Free People

Be My Baby Velvet Mini Dress

$148 retail

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Stylist Notes

This floral printed velvet dress by Free People is feminine yet trendy.

Also available in Red.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12

Product Details

Black floral printed crepe (75% Viscose, 35% Nylon). Hourglass. Short sleeves. High neckline. Exposed back button closure. Hidden side zipper closure. 32" from shoulder to hemline. Imported,

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36 reviews
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Small
(17)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
November 17, 2018
Has potential...if it fits you

Cute dress, but sadly too small for me. Usually I'm fine in Free People, but the top section was way too tight for my chest/back (but I do have broad shoulders/large chest). It fit if I didn't button...little on the short side, but if you have a smaller frame...it probably would end up being a little longer anyway.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2018
Planned to wear to Thanksgiving dinner.

I'm glad that I tried this on before my planned event. Like most Free People clothing, this was formless on most of my body and didn't fit my bust. I sized up (I'm usually a 6, I ordered an 8) in anticipation of my usual busty struggle with Free People. But even a size up the collar of the dress pulled down and lost the mod aspect. The dress barely buttoned up in the back. On the subject of the buttons, if you live alone I wouldn't recommend getting this dress. I honestly have no idea how one would get this fastened up. That said, if you live with dexterous friend or partner and have a small C-cup or less then this dress did seem like it would be pretty cute.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 20, 2018
Runs way small

What you might not be able to tell from the photos, and the description doesn't mention, is that this has a high waist line that was almost empire on my full busted frame. I am usually a solid size 10 but I'd say this seemed two sizes too small. Not for girls with curves up top. Shame because the material and pattern is lux

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 4, 2018
Date

This dress is just awkward. I wanted it to work so badly, but the chest part is way too small. Maybe would work for someone with a small B cup or less.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
December 7, 2018
RTR Team Review

Very flattering fit! I liked that it was tight at the top and then flared out . If you have a larger chest you may want to size up though due to the fitted top part. For work, I paired with black tights because otherwise I felt it would have been too short in the back. You totally could wear this for a night out or casual event! Also on the back there are buttons that are super cute but you most likely will need help with closing the ones at the top of the back. Overall really loved this dress and felt like the material was nice quality. Definitely would rent again as you can truly dress it up or down!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2018
Wore this all day on Thanksgiving day.

This definitely runs small. I'm usually a 6 in free people, but could have gone for the 8. It still fit, but was super snug around the waist line. The waist line is also very high, so very tight in the rib cage. Did get itchy around the neck after wearing all day. Love the pattern.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 135lbs
December 10, 2018
Cute and fun!

The material is soft, and there are velvet covered buttons down the back. I wore this in the winter with black tights to a holiday party for work, and got lots of compliments. I have a smaller rib cage, and would recommend sizing up if you have a large rib cage or chest.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Age: 26
December 17, 2018
I wore this for my birthday cocktail party with some black tights.

I rented the 2 and the 4. The 2 fit fine but is quite short on a girl with a long torso so I wore the 4 for extra length. Please note, DO NOT rent this dress if you do not have a partner or friend that can help you get dressed. The buttons down the back would be impossible to do yourself.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170lbs
December 17, 2018
Runs Small. Very cute dress but I couldn't wear it.

Runs very small. I couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
December 17, 2018
Not great for tall girls

Way too short for my height, I couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
December 18, 2018
Night out in NYC during a couples trip.

Really cute fit, wore with over the knee black boots. But the chest area was tight. I wear a 34B so I'm not large busted and it was still tight with no bra or a thin bralette on. Size up and it would be perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 30A
December 20, 2018
Perfect for a work holiday party

I was hesitant with this dress because the reviews so far hadn't been very positive, but I went for it anyway because it was just too pretty to not try. I rented a 6 and an 8 since the reviews said it ran small, but I wish I had gone for the 4. It does seem this dress is for someone with a smaller chest, which is where it is the most fitted-so because I am an A cup it was flattering for me (usually I have the opposite problem where everything is too big up top!). From the rib cage down the dress is pretty loose and forgiving so I had to pin it a bit in back to give it a little shape. You do need some help getting all the buttons fastened though, so get dressed with a buddy. Overall, it was perfect for my work's holiday party and I received a ton of compliments and people asking me where the dress was from.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2018
Loved this party dress

I loved this dress, it was very flattering and unique for a winter dinner party. The buttons on the back can be a little hard to close yourself, but you only have to undo the top few buttons since there is also a zipper on the side.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Age: 27
January 3, 2019
Too small

Too small for a size 4 and the front part doesn't look good if you have bigger boobs.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
January 3, 2019
I received so many compliments!

