Love, love, love this dress .... rec'd it in the fall (because it was on sale) and ended up wearing it right up until winter !!! can't wait for spring to put it back on - its a fun look w/a jeans jacket over it on chilly nights!
Terrific dress--just as cute in person as photo
I unfortunately have to return this for a smaller size and really really hope it works for me. I'm 5'6 and top heavy-- a straight body type with hips a little smaller than bust. Ordered a 12,( although I usually wear a medium or a 10) based on bust size. Wow, the dress was far too big across bust by about 2 "", and the waist the same amount or more---and the hips even bigger---but the skirt is flared, so this may be okay. I'm going to try a 10 based on tel. call to Terr. Ahead customer service, who advise the dress might shrink, so don't go down 2 sizes as the bust would be too snug. Am HOPING the 10 fits, as the fabric, the trim details, the little cap sleeves are all darling and I know I really would wear this dress a lot --summer as is, fall and spring with a little jacket or shrug. Would be cute with boots, sandals, open toe shoes---whatever. A very European looking alternative to jeans jeans jeans!
the go everywhere dress style
This dress is so nice, but... I am 5'4"" and 147 and I took a chance with the size 12. Way to big in the chest, fit is good in the waist and big in the hips. Like previous orders where i tried smaller size on other models, I had to send back because it was too big in size 12 and too small in size 10. Since I like this one so mutch, I will keep it and have it modified.
Val d'Or, Qc
I have had this dress for years; probably before one could write reviews. I smile each time I see it in the current catalog. I like the print of the chambray fabric and the detail in the design of the dress (front closure, side slits, form-fitting). I am 5â€™9â€ and 150 and the size 14 fits with plenty of room. There is no opportunity to wear it here at home on the coast. I enjoy wearing it when I travel to a warmer climate, which is just about everywhere. Iâ€™m thinking of buying another. It looks great with my white Roman sandals.
I really like this dress. I am big on top and narrow in the hips, so I need to have it tailored but it is well worth it.
Paso Robles, CA
I got this about a month ago in a size 6. It runs a little small in the waist and hips but overall is true to size. I've worn in now to several different functions, and I get so many compliments on it. Looks great paired with a jean jacket, and I can picture it will look great with boots in the fall. I will enjoy this dress from early spring until late fall I can tell. Great material, not thin but sturdy feeling. I really love this dress.
northern New Jersey
Lovely fabric, but poor fit
This looked really cute in the catalog photo, and the color (chambray print) and fabric do not disappoint. Unfortunately, the smallest size of this dress fits me in the waist but hangs like a sack on my chest and back. Also, the skirt is far shorter on me than on the model, hitting at least 2 inches above my knee so the slits open to mid-thigh. I don't object to that on principle but the dress would look much more balanced and elegant if it was a full 4 inches longer. While I could have the top tailored, there's nothing I can do to add fabric to the skirt, so I must return it. I also wish the dress had pockets. It would be so easy to have included them in the side seams.
Great dress BUT BE CAREFUL
I really like this dress but I ordered a larger size than I wear and still, it is tight. The waist is set and if you have a chest or large shoulders, it is a bear to get it on. A little lycra helps the stretch, but still.
Love Serenade Print Dress
I have had this dress about a year and would definately order another in a different print or color if I could get it. I have gotten so many complements on it. It is fitted with darts and really accentuates your figure. I love that it is casual/dressy. I also like that it is knee length - not too short. Way to go Territory Ahead!! More like this please:)
I love this dress! Much easier to put on once you remember there is a hidden zipper! Even as an over-50 gal, it's a great fun look, and I will get a lot of use out of it.
This dress just came in yesterday - it is more beautiful than I thought. It is a perfect fit to my figure, and so flattering! I am 5'7, size 2-4, so I ordered size 4 based on other reviews. It is true to size, and the length is perfect too, just above the knee - a few inch longer, it won't be as cute. Love love love this dress. Can't wait for the weather to be warm...
Palo Alto, CA
Essential summer dress
I think I can safely review this dress, after having worn it for three years. It's become a summer staple for me, and fits to perfection, after much back-and-forthing between TA and me with different sizes. I would not order a petite unless you're very short. Mine is a Misses 16, and hits *just* above the knee. It's not sheer, and the button detailing is very nice. Looks great with any solid-color cotton cardigan over it.
I ordered this dress in a 6 and it fits perfectly...though by the size guide a 10 would have been a good choice...am 5'6" 130 pounds, 36-30-39. Love it!!! A beautifully weighted cotton sewn with covered buttons with cloth underneath so no cami needed for modesty at work!