Absolutely love this dress! It doesn’t have a zipper anywhere, so it’s a bit difficult to get in and out of, but it’s so worth it! Excellent quality and it fits wonderfully. Would recommend!
Such a gorgeous dress! It’s the perfect winter maxi dress, and I love how flowy and soft it is. The only drawback for me was that the sleeves were tight and a bit too short. Other than that it was perfect!
I actually really like this dress. The body of the dress fits really well. The wrap style neckline is not baggy and reveals just the right amount. This is a perfect dress for cooler months because there feels like there are so many layers of fabric. I only have two issues with this dress. 1) I should have looked to see how long this dress is. I am far too short/ this dress is far too long. 2) The upper part of the sleeves are too tight and the fabric is not stretchy to accommodate for that.
I’m size 22/24 and 5’9”. I ordered a 3X. This dress Fit loose and so comfy. My favorite features are the material and length! The dress was a little more low cut in the front than I would like, but that may be because it felt like I ordered a size too big. Even with my 3in heels I wore with this dress, I found myself stepping on the bottom hem. Still love love wearing it!!
It's a beautiful dress - the arms were tight at the top and wide at my wrists. I think ivy struggles with scaling their sleeves for larger sizes. BUT I kept it and have worn it a few times and everyone loves it! It's long and flows, a princess dress!
Loveeee the flair! Color, couldn’t wait to wear it. This compared to another i got in the same size was a bit tight on chest otherwise true to size.
Such a pretty maxi dress! The material is so soft and very slimming. I’m wearing my “zipper size” here. I’m 5’2” for reference.
Just love this dress - ordered whilst in UK to friend in US so only just got it - but love it - bought it to wear on a Norwegian Fjords Cruise and having sleeves thought it would work better - tried it on and I love it - will add photos once worn properly. Thank you again Ivy City for a lovely dress and making me feel special.
Is a pretty dress and love the colors but is way to long…..I am 5’5 and never have to purchase petite clothes.I am very sad and disappointed this was my first purchase and since I had gotten this dress on sale I can’t return,I probably won’t buy again.
This is a very beautiful dress, I also have the same silhouette in the Lavender Fields. I do feel that the sleeves are so tight I can barely move and they have no stretch, so I need to fix them to be able to wear the dress. I love a maxi dress and this one is a go to!
Stunning dress! It is so flowy and lovely. I normally order dresses in a 4 or 6. I ordered this one in a small. The sleeves are extremely tight around my bicep area. I do not carry weight in my upper half — more pear shaped with curvy hips/thighs. So it is curious to me that the sleeves are so tight. But it will still work. I’ll just have to be careful not to make any sudden movements or a seam might rip. Still very pleased with the dress and can’t wait to wear it next winter!
Way too small in the shoulders.
I love this dress - how much fabric it has, the print, how it twirls! Two notes for future design: the upper arms are oddly snug. I managed to fit my small-to-average size arms in the sleeves, but just barely. The length is also made for very tall girls. I'm 5'5" and will probably need to have it hemmed pretty significantly if I want it to be ankle length. For now, I manage to just hold it up while I walk. I think if I lived in Utah and had tried this on in the store, I would have passed due to the length and snug arms. But after paying shipping, and facing return shipping plus a restocking fee if I return it, I decided to keep it.
I love this dress! It is absolutely beautiful and was perfect for Christmas. Only thing was that the arms were incredibly tight. I had to size up from my normal size of L to an XXL for my arms to fit in the dress - so just make that note before buying.
This dress is flattering and can so easily be dressed up or down
a little too small for me in the arms
I am in love with this dress! It feels amazing and so high quality. I love how much fabric there is, it makes go fun twirl contests with my kids. It’s definitely a winter staple.
Love it! Great fabric. Nice style. Sucks it’s so obviously a Christmas dress. But I’ll still wear it year round lol
Bought this dress in both my size and mini size for my daughter. We love them both and think they are amazing, elegant, and cute. I incorporated our dresses into some of my engagement session outfits. The result was beautiful pictures.
I'm really sad about this dress. All my other dresses from Ivy are size Medium, but the arms on this were SOO tight. I couldn't even pull it on fully because the arms were squeezing. The length was fine, the fit everywhere else was fine too. But I would size up if you have muscular or larger arms.
The fabric/ pattern is BEAUTIFUL tho.
