Free People

Late Night Picnic Dress

$148 retail

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Stylist Notes

Colorful smocked detail and blouson sleeves define the peasant-style silhouette of this breezy Free People dress that does double duty as a long shirt over leggings or skinny jeans.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Straight, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Loose, fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH:

Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Shift. Long sleeves. Crew neckline. 35" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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45 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 31, 2017
Super cute and comfortable

This is a great dress that is really comfortable to wear. The only downside is the sleeve cuffs are really big (like twice the size they should be) and slide over my hands. Otherwise the dress fits great.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 1, 2017
fun dress

this dress is fun and comfortable. it's not fitted, and runs on the larger side, not bad though, and I didn't feel like I was wearing a tent. the smocking at the chest and wrist is a great detail, and elevates the shapeless black dress a bit. I thought the wrist would be more elastic, but they were not,and through the day I felt like the writs "grew" also, on the chest smocking, the threads were coming out at a few places, not completely noticeable, but I'm rating it 4 stars for that. (dress still had tags on it when i got it)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
November 2, 2017
I received many compliments. the fabric was quality and it was a perfect length for work.

true to size, great quality

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 4, 2017
So many compliments and so comfortable

This Free People Dress is so comfortable. It runs large, for reference I'm 5'6- 158lbs- 36D normally a size 10 and I wore the small and still had lots of room. It's very forgiving everywhere so it would fit any body shape. I wore it once with Adidas tennis shoes and when it got a bit cooler I wore it with black tights and brown uggs. Very versatile can be dressed up or down. Every time I wore this dress I got so many compliments! If you're considering this dress rent it, you will be glad you did! Just size down!! I will definitely rent again! PROS: low maintenance, no fighting with zippers, no spanx or special bra needed, forgiving everywhere, lightweight, versatile. CONS: none

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Body type: Athletic
November 2, 2017
Fun and cute

Cute dress. A little babydoll like with a high neck but really cute. Be careful it's sheer!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
November 8, 2017
Boho style

I love its boho style. It's true to size but the sleeves are a too long - I don't think a size down would help...

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 9, 2017
Great work to work holiday party dress

Fit loose but not a bag-- really liked the arms tbh. Good length and liked the elastic-y parts-- created a good shape. This dress was great to wear to the office and then immediately to the office holiday party, comfy and not too flashy. The embroidery was fortunately what I expected-- not yellow and white, but a pale green and light blue. Rented to be an "eh" dress and it did the job wonderfully. Might rent again

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 11, 2017
I felt super cute and comfy.

The dress was really light and easy. The arms were huge, though. I had to roll them up a bit, which detracted from the cute cuff detail, but worked well. Really enjoyed the dress overall!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 12, 2017
Cute Boho dress, would fit every body type

Fits true to size, cute dress, well made.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
December 14, 2017
Scratchy Material

I ended up changing out of this dress and into something more comfortable because the fabric was just too scratchy for me. I also wasn't wild about the appearance of the ruching -- it wasn't very flattering on my bod.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 21, 2017
This dress runs extremely large

I wore this dress to my sister's graduation. I read the reviews in that it was large but didn't think it would be THIS large. When I received the dresses both of them had the tags still on them. I figured I either hit the jackpot getting brand new ones or people have read the reviews and knew to steer clear of this dress. Unfortunately, it was the latter - I ended up wearing the small and the sleeves were constantly falling down. I feel like the elastic part around the wrists should have been much tighter. I understand the dress was intended to be flowy, and I didn't mind that part of it. The dress was actually very comfortable. But the arms were just unbearable. I ended up wearing a vest with the dress to help hold the sleeves up. All in all, I would not recommend this to others. As for RTR - the service was just amazing, I received my dress two days earlier than expected which was SO nice because of the holiday madness going on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 26, 2017
Perfect family event dress!

I rented this with my unlimited membership and i wore it for Christmas dinner. It was so comfortable and very flattering for such a loose fitting dress. I'm a big fan of free people because their items are so versatile. I wore this with hair down and studded flat Frye boots. I could easily wear will high heeled booties and my hair up for a chic and dressy look. Side note, I ate so much food and didn't feel constricted and even still felt "pretty". It's very flowery but the chest area is tight. If you have a large chest and are debating, size up!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 7, 2018
Fun style

Incredibly comfortable and looks great with black suede over the knee boots.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 10, 2018
FLOWING like crazy

So, I'm on the fence with this one. It is very light and super comfortable. I wore in the winter with black tights and boots and it was fine, but light for warmer weather too. But, the sleeves were out of control. They were super pouffy and too wide and floppy to wear down, but I was able to push them up and wear as pictured. Not my favorite rental, but cute for something different and the joy of Unlimited!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 11, 2018
Fun stylish smocky Everyday (fat day ...lets be honest we all have them) dress ...

Fun stylish smocky Everyday (fat day ...lets be honest we all have them) dress ...that successfully hid a multidude of holiday eating sins! While still having some trendy panache. My fave dress? Nah. Best made, nah. But truly a wardrode purposeful dress and i had fun with it as i collect vintage assesories and jewelry. Add textured tights, fun boots - i wore a silly mink hat & baroque earrings to have coffee with an LA client in the east village...fun coffee attire. Did my hubby like it, now thats a big thumbs down. This is like i said- a girls "comfort" dress: ))) and thats a nice in itself; )

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
January 16, 2018
TINY

No way that this was a small. It looked and felt like an x-small. It had soft material, and it was cut amazingly, but didnt fit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 23, 2018
Darling smocked number!

