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96 reviews
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84%Rated 5 stars

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88 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/3/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am 5'7'' 134 pounds and the size small fit. When I say fit I mean it hugged every inch till about mid thigh. If I had a flat stomach it would be hot, but I have a bubble where my abs should be that people mistake frequently as a fetus. So if you are my same shape you may want to consider going to a size medium to give yourself a little more fabric to work with.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/24/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

The picture looks much better than the actual dress. The material is very thin and mishapen. This looks like something you would wear to lounge around the house, not something that you would wear outside. I do not like it at all.

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March 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern California

This dress is so comfortable, I plan on buying another one. It's going to be a great summer dress, it's so light and a great length for us tall women (I'm 5'9).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Ashland, OR

Fantastic dress! So comfortable. I am 5'6'' 135 lbs and the small fit me just rigth and isn't too long. I can even wear it in flip flops. One thing to know is that it can be a wee bit on the see through side in the boob area depending on how much your bust fills out the dress. It's definitely not a deal breaker but I'd say you'd have to stick to solid color bras.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 21, 2013

Carrie

from TX

AMAZING! I am curvy with big boobs, and this dress is so flattering. I have it in black, rose/pink (whatever they call it) and heathered blue (from 2 years ago). It has wider arm hole openings, which I love/need, so if you're concerned w that, a white camisole does the trick. I have a convertible bra that is completely hidden under the dress, and it hugs my boobs and waist/torso, and then eases into a flowing long skirt. You can cut the hem with scissors and it still looks great - no alterations needed. The only minor flaw is that you might be able to see through the black one if the sun hits you the wrong way. I was outside and walked inside where there's a large mirrored wall and noticed "ah, my inner thighs need some work" because I could see the outline through it. But in normal lighting, you cannot see through. Do not hesitate to buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Utah

So soft and comfy I may never take this off! Yes, it is a bit sheer and if you take a walk in the sun you can see through it. I actually layer two of these maxis when I think I might feel too exposed, they are very thin so this works great. I am 5'7", 130 and wear a S. It brushes the floor when I wear flip flops. I bought the navy and gray. Throw on a hip belt and jacket and it works for a evening out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 11, 2013

Michelle

from Las Vegas

I'm 5'2", 107 pounds, and the Small fit me perfectly. I ordered the Military color, and it was a beautiful complement to my olive skin. The material is super soft and comfortable! I can dress this up with a cute belt, or keep it casual if I please. The hem is unfinished at the bottom, so you can trim it to suit your height. I trimmed about 3-4 inches off the bottom, and it was perfect. I'll be ordering this in a few more colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Free People

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2013

Lisa J

from SoCal

I absolutely love this dress. I have 2: the gray one and the navy. The colors are not vivid, more of a heather variation. I'm 5'10 and the length is perfect. I weigh about 180. The XL was a little too big so I got the next dress in a L and it was good. Thinking of getting one more color, just wish the price was lower.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 24, 2013

Meredith M

from Dallas, TX

Love it! I'm 5'10, 145 lbs and I ordered the medium. It fits really nicely - form fitting but not super tight, and it doesn't drag on the ground. It looks a little short if I wear heels, but is perfect with flats. I'm going to order a couple more in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Gillette, wy

I love this dress! It is so comfortable and the length was great (I'm 5'10", 160 lbs and ordered a large). It did shrink slightly in length on the first wash. Use cold water and no dry would help. The color was lighter than the picture - more a heather blue. But the fit was awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Fits perfectly to size. Nice comfortable material. The color is also very nice. The next test is how well it performs after wash or dryclean.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Potomac MD

I love this dress. It fits! I am 5'10", 170 pounds and the XL is perfect. It is great to throw on anytime to go anywhere. I bought all three colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: James Pearse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 16, 2012

Kathy g

 

I love it put a denim jacket over it and some cool sandals flattering super customer service too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Sacramento

Great soft dress. Not see through at all. A great fit and feel. Grey is slightly darker than it looks in the pictures. 5'7 and it lands perfectly at my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Beautiful Southern Ohio

