cute, but all of the guys I've sent the pic too or have seen it dislike it. I do think there are those items in one's closet that are there to impress the girls and not the boys, and this is one of them. The lack of fit and loud print really make it more a "cute girl" dress than a "woah look at that girl" dress.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FashionTakeOut Big Flowers Dresses Paint a Beautiful Picture
I'm a huge fan of Free People's "Summer Fun Dress". I love the delicateness of the fashion look. I would definitely wear this beautiful dress to a mother tea, or a ladies luncheon....It would be a part of my profound display of things I covet.
I would wear a white lace sweater to accent the soft pastel colors in the dress...then add a pair of tan suede booties and accessories with a small top handle bag...
Now I would be set for a totally fashionable day for a ladies luncheon.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Hayles Cute but...meh
This dress is very pretty, but so big that it looks like a night gown! I'm 5'7, 115 lbs, 32A & ordered an XS. Its a bit longer in the back than in the front and is bigger around the waist than I'd expected. If it was fitted at the waist it would be so perfect, but no such luck this time. The beading looks nice and seems sturdy enough that it wouldn't fall off easily. However, still not in love with this dress enough to keep it, so back to FP it goes.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by krockhold Cute, but read reviews first!
I bought this dress for a brunch after my cousin's wedding. It was perfect for the occasion -- dressy, nice, unique, but not too formal. It is quite boxy/large. I normally am a S in FP, but I decided to go with an XS (5'5", 125lb, 34B), but it's still very roomy. I think the best way to not drown in it, is to wear a tight slip underneath. The dress is quite see-through, so wearing a tight something underneath really helps show off your figure that would otherwise be lost in the dress.
Now I'm just struggling to dress it down enough to wear it out and about...perhaps some clogs/platforms with some cute socks?
Overall, this dress is cute and unique, it's really the little details that get me. It's not as neutral-colored as appears in the photos, it's more of an aged yellow.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by minsunmini Love it. Romantic and Lovely
I bought this dress and it is more see through than it looks in the picture. But... I love this dress with ivory slip. I wore it to wedding and it is cute, romantic, and lovely. I bought xs and I am 5'5" with 120ibs, and it is slightly baggy on the side, but I like the baggy look. It is so comfortable as well. I recommend it!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Shanikw Pretty, but big.
I fell in love with this dress when I saw it in the catalog! It's really gorgeous, and the colors are great. BUT, it's really roomy. I'm 5'5" and 120 lbs and I ordered the XS. The waist part is not very flattering because it's so wide and I'm a tad disappointed.