Beautiful light weigh dress. Perfect for winter months! I have long arms and thought the sleeves were a little short. Almost a 3/4 length for me. 5'8" 135 lbs in a small.
The dress fits well except that it is a bit tight at the arms. I really like it and appreciate for the sale price!
Beautiful dress - the pattern is nice, the fabric is thick. Silhouette when you have it on is great! The size is a bit small. It was my first time buying from Ivy City Co, but compared to other brands that I shop at (abercrombie, loft, gap, jcrew) the shoulder feels small. The dress fabric has no stretch and it is constructed to fit tight. If you are in-between sizes, def. go up. I think I can even go up 2 sizes in this dress.
I’m a M/L and bought a large. 5’10” 180 lbs
The arms are so tight I could barely get it on, let alone wear it out anywhere. So sad. I was looking forward to matching my mini, but bought this on final sale. This is my first purchase so I’m not sure how true to size it is with their other dresses.
Everything is very forgiving in terms of sizing except the shoulders and bust. Although I could wear it, the shoulders demanded perfect posture and minimal movement. Carrying a 2 year old in the dress was difficult with the neckline. I loved matching my daughter but I wish the cut was just a little more modest. I'll be putting in some stitches to keep the ladies from popping out.
I love this dress. Very comfortable and of good quality.
I was so excited about this dress. I purchased one for me and my daughter and I sized up for both. The arms are SO small its a waste for both of us. There definitely should be a warning about this on the website. It's so frustrating.
I love this dress! The only issue is the sleeves are too short (I'm skinny, but long-limbed), which makes them hard to button. I couldn't go a size bigger though, otherwise the top would be too big.
I bought this dress for me and my three girls. I have a 16 year old, an 11 year old, and a 6 year old. I was so please that I was able to purchase something matching that was flattering for all of us. We all wore them to church on Sunday and received SO many compliments. My oldest daughter is now searching the website for a prom dress. Shipping was fast. The dress is very high quality.
This dress is perfection! I stayed true to my size XS. I am 5 foot and 120lbs. Was a little nervous the chest wouldn’t work but it was great! Have gotten many compliments and even wore it just to go get a burger!
Definitely would say it runs small. Says it’s stretchy but not in one section. I’d return but bought during final sale
Beautiful dress, show stopping and so many compliments when I wear it. The arms and shoulders run small so wear your normal plus or size up.
The sleeves opening is too small, and the sleeve is too tight for an XL dress. The proportions haven't been changed enough for the larger size change of the dress. That needs to be considered as the dress size has been enlarged. I've heard so much about your dresses and I'm very disappointed.
Ok. I love this dress LOVE it. It's one of my very favorite dresses in my closet. The cut, the colors, the feminine lines, amount of fabric in the skirt-all perfection. However, I sized up after reading the reviews about the arms being small. I am sooo glad I did. I have normal sized arms - I'm am average /smallish, 42 yr old, mom of 5, person with an athletic build. I exercise daily and lift weights regularly, but am by no means a body builder. If I had gotten my normal sz (small) the arms would have been super uncomfortable. Unless you have really boney arms and really small bones, do yourself a favor and size up on this style.
This dress is lovely. unfortunately the armpit and sleeves are a little snugger than they look in the photos.
Holly Berry is so beautiful! A true Ivy classic and a winter staple you need to have in your closet. I’m 5’5” and the length is perfect in heals.
So happy I finally snagged this dress! I got an XS which is my true to size but probably could have sized down. Kept true to size for pregnancy/nursing. Beautiful dress.
It pains me to write this review but it’s necessary so others can make informed purchases!
First, this dress is stunning. The pattern is beautiful and it’s wonderfully made. I love the details of the wrists on the sleeves.
Having said that, I can’t imagine how anyone can fit into the arms unless their arms are very thin relative to the rest of their body.
I ordered a size small and couldn’t get the dress on because the sleeves were so tight.
I exchanged for a medium and i could just barely get the dress on. But the sleeves were way too tight to the point where it’s not wearable. I’d tear it if I moved wrong.
For reference, I’m 5’3” 145 lbs (post Partum). While I have a fair amount of muscle from lifting, I carry my weight in my legs. According to the size charts, I’d fit into an XS, but sized up to a Small to be comfortable (then exchanged for M which was still too small). My biceps are 11.75 inches for reference.
