Women's Velvet Market Dress
This dress is very cute and flattering.
I bought the dress in the emerald green color. The color is great and the dress is very flattering. I usually wear a size 6 or 8. I did choose the 8, because others had mentioned the dress fitting snug through the bust line. This is true. I would definitely go a size larger due to the bust area.
January 6, 2014
Bust Size Strikes Again
I bought this dress in the summer, in anticipation of wearing the green velvet for Christmas parties. Bought a size up based on the reviews. Unfortunately, that did not help with the fit at all! Looked like I was trying to squeeze into child or pre-teen's dress. The top barely covered anything and the bottom of the bust area was closer to being in the middle of my chest. Unfortunately bought so long ago now that packing slip/receipt have all disappeared so will just have to find a MUCH less busty friend to pass the dress along to.
December 12, 2013
This dress is beautiful but the design is dreadful. I ordered it in the green velvet (so soft!) and I sized up to an 8 after reading reviews about it being tight in the chest. Even sized up, I couldn't wear this dress with my bra on. I tried it without a bra and my chest was smashed and flattened. Sizing up also made the rest of the dress, which has an empire waist, look too big. What a waste of green velvet!
December 10, 2013
Lovely but go up a size
I ordered this dress in the green. The color is absolutely gorgeous. The quality of this dress is wonderful as well. I normally wear a size 4 but I ordered a 6 because I had purchased the summer version of this dress and the 4 was tight in the chest. I am a 32/B I'm 5'4" `125lbs, the 6 fit great. I recommend wearing a bra with this dress, the lines on the bust don't allow you not to.
November 22, 2013
as lovely as it looks but size up
My usual size for Lands' End is US8 and for Canvas I tend to buy US10. This lovely dress was too tight across the chest in size 10 and because of the extra postage costs to the UK, I decided not to exchange it for a larger size. The quality is great, the colour (I bought the green) lovely and slightly unusual and the styling good but the sizing just blew it for me
November 10, 2013
Beautiful, flattering dress
I am 5'4, 125 lbs and pear-shaped. Ordered a size 6, fits perfectly just below knees. The top part is small though, definitely not for women with a larger bust!
October 28, 2013
Not for an adult woman
This dress comes in a lovely green velvet. I returned it because the bust is made for an undeveloped child, not an adult woman. There was no reason to order a larger size as the skirt portion was perfect. I can see why Land's End has this dress on Clearance.
July 24, 2013
This one definitely fits small - I had to go up a size. I also bought the non-velvet version and its sizing seems to be more normal. I bought this dress in green and I love it - a colour I'd normally never wear. I'm tall at 5'10" and this was the perfect above knee length. It is tight across the bust but that is the look it is designed for. A great sassy little dress.
July 20, 2013
This is a very pretty dress, and the colour is gorgeous.
I ordered a size 6 which usually fits me but I am a 36 D and it was too tight in the bodice and quite low cut. Definitely suit women with a smaller bust.
June 22, 2013
This is a very pretty dress which will be perfect for summer events that are a bit more dressy. I had read several of the other reviews about this dress "running small", so I did order up a size, and I'm glad I did. It fits well, and the green color is very nice, and the lining gives it that extra drape to the body. I'm also glad that it's not too short, since at my age, even though I'm fit, I don't think too short is appropriate (makes me feel that it looks like I'm trying to dress like a teenager).
May 15, 2013