Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hinterland Dress Review

Hi dolls, how are you? Hope you're having a great weekend so far! I was so excited to finally get some time to visit Anthropologie once again. I was on a mission, ladies. I've been eyeing that lovely new Rebekah Maylses Hinterland Dress since it first appeared online a week ago. Alas, it sold out immediately, but I was bound and determined to track it down at a local store.

I made a few calls and was very happy to learn that it was at the 5th Avenue store in a variety of sizes. I practically flew downtown, nearly plowing down crowds of tourists in my path.;)

I was really hoping this dress would work for me. By all online appearances, this had the makings of the perfect dress. A gorgeous pattern, comfortable material, a super sexy shape to show off an hourglass figure...but in person, it wasn't QUITE the dream dress that I envisioned. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't "to die for," either.

My main issue was the fit on the bottom. See, ladies, I am a pretty slim girl all around, but my booty could give J Lo or Kim Kardashian a run for their money. I first tried on a size 0 and the fit on top was perfect, but I could barely pull the skirt over my behind. If I took one step, that dress would have torn right in half! Only half-kidding there. I was really hoping for better luck with the 2, but it just wasn't meant to be. It basically fit all right on top (slightly big, but I could have lived with it), but I felt like my butt was on display. I mean, it was stretching the limitations of that fabric big time. Feeling desperate, I tried on the 4 and it was way too big. I would have needed $70 in alterations to make it work, and I fear it would have changed the shape of the dress.

So, despite the pretty print, I sadly had to leave this one at the store. Sigh. It sounds really silly, but I feel so letdown when I pin my hopes on a dress and it doesn't work out.

Hope you all have better luck with your must-have items. Let me know if you found something amazing!


  1. Ha I was thinking about locating this dress the moment I get my paycheck next know how sad I was when I splurged how little I get to spend on the week's Anthro sale and found out I just missed this dress? Emmm I guess I feel a bit better now? ;-P
    I might still give this dress a try though if I find it in my local stores next weekend~ ~

  2. Definitely give it a try. It is a cute dress!

  3. I hate falling in love with something online getting to the store and realizing it's not what you dreamed of. Such a bummer.

    Better luck next time.

  4. Awww...but, it looks like a YOU dress - with your hair, and figure...if you don't like the way it fits, I'm not even trying! What a rip-off.....