Rated 5 out of 5Â by annavla COULD IT BE?!
I do not know anyone who wears maxi dresses because they're flattering. They are the dress for when you have something (unshaven legs, sunburn) to hide.
That said, this is the first legitimately glamorous-feeling maxi dress I've encountered in my life. I have the sold-out blue which is beautiful: medium dusty dark gray-periwinkle-twilight color. Soft fabric, nice drape. Feels substantial and hangs well when you walk. Fit in the XS is perfect for me at 5'3, 110. Obviously the straps are too long -- nobody has a torso long enough for this dress -- but I knew that going in based on the unanimous reviews. $88 is a bargain for this compared to most of what FP sells. Alterations aside, well worth the phone calls it took to get it shipped to Chicago from California (thanks to the girl at the Studio City Ventura store).
Rated 5 out of 5Â by alkerr So Comfortable & Pretty!
I love this dress. The material is so soft! The fit is just what I expected from Free People. The only issue I have had holds true with this dress as well. The straps are way too long! But it took me 5 minutes to shorten them and it was perfect! I tossed on my chain mail Renaissance festival belt with it to accent my waist and it was perfect! I got a lot of compliments when i spent the afternoon out with my husband for our Anniversary.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ShannonMarie529 Tooo BIG!
I am 5'4..110 pounds and the extra small was enormous (about 2 sizes too big). I do not recommend this purchase if you do not have a large chest. It was also a lot more fabric than I expected. The dress felt incredibly heavy. The straps were too long and the dress was very wide. This went back!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cinders Another favorite...
Another great maxi dress, fabric is nice, the ruffles hang nicely without adding extra bulk. Very happy FP decided to do this in more colors. Will be ordering a black one. As other reviewers noted, the straps are a bit long, but that's an easy fix! I got this in a L but pretty sure a M could have worked as well. I'm 5'5" and the length is great. Oh and it also washes nicely. A definite must have if you're a fan of the maxi dress!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lisaizzykate Ruffles galore !
I have read the previous reviews and i have to disagree with a few things. This dress seems anything but casual, it has a very dressy ruffled up fem theme . It is also very heavy as stated and did not feel lighter at all when i put it on. I would only wear it for a special occasion and since I ordered it to wear a lot based on what other reviewers were saying this may not work for me. I do love the rust color, it is a gorgeous true to the pic dye. I also recommend going down a size. It fits well and hangs well but is a tad bit too long ( i am 5'8" ) and i did not find it low in the bust ( i am a 36B) . The fabric is soft and lovely and it truly is a very pretty ruffly dress . Will give it another go ~
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gaiagaby Love
Love this dress! When I took it out of the box I was initially a little set back by how heavy it was (I live in the very hot Caribbean where less is more) , but when I put the dress on it feels really light. Also was a little hesitant by all the layers, but now I LOVE IT! It is a really flattering dress. The back is amazing. You can wear it for basically any occasion -- it can be dressed up or down. With gold/bronze jewelry it looks great! Sizing: I am 5'2, 112lbs, 34b, got the XS -- The straps could be a little shorter, so I am going to take them up like an inch... but its not a huge deal, still wearable and looks cute.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nuraluralura Mind Blown, Favorite Dress
I ordered this thinking it would be a simple, decent maxi, and when it arrived my mind was blown. It is the most flattering, flowing, feminine maxi dress. You can't see it quite so well on the model, but the fit hugs every curve right where it's supposed to; accentuating and embracing. I'm not sure how it is for super thin girls, I am petite and thin, but have curves (32D-24-34)... but I highly recommend it for the hour glasses among us. It has a kind of fay quality, and you feel almost like an ethereal wood nymph. I've gotten so many admiring looks walking around in this. Works great with a leather jacket.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Brianandarlene Adore this dress
Out of the packaging I have similar comments about the dress seeming previously worn, washed and returned. It was thoroughly wrinkled fabric felt a bit rough and color looked slightly faded. But after ironing it was great. I am 5'3" 34C, got the x-small, and after adjusting the straps by sewing it in the back, the length and fit was perfect. The heaviness or bulkiness feel of the fabric is only noticed when you're carrying the dress but once you wear it it's fine. Overall this dress is gorgeous and for a decent price.