Monday, June 13, 2011

Anthropologie Reviews - Dresses

More from last month.  Tried on a ton of dresses but had trouble finding a good fit.  Sorry for the crappy photos - used my son's cheapo point and shoot that has been dropped one too many times.

Sky Stories Dress
Isn't this dress just so cute on the model in the catalog?  Well, I know why she is laying down in the pic, this dress does very weird things to the boobs.  I'm going to blame the lack of support up top due to the tie in back and little backless section, but this did not work on me at all.  I can't even imagine it on someone who actually has boobs.  In fact, the entire bodice area fit very strange.  I felt this was loose on but in the pics it looks like I'm straining the fabric.  Very cute from the back though and a great length.  So pretty on the hangar, but...  And I don't think there is a bra made that you can wear with this other than pasties.

The "I Have No Idea What This Dress Is" Dress
I cannot lie, I love a maxi.  This one has a simple shape that just works.  I can't find it online so let's just call is The Hungry Caterpillar Dress.  Doesn't it remind you of Eric Carle books??  Anyway, this one fit like a dream.  Not much to say, it's a basic maxi in a great smooth fabric and funky print.  Loved it but didn't bite that day.  May go back and see if it is still there though.  Fit was TTS.  I'm 5'6 and the dress just hit the floor.

Every other picture I have seen on this dress on a "real" lady were wonderful.  On me though it is just too much dress.  It really widened my body from the boobs all the way to the floor.  Sigh...I wanted to like it.  I think it runs large.

I liked this dress but just not enough.  The length wasn't quite right as it hit just above my ankles.  But I loved the fit of the top.  I think finding a bra would be difficult though as it did dip quite a bit in front and sat low in back.  The top portion is like a very comfy jersey blend and the bottom is silk.  Very cute dress in a funky print.  Ran TTS.  There are small slits on either side at the bottom hem.

One of the most comfy and well made dresses ever.  This is such a flattering fit that I think anybody could wear it.  Loved the pattern as well.  And for only $158 I thought this was a steal.  My only issue was the length.  Knee length typically doesn't work for me as it gives no shape to my legs.  But, on sale, I might reconsider.  Ran TTS and I do urge you to try it on.  I adore Tracy Reese!


  1. I'm loving the Dynamic Zigs on you...out of all of the dresses you tried on that is the one I'd go with too. I haven't tried it on before but it's on my list of things to try! Thanks for the reviews!

  2. i love that second Maxi dress ... the print is super cute. I feel like I can't wear those because I'd probably look even shorter than I am! LOL

  3. I think I like the last dress the best on you! I agree that the 1st one is super cute too... it's a shame the fit was all weird. :(

    I love maxi dresses too... I don't care if I look even shorter in them... they are my go to summer dresses this year!!!

  4. I love the Dynamic Zigs! Might be worth it to get and have hemmed shorter. Would not be a costly alteration at all.

  5. Jenni - can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    Ev - I'm sure you could totally rock a maxi dress. I've seen many shorter girls in this stle and I always things it's cute. Although you may not be going for "cute". :)

    Laura - from your blog I just assumed you were around my height. LOL

    Melissa - thanks for the tip. I'll keep that in mind in the future. not sure I love-love that one, but I have seen some really great knee length dresses lately.