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WH640
(Was $148.00 ) now $59.20 to $88.80

A fabulous new frock with a flattering Fifties inspired fit and our proudest print moment - the Blue Riviera - inspired by a vintage print from Creative Director, Justine’s 1940s laundry bag.

  • Outer 100% cotton
  • Lining 100% cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust and waist with a full skirt
  • Sleeveless
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Pleat detail at waist
  • Deep V neckline at back
  • Concealed back zip
  • Side pockets
  • 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 PET2 R4 PET4 R4 L6 PET6 R6 L8 PET
Front length363936½39½42½3739¾42¾37¼
Chest circumference33½33½35353536½36½36½38¼
Waist circumference26½26½28282829½29½29½31
Hem circumference81½81½83½83½83½85½85½85½87½
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length40¼4337¾40¾43½41¼44¼41¾44¾
Chest circumference38¼38¼40¼40¼40¼424244½44½
Waist circumference313133333335¼35¼37½37½
Hem circumference87½87½89½89½89½91¾91¾9494
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length42½45¼46
Chest circumference474747
Waist circumference404042½
Hem circumference96½96½98¾

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.1

(based on 271 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (202)
  • Great design (180)
  • Well made (150)
  • Practical (111)
  • Durable (61)

Cons

  • Poor fit (39)
  • Bad design (16)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (219)
  • Wear to work (118)
  • Night out (97)
  • Special occasions (85)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (177 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (141), Casual dresser (67), Trendy/stylish dresser (41)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (134), Style driven (100)

Reviewed by 271 customers

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2.0

Nothing like the picture

By ElvisLoveChild

from Washington DC

About Me Classic Dresser

See all my reviews

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    The dreary colors of this dress don't approach the bright, vivid hues in the photo. The colors were all more faded, muted and grayed. Nowhere near the sunny fabric depicted in this picture. I liked the crisp fabric and tiny pleats in the skirt, but the top of the size 14 dress ballooned on my 38D chest. So, back it went.

    • Age:
    • 45-54 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too large
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
     
    4.0

    Colors are not as bright as the pic

    By dotters

    from Atlanta

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Retains Shape
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Ordered the long and it was too long, awaiting the replacement!

      • Age:
      • 55-64 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      4.0

      Fun sundress!

      By sampk

      from Chicago

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Great sundress -- can be dressed up or dressed down.
        Extremely soft and comfortable.

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        4.0

        I would wear & buy product again

        By Sheller

        from San diego

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Well Made
        • Wrinkle Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Night Out

          Liked a lot

          • Age:
          • 65 yrs and older
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          5.0

          Best summer dress!

          By Violin Mom

          from Seattle

          About Me Casual Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            LOVE this, very light and comfortable for hot days. Thank you for the pockets, and the 100% cotton (less viscose please)! I hang it to dry and it does not need to be ironed. It covers bra straps perfectly, so it doesn't require anything underneath. Nicely disguises a mommy tummy- love the neckline (not too low or high) and V in back. I do not find the lining constricting as do some other reviewers. I bought the yellow flower print (adore) and have ordered the blue geo because I wear it so much. PLEASE make this again next summer in more prints.

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

            Cute but too boxy

            By LawyerLisa

            from Washington

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              I just adore the fun print of this dress and really wanted it to work. The 16L was much too boxy so I exchanged for a 14L, which fit better, but was still not a flattering look. I'm pear shaped and instead of curvy I looked squarish. Back it goes. Pretty dress, but not the right style for me.

              • Age:
              • 45-54 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels too large
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Style Driven
               
              3.0

              Had high hopes.

              By It's Me

              from Seattle, WA, USA

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Practical
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Special Occasions

              This dress looks so sweet on the model in the photo, but her arms are up, so it looks like it fits her more closely than it does. It was very loose fitting around my waist, and I'm shapely, with weight proportional, and then you add the ton of fabric in the skirt with the added lining and on my 5'3" frame, I looked like the dress was wearing me. Yuck, looked awful on me. I tried it with flats, I tried it with 4" platforms, I tried it with 3.5" cork wedges, and nothing helped the situation. I think you have to be fairly thin to pull it off, and maybe go down a size (I couldn't due to my bust). It's such a lovely dress, and very retro, and I actually thought about keeping despite its drawbacks. Also, though it's machine washable, it requires line drying (I don't need more things to put on a drying rack).

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

              Retro Fun!

              By Frog Girl

              from Washington D.C.

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Design
              • Wrinkle Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Vacations
                • Wear To Work

                I am so in love with this print and the matching retro cut. This dress seems to run a little small relative to some other styles I own in the same size so I had to lose a little weight to be able to finally wear it. Super flirty and fun. I think depending on your work environment you might be able to make it more work ready with a fitted jacket or cardi. Now that it's on sale, I'm thinking of getting it in a smaller size for next summer since the weight loss is continuing.

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels too small
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                4.0

                Pretty print, but duller color in person

                By londonlove

                from Philadelphia

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                I had been eyeing the Blue Riviera dress for a long time and was thrilled when the dress went on sale. I accidentally ordered it in regular instead of petite, and at 5'3 the length is odd - a couple of inches past the knee. Instead of returning it I'll probably just get it hemmed. The print is lovely, but it's definitely more muted than what you see on your screen -it's not so bright, which I was expecting.

                 
                4.0

                Beautifully made, didn't work for me.

                By Jackie the seeker of style

                from Michigan, usa

                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
                  • Wear To Work

                  I loved the modesty and design of this dress, especially for my hourglass shape. It hid my hips and thighs marvelously. I had ordered the 8R and it was just a tad tight in the waist and the zipper stuck horribly, so I returned it to try the 10R. The waist was perfect, but the shoulder was too big. Beautiful dress, just not right for my body. I am 5'6", 155 lbs, and 36B.

                  • Age:
                  • 35-44 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels too small
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Style Driven

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