"Whether you are going to brunch, a bridal/baby shower, or date night, this is the best and the most versatile event dress you could have in your closet," one of its enthusiastic fans divulged on Anthropologie. "I own the blue and white chinoiserie print and lilac linen, and they both fit the same and are true to size. Currently, the black one is sitting in my cart too."
Although the hype alone for this crowd-pleasing dress might be all the convincing we need, we decided to try it on IRL for even more intel. Keep reading to discover what two fashion writers had to say about the fit, feel, and real-life appeal of Anthropologie's new linen Somerset Maxi Dress.
This is a great dress for when you want to feel effortlessly put-together (always, in my case).
"Let me first say that pastel hues are my cherished territory in the fashion color wheel. Therefore I was in a rut deciding which shade I should choose. I naturally gravitate toward white and light pinks (my two favorite colors), but ultimately, the green tint caught my eye. Although I only have a few items in the mossy shade, I have this unspoken love for green items — especially now that it's all over the runways. That's why I decided it was time to add the tone to my collection of dresses for the spring/summer. I could imagine myself pairing my ivory JW Pei Gabbi Bag and thin pearl necklace with it for a contrasting pop of color. Now, I'm left wondering if I need to buy a white version for laid-back shopping/walk-in-the-park days.
It cascaded perfectly down to my ankles and comfortably cinched at my waist for a fitted but loose silhouette.
From every stitch and seam to the flowy-ness of the fabric to the cinching of the waist area, it’s clear the dress was designed intentionally.
From every stitch and seam to the flowy-ness of the fabric to the cinching of the waist area, it’s clear the dress was designed intentionally. To top it all off, the dress has pockets! It’s a pretty thoughtful design addition that definitely makes it stand out among other linen dresses on the market. If the cut and style of the dress fit your ideal aesthetic, then I do recommend it. This isn’t really in line with my personal style, but I know a well-made garment when I see one. This dress is definitely that." – Chichi Offor, Associate Writer