MADE BY EILEEN FISHER EXCLUSIVELY FOR GARNET HILL A modern update to an easy knit, this dress in washable Italian wool swings with accordion pleat detailing.
This dress has a more relaxed fit than pictured, and is knit of lightweight Italian wool.
I purchased this when it went on sale. The fact that you can wash it and it's wool is great! At 4'11" I am petite, but I am also athletic, so I don't have skinny bird arms. I ordered the dress in a PM and a regular S. Normally the only difference in fit might be hem and arm length. The length on both dresses was the same, just above the knee. Of course on someone 5'6" that would make the regular S about 5" above the knee. I am returning the PM as the arms are a little tighter then I like them. The dress looks great with boots or shoes, and I like to wear tights with it. Oh! It would also look good with skinny leggings or pants too. Hope this review is helpful.
I ordered this dress in graphite (dark gray) and loved it so much, I immediately ordered another one in evening (deep blue/med. navy). It is the perfect dress for work to dinner to whatever. Dress it up or dress it down. It's very flattering and easy to wear. Wool, yet lightweight enough to wear in 80 degree weather. It's fit is typical for Eileen Fisher (runs big but true to EF size chart), but in this dress, if you're between sizes, you can order down a size.
I am 5'4" and 128lbs and I bought an XS. It fits fine but I do wish the waist was a little more defined/fitted. Very soft material but it is thin so might need a slip. It's a very comfortable dress that will look good with tights and/or boots. I'll be able to wear it fall, winter and spring.
I just purchased my third of these dresses. I bought one each year for the last three fall seasons and the oldest one still looks like new.
This is great for travel and I love the way it looks. I am very sensitive to wool and do not find these to be particularly itchy. Also, I have never found that these cling to my tights as some of the reviewers stated. The wool is nice, but it almost feels like crepe and is not a soft fuzzy wool. I actually prefer this feel and find it looks very polished and does not pick up much lint. The weight is great for fall and winter in Florida, but I have also layered my dresses with silk blouses and fitted tees for travel in cooler places.
I am 5'5" and 125 pounds and purchased the size small. It looks just the models' dresses on me. I think it would be too tight in the shoulders and sleeves if I went down a size, and the loose, swingy style is my preference.
My husband bought me this dress as a gift so I felt obligated to keep it. He usually does very well buying for me at Garnet Hill and Eileen Fisher but this time it was a total bust. I have tried to wear this dress several times but inevitably take it off and wear something else instead. The fabric of this one just doesn't work. It's a bit scratchy for wool so light. The dress clings to tights (even with static guard) yet is far too transparent to wear with bare legs. A slip doesn't resolve the issues. So I have stored this dress in my closet for several months but have never worn it. I doubt I ever will. I wish I had returned it but just didn't want to hurt my husband's feelings.
Response from Garnet Hill:By Lorna, Customer Liaison, June 6, 2015
I purchased two of these dresses when first reduced because they looked great for travel. Are a bit spendy at full price. But I love the ease of this dress that can take me anywhere from casual to business to dinner with some dynamic jewelry or a colorful scarf. Wearing it now and feeling fabulous. Please have this available in navy in the fall!
I am tempted to buy this dress in multiple colors. Living in Texas, this is the perfect dress for fall and winter, lightweight quality wool. Looks good on my curvy body, loose but not baggy--downright flattering!
I lusted after this dress for a loooong time before finally ordering one. Wow, can this be worn in a lot of ways. Tights, shooties, boots, scarves, long necklaces, pashmina, jacket. It can be dressed up or down, boho chic or workplace appropriate. I receive so compliments each time I wore it. The fabric is not too warm/heavy, it is Comfortable (notice the capital "C"), and the fit is flattering. Waiting for later this year to purchase another in blue or grey.
This dress is so beautiful on and fits me perfectly! The material is soft and is holding up well! I wear them all the time and wish I could have bought the dress in Navy but it was sold out! Is a dress that you can wear anywhere and I look forward to taking it with me when I go traveling too! Worth every penny!
I just returned to the site to buy a second dress in a different color but it is sold out...! I can understand why. I bought this in brown and it is a beautiful dress with a great silhouette. Looks terrific with a big scarf and boots, or a lovely necklace and dress heels! Love, love!
I bought the small, which was my True Fit recommendation. This dress #1 is absolutely not worth the full price and #2 even the small was enormous. It was like I was wearing a wool sack. And so thin...I was so disappointed that I sent it back the day it arrived. Such a shame as I had been looking forward t a new winter staple.
Response from Garnet Hill:By Lorna, Customer Liaison, February 14, 2015
We provide garment measurements under the "Measurements" tab, as another source to assist you in getting the right fit.
love this dress, it's comfortable, a good length, and i can wear it for work, or also for casual occasions. It is flattering on me-I am 5' tall and a size 2p i usually wear it with boots and tights. i have it in black and just got it in the navy color. please be warned that the website picture makes the navy dress look much lighter and blue rather than a dark navy, which is disappointing as I'd wanted a little more variety but i like the dress enough to just keep it.
Love the idea of this dress, love the details, length and drape. Sadly it is not for me. I read Ivet's review from 11/26/14 saying how well she likes it on her full figured frame and purchased it on that recommendation. I too, am a busty gal, but this dress hangs horribly on me, the empire waist hits me at just the wrong place (mid bust) and the whole thing pulls backwards. Just awful. Eileen Fisher is a great designer, just not for bodies like mine. Back it goes.
Response from Garnet Hill:By Lorna, Customer Liaison, January 17, 2015
We're sad to hear this item did not work for you. Please remember our exchanges are always freight free and we have many other items to choose from. If you need assistance please contact us at 1.800.870.3513.
Great dress. Comfortable, 3/4 sleeve length is perfect-don't have to worry about sleeves that are too long. Nice woven wool which is warm but not too warm. Can be dressed up or not. Looks great with scarf and boots.