Sunday, January 31, 2010

anthro fitting room reviews

I was automatically drawn to the Breeze Along Cami, for obvious reasons (ruffles), and it is so pretty in real life! I tried on my normal size zero and the fit was perfect. I feel like I already have so many ruffle camis like this though, so I passed.

I was so excited to finally see the Snow-Covered Fields Dress at my local Anthropologie! I really wanted to love this dress, but it just didn't end up working for me.... I tried on a size zero and the top part fit perfectly, but the bottom part was pretty snug across my hips, which led to some bunching across the tummy area. I guess I technically could size up to a 2, but I would be afraid that the top part would be too loose. At 5'7" the dress came a few inches above my knees, which is higher than I usually like, and also means that I can't wear it to work comfortably. I may go back and try on the size 2, but for now the dress was a pass.

I have to admit, the Reed Shirtdress didn't initially catch my attention, but then when I saw it on the Anthro website under the 50's inspired outfits it definitely caught my eye. I immediately fell in love with the dress once I tried it on... The colors compliment each other perfectly, the fabric is really soft and the flare on the skirt is super flattering. I could see ladies with larger chests having to size up though because there was just barely enough room for me in the chest area. I also think I have fairly small arms, but because of the rolled sleeves the arm area was a little bit tight on me. This is a comfortable, flattering, casual spring dress and I definitely recommend it... it ended up coming home with me! :)

The colors and shape initially drew me to the Fragmented Pipevine Dress. I tried on a size zero and the fit was perfect. The skirt is pretty poofy, but I don't mind that in dresses at all :) Overall, the dress was really cute, but it just didn't blow me away like some of the other anthro dresses. Maybe I'll come back to this one after a sale. 


  1. I love the Breeze along cami so much! The color looks great on you!

  2. You look so cute in everything! I love your earrings, too.

  3. Wow that Breeze Along cami is gorgeous on you! I am getting it now :).

  4. Amanda - thanks! it took a lot of effort not to bring it home with me! :)

    Gigi - Thanks! My earrings are the jcrew crystal waterfall earrings. They are super versatile, but get a little heavy sometimes.

    Tina - Thank you, you're gonna love the cami!! :)

  5. Wow, the Breeze Along Cami is so pretty. I love it. And the color is so gorgeous on you.

  6. I had the same problem with the Snow Covered Fields dress, the top was fine but the bottom felt tight. I did size up and the top got to to be too droopy feeling. Maybe at a sale price, but not for FP for me. I love the Reed Shirtdress on you! You definately have made me rethink this dress! Great reviews!

  7. Thank you Rosa in DC, you're too sweet! :)

    Pamela - Glad to know I wasn't the only one having issues with the Snow Covered Fields dress. Yeah, the Reed Shirtdress is just a great casual dress that is comfy and you can throw on anytime!