Hi all! I'm back today with a few dress reviews from my quick trip to Anthropologie over the weekend. None of these dresses really knocked my socks off once I got them on, but that's probably for the best since I can't buy anything right now anyway. Let me know what you think!
Mary Shirtdress-$128-Size 4
I really wanted to try this dress on in the purple color because I'm a little tired of the army/khaki green (First the Primer Shirtdress, then the D'armee Dress, then the Field Skirt, and now this), but my size was nowhere to be found. Plus I think the purple color would have made me feel more girly and feminine, which didn't happen with the green. My true size 4 was a snug fit in the chest/waist, but there wasn't any pulling, so I wouldn't size up. Those of you with larger busts may have to though. The sleeves weren't tight at all, actually a little loose and the length was perfect for work, hitting right above the knee. I do think that the unnecessarily huge pockets made my hips look wider than they are, but I might be able to get past that once this dress goes on sale. If this only came in green I would pass, but I might reconsider purple on sale.
Peggy Sue Dress-$168-Size 4
This dress looked great on Tien here and on the model on the Anthro website, but it didn't quite work out the same for me. On the model, the color looks like a brighter blue than it is in real life. It's actually more of a dark navy, which doesn't look the greatest against my pale skin. I wasn't able to zip up my normal size 4 all the way in the back by myself, but I'm sure it would have gone up with some help. That being said, I think the waist of the 4 would have been too snug when the dress was zipped up all the way, so I would need to size up to a 6. The straps and bust fit perfectly though, so I would need to have alterations done to the size 6. I did love the organza straps, but overall, I just felt like I could find so many other dresses that would look much better on me. Pass!
Spliced Ikat Shift-$168-Size 4
This dress was a huge disappointment for me. I couldn't wait to try it on when I first saw it pop up on the website, but after I finally got it on, I couldn't wait to get it off! My first issue with it was that I felt like I was wearing a maid/nurse/etc. uniform (nothing against maids or nurses, but I don't want to feel like I'm wearing your uniform or any other uniform for that matter when I'm on date night with the hubby). I guess it was the color choice or that the sides were a different color than the front/back of the dress. The second and biggest problem was the fit. It was VERY tight through the hips and when I walked, the dress bunched up around my stomach and the pockets flared out, which wasn't flattering at all. The top part of the dress did fit me well, so sizing up isn't an option unless I want to pay for alterations (which I don't). Women without curves might be able to pull this off, but curvy girls are going to have a very hard time making it work. Big pass!