Thursday, December 20, 2012

Anthropologie Reviews - 2 dresses

Did a quick fly-by at Anthro to check out the sale section. I feel like some real gems turn up in the sale section every couple of weeks and I'm always happy to snag a nice item at a heavily discounted price. Nothing for me this time but I did manage to try on 2 dresses:

Port Maria Chemise (XS)

Woah, woah, woah! Pic #2 is a little risque :). I love lounge items because they are so much cheaper than the full price stuff but often as cute. I love the idea of this dress but the XS was too va-va-voom for a casual dress and the S felt pretty baggy. The neckline is pretty wide and the material a bit on the thin side but the overall idea of the dress is cute. Wasn't sure where or how I would wear this.

Overall this dress is gorgeous (although a bit overpriced for polyester). The lace-like top is beautiful and the deep vee quite flattering (and it fit which is surprising). What I didn't love was how the tulip skirt fell. I love tulip skirts but I do find it's hard to find one the drapes in a flattering way. Made me feel too hippy from the front and too preggos from the side. Alas. I think on the right body shape this could be quite lovely.

Think we'll see a percentage off soon? I hope so!


  1. heh...shame about the chemise- it's pretty! And I love the lace on that dress- it just needs a bit more of it to take it out of generic LBD territory...

    I can't tell you how happy I am that now I too can pass by a store and casually come across some nice deals! In fact, today I found an xs Oxidized medallions dress for $40 in the sale room- I've been tempted by it since the price dropped but never got to try my size. Any reservations I had about the material went right out the window, and actually I like it now! I think it'll be a great summer dress (as well as wearable year round!)

    And even better if there's a % off in the coming days...

  2. Merry Christmas! Hope you're doing well :)

    1. Thanks, Gigi! Always good to hear from you!