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The Strand Dress

BQ025
$148.00

This new, panelled Ponte style has a pretty Peter Pan collar with contrast tipping. The gentle A-line skirt makes it easy to wear to work.

  • Outer 39% cotton 29% polyamide 27% modal 5% elastane
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fit and flare shape
  • Cap sleeves
  • Length finishes just above knee
  • Full body lining
  • Concealed back zip
  • Imported
Body Measurements  (inches)
US24681012141618
Bustup to 3232-33½34-35½36-3737½-3939½-4141½-4343½-45½46-48
Waistup to 2525-26½27-2828½-3030½-3232½-3434½-36½37-3939½-41
Hipup to 33½33½-3535½-3737½-3939½-4141½-4343½-45½46-4848½-51
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 R4 R4 L6 R6 L8 R8 L10 R10 L
Front length37½37¾40¾384138¼4138½41¼
Chest circumference3435½35½37¼37¼38¾38¾40¾40¾
Waist circumference2728½28½303031¾31¾33¾33¾
Hip circumference4545¾45¾46½46½47¼47¼48¼48¼
Hem circumference50½52½52½54¼54¼56¼56¼58¼58¼
Sleeve length5555
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length38½41½38¾41¾394242
Chest circumference42¾42¾454547½47½49¾
Waist circumference363638¼38¼40½40½43
Hip circumference49495050515152
Hem circumference60½60½636365½65½67¾
Sleeve length6

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.3

(based on 45 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (41)
  • Great design (29)
  • Practical (28)
  • Well made (25)
  • Durable (19)

Cons

  • Poor fit (6)
  • Bad design (4)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (39)
  • Night out (15)
  • Casual wear (13)
  • Special occasions (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (32), Trendy/stylish dresser (11)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (21), Style driven (21)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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5.0

Perfect

By Phoebe

from Milwaukee,W

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Wear To Work

    The fabric is a nice weight and the stretch gives it excellent comfort. It is just a great A-line dress all around. Fitted in the bust if you are larger as I- 32DD yet fits at the waist. Love it!

    • Age:
    • 35-44 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    2.0

    Cute but didn't fit right

    By Lauren

    from Hawaii

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Practical
    • Retains Shape
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Bad Design
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasions
    • Wear To Work

    This dress is so cute on the model, but it was too big and not fitted enough. I ordered it in black, and, to be honest, it looked more like a funeral dress than the cute and classic work dress I was hoping for. I ended up returning, even though I really wanted it to work! A smaller size might have been better.

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too large
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Retro Chic

    By Emily

    from Illinois

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Design
    • Practical
    • Retains Shape
    • Washes Well
    • Well Made
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Night Out
      • Wear To Work

      Really cute dress. It seems to run large. I usually wear at 14 but after the last dress I ordered was too big, I ordered both a 14 and 12. The 12 fit perfect. I love the fabric and color. I almost passed it by since it was shown online in black. You can't see the details of the dress in that picture -I'm glad I looked at it in the magenta ( which is what I chose). I think this may look cuter with a belt. It looks great with tights and heeled Mary Janes.

      • Age:
      • 45-54 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
       
      5.0

      Many Compliments

      By Brooke

      from New York

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Practical
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        I always get compliments when I wear this cute dress.

        • Age:
        • 45-54 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        5.0

        Very Flattering Dress!

        By Erin

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Design
        • Practical
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          I ordered this dress in a 6L in the Black/Grey color because the stock of 6R was depleted. The 6L will need to be hemmed, but overall the proportions still work for my frame and the dress is very flattering. It doesn't cling, but hangs well due to the heft of the fabric. I will not need to wear spanx to look good in this dress! 5'4" 145 lbs

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          5.0

          Beautiful! Perfect!

          By Rebekah229

          from Modesto, CA

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Design
          • Practical
          • Well Made
          • Wrinkle Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wear To Work

            I just received this dress last night; I tried it on and LOVED it! I have it on now, at work, and have already received compliments! It is really cute and true to size (I am 5'4" and 138 lbs.; I ordered a size 8R and it fits me perfect). I ordered it in the magenta and it is a beautiful shade that looks like what is pictured. The collar is super-cute, too...the only thing is, is that it would have been nice if the collar went all the way around the neckline, but it is still really cute and smart looking.

            • Age:
            • 35-44 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Style Driven
             
            4.0

            Really cute -- maybe too girlish?

            By MaggieT.

            from Western Mass

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              This dress is really cute. I like the shape (it's flattering), the little under-bust seam in front is a nice touch, and the piped collar is adorable. But I have to say: I thought the A-line shape plus the piped collar would look pretty and a little sophisticated, but somehow they end up looking a little bit girlish in a non-good way. So I ended up returning it, even though I did like the dress! Maybe if the skirt were a little straighter? Anyway, it's cute and seems like it would wear well. And it runs true to size.

              • Age:
              • 45-54 yrs old
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Style Driven
               
              5.0

              Perfect Dress

              By Jen121314

              from Long Island, New York

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Design
              • Practical

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                This is an absolutely gorgeous dress! The pink color is beautiful, especially with the blue piping. The tighter bodice and A-line skirt creates a flattering shape. The only concern I have is that the back zipper comes down far, creating a a tiny bulge where it ends near my bottom. That tends to happen to me with anything that has a long zipper, so maybe it's just me. However, the rest of the dress is so perfect, I will not hesitate to keep it. I'm so glad I didn't pass this one up. For reference, I'm about 5'2" and 110 lbs; the 2R fits like a glove.

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Style Driven
                 
                4.0

                Pretty and feminine

                By Mom in law

                from Houston

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Design
                • Practical
                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wear To Work

                  I was afraid this dress would look dowdy, but it's not. It's a very flattering cut and makes the waist look small, and the material is nice and drapey. I bought the navy and grey and I preferred the navy-- without a contrasting color on the collar, the grey seemed a little too severe.

                  • Age:
                  • 35-44 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Style Driven
                   
                  4.0

                  Cute and comfortable!

                  By Tracey

                  from Milwaukee WI

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Practical
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wear To Work

                    This is a cute dress to wear to work - the collar is what makes it really stand out. Also, the skirt flares a little more than I generally wear but not much and looks nice.

                    • Age:
                    • 45-54 yrs old
                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Comfort vs Style:
                    • Style Driven

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