This dress is so pretty! However it does run very small. It was tight in the sleeves as well as the bust. I normally wear an XL in the smocked dresses like Roselyn or Madeline. This one fit about two sizes smaller than that. I do love the pattern and the different color tiers. I plan on wearing it for Easter!
Perfect gender reveal dress! This dress is so high quality and the smocking is absolutely gorgeous. It was so pretty for my gender reveal and I got so many complements.
Love this dress! I read reviews and because of the tighter smocking on this dress, I decided to size up. I probably could have stayed true to size but I like a little more room in the bust so I'm happy with it!
The Emily is one of my all time favorites! It is so soft and the quality is amazing! The colors are spot on for spring!
Lots of people size down in the smocked style like the Madeline or lani. I would not reccomended sizing down. It’s a much tighter smock than those ones. I stayed TTS. And how dang cute!
I LOVE how fun and unique this dress is! I usually wear a size XL in Ivy City Co and that’s what I purchased here. While it does fit, it’s a lot tighter in the bust than the others I have, so be aware when sizing. The smocking doesn’t have a ton of give. Still, loving it so much and can’t wear to wear it around!
This was my first order, buy definitely won't be my last. I absolutely love this dress!
I wanted to love this dress on me, ended up ordering a size Large after reading several reviews that said the chest ran tighter than normal.. I'm a size 36E, but the large was too big on me, around the front part of my shoulders and in the upper back part of the dress. Also the sleeves were way too pufffy for me, felt like my head and neck were drowing on them :(. Maybe the medium would've looked better, but I didn't want to take a chance again, so returned it. I loved the skirt part of it though, very full and had a lot of body (more than I expected).
This dress is beautiful is TTS I ordered size XXL and fit good, is very tight in the smocking area
Lovely dress but didn't love it like others do. It seemed to run smaller than other Ivy City dresses I'm worn and bought. I'm wearing a large but it still felt a big tight to me when I usually wear medium/large in Ivy City dresses. I am 165 pounds and 5'5". It just didn't feel as flattering on me as I hoped, my arms are a bit chubby and my breasts are larger so I felt like it just wasn't working for me.
This dress is so much fun! At first, I was a tad bit hesitant to buy it because I thought it might be too “little girlish,” but I’m so glad I decided to buy it; it’s just adorable! I’d say it does run true to size, but given the smocked top, I expected it to have more wiggle room than it actually does. Very cute though, and very well-made!
This dress is SO pretty! It has a little shimmer to it that adds to its cuteness. My “smock size” is smaller than usual so I had to size up to my “zipper size” in this.
O.M.G!!!! This dress literally made me speechless when I put it on. It’s so so so pretty and I’m so happy that I got it during the restock. Now I need to save up for matching dresses for my girls. The top is a big more snug than usual but still fits well because of the smocked. I think this is my favorite Ivy dress so far right next to the Aniston
I LOVE this dress!!! It’s perfect for spring and I’m obsessed with pastel colors! Ivy nailed it with this one! The prints are so cute in person and the quality is amazing!
This dress . I waited for a restock and the right sale and I snagged this a month or so before a big corporate visit at my job. This dress stole the show!! I work in retail with people who know fashion. Both women and men commented on how great this dress is. I felt amazing and “put together.” That made for the best combination, especially when I had to make a presentation. I purchased my true size large (36B, medium in most tops, large or 12 in most bottoms) and it fit just right.
I noticed this dress after it was sold out but I clicked the ‘notify me when they come in’ button and one came in! This dress is unlike all others with its different colors of complimentary fabrics but I love patchwork and I love how they all comes together. I especially love its extra-long skirt. It’s perfect!
This dress is so fun. I love the pattern/color blocking. It adds an element of surprise that you don’t expect in dresses. It is a little tight in the arms but I sized down since I wanted this dress so bad and all was left was the medium. I definitely recommend it.
I love Emily dress. Love the layering on this dress. It is very TTS.
I love all the colors on this dress! I stayed TTS because of the tighter smocking and it fits perfect! It is the perfect spring dress!
Love the Emily! Got it when it first launched. Have not worn as I’m pregnant and it’s too snug on my bust! So beautiful! Wearing size L! I would size up if you have a bigger bust. Smocking is a lot tighter then Madeline
Love this dress so much!!! As I walked in the church doors, I was greeted with compliments from both men and women. The women asked me where I got my dress and I said from Ivy City Co. The dress is a show stopper. The quality is 10 out of 10!!! Love the puff sleeves and the sweetheart neckline, it makes me sing like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music. And the most important, I feel beautiful, confident and feminine on this dress. Perfect length too for petites like me. For reference, I'm 5'1, 125 lbs. in XS
I adore this dress. Should have sized up ❤️
My favorite dress ever! So cute! ☀️ Chest is a little tighter
This dress is totally me! Fits perfect. Has little puffed sleeves and is so cute!