I loved the smocking and SLEEVE DRAMA. I am well into my third tri of pregnancy and loved that this hid my petite bump (hey sometimes you want to go incognito). This was way short on me and I'm 5'8" - got lots of compliments on my cute top, ha. It worked for work and was super comfy. The sleeves weren't as excessive as some people said, either. Be warned it is slightly sheer and definitely needed tights. I would have purchased but the price point is still a little high for polyester.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 8, 2018
Cute, but HUGE sleeves

I couldn't figure out how to make this one work. The sleeves are really long and REALLY PUFFY. The style was just not for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 11, 2018
Perfect funky/dressy concert dress

Comfortable, adorable and high quality material that was very breathable. I was worried that I would get hot, but not at all. Wore with tassel earrings that matched the smocking color. Wore it to a concert and another night out to dinner. Would buy this one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
February 16, 2018
..

Bump friendly and flows beautifully! I wore this for one of my baby showers. The medium fit great, but it was a little short on my 35 week baby bump, so I opted for the large. I rated 4 stars because the arms are super big. I took another reviewer suggestion and pulled up the sleeves so it didn't look awkward. Received many compliments, would rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 22, 2018
Super cute!

I wore this dress to a client pitch and it was so comfortable and on-trend! LOVE! I received so many compliments from strangers on the street as well as my (now) client!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
February 27, 2018
Cute dress and easy to wear but not remarkable.

Smocking is well done and the dress is a nice medium weight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
February 27, 2018
THIS IS MASSIVE!!

I normally wear a Medium and rented an XS because I saw it in the store and it looked like it would fit. This was HUUUUUUGE. I mean, great to know i fit into an XS again i guess but i literally couldnt even wear it. The sleeves didnt even cinch on my arms because they were so wide on my wrists. AN EXTRA SMALL. it was kind of ridiculous.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
March 5, 2018
Cute and Cozy!

This dress is perfect for a winter day with tights and boots! Tons of compliments and it was so comfortable. Runs large!

Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
March 14, 2018
Loved this dress

Received lots of compliments, fabric was soft and embroidery goegeous. Cant go wrong with Free People

Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 20, 2018
Too loose and oversized , especially the arms

This was SO oversized. The dress itself was cute and probably could have worked but was the arms were so loose and puffy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2018
Cute easy dress to wear to outdoor concert

Rented this dress for a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater. It was PERFECT! It was just the right temp to wear longer sleeves and not feel hot. It isn't a heavy dress and though it was a bit wrinkled from packing, it didn't need to be ironed since it had somewhat of a boho look anyway. I always size down with Free People and this is no exception. Would definitely rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 24, 2018
Room to Move!

After reading the reviews, I decided to size down from a M to S and I thought it fit great. Yes, the part of the sleeve around your wrist is loose, but it didn't bother me too much. I paired with simple black booties and was ready for work - I'm a wedding planner and live in black. The material was great quality and I loved the smocking detail.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 5, 2018
A cute dress for an outdoor Fall party

I liked this dress and paired it with black tights and black shoes. The bodice was a little small for me, but the body of the dress fit well. The sleeves were gigantic and I had to roll them up. They were almost as if the elastic in them had been stretched out. I would rent this dress again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 8, 2018
Weird fit!

I know freepeople fitting is always a little different, but this dress was huge on me! I'm shorter, 5'2", so that just made the look worse! Not a good look for me!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
November 24, 2018
Fun, Comfortable, Easy

This dress is amazing! I am between a small and medium, but busty. I usually wear a small in Free People but couldn't rent a small, so I got a M. I loved it so much I kept it! The smocking at the top is tan/camel and grey. I wore it with grey tall boots when i tried it on, but with whiskey riding boots and black leggings to lunch. It's so versatile and easy to wear! I said it ran large, because it's very flowy and the sleeves are really long. However, at a 34DDD, I did go ahead and keep the medium because I'm top heavy. Love this dress (and I swore I wasn't keeping anything when my shipment came)!

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 10, 2018
Perfect brunch wear!

This dress is extremely comfortable! The additional detail on the top and sleeves make this LBD have a bit of flair. I wore this to brunch with some girlfriends and everyone loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
December 12, 2018
Cute but should have sized down

Runs large. Should have sized down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
December 26, 2018
Nice fabric and blousy comfort

This dress ran a little big, but it works for the bohemian silhouette. I wore it for dinner and drinks with friends. I would not recommend for a formal event, but great for brunch, dinner or low key party.

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Weight: 130lbs
December 28, 2018
fantastic with tights and boots.

excellent fit and fun.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2019
Great dress

Loved this dress, was very comfortable and although it was a bit large-it was still flattering. Would def rent again, in a small

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
January 10, 2019
Pregnant

I wore this 5 months pregnant and it was comfortable and cute

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 17, 2019
I loved the detail but the cut was too baggy for me

I think you have to be taller to pull this dress off and I didn't like how it looked with tights

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 12, 2019
Fun FP dress

This is a fun Free People dress, but not my favorite by any means. I had a hard time keeping the top button in the back done up, which was kinda annoying but not the end of the world. I forgot that FP always runs a size big, so I probably should have gone down to a small but the med worked fine, it was just a little loose and blousy at the bottom. The top is fitted and the cuffs at the sleeves are fitted as well. The arms were also big and blousy, but thats the style of the dress and didn't bother me. It did look cute with the sleeves pushed up a bit and that helps with the fullness of the sleeves if they are too much for you. Overall, cute dress but not worth buying or renting again IMO

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 153lbs
March 10, 2019
Very cute and flow-y

I would have fit better in the medium. If you're in between sizes, size down in this one.

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