What a great dress. The reversibility is no lie. I'd waited a while on biting the budget bullet and buying some Manners because I wasn't sure about sizing. For what it's worth: I'm 5'10" and 32C and clock in at about 170 lbs (sorry, friends on the metric system), all of which makes me right in the cusp between a medium and large in the size guide. I'm pretty happily in a large for this one; it's snug in good ways through most of the dress, though the arms are a bit loose on the bottom of the arms (which are a couple inches above my elbows) and the shape of the dress hints at expecting a shorter frame, just with where the hips are given some extra fabric. Technically that part sits a little higher on me than likely intended (and it's shorter on me than the models) but I'm still very happy with it-- and ordered more to try out a medium in another style. (In this one a medium might have fit my arms but it would've been too short and snug and the hip would have sat too high up.) Sharing in case it is helpful for others deciding on sizing.
Sally: thanks so much for building this brand. It's beautiful, and I've already bought more-- and look forward to even more when I can!
I'm not overly blessed in the boob department so I was a bit concerned that I would need a bra to give me any shape. This dress feels smooth and lovely and looks great although I've given it four stars because I can't really wear it with the low side on the front as I look a bit flat, but wearing it with the high side on the front looks amazing - proper hourglass figure.
I had high hopes for this dress after reading so many reviews on the Manners London Instagram page, and I am not disappointed AT ALL. I get more compliments on this dress and the jumpsuit I bought than any other clothing in my wardrobe. I truly can't wait to buy more!
Thank you for my dress.
If feels and looks amazing.
I ordered this dress during my third trimester as a gift for my postpartum self. It is the kindest offering I could give my postpartum body. It hugs and supports my body in all the places that really need it right now: hips, tummy, breasts. When I ordered, I didn't think about having to take the dress all the way off for breastfeeding. If it weren't for that, I'd live in it. For now, though, I have it on a few hours each day. Next up, I'm ordering the wrap top and pencil skirt. Perhaps I'll live in that outfit for the remainder of our breastfeeding days.