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Made from our sheer and gauzy Endless Summer fabric, this cotton voile maxi dress features a triangle top and halter neck ties and tie back. Dotted mesh detailing around middle of skirt portion. Hi-low hem. Throw on top of a bikini or layer over one of our seamless styles for an effortless look.
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I ordered this dress in my usual size and it was WAY too small in the bust, but fit everywhere else. I even tried it with a tank underneath, but it looked awful on me. I think anyone over a DD would find it VERY difficult to fit into the bust of this dress. I really wanted to love it, but ended up having to return it.
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Like most maxi dresses from FP this dress is not made for short people. I'm 5'2" and had to remove a few inches in order to be able to wear it. I was on the fence for awhile about purchasing this dress because I did notice in the pictures that the fabric looked very thin and I didn't think that it was worth the price. the description also described it as "gauzy, sheer". I eventually bit the bullet and purchased it. As soon as I put it on I fell in love. It was extremely flattering and light. You do need to me careful and ready the description otherwise you may be disappointed when you receive it. Understand that the fabric is this and almost sheer so you will need to be careful about your undergarments. If you keep that in mind then you should be all set. I just wish that they bought the price down as it doesn't seem right to pay $118 for something that is this thin and delicate.
Love it as a maternity dress
I have this dress in white, mauve and blue and use them as maternity dresses for my clients (photographer here) and it is the most beautiful dress ever. It is extremely sheer which is why I have not bought one for myself but I have debated it for quite some time! It is a really beautiful dress and all my mommy to be clients love them!
I got the mink in as xs. I range between an xs and small, and the xs was just right. The color was beautiful and it was super flattering. The only problem was it is completely transparent! I should have listened to the other reviews. If you were wearing a print on your underwear and were in dull lighting, everyone would know what print you had. It is seriously that see-through. I am not a fan. I think I will try the black in the extratropical dress from fp instead. Same concept, maybe a bit less see-through.
White is Extremely Sheer
I read the reviews and knew the white would be sheer, and it's correct, the dress it basically tissue paper. Despite the review I really wanted it to work but I can't pull it off. I could see my nude hanky panky's right through it. I was hoping I could get away with pasties and nude undies but nope. It's good if you're going for a beach cover up or you don't mind all your details revealed. I'll try another fp white maxidress...
Pros and Cons
I got the white, knowing from reading all the reviews (thank you ladies!), that the material would be sheer. Boy is it ever sheer! Even more so than I expected. But I love the dress otherwise and want to wear it as a dress, not a swim suit cover-up. My solutions is this: I had a white half slip that I purchased inexpensively from JCPenney, it falls right above the knee, and had a tailor sew it into the waistband of the dress. I also use Breast Petals from Target and can get away with that, being small busted. I'm 5'8" and the length is perfect. Beautiful dress, just beware the pitfalls!
Adorable but had to exchange for different size
I bought this for my 20yr vow renewal in Bali. After reading all the reviews, I didn't want to get the sizing wrong so I called customer service. I am not blaming them at all, but I just want to put it out there. If you have a chest of 37+, you will need a large/xl regardless of the rest of your body shape/size. The stings that go around your waist, around the back and the neck are all loose and adjustable so you can make it as tight or loose as you want. Tthis material is extremely sheer so if you're wearing for more than a beach cover up, you will need a lining, slip, cute bra & undies. This dress runs very big all but the bra top which runs small. All of that aside, I thought it was so adorable that I sent it back for an exchange in the bigger size. I can't wait to get it!!!!!
Always a MUST HAVE
I have been purchasing this style dress from Free People for a few years now. Seems like every season they have new colors or patterns. I have this dress in probably 5 colors already... Recently, I purchased Sky Blue, Heather Rose, and White. First, all the colors look like they're pictured, some just didn't look good against my skin so they were returned. I am 5'4", 180lbs, 38C and usually wear a size Large...I purchased all these in the Large (the medium would not cover my chest adequately). The bust is very fitted due to my size, but definitely covers everything and I don't feel like I'll have a boob slip. The dress from the waist down is very loose and flowy, and since the back tie adjusts how loose the skirt is, it can pretty much fit anyone. All of these dresses are a little see through, all of the colored ones don't have an issue with seeing nipple through the bust, but the white one you can see a little...I'm comfortable enough to rock it as is. And I would suggest wearing nude underwear since you are able to see through the dresses a bit. All of the edging is raw, so there will be loose threads that you may have to snip off at times, otherwise it's very well made. But it is delicate thin fabric that shouldn't be pulled on. Overall, I LOVE these dresses. Simple, easy, breezy, and sexy. I will continue to buy them as new colors come out.
Bought this in Sunset Orange which is sort of a terracotta color looks good with ginger hair. It is sheer, anyone who tells you different just wants to see your knickers so wear with a low back slip. I'm 5'7" length is perfect I could wear flats or heels. This dress is very adjustable and would fit many body types, would be amazing if you were pregnant. 3 points for adjustment of dress: 1. the halter neck which also allows you to adjust cup size and coverage at top of cups 2. cord under bust allows you to expand cup size 3. low back cord allows you to make back of dress tighter so it doesn't gape open All in all a good purchase I can wear at any size!