The dress is made out of this fantastic crisp cotton and it will be wonderful for really humid days during the summer. The print is also very vibrant in real life, and I think the lobsters are darn cute. I know they aren't for everyone, but I think they are adorable. (Ok, so far I have swans, turtles, and lobsters on my dresses, so what's next? Hint, they wake up at the crack of dawn.) The pockets just add to the darling-ness of this dress. For me the petite length of 30.2" versus the normal 32.5" helped make this more flattering on my shorter frame. I knew I would wear this casually so I didn't want a long dress that may have hit me at an unflattering spot on my knee. Right now I am wearing the dress with yellow peep toes (cute similar pair here) but I think some simple flat sandals would be cute as well. And maybe a floppy straw hat!
THE NOT SO GOOD:
As many other reviewers noted, this dress runs very small in the chest. I am not well endowed in the area and it fit me pretty well, but if I wanted to wear a more padded bra I doubt that it would have fit. Also, I'm not a huge fan of the grosgrain ribbon straps. I wish that they were maybe the same material as the dress, or were adjustable. Luckily, they are at the perfect length for me so it is a non-issue, but I feel like some other ladies might have difficulties with them.
I would say compared to other anthropologie dresses that this one runs small (especially in the chest). I haven't tried the regular size on, but the petite size seemed to fit just a little bit smaller than the same regular size in other dresses. My overall impression is ordering your "typical anthro dress size" (of course this is always variable) would be a safe bet if you are an A-cup.
Overall I am very pleased with this dress and can't wait to wear it!