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Shapeless mini dress with tonal eyelet embroidery and pleated, ruffled skirt. Deep, scoop back with tassel ties.
Height: 5'7" (171 cm) -- Measurements: 32-22-32 (81-55-81). Purchased in XS, color "antique." This dress epitomizes the Free People paradox: really big, shapeless stuff that only looks good if you're tall and lean. I have the inverted triangle body shape with very broad shoulders. I love how the dress hangs off on me. But if you're curvy, I wouldn't recommend this product. Pairs well with the strappy back bra.
Absolutely LOVE this dress! I am normally an XS in FP, but I ordered a small because I wanted it to fit like the model. It's absolutely, hands down, my favorite FP piece ever. I have it now in two colors (antique and the purple), and am thinking of getting it in the blue too!
First off, I love the color contrast Free People chose for this piece (tan/copper). It is gorgeous in person. The tie in the back and the tassels are also nice. I tried this on in Medium. It was huge. Huge huge. I have a huge bust (34F bra size) and even my bust got lost in this top. Just ginormous. For me, this piece was just too overwhelming. Not sure who this would look good on. I do know it was not for me. The colors were awesome, and it fit - but it was just too baggy and loose!
I bought this dress in XS in the color "antique"- it is a stunning piece. Be prepared for a very loose and boxy fit, the description is spot on with calling it, "shapeless", but somehow it is still really flattering. I am 5'5'' and the length is perfect, sometimes XS will run a bit too short for comfort- not this one! The craftsmanship on this dress is really the stand out though. The only reason I docked a star is because the first one I ordered had a small hole and a few other defects beyond what would be expected as character from the hand-made process. After exchanging it though, I love it!
Roomy but flattering
I picked up the Ayu dress in size Small. Normally I am FP size 8/medium. Surprisingly the dress hangs very nicely for being as wide and roomy as it is. The dress hangs exactly how the pictures portray it. Looks great with any variety of strappy FP bras.
when i first saw this dress, i love the back but wasn't sure i like the front. but then i saw the fpme pix and loved the look of the antique colorway with the red side by side slip and the ivory whitney bra. i sized down and it's still very roomy. if i sized down more though, the side by side slip would have been longer and peeked out. the dress is shapeless like it's supposed to be so it does look quite wide on, especially in the front since it's more plain. the material wrinkles easily, and becomes hard when wet. overall, i think the dress is very pretty in the back, but just lacking a little in the front. i'd give this a 4.5.
I really like my new Ayu Dress. I ordered it online and it was too big. Usually I wear a size 8-10, but got a small based on the reviews that it ran a bit big. The small was a little too long (I'm 5'2") and bigger width wise. I went to the Free People store to exchange and have them order me a new one, and I saw that they had some in the store which I was really excited about! They had an xs in the beige/white color, it is more beige-ish, so I traded in my small purple for the beige. The xs fits well, I mean the look is more drapey and shapeless, but even with that, the xs still has some shape to it and doesn't feel like it doesn't fit. The purple was pretty, it looked more vibrant online than in person though. I ended up liking the white better so went with that one, and the fact that they didn't have an xs in purple. Overall, I am very happy and like this dress a lot!
I was really excited to get this dress. However when I was received it, I was disappointed. I'm normally a S/M in FP dresses, so I ordered a small thinking an XS would probably be too short (I'm around 5'7). The length was fine, but they were NOT kidding when they say the dress has a shapeless fit. It literally is just like a giant piece of fabric. I tried messing with it to make it work, but it just didn't look right. Plus the neckline is really high and the back obviously is low, so that also contributes to the awkward fit. One more issue is that the white color is more of an off white/yellowish color. I'm pretty bummed because the dress looks adorable on the model, but it's just too eh for the money.