The sale room at Anthropologie in Calgary is looking a bit bare, but I was still able to find a few things that I was interested in trying on. There are still quite a few Flounced Ponte Pencil skirts and Ruched Pencil Skirts at that particular store (see review here).
I don't remember seeing the Laced strata dress in the store on previous visits, but it had caught my eye on the website so I was glad to find it. The black panels in the dress are a thick and stretchy knit, while the contrasting panels are a nude coloured lace with lining underneath. The overall effect is very pretty and feminine. The dress looks and feels expensive. Unfortunately, I think I know why there are so many of these hanging in the sale room. The skirt is way too poofy for my liking! Instead of draping gently, the skirt juts out abruptly from the hip. I think this might be something that could be fixed with pressing, but I wasn't willing to take the chance. If you decide to give this one a go, I find I usually have to size up in Eva Franco dresses and this one was no exception.
|Dress: Laced Strata Dress|
|Dress: Shimmered Hourglass Sheath|