This is one of those classic, timeless Anthro Dresses that keeps me tuned in. Perfect for work with a Cardi. Great for a party with heels. Slap on flats for a day of shopping. Done right, this is not your average dress.
|Anthro's Take Action Dress - by Girls of Savoy - $168 - April 2011|
SIZE: Since I'm on the busty side, I went with my normal size 4. According to most reviews you may be able to size down. Particularly if you are not well endowed. I'm 5'5" Tall, 130 lbs, 35-28-36, 34C to D.
FIT: The Gathered waistband is 2 inches above my natural waist. But is flattering since the gathering runs the sides and back only. The length is just above my knees. My bra straps show from the back. Nothing a halter style bra can't handle. The arm holes are not too long. I don't really see the bunching some online reviewers mention.
WHAT I LOVE MOST...is the Turquoise Silk Dotted with Green-Yellow Polkas. The Gathered waist runs the back and sides, not the front. A very well thought out detail. Fully lined in Turquoise Poly with Yellow Trim. The neckline pleats nicely frame a pendant necklace.
WHAT I MISS MOST...are Pockets.
Styling for Spring was a challenge. Sure you can wear yellow accessories, but a good dress should style at least 3 ways especially if purchased at Full Price. I spiced up the Turquoise and Yellow with Purple.
Recommended Full 5 stars. Some can size down. TTS for Busty Gals. Waistband is high but flattering. May require a halter style bra.
One of the covered buttons at the waist came apart while I was wearing this yesterday. Thankfully, my dress came with extra buttons. I'm not sure if it was because of the belt. I sewed on the extra and was able to repair the button with glue.
See additional Blog Reviews for the Take Action Dress....
Kim of Anthroholic HERE
Roxy of EA HERE
Sara of You Me and Anthropologie HERE
and Lori of Lorispeak HERE
See lovely ladies wearing the Take Action Dress....
Lisa of C of a CC Girl HERE
Jen of Vintageglammz HERE
Anjali of Goldenmeans HERE
Lyzi of Lyziology HERE
from Anthropologiesque HERE
See styling options for the Take Action Dress....
from S of the Delightful Find HERE
from Dajana of All Kinds of Lovely HERE
So many reviews, OOTD's and styling options are available for this dress. I probably could have skipped todays review.
No sale today! A little bird told me to keep my eyes glued to Effortless Anthropologie. Something larger than usual is expected this week.
Anthro Sister Love, Laura (lauramartinsemail) @yahoo.com