A medium was too big everywhere else, so I won’t be exchanging for a L. And i have a feeling a Large would still be too tight in the arms.
I am so disappointed. This dress would be amazing if it was a true lantern sleeve. From the elbow down, the sleeve is perfect. It feels like this dress has a manufacturing defect or something. The sleeves are just unusually tight.
I really hope Ivy City adjusts the fit of this style to make the sleeves fully lantern sleeves all the way to the shoulder. This is such a gorgeous dress otherwise!!!
Well made, and so festive. It’s a dress I think would look good on any body type. It’s a great dress!
The dress is beautiful, but the sleeves are uncomfortably small. Way too tight!
I love this dress! I have been eyeing it for a while and when it went on sale I knew I had to get it. It runs true to size except for the sleeves are a bit too tight. Besides that it is a great dress. :)
Very pretty dress! A little tight in the arms.
LOVE this dress! It is adorable and fits well. The lining makes it feel so luxurious and high quality.
Beautiful dress! Love the pattern, so much fabric. At 5'4 I can only wear this comfortably with heels, otherwise I'd need it hemmed a few inches. Biggest issue is how very very very tight the arms are! I bought a medium, my true size, and the dress fit great everywhere except for the arms. My bicep area felt like it would explode if I made one wrong move. Not sure why the sleeves are so tight, but otherwise a beautiful dress.
This dress is beautiful and flattering. I wore it for Christmas Eve Mass (my daughters have the minis) and I wore it to my niece's winter wedding. Dressy yet very comfortable with a full skirt, which was fun for dancing at the reception. I said it runs small in this review, but just in the arms/shoulders. I am pear-shaped, so the dress fits me perfectly and is true to size. I would size up if your upper body is larger than your lower body. The material feels luxurious and hangs really well. I got at least 5 compliments on it.
This was the perfect holiday dress! I wore it for maternity pics since we were having a baby close to Christmas. I would size up if you are full term but it still fit well in my regular size too.
Very pretty dress, with a few sizing issues. I am 5’8”, 135 lbs, bra size 32C, and usually wear a small in tops, medium in bottoms. I originally ordered a small and had to return for a medium because the dress was too tight in the bodice and wrists. The medium fits much better, but it is too long for my taste. I’m not at all short, and yet I find that I’m constantly stepping on the hem of the dress if I do anything other than walk on a flat surface. I will likely have it tailored to a slightly shorter length. I imagine someone who is average to short would absolutely drown in the length of this dress. Overall, pretty dress, lovely pattern, but beware of the unique sizing issues.
I usually wear a small but ended up getting the XS and it fits great. This dress is so comfy and easy just to throw on and go. I ordered the matching one for my daughter too and she loves hers. The fit is great too!
This my first ivy city dress and it did not disappoint! I felt so great in the dress and loved having a matching for my Mini & another ivy city for my littlest baby! Can’t wait to buy more!
The arms are tight compared to the rest of the dress
I wish in the bigger sizes they allotted for that. Besides the small arms, the dress is magnificent.
The last time I received that many compliments on a dress was my wedding day. It was absolutely PERFECT. So flattering. I can’t wait to purchase another dress from here!
This is a perfect winter dress. The colors are not bold and I love how the dress “bounces” when you walk. The fit is almost perfect. The top is a little big as I’m small chested. An x-small would have been too tight on my shoulders. I’m 5’6”, 127, and a lean athletic build.
The sleeves are VERY small. I ordered up a size when reading the reviews and still couldn’t fit my arms in the arm holes. So sad as I loved this dress.
This dress feels so luxurious! I really love it. That fabric is fab. My only problem is that the sleeves run a little tight in the upper arm.
This dress has been on my wishlist for a while now, and I snapped it up while it was on sale. I followed everyone’s advice and sized up one size due to the arms fitting small, and while the dress bodice was a tad oversized, the sleeves were still quite snug. That’s why I went with four stars. However, that being said, after wearing it for a little while, the sleeves weren’t uncomfortable, and I felt like the sleeves being a bit more fitted at the top complemented the sleeve silhouette nicely. Overall, the dress is flattering, it was comfortable, the fabric is pretty, the skirt is enjoyably voluminous, and I hope to get lots of use from this dress in the winter months!
This dress was better than I anticipated.
Beautiful dress. Great quality. I have a 6 week old and am nursing. This dress makes feeding baby easy.