I really like this dress. I am 5'8 at 138 pounds, I ordered the small in the black and it fits great. I happened to have a heavy duty sports bra on and the racer back and wide front straps covered it completely with no show-through which is nice. As another reviewer mentions, the fabric scares me a bit. I am afraid it will stretch out from being sat in and look strange. It is soft, but doesn't have much stretch. For the price, I think I will pass.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 17, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

I ordered this dress, size small in both the heather gray and the black. The black is see through in bright light but the heather grey not as much. It is a simple comfortable maxi dress. It is perfect for day time or casual events. I am 5'5" and the length skims my feet so it is the perfect length.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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April 28, 2012

Diana O

from Denver, CO

Super comfy, easy to wear. Surprised that the hem was unfinished when it arrived, but it seems to be holding up well after two washes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 14, 2012

Michelle B

from Redford MI

I was looking for a navy blue dress I was so disappointed when I pulled the dress out. The dress look ashy grey no were near the color in the photo. The photo does justice for the dress. That's not what you are getting.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

The picture looks much better than the actual dress. The material is very thin and mishapen. This looks like something you would wear to lounge around the house, not something that you would wear outside. I do not like it at all.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 5, 2015

Caitlin

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

This is the third of this dress that I have bought. It is tough to find good fitting dresses. I am 5'10", 200 pounds, muscular build. This dress was a large and touches the floor. That is the perfect length! Throw some Spanx on under it for a more smoothed out look and you are golden. I highly recommend this dress, but I prefer the black one and the purple one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2015

Robin

from Kansas

Love this dress! I'm a curvy girl and this is very flattering in all the right places. I bought the navy in a size large and it's perfect. Very soft and feminine and perfectly comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 15, 2015

Elizabeth B

from Tulsa, OK

I was looking for a simple but comfortable maxi dress for a trip to Jamaica, and bought this dress in black. My expectations weren't too high because I usually don't feel that maxi skirts or dresses are flattering on me at all. However, this one is PERFECT. I am 5'4" and NOT thin, weighing about 162 lbs, and have an hour glass figure (busty with big hips), but am small around the rib cage. So for anything to be flattering on me it needs to be fitted at the waist without being too clingy, or too thin of material. This fit the bill! I ordered a medium (anxiety told me to go with the large, but I knew if I wanted it to not be too big around the arms and neckline, or too long, I needed to go with the medium). It ended up fitting perfectly. It fits very well up top, so I could wear a racer back bra but not have to worry about a tank top or camisole, which is not the norm for me and was very refreshing. I couldn't wear normal underwear or there would have been some lines/lumps showing, so one night I went commando (not my number one choice!) and the next time I wore it I wore seamless boyshorts that didn't show underneath.I love the dress so much that I went home and ordered it in two more colors, navy and gray. You can dress it up with jewelry or a scarf, wear it with sandals or wedges, or whatever. I highly recommend!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2015

Dianne L

from Iowa

Ordered the dress for a Caribbean vacation and it was perfect. It was more casual than I expected but could be dressed up with accessories. The material is quite thin, but not a problem for what I wanted it for. Used another reviewers advice and just cut the bottom for right length. It is very flattering on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 4, 2015

Rachel D

from Tampa, FL

Super flattering maxi dress. Love the material but if I were to order again I would size down, runs a little big (I'm sure washing it will help it shrink a little).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought this dress simply because I like the style I am 5'8 and weigh 228 this dress is comfy and I liked it but I look like I have bubbles in my tummy area going back but getting the extra large!

Brands I'd also recommend: grabrilla Rocha

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2014

Anonymous

 

Super comfy and soft dress that can go from lazy and slouchy at home to dressy and urban with the change of accessories. I am 5'8", broad shoulders with B cup and the small is a perfect (and flattering) fit with the bottom of the dress skimming the floor.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2014

Jane A

from Charlotte, NC

I love this dress that I got it in a second color and I am going to order more! I'm 5'7 and 170 and got a large. It has all of the criteria for good maxi dresses as it hits the floor and doesn't show every move your butt makes when you walk. It might even hit the floor a little too much, but the good thing is that since it's a raw edge at the bottom I could just cut an inch off if I wanted. Since I got a large it fits just right and doesn't hug in the wrong places. It's super comfortable I've worn it on flights and road trips. It's like having a soft blanket on!

Brands I'd also recommend: Gabriella Rocha

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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