I’ve been on an Anthro kick this year ever since they expanded their petites selection and even offer some in stores now! I was thrilled that my last few purchases fit with no alterations needed, plus add a touch of whimsy to my usual styles. I’m partnering with them today to share special access to their September pre-shop (of next month’s styles), which is normally exclusive for Anthro members. My picks from the pre-shop are this knotted maxi dress (avail. in petites) with flattering ruched details, and these chic taupe tall boots for ladies with longer calves that need a narrow fit (note shaft height of ~16″ and circumference of ~13″). All of their regular-priced shoes are currently on promotion for 20% off, and sale items are extra 20% off as well for a limited time.
The dress in my post today is from their current offering and actually just went on sale with the extra discount. I originally found it while searching online for “poppy print”…had wallpaper in mind, but got distracted by this little number.
The pattern is more abstract with the painted effect, and the darker hues within will transition nicely into cooler weather. I ordered it over a month ago (I know some of you had been asking for an update) but had hiccups with UPS missing packages and took a while to get a replacement.
Sizing wise, I ordered xxs petite in this dress and the fit was once again very good with no alterations needed. I love that the silhouette gently flares with movement, but isn’t structured or full which would be harder to rock at an office. Back view:
Material is a knit 96% poly, 4% spandex lightweight fabric with plenty of stretch. The bodice is unlined with a concealed back zip, and the skirt has a layer of lining and on-seam side pockets. The only part I felt unsure about are the sleeves which start an inch past the natural shoulder line (note on the model as well) and have a youthful puffed/elastic gathered design, but Nick gave his seal of approval. For work I’d add a navy or black blazer for more structure and to cover up that feature. I always find user reviews to be helpful for varying body types, so be sure to read the few available online if interested.