Rated 5 out of 5 by Seattlejanie Darling dress, very summery
I decided to take a chance on this dress, glad I did. The fabric is light weight and I love madras. The turquoise print was on sale, I was afraid it might be a bit loud but its lovely. The contrasting color is a fuchsia (not a true red) so I don't look like the flag. Besides, madras summery prints do tend toward bright shades.
It fell very slightly above knee length, not too short on me (due to spine problems I have shrunk to 5'4". I ordered an 8 and it fits a bit loose, but will be fine even if it shrinks a bit. I weigh 130, and can fit in anything from an XS to the size 8 in LLbean, it can be a challenge to know what size to order.
With the sleeves rolled up this dress looks great. I will probably change the belt out to a braided leather, the tie isn't the best look - but easily fixed.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by warmweathershopper great dress
This dress in various patterns always gets compliments. It is cool for these 100 degree temperatures and continues to look fresh throughout the day. Please, though, we need some other colors - lavender, coral, peach, wine,etc. in this style.
June 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by EleanoreM Too short
I am 5' 9'' and 155 pounds. I bought the size 8 which fit perfectly. My complaint is that the dress is listed as 39" long, but it falls five inches above my knee, which is exactly where a 37.5" dress from another company falls. I have to wear that dress over tights because it's too short, but I can't do that with this one. It's a pretty dress, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it. I wish it came in a tall size!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lulu107 Love this dress!
This dress is so cute! The tailoring is excellent and the fit is perfect. It is beautiful! I bought a 4 and it fits great. I am 5'8 and 123 pounds. The material is soft and the weave is expensive feeling.
June 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by PollyPrissyPants Tight Oversized Shirt?
This dress is a great concept that is poorly executed. The camp green is fun enough to keep if only the dress didn't look cheap. That look might wash away, but since the cut of the dress is so slim and the length so short (exactly the same as on the model on my 5'2" frame), I returned it with regrets.
June 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by hjgd Flattering
I bought the red and green version of this dress. I really like the classic look and the pattern is much redder than it appeared in the picture. I was afraid it might look Christmasy, but it doesn't. I normally buy petite pants, but the petite was way too short in this dress. The regular is perfect.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MistySF great modern take on traditional form
I love the idea of a shirt dress, but so many look matronly. This is perfect. It is straight cut, so buy it so fits on top, and wear with a belt. Hits just above the knee on me (5'7", size 8). The madras prints (I got the bright multi and golden sand) also feel modern.
This comes with a self belt, which is not mentioned in the description, but is shown in some of the pictures. However, it is cuter with a different belt, as shown in some other pictures.
I think this would be nicer if it had self belt loops that laid flat, instead of the thread loops that stick out and ruin the line and look cheap. I guess I'll remove them.
Love this dress. Will be cute as a dress, or with jeans on our cool summer nights.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorLover685 Cotton Madras Dress.
The fabric feels very soft and comfortable, and I like the bright multi color. I give the dress 5 stars even though I am going to make some alterations to it. I am not sure about the long sleeves, maybe I will cut them off, and also I am going to make the dress a smaller size. According to the size chart I bought the size 6 regular, but it was too wide.I was not able to exchange it for a smaller size since in that color and length it was sold out.
May 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by TIJ7 Sizing Dilemma
I'm 5'1" and 115 pounds. I tried the 2P and it was way too short - lower mid thigh. Also tried the 2R and it was on top of my knee. The 2P runs tighter all through the dress and was a teeny bit snug but the 2R was very loose. I'm sending both back and am trying a 4P in hopes it will work. Dress is pretty but on the verge of stodgey...definitely needs something to "fashion" it up to look cute and not frumpy. I tried the aqua sandals but they hurt so I will wear with similar-like orange sandals that I own.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAModernista Beautiful bright on trend colors, well fitted
Great dress for the summer. I wasn't sure about the colors, but when I got it in person - it's a madras with on-trend neon pops of color. Perfect for the summer.
March 17, 2013