This dress is beautiful! You do need to size down. I wear a 6 but ordered a size 4 and probably could have gone smaller but it would not have fit me up top. The dress looked puffy and larger but once the wrinkles from shipping fell out it flowed nicely. I'm 5'9" with long legs and the dress does drag the floor (which I like) so it may need to be hemmed for anyone shorter. An amazing dress!
I'll start by saying that I was really looking forward to receiving this ress. I have never ordered anything from this designer, so I had no expectations. First, the dress is really stiff. The cotton is not very 'flowy' for a maxi dress. Second, I am a size 6/8 in the hips and a S/M on top so I ordered the size 6 which I thought may even be a bit tight in the hips... woah was I wrong. This dress runs HUGE! It was big in the armpits to where it definitely would not stay up if it weren't for the collar holding it up. Throughout the hips was even bigger. I probably could have ordered a size 2 and it would have fit. So, order down a size! I am 5'5" and this dress was dragging over an inch on the ground with flip flops on, so if you are 5'6" or shorter, you will have to have it hemmed. Needless to say, this is going back and I probably won't be ordering anything else from this designer anytime soon.
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