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AliceinSF
San Francisco, Ca
My Style: Casual Chic
Reviews: 8
Average Rating: 3.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
8 reviews
Posted March 17, 2014
Size up
I found the fit of this dress to be a bit off. The bodice fit one size smaller than what I'm used to for ALC. However, the sleeves were overly poofy which can't be seen on the model. This led to an incongruous silhouette.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted July 26, 2013
Strange construction
This dress is constructed strangely. If you zoom in on the picture where the model is posing to one side, you see what appears to be a pocket along the left seam of the dress. However, it is not a pocket, but only an opening that serves no purpose. If you stick your hand in, it leads to the lining of the dress. There is not a matching opening on the right seam of the dress. I'm not sure if it was supposed to be stitched closed when they put in the zipper and then forgot and left it open. It's probably only something that you would notice while wearing it, but I'm a sucker for symmetry. The sizing is true to size. I typically wear a size 4, and the Small fit nicely. I'm about 5'3", and it did not feel too short to wear to the office.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Comfy but wrinkles
I took my usual size in J Brands and thought that these ran true to size. They did not feel too tight and were not a struggle to put on. From the front, they looked pretty good, but from the back, there was too much wrinkling across the back of my upper thighs. Maybe it's the nature of the fabric. They are definitely very lightweight and breathable, which I liked, but I didn't feel comfortable with people thinking that I was wearing too-small jeans, so they had to go back. As a note, the navy is really dark and looks black in most lights, which I actually preferred.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted December 28, 2012
Love it!
This sweater is even more glorious in real life. The sequins aren't as shiny gold as in the pictures - they're a darker bronze which makes the overall look more appropriate for day into evening. Two areas of possible concern are that it doesn't seem to be any good at keeping you warm. Just walking around the office, I can feel the air pass right through the sweater, so you may need a thin layer underneath for warmth. The second concern is that it has no stretch. It was a little tricky to get it on over my head. Of course, it wasn't until after I had it on that I realized that I could have used the side zipper. Utilize the zipper! It is functional, and it is there for a reason. All in all, I love this sweater and have gotten a lot of compliments on it.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Make sure to check the Size & Fit tab!
I've had a pair of Jean-Michel Cazabats in the past, and they ran true to size. I foolishly bought what I thought was a 38/8 without checking the Size & Fit tab, and they were way too small. I ended up getting a 39 which corresponds to an 8. My feet are slightly wide, but they feel surprisingly unsquished in the pointy toe. They also stay on my heel even without a heel grip, which is rare for me. They are not uncomfortable, considering the height, and the sole is nicely flexible.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted October 27, 2011
Easy dress
This dress is easy to throw on when you can't figure out what to wear. The colors will work nicely into fall, but the material is very thin. It's not sheer, but you'll be cold as the weather transitions, so be sure to layer. I usually wear a 6/M and took a small in this dress. Unbelted, it looks like a loose sleepshirt, but belted, it transforms into a blousy, 70s-louche kind of dress. Like the reviewer before me stated, it's a bit longer than I expected. I'm 5'3", and it covers my kneecaps, but it just gives me the chance to break out some chunky heels.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Pretty dress
This dress is really pretty in real life. The fabric has metallic gold thread running through it and reminds me of Missoni. Unfortunately for me, I need to wear a cardigan over short sleeved dresses because it gets cold in my office. I wouldn't be able to put one over this dress because of the voluminous sleeves. This dress runs about a size big. A small measures roughly: bust: 46", waist: 42", hips: 44".
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted August 02, 2011
Shorter than description!
Despite the skirt looking really short in the stock picture, I figured that the model was at least 5'8", and it should be fine on barely 5'3" me. With a length of 14" per shopbop's description, it should reach the end of my fingertips. So imagine my surprise when I pulled it out of the packaging and saw that it was, indeed, super short. I whipped out my ruler, and the size 6 measured 13". I don't know if the smaller sizes are even shorter. At my natural waist, this skirt is indecently short, so I have to wear it lower at my hips. Luckily, the wide elastic waistband doesn't creep up as you walk. In terms of the quality, the suede is really soft, and the cutouts are adorable. This skirt is true to size, and as mentioned above, you can wear it lower if you wanted to.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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