Loved the buttons on the back.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Age: 30
January 6, 2019
Absolutely love this dress!! I wore it for two different occasions and received so many compliments!

Very flattering, runs a little small. Typically I were a size 10.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 9, 2019
super cute for a somewhat dressier date or a work event. I wore with black tights and black booties!

runs a bit small but has a side zipper to get in/out of it more easily!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 11, 2019
Cute but difficult

This dress made me regret being in a long distance relationship. The buttons on the back were extremely difficult to do on my own, and when I finally thought I had success I had misbuttoned it. Finally, with it on, it was cute, stylish, and comfortable. I sized up one size based on recommendations from other reviewers and it fit perfectly. I might have been able to get away with my normal size (I have a small ribcage) but it would have been tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Age: 29
January 14, 2019
Gorgeous dress!

I LOVED THIS DRESS and got so many compliments at an office Christmas party. Only thing: tall girls might want to wear bike shorts underneath like I did (I'm 5'10" and definitely couldn't bend over all night) -- it's very short!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
January 23, 2019
So cute and delicate

Loved the little flowers and the button details, got tons of compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
January 24, 2019
dress is pretty but it is a bit short and runs small

dress is pretty but it is a bit short and runs small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
January 26, 2019
Fun

I wore it for a Friday work day. It's casual and the print is very cute. I am normally a size 4 but sized up after reading the comments and 6 was perfect. The buttoning of the back is a bit annoying.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
January 29, 2019
NA

Loved this dress. It was very flattering and I got compliments on it. I would definitely order one size up. The buttons in the back and difficult to do on your own. That's my only gripe.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 6, 2019
Black floral velvet dress. Dress up or down flattering fit size up

Black floral velvet dress, small zipper down side. tiny fabric buttons down the back. Needed help! Roomy in bust, fitted below chest flares out to short length. Flattering fit I wear 2/4 and wore a 6 in this dress Especially short in back. Adorable would rent again. my size had a hole under the armpit above the zipper so I didn't get to wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 8, 2019
Love the crushed velvet

I would like to note, the "run small" rating I gave it applies solely on the chest part of the dress. I thought dress was super cute, but I couldn't get over how awkward my chest looked. You know when you wear a sports bra and everything gets squished and it looks like you got a uni-boob.. well that's what this dress will get any of you chesty ladies, so beware and size up. Also, side note, there is a zipper, my dumb self unbutton ALL the buttons the first time. that was a major pain. Now you know.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
February 9, 2019
Size up

Trust the reviews on this being small. They didn't have a 12 so I went with my normal size 10. My thoughts were that free people typically runs big so the 10 should fit like a 12. Nope! It was snug. But no one could tell. I got a ton of compliments and it was very flattering! I don't recommend wearing to dinner as it's a bit uncomfortable around the waist/rib cage. But if you're getting this for a party or a night out where you'll be standing, definitely! I'll definitely rent again in the bigger size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
February 12, 2019
It's a 2????

Had been waiting patiently to rent this and I could not get it over my hips!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 17, 2019
Sweet velvet dress

This dress was fun to wear. I liked everything about it - I think it's good for the petite figure. The buttons were a challenge, so do up most of the buttons, then put it on and use the side zipper but I still needed help getting them closed. I could take it off just fine though. All in all a fun and flattering dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
February 18, 2019
Super cute for date nights!

Super cute and fun for a date night. Only thing I didn't like was all of the buttons on the back (just takes awhile to put on).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 161lbs
February 18, 2019
Much too young a look for my age

Ran very tight along the bust so I had to wear a size up

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Age: 40
February 22, 2019
Very small cut.

Not that great - looks cheap in person.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 22, 2019
Weird fit

This dress was so cute, the 4 fit me well everywhere except for the chest. I wear a 34 C and it couldn't zip; not even close. It just seemed weird that that the dress would fit everywhere but so poorly in the chest.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
February 24, 2019
Adorable dress with cute finishes

Adore this dress, one of my first rentals and it fits perfectly. A little on the short side but with stockings it worked perfectly. The buttons down the back are my favorite part but the velvet patterned material is also gorgeous.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 25, 2019
??

It ran super small but was cute

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2019
Super cute but short!

I wore this to a family party that was more formal-y with tights. It was super cute! I'm a huge fan of Free People and actually own lots of FP dresses and if I found this in stores, I would have bought it! I'm pear shaped and usually a true 6 in most dresses. This fit true to size but because of my big butt, it was a little short and flared in the behind.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 10, 2019
Tight but flattering

Very flattering shape but tight and hard to button up in the back. Soft crushed velvet and kind of short so best with pants

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