Alexandria Flared Dress is a pretty and practical shirt dress. She has classic front and back shoulder yokes with ruching details, open neck collar, elbow length puff sleeves with button cuffs, a fabric belt to showcase your curves, and deep patch pockets – what’s not to love!
Fit is true to size.
Approximate Total Length (size 12): 45.5 inches
Fabric: 65% Polyester 33% Viscose 2% Spandex
Washing Advice: Dry Clean Only
I didn't size down when I ordered this dress, and got a comfortable fit. Maybe it would be more flattering sized down, but this looks relaxed and good. I really feel elegant in this dress. It looks vaguely like a uniform, feminine but strict, and I've used it to power dress at work. The fabric feels nice and smooth. The pockets are generously sized but not meant to put everything I usually keep in my pockets in, that makes the dress sack a little. I'm a bit put off by the dry clean only though - this is a dress I'd like to wear every day to the office.
The dress itself is really pretty, I love how the fabric falls and it really has a very classic and put together look with very little effort needed to achieve it. However, I was really surprised to see how relatively big from waist up the dress in a size XS/8 was, especially since it was noted that it "fits true to size" and the provided measurements showed that too. Never in my(adult) life have I fit anything in size 6, but I wish I had sized down in this dress(honestly, I already thought that I was sizing down with 8). The roomy sleeves tend to also exaggerate the look of this dress being too big for me. I can deal with the roomier waist(it's 72cm for a size 8!) since I always belt it anyways, but it's not the first time when I'm surprised with how awkwardly repro brands size their belts that come with dresses: if the dress is size 8, then how come the belt is 65cm at it's smallest and then goes bigger(at it's latrgest, 75cm, it's even too big for the dress waist)? Wouldn't it be common sense that many a vintage lover would want to take in their waist more than less? I'll def have to alter the belt and maybe the dress, too. All in all, mixed feelings here. Adoring this dress(that's why I'm not returning), but I'll have to do some alterations to make it look more my size.
This dress is stunning! so comfy and very flattering. It states it's dry clean only which put me off so I was brave and hand washed it and it and luckily it was fine
Its lovely! I sized down and very please I did as the 12 fits me perfectly- just wish you had made it in more colours. I love patterns but its nice to be able to buy plain coloured dresses :)
I absolutely love this dress!!! When I wear it, I feel so confident and beautiful, and as though I could take on the world. Suitable for both day time and evening, but for cooler months. I bought in green, in size 10, fits perfectly (I am usually a size 12 in most other brands, and have small boobs). However, it was too long for me and I had to have it taken up by a couple of inches so it would sit just below my knees. It is easy to care for: gentle machine wash and hang to dry on a hanger immediately, then no need to iron. Will get a photo to upload soon...!
I recently bought this beautiful dress in the green and it fit so well, the quality was great and it even got mistaken a few times for a vintage piece so of course I had to order the navy too (just waiting for it to arrive). The fit is true to size and the length is great (being very short 5'2") can't recommend it more!
Such a gorgeous dress, so flattering. Got it in both colours and I demand more options!! :) P.S thank you for the complimentary shopping bag x