I love, love, love this dress! It’s beautiful and flattering. As other reviewers have stated, the upper arms run VERY tight and do not have any stretch. Other than that, it’s extremely comfortable and absolutely lovely.
Love this dress!! I wore it to church on Christmas Day. The sleeves fit small so I had to order a larger size and do have to hem it up a bit. I’m 5’4’’ and had on 3” heals and it was still too long.
We absolutely love this dress!! Perfect for getting dressed up for the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve.
Dress definitely Runs small in the arms- may want to size up!
This dress is BEAUTIFUL! Got the mini for my daughter as well. We got so many compliments at church about how flattering it was. My only note.. is the sleeves were too tight. I took some of the fabric from the belt and added some to the sleeve. I would just size up if you have trouble with tight sleeves!
My daughter and I loved this dress so much we both bought it. This dress is so comfortable and flattering and I love the pattern.
My daughter saw this dress and fell in love, once we got it she loved it even more. It fits true to size, is beautiful on & is perfect for AZ winters.
I’m usually a size large but this dress was super tight. The quality is impeccable and the dress is lovely though. Definitely gonna keep for next year and see if it fits by then lol
This dress is gorgeous and I wanted it to fit so badly! The arms were extremely tight. It would have been perfect had the arms fit looser. The flowy skirt is amazing and the color is gorgeous. It would be nice for someone with very fit arms.
Love this beautiful green dress! Perfect with a pair gold or silver heels, I just had knee surgery,so I had to wear silver flats but it was beautiful and everyone gave me compliments! Thank you Mrs. Johnson
I absolutely love this dress!! It is such a dream to wear!! I would say it runs a little small just because there is no stretch, so I sized up and it is perfect!! The skirt on this dress is so full and fabulous!! A beautiful Christmas dress or one you could wear year round!!
This dress is a beautiful dress that can be worn dressy or more causal. The arms are the only part I would have like different. It runs very tight in the bicep. Other than that it is a beautiful, comfortable and warm winter dress.
I absolutely loved this dress! I am a 3x in almost everything I buy. This dress was SO SMALL in the arms that I went up to a 5x and I’m positive that the arms were the same size as the 3x! The dress itself was so huge I couldn’t wear it. It is a gorgeous dress but unfortunately I will be returning it, I guess this company only make dresses for people with small arms.
The perfect holiday gown and even better I got it for a steal on Black Friday! Obsessed!
I’m normally an XL so that’s what I ordered. This dress definitely runs tight in the arms and across my back. I did keep it and I’m just dealing with the tightness, but it is annoying. Everything else for great.
I agree with another review, sleeves are the slightest bit tight but not too tight to not be able to pick my baby up or put my arms up. Tbh it fit me perfectly. Super cute for an updated family photo. Bought size large and Im 5,2” & 156lbs
This dress is beautiful! Perfect for the holidays! The sleeves are a bit tight compared to pry her dresses but the rest of the fit is tts! Love it!
I absolutely loved this dress, thought it was so beautiful but it just didn’t fit around my arms! I started with the XL (my normal size) and could barely get it on because it was so tight around my upper arms, but it fit perfectly everywhere else. So I tried the XXL and it was a little better but still way too tight on my biceps to be comfortable. Plus the bust became too big with the XXL. I’m super bummed this didn’t work because the fabric is great and the colors and flow of the dress are really so pretty so I really wish the arms fit better!
I absolutely loved this dress when I saw it on! It would have been perfect for Christmas day. However the arms are so incredibly tight I could not pull it down into my armpits the way it should fit. They are exchanging it for me to hopefully have bigger arms but I may have to then alter the midsection as the large fit perfectly everywhere else. I'm bummed to not have it in time for Christmas but happy to hopefully have a better fit.
Beautiful dress but the arms are SO tight, even when sizing up.
Beautiful dress and wonderful fabric! The shoulder and upper arms run small, I would size up.
I’m an athletic 120lbs and 5’3. I went with a size small on this which is one up for my regular Ivy City purchase.
The band around the waist can be a bit tight! The material is very flowy
I love the print and how flowy it is
I wore it for church but it’s good for any occasion ♥️
The is dress is beautiful, nicely finished with buttons, fully lined except for sleeves. It is flattering too. Everyone at my Holiday Garden Club party loved it as did my husband.
