Velvet Fit & Flare Dress

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Style # P194036851


Velvet Fit & Flare Dress




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Plush velvet in a favorite silhouette. With subtle ruching at sleeves, a feminine V-neck, and a sweeping skirt.
  • Silhouette: Fit & Flare
  • Neckline: V-Neck
  • Sleeve length: Short
  • Closure: Invisible Back Zip
  • Lined
  • Imported
Fit and Material

Fit: Missy: 43 3/4"; Petite: 40"; Plus: 45 1/4"; Plus Petite: 42 1/4"

Material: 79% Viscose; 21% Nylon; Lining: 100% Polyester

Care: Dry Clean

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Velvet Fit & Flare Dress is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wide angle Dress is dowdy and not flattering. As a petite, it made me look like a munchkin.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegent Dresse I love this velvet dress. Fits me well and looks elegant. Very suitable for formal or important occasions. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning night on the town This dress looked gorgeous on. Unfortunately it was too small in the bustline for my daughter-in-law. I wish it had been available in a woman’s size. I would still recommend this beautiful dress, because it looked lovely on.
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Velvet dress Perfect fit with the exception of the sleeves being a bit tight in the back shoulder. Very flattering style.
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect dress Bought this beautiful dress for my daughter. It is one of my best purchases. This dress looks magnificent on her. The fit is perfect. Can’t say enough good about it.
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality I was so excited to finally find a gorgeous black velvet dress--I have been looking for years and years! Imagine my disappointment in this disaster--scratchy, poor quality fabric that doesn't even deserve to be called velvet, thin, barely lined. So incredibly disappointed. I have a Talbots dress from thirty years ago in heavy, decadent silk velvet, fully lined, which couldn't be farther from this disaster. Hugely disappointed in Talbots. I can't believe they have the presumption to put this up for sale, especially at that price!
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Velvet dress Although I am short waisted this dress for curiously short in the bodice. The whole thing was strange. But the worst part is that it was delivered in a bag!! A velvet dress, crumpled, the nap crushed. It looked like it had been worn and thrown in a heap! Its def going back. Even if it fit properly, I couldn't wear it in its present condition.
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice cut, terrible fabric Dress is well cut and fit perfectly. However, the fabric feels like cardboard and has absolutely no “give”. When I stretched my arms forward I was afraid the dress would tear. Sent it back
Date published: 2019-12-19
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Does the horizontal seam on this dress sit at or above the normal waistline?

Asked by: JeanieG
On me the seam sits above the waist. I'd really like to know how it fits other people, as I'm not sure whether this aspect is flattering to me. If a high-waisted look is actually intended as a fashion statement I won't feel so hesitant, as the dress is otherwise just what I wanted.
Answered by: Anne
Date published: 2019-12-27

Do I need to size up since it’s fitted and velvet, or does the dress have any stretch?

Asked by: Cheryl
I sized up.  Partly because I'm sort of between sizes, but also because the velvet has no stretch.  I could make the 14 work if I had to, but the 16 is more comfortable. This dress is beautiful on.  It would be perfection if it had a bit of stretch.  
Answered by: Leigh
Date published: 2020-03-25

How is the dress sized? Should a pear shape size down one or two sizes?

Asked by: teacher
We suggest wearing your normal size in the dress. The item is a fit and flare style. For more personalized fitting advice, please contact us via live chat online or via phone at 1. 800. 825. 2687.
Answered by: Admin
Date published: 2019-12-02

Does the fabric have any stretch?

Asked by: Hellofaith
This item does not contain any spandex or material that allows it to stretch.
Answered by: TALBOTS
Date published: 2019-12-03

What is the waistline like? It's impossible to tell from the photos. Does the "flare" come from the normal waistline or below it? Please explain.

Asked by: Mignonne
It flares out below the waistline. Fit and flare is a standard dress type.
Answered by: Talbots
Date published: 2019-12-05

Is thisapulloverdress or back invisible zipper

Asked by: Mary Lynn
This item has a back zipper.
Answered by: TALBOTS
Date published: 2019-12-05
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