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Novella Royale focuses on creating beautifully-fitting classic silhouettes in prints inspired by fabrics of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Novella Royale prints have become the designer’s signature and have a magical way of uplifting your mood and confidence. Designer Mary Myers focuses on making clothes that make whoever wears them feel instantly special.
Beautiful easy to wear dress
I love this dress so much and want to wear it all the time. I ordered a small in moonshine plum and its fits very well, I am often better suited to an extra small so it might be an idea to size up unless you want it tight. Its good quality and beautifully soft fabric. The high neck looks terrific and it can be easily worn in the day or into the night. I would highly recommend this dress, I love it.
Almost didn't keep it due to it being too short for me to wear as a dress. I got XS in the moonshine plum and the length is about 31 inches but the dolphin hem at the side is only about 28 inches. I put some dark blue skinny jeans underneath and it looks great as a tunic so I wore it all day and got a lot of compliments! But it's just too short for me to wear comfortably as a dress without some sort of legging underneath. The color was really nice, more purple than the picture indicates and the gold more muted which I was happy about. The neck is snug but fine for me. The material is gorgeous but was cut slightly uneven so the center pattern veers off to the side a little. Not too bad, you can only really notice when you are standing still looking in the mirror, but for such an expensive item, this should not be noticeable at all. Knocked off 1 star for the uneven hem and rating this as a tunic and not a dress it gets 4 stars. It really is a lovely piece.
LOVE just wish it were less $$
absolutely love this dress! if it wasnt so expensive i wouldve bought it in every pattern. i am 5 ft so it hits right in the mid thigh so its just right. im 100 pounds and usually the xs are a bit loose on me. this was a really nice fit. slightly loose in the armpit but not a big deal. i wore a pretty lacy bra just in case you can see anything! i would give it 5 stars if it were a little less money. i wouldve returned it just for the fact that it was expensive (the maternial isnt anything super fancy, its basically a t shirt dress but a little thicker) but my husband walked in as i tried it on and said i had to keep it cause it looked so good. ive already worn it twice :)
BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT
I purchased this Novella Royale piece in blue moroccan rose and it's so gorgeous!! Oftentimes an issue I encounter with dresses sold on Free People is fragility and fraying ends however the fabric quality is durable, super soft, cleanly sewn and richly coloured (it's even better in person). In prevous reviews, a concern was the dress length; I'm 5'2" and selected the dress in XS, and for my height and preference it was perfect :) It rests a few inches above my knee. This dress is so beautiful and is so versatile with regards to styling abilities, I paired the dress with the 'serenity body chain' also found on the site and found it was a great pairing! I'm so excited to see more products by Novella Royale featured on Free People
I'm in LOVE !! I purchased the beautiful Navy Paisley in the Large. Having the sides altered a little since I have big shoulders, long arms, but a smaller waist. 5 ft 8, 160 lbs, 38B. I'm wearing as a tunic instead of a dress since I'm 59 yrs old. Looks so chic with jeans or leggings. Will be one of my favorite new tunics!! Thanks again FP!!
pretty but too boxy
Dress hangs nicely and the colors are pretty, the fabric is not too thin or clingy. I am 5'5" and both the medium and large fit me. Dress is short but still covers everything when you sit. However I have broad shoulders, muscular arms, and slender legs and this dress was just too boxy on me and I felt top-heavy. Alas, sending it back.
This is a cute dress and the fabric is so soft and comfortable. However it is SO short. I am 5'3" and the small definitely hit above mid thigh. I would have to wear leggings or something with it and that's not how I wanted to wear it. Maybe if I had gone with the medium or even the large it might have worked better. The navy paisley print is really pretty. It was just way too short for me so I returned it.
Beautiful dress, good quality
This is a great choice for an 'everyday wear' type dress. I find myself buying alot of 'stark, showy' one time occasion dresses from FP but can see myself wearing this regularily. Quality is good, dress is thin/medium fabric, very figure flattering but not skin tight. Length is just right, not too short *but almost lol. Looks as pictured. For reference: 5'6, 105lbs, size xs.