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I love this dress so much that I have it in 5 colors. It is so flattering on my body and unbelievably comfortable. I did my 100 day challenge in a black willow and it is still in perfect shape. Love, love, love this dress!
I thought about this dress for months before buying it. I was so excited for the challenge and I even made it to about 35 days before I realized that this dress is just… not flattering on me. The v neckline is too high to show any sense of cleavage (not that I was looking for something super low-cut, it just sat at an awkward place on my chest and didn’t flatter my chest or my neckline). The dress looked pretty from the back because of the high seam, but in the front I just looked rather shapeless or lumpy. The black color looked shiny oftentimes, which made the whole dress seem cheaper than it was. The fabric also had tons of static cling (the few times I did wash it!) Thankfully it didn’t need much washing and that problem was avoided after a few days of wear.
Conceptually, I love this dress. I SO wanted to love it. I waited months to write this review because I kept trying to convince myself that if I just lost a little bit of weight around my tummy (mama to two kids here) or found the right bra that pushed up enough, it would work. But alas, it did not work for me. It’s not my body or my bra that’s the problem— it’s just not the right dress for me.
(Also, the long size still comes up well above my knees, and I am not tall. The regular would have felt far too short for me I think! )
Hi Kristina, Thank you for your review and your support of the challenge! We are sorry to hear the Willow did not work as well as you expected. I have passed along your feedback on the longer length of the dress! Please give the help desk a shout if you would like some recommendations on other dresses to try - we have a few true midi options currently available, with more coming soon!
I bought a dress through the mystery sale, and I got lucky and got the style I wanted. I am surprised at how thin it is, light goes right through it. It's a red willow and it feels like cotton tee-shirt material. The picture shows filtered rainy day sunlight coming through two layers of fabric.
I ordered a Willow Long in XS based on other people’s reviews, and was really looking forward to wearing this dress. It just hung on me and was shapeless — even a belt and a scarf didn’t help. Please consider making petite versions of your dresses with a less flowy cut — really short people are swallowed up in even the XS.
Hi Diane, thank you for your order and your review! We are sad to hear the sizing wasn't quite right for you. I have passed along your request for petite sizing in our swing styles. You may enjoy some of our options that are not swing styles, like the Cora, Fiona, Ellie or Georgia. We have several new styles coming this year as well that may be better options for you. Give us a shout at the help desk if you would like help finding the perfect style for you!
I love it. I just wish it was a couple of inches longer. It is 37 inches from shoulder to hem, but apparently I need 39 for modesty. It feels great, very soft. I want to wear it bare legged this summer, but may have to use it over capris.