I really love the print on this dress! I was so excited to get this one. It’s just perfect for summer. The fit was just not great unfortunately. The top was gaping on me, even with following the size chart. I got it altered so now it works, but I wish I had not needed to.
This smocking is a tighter smocking. I would stick tts! My tts fits snug but not uncomfortable for me! Love it
I love the mixed print on this one and was so excited to get this on Ivy City’s anniversary. I wish it was a perfect fit which is why I gave 4 stars. The top is quite loose even with the smocking. I plan to get it altered because I truly love it, just wish the fit was perfect.
This is one of my favorite dresses and silhouette from Ivy City. Everyone said to say tts because of the tighter smocking but i found it to be to big in the bust and it was gaping, so i exchanged it when it restocked, to a smaller size and i can’t wait to wear it all summer long. The fabric is so soft also. I didn’t find the sleeves to be to tight either. All in all this dress is a 10/10 for me
The Emily is one of my favorites! I wasn't too sure when I first saw it but when I put it on it was instantly love. It was so comfortable to wear and easy for my mini to play in. Both were true to size for us.
Love the dress so much! I feel feminine and beautiful wearing it. It has a cottage core vibe.
If you're petite like me, this dress is perfect for you! I'm 5'1, 127 lbs. and size small is perfect. The length is just right and the sleeves are not overwhelming. The pattern and colors are amazing, perfect for Spring and Summer. I planning to wear it on a photoshoot with my husband.
Love the dress!!! Perfect Summer dress!! It’s true to size. Fits perfectly.
Very cute dress!
Okay, I’ll admit I was skeptical about the pattern. Then I saw everyone posting photos in this and grabbed it while there was ONE in my size and oh my gosh IT IS LOVE. This dress is so stunning, the sleeves bring it to life even more. It’s a favorite for me. The top is a stretchy but not much so get your true to size. This dress is what dreams are made of
I love this dress so much. It’s the pastel creation of my dreams. The smocking on this is tighter than typical smocked dresses, so I’d suggest sizing up. My size up (2X) was sold out so I sized up to a 3X and it still works — just a bit looser. Totally worth the loose-ness, in my opinion.
LOVE this dress! It’s such a high quality, flattering dress and I love how feminine it is. When I saw it, I knew it was one I couldn’t wait on! Like others have said, the smocking on this one is tighter than some of the other dresses, like the sweet Caroline. I would say it’s TTS and probably wouldn’t size down because of the tighter smocking and the elastic on the sleeve.
It’s funny the first time I saw the Emily dress I wasn’t crazy about it. But I kept seeing it advertised and try ons with it and I fell in love! So glad I snatched up this dress when it dropped! It is very well made and a nice fit!
I can’t emphasize enough how much of a must have this Emily dress is! It’s perfect for spring but also summer! I love the design and how well divided each piece of the dress is. It’s neatly stitched and the puffy sleeves add a very elegant, feminine appearance. I had to do nothing to make this dress look good. Got numerous compliments from women and men!
The only slight downside for me was that the sleeves were a little too fitted around my arm. But they weren’t uncomfortable or distracting to an extreme level. The dress itself is comfortable enough to wear the entire day which I did. For a small fit it was just right! Dresses like this one is exactly why I’ve been an Ivy City girl for so many years! Can’t get enough of the goodness of such designs!
On this picture, I am wearing the size medium (my TTS) on the left side and I am wearing the size small on the right side. You can barely notice the difference. It’s more comfortable for me on the medium size. I finally wore the medium size on Mother’s Day to match with my mini. We got so many compliments. People even asked if the dress was custom-made. They are so flowy and comfortable! Definitely recommend them. I would stay TTS or size up if you are between sizes. Gorgeous dress!
I have never been a fan of patchwork garments until I tried this dress. Omg I'm so in love with it, beautiful colors and very comfortable.
The actual dress is lovely. The smocking is very tight and I felt like it kind of flattened my chest. My biggest issue was that the arms holes are SUUUUPER tight. My daughter mini dress had the same issues.
This dress is truely one of my favorite dress!!! The combination of colors are so pretty!! I feel so pretty in it!! Lots of compliment when wearing this dress! It runs a little bit small, but i was able to fit into my TTS. Please make more dress like this IVY!!!!!!
I feel the same as another reviewer that gave this dress 4 stars. I would have given the dress 5 stars based on the fabric, colors and overall design details. There were two minor issues for me. The bodice isn’t as flattering as it could be and cuts me off a little bit and the arms are also quite tight. In the end, there is a lot to love about the dress and I just can't part with it, so I can live with a couple of minor issues.
THIS DRESS IS EVERYTHING!!! I wanted this for so long and it surpassed my expectations! From the patchwork to how comfy the dress is, this is a must-have! The sizing was good! I stuck to my true to size: XS! I’m 5’4, 33B, and 25W.
Beautiful dress! Lightweight and airy. Nice structure through the bust.
