SamanthaOnStyle
Washington, D.C.
My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Edgy, Bohemian
Reviews: 31
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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gorgeous, but too low cut!
The price cannot be beat for a Catherine Malandrino dress, but unfortunately, the fit is wrong. I am typically 0 or XS in Catherine Malandrino, and I have a couple dresses. I ordered this in XS, and while it generally fit, the neckline was very low and did not drape properly. Since the dress is already very fitted and short, it wasn't quite right for me since I wanted this to be a dress I could wear to work. Also, I was expecting a wool jersey but it's definitely wool like a sweater. Nonetheless, it's really cute! It just didn't work for me.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Meh...
I own a TON of Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry, and I was NOT impressed with this necklace. I knew it would be a large "statement" necklace, but it actually looked like a child's toy. I am very petite and it was just too overwhelming on me. However, I think it could be cute! I sent it back because it was very plasticy and just did not look good on me.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Adorable, well-fitting dress!
I love this dress! I am almost always a 0 or P in Diane Von Furstenberg, and the 0 fits perfectly. I was worried that it would be too large and too low-cut in the front, but it's actually very flattering and fits well. I'm 5'2" and it falls to about the same place as it does on the model. Overall it's a great dress for spring and summer evenings and brunches!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted April 01, 2011
Classic dress, but runs huge!
I ordered this dress in "oatmeal" for a great spring and summer work staple. I am very petite at 5'2" and about 105 lbs - almost always a 0, sometimes 2. I ordered the 0 and it runs huge! It gaped at the top, hung past my knees, and the hips were about two sizes too large. Given the fabric and shape, I could have had it tailored, but I didn't think it would be worth it. The style is also a little matronly - it's a very high neck! However, it's a nice, thick fabric and a great color that would go with virtually anything. I would suggest you size down one size or possibly even two depending how thin you are.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted March 25, 2011
Adorable dress but not for petite women!
I ordered this dress in the XS Porcelain, very exited to receive it! It's an ADORABLE dress, in a gorgeous silk, but it runs a little bit large if you are a 0 or 2. I am almost always a 0, and I was swimming in the XS. It gaped a little up top, and the skirt was very long - much much longer than on the model. The skirt is also much more flared than on the model, too. I wanted to love it, but it just didn't fit properly. However, if you are larger than a 0 or 2, it should work well! The belt is great, too!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted February 11, 2011
I'm sending them right back!
I had been eying these shoes in nude, and when they came back in stock in my size, I snapped them up. Unfortunately, I just dropped them off at the post office to return them. First, they run HUGE, so size down. I would order one full (not half) size down, at least. The cage around the foot is huge and gaping even when I ordered 1/2 size smaller than normal. Second, the leather looked and felt cheap. Finally, the platform is really huge--they looked and felt like stripper shoes in person, and I didn't think they looked that high in the picture. Even if they had fit, I would have sent them back because the heel is just too high for me and did not look nice. For $200 Boutique 9/Nine West shoes, they aren't worth the price. If they go on sale, you may want to try them, but for now, I'd say find another shoe because there are plenty of cute sandals and wedges on Shopbop!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted January 10, 2011
Beautiful but fits very small...
I had been obsessed with this dress and finally ordered it as a Christmas present to myself to put away for spring and summer cocktail events. I ordered the 0 - I'm almost always a 0 or occasionally a 2. It fit VERY small and tight - I could barely get it on, and when I did, I couldn't zip it up the side even though I am very slim and petite. Even if I had been able to zip it, it barely covered my behind! I sent it back, but I might order a 2 or even a 4 because it's a really pretty dress - very unique fit and fabric.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted January 10, 2011
More jacket than dress...
I had been eying this dress for weeks and decided to purchase it when it went on sale. It looked like a versatile alternative to a business suit--which I hate--in the typical Theory quality. Unfortunately, the "dress" fits more like a jacket than a dress and I returned it. I'm almost always a 0 or sometimes a 2 in Theory dresses; I'm very petite but sometimes require a 2 for the bust and shoulders. However, the 0 in the Tenori Tailored Dress was huge - gaping in the front and shoulders and sticking out weirdly in the hips. It would actually work well as a coat-type thing to wear over a thinner dress, but I didn't need it, so I sent it back. It's beautiful, high quality Theory fabric, though, and a great deal on sale!
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted December 30, 2010
Beautiful, versatile dress!
I love this dress! I am almost always a 0/XS and the 0 fits perfectly. It sticks out a tiny bit at the hips, but because the dress is a thick, stiff jacquard, I think that's the way it is supposed to be. The fabric is beautiful and the dress would be great for a dressy office or a cocktail party. I think I'm keeping it!
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Beautiful blouse but runs slightly large
This is a beautiful blouse but it was just slightly large on me. I ordered the 32, which is a 0-2. I am almost always a 0 and sometimes a 2. I am very petite but have a 34 bust. The blouse is utterly beautiful but I would suggest ordering a size down because it seemed to be a little bit wide. Since it has very exaggerated shoulder pads, you want it to be fitted. I think I'm just too petite to make the shoulder pads work, but I wish I could! Unfortunately I sent it back because it just wasn't perfect for me, but I think it could be perfect for someone else.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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