So what do I do when I have a bunch of free time and its too icky outside to really do anything else? Go to anthropologie of course and try on some dresses! I decided to do a few fit reviews on the items that I've been eyeing lately. Unfortunately the photo quality isn't great because I didn't have my digital camera on me, but they will have to do.
Perilla Dress in the Navy colorway was definitely a win in my book. I love the navy and white stripes, and I found the fit to be very flattering. The soft jersey was very comfortable, and the flower detail at the waist kept it from being too boring. I think it would look perfect paired with red sandals, which may be a little patriotic but its one of my favorite combinations. This would be perfect for a nice summer day! I am wearing an XS in this photo.
Catmint Dress is a very cute dress, but it just didn't have the wow factor for me. The print is adorable but with the amount of fabric, looked a little too table-cloth-esque on my figure. On the other hand, walking down the street the other day (when it was nicer out) I did see a woman wearing it and it looked fab on her! I tried this on in a size 4 and it fit perfectly. I know some other bloggers mentioned it, but I was disappointed in the white fabric tie on the dress in-store (versus the colored one online). I think it would look great with a wide cognac belt over it instead.
Sweet Shoppe Dress is a darling dress, but it just didn't fit me right. I tried on the size 4, and it fit well in the waist, but was too loose in the bust. Maybe with a better strapless bra it would work. I felt just a bit too "little girl" in this dress, and I feel like it would wrinkle far too easily. The material felt a little rough to me as well. I just didn't feel comfortable in the dress, and that is very important to me.
Ipanema Dress. The yellow color was a bit more lime in person, but I still thought it was a great color. It was super comfortable, and the detailing on this simple dress (especially around the neckline) makes it adorable and perfect for summer. It doesn't have much of a defined shape, but I do have this weird love of shapeless dresses. I am trying on an XS in this photo, which means it probably runs a bit big.
Sketched Danios Dress was just a little too "fishy" for me to wear. This was a size 4 which was a little roomy, since We Love Vera runs a bit big in my opinion. The rope detailing on the belt was very cute, but this shift dress just didn't do my figure any favors.
High Seas Dress on the website, since I love nautical themed dresses. The colors were just as vibrant in real life as they are in person. I thought it was very cute, but ran big. I am wearing a Small in this photo, and think an XS would have been better. The material around the waist is shirred, which I don't love but I think it would look covered up with a woven navy belt. This dress would be perfect for summer, but I think I'd rather wait for a sale.
Knotted Poppies Dress is gorgeous and well-constructed in real life. I loved the colors in it, and the fit of the dress. My normal size 4 fit perfectly. The navy ribbon sash is a nice touch too. I feel like this would be the perfect dress to wear to a bridal shower or some other daytime event that calls for something a little on the dressier side.
Nexus Top in Beige. Color is pretty true to what is shown on the website, but I would call it more of a gray/taupe than a beige. The ruffles were lovely and I think it would look darling under an open cardigan. Fortunately for me I have plenty of ruffled tops in my closet so I would have to pass on this one. I am wearing an XS in this photo, but probably should have sized up to a Small.
I hope that my reviews were helpful! I think my favorite out of the bunch was the Perilla Dress, which would definitely be perfect for a Memorial Day Weekend barbecue I plan on attending!
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