I was thrilled to find an Anthropologie Dakota Dress on sale recently because it truly is “downright femme,” just as Anthro described it. The Dakota dress has a striking texture, a hip high-low hemline, and a nicely draped full skirt. So, what’s the problem? The fit is not quite right.
You see, even after sizing up one size, the middle of the dress remained a tad tight, while other areas became too large. Darn it! This one’s going back!
|You can see a little pulling across the chest when my hands are at my sides.
I can’t raise my hands in the dress without popping a few buttons,
and I don’t like feeling restrained in my clothing.
Dress—Anthropologie Dakota Dress (new Anthro dress I want)
Belt—J.Crew (similar J.Crew belt)
Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom (similar)
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)
Have you come across any great shirtdresses lately? I’m still looking.
It's so disappointing to find a great dress that just doesn't fit quite right. It's lovely; too bad it's not working out!
That's exactly how I felt. Disappointed. I really wanted it.
I just bought my first pair of flesh toned shoes (closed toe though). I thought they looked weird on at first until I remembered your post about your fav summer shoes which you happen to be wearing here. So I went ahead and bought them. And I think they may be my new favorite pair!
That's wonderful, Shannon!! I totally understand how you feel. Continue to enjoy those new shoes!
It's such a pretty dress…maybe the next one with be the one 🙂
Exactly. That's the spirit 🙂 There's always another fab dress to find and try.
Awww man! That sucks that the dress doesn't fit right. It's absolutely adorable. But it's better to be comfortable than to force yourself into something that you don't like. 🙂 Anyway, I love how you styled it!
You're so right about that. When an item is uncomfortable, I never reach for it.
At least you got a beautiful photograph out of it. It really is lovely.
Ha! A beautiful photo and another blog post…lol.
I totally agree
Yes. It was pulling in odd places and everything.
What a pity … that dress is just gorgeous. I have a long 'torso' so I often have issues with dresses and tops being a tad short.
Hope you find something more fantastic to replace it with.
Such a pity indeed. Thanks for stopping by!
Shame the dress doesn't fit right, as it's such a nice shape! Better to have items you feel comfortable in though 🙂
True. The shape is the perfect silhouette for my shape too. That's why I'm so disappointed that the top was not right. I usually only have to worry about the bottom.
I have come to the painful conclusion that Anthropologie is not the store for me. All the dresses I try on there are too short waisted and, like yours, tight across the chest. I recently bought two dresses there on a whim, and now I regret it. I was able to return one, but I've worn the other one twice so no returns. I think Anthropologie is a store for petites in disguise!!
Aww man. That's awful. Now that you mention that, I realize that I've had difficulty fitting many Anthro dresses too. That may be the reason I've primarily been drawn to the skirts there. I think I only own one Anthro dress.
Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth!