Free People

Printed Fern Maxi Party Dress

$77 to buy
$350 retail
Stylist Notes

Show a bit of shoulder in this this vintage-inspired maxi by Free People. Wear it with a leather satchel for the full effect.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'').

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

Product Details

Print synthetic crepe (100% Rayon). ¾ ruffle sleeves. V-neckline. Fully lined. Attached tie belt. Hidden back zipper. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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35 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(15)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
March 31, 2016
My inner hippie was let loose!

Very flowy. Lots of layers and fabric. It was too long for me so I ended up pining the hem up like a curtain. Worked perfectly then. The neckline was a little too low for me too so I wore a cami. Loved the dress. Very fun.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
March 19, 2016
Drama

Chic boho for sure. Pair with gladiator sandals or vintage cowboy boots. I thought it ran small as the zipper was fine until the chest area. Size up unless your rib cage is tiny.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 20, 2016
Great service

Super low cut, would be more appropriate for smaller chest ladies!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 33
April 7, 2016
Quick delivery and always great customer service!

Great dress. Beware that it is a large V neck and might be a bit more difficult to wear if you are bustier. I just used a safety pin to conceal a bit. Overall a cool dress and got lots of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
May 13, 2016
Whole lotta dress!

The dress is beautiful but it literally swallowed me up. It is very long with a fully lined skirt. The sleeves are billowing as well so it was just too much for my frame. I am pretty athletic with broad shoulders but I felt overwhelmed in it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 23, 2016
Lovely fabric, a little heavy and long.

The fabric was nice, and I thought it was very flattering. It was just a bit too long, I was hoping to wear with flats.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 25, 2016
Not for the faint of heart

The dress is beautiful, flows well... And doesn't leave much to the imagination in the cleavage department. Let's just say if you don't mind your husband sneaking peeks all night (and maybe some strangers) this dress is for you! I had an amazing dinner with the hubby, but when we went out for a night cap, it was a little showy. If you wear a bra that looks like a t underneath, it makes for an amazing "go anywhere looking fab" outfit. Hence the 5*

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
June 15, 2016
Rosè All Day

Rented this dress for a Rosè cruise and got so many compliments! This dress runs a little large, but you can adjust the tightness at the waist with the belt. I'm on the shorter side, so this dress was very long on me, had to wear 7 inch wedges! The only down side, there's a lot of fabric to work with here.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 16, 2016
Fits really well

Picture does not do this dress justice. If you are looking for a cute summer dress, this is it. I loved how it fit my hourglass figure. Very flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 17, 2016
I wore this to an outside concert at an artist gallery where everyone was in unique clothing

I got tons of compliments and lots of people stopped me to ask where I got my dress. I am in love with this dress and felt like a gypsy queen

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
August 3, 2016
I made it work ...

I couldn't Zipper it fully because I'm a 36-38 DD. But thankfully the fabric is so long and decorative for the sleeves, you couldn't see it at all.... Also I wore three inch heels, I'm 5'7", and I was JUST tall enough to not drag it on the ground. Shorter people beware.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
February 28, 2017
Very low cut, but soft

Very low cut, had to wear a bralett under the dress. Also very long. Ordered for everyday, maybe to wear as a casual Friday at work but would have to wear heels so it wouldn't drag on ground. Too nice to be casual and too sexy to be professional. Might be good for a girls night out?

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 14, 2017
Eye Catching!

Loved the dress... great quality but lots of material and a bit heavy. If you don't have the right bra or perky enough breasts the dress may be difficult to maneuver. I wasn't able to wear it since I'm only 5'2. Even with wedges it was dragging. I wish I was able to wear it because it's a beautiful dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
April 3, 2017
So beautiful, but too much cleavage

This dress is totally open on the arms. The sleeves flow under the arm. The neckline plunges down to the bottom of the bra line. The skirt was long enough for me, and I am 5'11". The fabric is flowing and silky and floats like a scarf. The bodice is very tightly fitted. The pattern on the fabric is matched up perfectly, which is a sign of excellent craftsmanship. I think it was designed to be worn without a bra. I ended up not wearing this dress because I do not want to show that much cleavage, even though I loved this dress. I did not even want to put a pic of that much of my cleavage on the internet. So, if you want to show off your arms, your bust, and your underbust with a fitted bodice, this dress is for you, and it is long enough for tall ladies. A gorgeous dress! Wish I had the gumption to wear it outside my house!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
May 22, 2017
Zipper area ripped :(

Really wanted to love this dress and wear it it was my first order. The material is beautiful but have a very Nice . However the zipper was ripped and it was missing half the belt so after trying it on I am returning it and will try again with this one later It is very busty and lots of cleavage for those of you like me to our large busted but very flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 14, 2017
Great dress!!!

I loved this dress!!! It was fun, flowy, and overall the perfect maxi dress. There was a small hole in the bottom of the dress that I did not notice but my fiancé did before I left the house the first time I wore it. That didn't stop me from wearing it many times on my vacation. It was perfect for Mother's Day, going to the temples in Chiang Mai, and nice dinners. It can easily be dressed up or down depending on shoe and jewelry choices.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
August 10, 2017
Fun!

Was so fun to wear and flows beautifully when you walk. I got more compliments than I could count!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 11, 2016
The print is beautiful. I'm sure it would be great on other body shapes.

I didn't end up wearing it. Is very heavy and looked frumpy for my liking. I usually love Free people, but this was just too thick and didn't look stylish. More "maternal" looking. . Was definitely not flattering since I have no curves and built more straight and slender.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
May 20, 2016
Very tight for a 12. Sadly couldn't wear for vacation as planned.

Beautiful dress, if a bit heavy on the material. Sadly, just too tight in the empire waist section

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 159lbs
June 27, 2016
Super cute dress - but it's very heavy

I got this dress for the 4th of July weekend - but I live in Orlando and it's very hot here - the dress is very heavy - like it weighs 5lbs. There was no way I could wear the dress during the summer here - I would say this is a great dress for winter time when you want the extra layers to keep warm. Fit was good and so was the length. I would keep it if I lived in a cooler climate where I could wear it more often.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
March 2, 2016
Stylist Review

This long maxi is the definition of boho-chic! Its the perfect outfit to wear to a brunch by the beach. Although fairly low cut I felt completely comfortable going bra-less, as I do have a smaller bust size. This dress is very comfortable and does isn't fitted at the hips or waist at all. You can pair this with pair of wedge heels or even a strappy sandal depending on how tall you are!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
March 14, 2016
beautiful boho dress

i rented this for the renaissance festival. it was very beautiful and flowy, with a slight artsy vibe. I didn't have a period costume to wear but still wanted something fun to wear. it fit the bill nicely, but was VERY low cut and i had to adjust the top constantly to make sure my bra wasn't showing (i'm a full c in the chest area). I'm 5'4 so it was long) i would recommend to someone tall, or for someone petite a pair of 4 or 5 inch heels. those things aside, i did enjoy wearing it and got a lot of compliments of people (decked all out in expensive looking period costumes) saying how beautiful the dress was.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 23, 2016
Stylist Review

Ah yes, casual cool. This dress runs super true to size, but has no stretch, so size up for the backup. It also has a plunging neckline and no support in the bust, so some chicken cutlets may be necessary. I have about a B cup and felt ok, but larger than that might be a bit much... The dress also worked well with a 3" heel (I'm 5'6"). I'd recommend this to all body types, even mommies to be. The dress has a beautiful movement to it that makes it easy to wear, and can be worn for basically anything except black tie. Pair this look with a giant dramatic boho necklace and beach curls/braids. Done.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 29, 2016
This dress was categorized as "bump friendly" and that it is NOT.

I was so disappointed in the fit of this dress. I am 7 and a half months pregnant and chose this dress because it was listed as "bump friendly". The band under the breast is extremely tight, and that is right where my bump starts to bump. Due to this, I had to bunch it up under my breasts, which made the fit in the breast area even worse than what others have expressed. This dress also has a side zipper, so it is not as flowing and loose as it looks in the photos., and I was unable to zip it all the way.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 7, 2016
Perfect for touring wineries!

Wore this for a girls weekend touring wineries. Got a ton of compliments on it. Very comfortable. LOVED it! If you're uncomfortable about showing off your chest, this may not be the dress for you.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
July 24, 2016
Ordered for a party - didn't end up wearing

This dress is very dramatic and very costume-like. It moves beautifully but it really was just too much length and too much heavy fabric. Just not practical enough for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 25, 2016
Sooo much fabric!

Another too-long Free People dress for my 5'3" self. :( Even with 4-5" heels on, there was extra fabric in length and it felt pretty heavy, too. It's a gorgeous dress for taller girls who can rock the length and have it flowing instead of tripping over it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 29, 2016
Elegant and Flowy

It was just a little tight around the rib cage, and perhaps just a smidge too long. But other than that this is my most favorite dress of all I have rented. One needs to be confident with their chest and cleavage because it is all out there for everyone to see. There isn't even enough fabric to close the gap with a tiny whipstitch even if one wanted. But I felt so elegant it was totally worth it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 14, 2016
Beautiful, but too much dress

This dress was beautiful and I received many compliments. But it was just too much dress. The length is very long. I'm 5'5 and wore 4 " heels and it was still grazing the floor. The sleeves are very long and cumbersome, especially when eating. And the straps were ridiculously long as well. I wore it to work and just found it too much to deal with, but it would have been better for a special occasion.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 157lbs
April 26, 2017
1970s Boho chic

Gorgeous flowy dress! Loved all of it. Very low cut.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Age: 45
May 10, 2017
My sweet husband

The Dress was great , but even with Platform Sandles it was very long and I am 5'7 . Very low cut in the front , had to wear a tank under.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 50
May 17, 2017
It is a really pretty dress. Super low cut and oddly heavy on the bottom.

The dress is really low cut. So I wore a bralette under it to keep things under wraps. It is really long. I wore it with low heel cowboy boots and found myself picking it up to walk comfortably. This dress has a lot of fabric and felt a bit heavy and dragged along the bottom. I can't say I loved it. But it certainly fit the need for the 70's inspired auction I attended.

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Age: 68
November 6, 2017
comfortable dress

Dress is a little heavy, and I need something in the bust area to hide cleavage, but I love the dress

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 32D
May 31, 2018
Comfortable and gorgeous!

I did need to wear a black cami underneath to keep the girls under control

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
July 31, 2018
Fortieth birthday dinner

My husband treated me to a lovely night out for my fortieth birthday. My birthday is in the winter so the drapey sleeves and heavy, long material were perfect for a brisk evening. I was still carrying most of the baby weight from my youngest child and this dress did a great job of hiding it. I felt so elegant wearing this dress and got several compliments on it.

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