This is my favorite ivy city dress! It’s comfortable, flattering and the pattern is amazing! I find every excuse to wear it
TTS. Tighter smocking. Very pretty print. Wish it was cotton or linen. The lining is blue so it makes the yellow not as yellow/bright.
Tighter smocking, but I stayed TTS. It’s pretty, but I wish it were a cotton/linen.
The lining is blue which makes the yellow fabric not as yellow.
I initially ordered a size small on this dress because of the smocking. However, the smocking is super tight on this one. It still fits as you can see on the picture but it's tight. I would stay TTS for a more relaxed fit. The dress is absolutely beautiful. I love the design and color! For reference my bust is 34B and my waist is 30 inches.
I love this dress so much!! I got a medium and it fits gorgeous. This is my first smock dress and I’m a fan. The sleeve are almost too tight so maybe if you have larger arms, size up. The colors are incredible!
Ahhh the Emily! I waited so long for her but she didn’t disappoint. I love everything about this dress. The colors, the look, the fitted bodice. I will say that you cannot size down - I got my TTS but I’d size up if you’re in between.
As everyone else has said, this dress does have tighter smocking than others so I would definitely stay TTS. The sleeves feel a little tighter than normal as well, but overall feel good. The details in this dress aee too die for though! The fabric is lightweight and soft and it feels like the perfect summer dress. For reference I am 5'6", 123 lbs and wearing a size small.
My actual new favorite dress! The smocking is a tight smocking, but my TTS fits perfectly. So flattering and the patchwork and little eyelet details are perfect.
I didn’t think the puff sleeves were very flattering for me, but I love the pattern! The smocking was definitely not as stretchy as usual but I still went with my usual size and it fit fine.
I love this dress! It’s beautiful. It is smocking but it runs small. I bought a medium and fits snug, but not uncomfortable. It’s flattering and perfect for spring and summer. If you are in between sizes go up.
This is such a cute dress. I love all of the different fabrics my husband really likes it too.
I got my TTS - it’s a tighter smocking than the others like Madeline so I’m glad I didn’t try to size down. Love this one. I feel so pretty!
Such a cute dress! The smocking is tighter than some of their other smocked dresses, so I definitely recommend getting your regular size, not sizing down. The shoulders are a little poofy for my taste, but they're growing on me. :)
I wanted to love this one so badly but sadly the fit is off and doesn’t fit like all my other ivy city dresses. My regular size was super tight in the waist and arms. (The smocking doesn’t have as much give/stretch on this one as others do).
So I sized up, which fit better in the waist but then the bust area was gaping really badly and didn’t work at all. The sleeve holes were also still pretty tight even when I sized up.
Darling design and fabric and I even considered ways in which I could maybe have it altered to make it work, but decided against it. Sad to send it back because it’s so cute and the fabric/patterns are even cuter in person.
I actually sized up one so the bodice would be longer. So glad I did as the smocking is tight! I’d say go tts or up one! It’s so darling!! I love the pink ruffle that ties it all together! Comfy and cute!
Okay guys- I hate giving this four stars but it’s not a knock out of the park for me. The patchwork and colors and overall look is SO five stars- but the only reason I gave it a 4 is because it’s a really awkward fit..& that’s the most important thing in a 5 star review..is how the dress makes me feel. I’m 5’4, 120lbs and a 32C for reference & the bodice just isn’t very flattering and cuts me off a little bit. I won’t return it because I’m in love with the beautiful colors and details but I wish the bodice was designed a little longer and able to be more flattering. I don’t think I’d have any luck sizing up since I’m a true small, but if you’re in between sizes- do that.
Finally the Emily, I couldn't wait to get this dress! The color blocking, the floral material, the flow, the comfort, the smocked bodice and the puff sleeves are perfection. I could have gone up or stayed true to size since it was a tight smocking. Let me just go grab a straw hat for a sunny picnic in the Emily
First of all, this dress is so dreamy. The design and color are perfect for spring. Unfortunately it's a little too tight. Since the medium is sold out, I may keep the small one. I would not size down on this one since the smocking is definitely tighter than mariposa.
The print on this dress was even more cute in person! The details on the sleeves are amazing as well! However, the fit of the dress on me was a little off. The cut of the neckline left gaping sections on both corners. I think it is an adorable dress! But this one is just not for me unfortunately so I will be returning it.
Wearing my tts XL. Smocking is tighter then Madeline but it’s sooo cute. I would size up.
This dress is so lovely I love it it runs just a little big in the bust , the ruffle in the front is that touch of sweet pretty and sleeves are beautiful , I would size down one size I tried to get one size down and it was sold out by 9:15 am on launch day 4/14 Beautiful!
The print and silhouette is so cute!! The smocking is tighter.. you would be okay with keeping your regular size or sizing down. I wish it was cotton or linen though. A little bummed with the type of fabric that was used.