Thursday, May 13, 2010

anthropologie Fitting Room Reviews

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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Another favorite of mine was the 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.

Y'all are aware of the fact that I love odd animal prints on my dresses. But the 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.

I have been eyeing the 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.

The 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.

Last but not least is my review of the 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!

*Libery of London for Target Tote Giveaway ends next Wednesday!


  1. You must get the Perilla Dress, it looks great. I need to make a trip to my local store to see it for myself.

  2. I love that Nexus top! We've been having lots of iky weather here too!

  3. I too loved the knotted poppies dress but the one I grabbed had a broken zipper so I couldn't try it on. :(

  4. I like the Perilla and Ipanema dresses on you the best!

  5. I tried on the high seas dress the other day and loved it too. I am going to wait for it to go on sale too! I love the Perilla dress! I think i'd better get that one.

  6. I think the Perilla dress looks fab on you!!

    It is definitely on my wishlist!

  7. I love the Perilla and Ipanema dresses on you - they're so flattering! I just posted reviews of them too!

  8. I'm glad you tried those dresses out! I love the stripes and the Catmint dress

    I know you think it looks too tablecloth-y and with too much fabric, but it's the perfect shape for my inverted triangle shape..

    now I REALLY want it.

  9. Great reviews Rosa! I bought the Perilla Dress in tan last weekend and I'm so mad the weather in NYC hasn't cooperated. I wanted to wear it and show it off. Looks like tomorrow might be the day.

  10. I am just loving that Perilla dress. This is the 3rd review I've seen on it and I must try this! I like the navy color!

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