The dress is lovey. I had to take it for alterations because it’s too long. Heels did not help. The hem was long in front and back and short on the sides. Strange. The alterations made the hem even and the correct length for my height (5’6”). Good thing I bought the dress on sale.
LOVE this dress! I purchased the adult size and the toddler and they are both adorable. Have received so many compliments. I also love that it is lined all the way down; it makes it feel so much more luxurious.
I sized up and the arms were still SO tight. It’s a beautiful dress but the sizing is way off.
I love this dress but the sleeves are way to tight for my arms. It’s perfect otherwise but I can’t fit my arms in the sleeves. Will probably have to return it.
Love this dress and it’s so fun to be matching with my 8yr old! It’s beautiful and flattering, well-lined, a heavy weight, soft material and warm. Neckline is a bit low; we both needed a cami underneath. And I’d say it runs a bit small. I’m a 12-14 and the XL is perfect.
I love the look of the dress but it just didn't fit me right.
I want to love this dress. The arms are SO tight. I never had issues with my arms so this was surprising. The dress fits perfectly everywhere else so I wouldn’t want to size up and risk it not fitting everywhere else. I later noticed that others commented on the arms being tight as well. This must just be a sizing issue. I wish I could love it. The dress is so pretty.
This dress is so beautiful, and you can dress it up or down. I’m 5’8 and it is pretty much floor length on me. It’s a little snug on my upper arms, but my arms are on the bigger side. I’m a 36DDD and it fits my chest fairly snug, but not uncomfortably. I typically wear L or XL in Ivy dresses. I was able to get a Large in this.
It is a gift for my daughter for Christmas. I love the quality and the fabric is lovely! Great quality!
Longer than I expected.
My dress did take some time to come. But it is absolutely beautiful. The details are amazing the dress is so well made. I do feel like the sizing is off. Cause I don't normally wear XL. But have to size up quite a bit in these dresses.
Gorgeous but SUCH a weird fit, especially for a flowy dress. If you carry your weight in your arms/bust/back, consider sizing up TWO sizes, but definitely size up at least one.
I took my measurements and ordered one size up. I was worried it would be too big, but so many reviews said the arms were small so I sized up to be safe.
I received it and the arms were SO tight I could barely get the dress on. I carry my weight in my legs, NOT my arms, and my bust is in the smaller side and it still was soooo tight. I had to have my husband help me adjust the arms so I could get the dress fully on properly to see how the rest of it laid. It was hard to move because the arms were so tight. I expected a flowy lantern sleeve but this is definitely not that.
The wrist cuff fit me fine but was on the tighter side too.
I love the dress overall - the pattern is gorgeous, it’s flowy and elegant.
But I would recommend sizing up TWO sizes. The chest fit me and so did the back, but it felt like the arms were sewn on from a totally Different dress size. So wonky.
I love it so I’m gonna try to size up one more time and hopefully the bust won’t be too big.
Overall, the dress is GORGEOUS but fits super weird! So be mindful about the size you order and consider sizing up even 2 sizes!
I was so excited to receive the holly berry dress, and had sized up from my normal xs to accommodate the arm tightness that I had read about in other reviews. Unfortunately, the arms on the small were still so tight that I could hardly get it on properly. Everywhere else fit very well and I’m afraid if I went up a size to a M I would swim in it. So it is going back. Please consider making this dress with the arms a little looser next year as it is a gorgeous dress otherwise. Thank you!
I am absolutely in love with this dress. The fabric is gorgeous and the skirt is so voluminous. I received a lot of compliments on it. My only complaint is that it is a bit tight in the upper arms.
This dress is everything! I wanted it to work, it’s absolutely stunning and soooo comfortable… for the most part. Unfortunately the upper arms seem to be severely sized wrong. I barely got it on and was shocked I got it off, i literally thought I’d be stuck haha but the shoulder weren’t tight, just the middle of the biceps, like it was a mistake in sizing. Thankfully I have something who is going to try to fix it by taking some fabric from the sash! I do not want to let this one go, it’s amazing! But just know it might need some fixing in the arms if you get it. It’s tts, I’m a L and got a XL and it’s a little big but I kinda love that fit, makes it more comfortable, though it probably would have been fine in L besides the arms of course.
This dress is beautiful! The fabric is very high quality and smooth. The silhouette is so flattering but it is quite long. I got this for my mom and we are returning it only bc she liked the other one I got her a little better!