Style: 31153059 Colour:
Sweet floral fit and flare mini with short sleeves, surplice neckline, back cutout, and keyhole closure. Stretchy elastic strip on back of waistband below cutout.
I like it but....
So I purchased the black in size 6. I'm 5'8", 135 pounds and a 36 dd for reference. The fit- the cap sleeves are tight when reaching upward. This makes moving around a little more difficult to do, obviously. The length is what you would expect, and is in fact slightly longer in the back (yay!)! I found the bust area fit fine for me with a lace bralette. A thicker bra would NOT work. Under the bust is tailored but not uncomfortably tight. It was a little tighter feeling than I originally expected. I would maybe try exchanging for an 8, if only they had any left.
Trick or Treat?
This is a nice enough dress. The material is soft and flows nicely. The pattern is pretty and unique and I find the cut to be a perfect match for my frame. The thing I'm struggling with here is the price. It is really quite expensive for what it is, essentially a light small dress made from man made fabric. I find myself wondering if I really have treated myself to something special or if I've just fallen into a sort of odd trap. The stitching isn't perfect, (especially so around the A shaped bust area) there are loose threads all over it and no matter how delicately you wash it I found the colour from the purple flowers still ran onto the taupe fabric. When you part with the best part of 100bucks your kind of expecting a little more in terms of quality. Unfortunately this seems to be the way of it more often that not with my FP purchases of late.
Each color constructed differently?
It seems like the bust of this dress varies with the color, unfortunately. For reference, I am 6'1", long and athletic, with a 38b/36c chest. I tried a 10 in black in the store and it was soft, feminine, and the placement of the flowers with more towards the bottom is perfect. It is flirty and flattering! However, the cups sagged open and would need a stitch so I didn't buy. Saw blue online and ordered it, figuring I could have it altered anyway. Well, it fit perfectly! No sag. The back opening is huge but I wore it over my bikini one day and a pretty lace bralette at night, and got lots of compliments. It's not a work dress, but great for dates, parties, sunny afternoons. The blue is darker than pictured but lovely and vibrant. OH! I also ordered red, and had the same issue with the bust as black. It's going back, but I hope you fix this FP because I do love this dress and want more colors!
challenging to find a bra for
I agree with some reviewers who have larger chests and are unable to find a bra that fits without showing. I am a 36DDD and bought this in a size 12 in red ( probably needed a 10, but I shrunk it down to size in the wash/dryer!) but had to contend with the back not being bra friendly. I like the low front but having large breasts also means the back of the dress "hikes up" and constantly has to be readjusted. I was either pulling the dress down in back or up in front. Will likely relegate this to "around the house" or wear with a camisole which negates the open back. Also wrinkles easily and I refuse to iron. Lay flat after a quick dry and laundering. Still a cute dress and soft material. Red is bright scarlet.
Cute but not for the big chested
I ordered this dress in the cobalt color and as others mentioned, the color was different (a deeper blue) from that of the picture. Fortunately I really liked the color anyways. I also felt it fit well, however, it seems that you need just the right size chest for this dress. Too small and you're left with an awkward loose fit as read from others and I could imagine, owning the dress. However, I wear a 34DD bra and although I have a bra that has a deep v in front, I am constantly pulling the dress up and over because this dress ended up showing way too much cleavage. I was hoping I could wear this as a casual day dress but that look is next to impossible to pull off with a larger chest. I am keeping it because otherwise it fits well and I am hoping to find a bra that perhaps produces less cleavage, but I warn all of you with larger chests that this dress can be more trouble than its worth so only buy if you have the right bra for it.
Love it, but not the perfect fit
I bought this in the red in a size 2 (5'8", 125 lbs. on the slender side, small bust) I love this dress it's darling, but a little hard to wear for those of us without a little more up top. I find the dress a bit too big in the bust area. I may have a seamstress sew the V. area a little closer together. I know it's supposed to show off some cleavage, but when I sit down, the dress awkwardly opens up. The 0 would have been too small for me. I agree with other reviewers that the arms are a bit snug and I'm afraid if i sized down to a 0, the dress would be too short as I'm all legs. I do love this dress though, so I'm going to attempt to work with it by having the V neck altered a bit.
Cute but bad quality
I lov this dress. It is so adorable on and if you have a bigger bust then this is a good dress for you because it shows off your curves without making you look too big. Unfortunately, it is not made very well. Within the first two or three hours of wearing it, the button holding the dress up fell apart. I love free people and I have ton of their clothes but their clothes fall apart very easily.
Hi emmarl, We're sorry to hear about your Ruby Tuesday Mini Dress! Someone from our team will be in touch shortly to help make things right. -Free People
Cute dress, awkward sizing
I really LOVED this dress online, so I went in to the store to try it on. I am usually a 2 but the size 2 and 0 both were too large. The looser fit was actually quite nice, however, there is a hole in the back and the hole was too large that you could see down the dress. I ordered the dress online when they offered the 00 size! Again, I am NOT a 00 but this dress runs large. The fit is perfect EXCEPT for the sleeves (they are awkwardly tight when I move/lift my arms). However, I love his dress so much because it is so cute that I will still wear it!
Perfect Spring Dress
I am 5'4", 114 lbs and got a size XS in blue. It fits great, and is nice and easy to get into since there is a side-zipper and 2 buttons in the back. The material is of nice quality but it is, as mentioned in other reviews, definitely a darker yet still beautiful blue. I absolutely love it and am getting ready to wear it to NYC with a matching 3/4 sleeve cardigan and hi top sneakers.