Nicholas

Smocked Panel Dress

$498 retail

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Stylist Notes

Cinched with smocking, this pretty plaid Nicholas dress is both feminine and flattering.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-18, one length available. Regular measures 51" from shoulder to hemline.

Product Details

Pink & white gingham woven (100% Cotton). Hourglass. Short sleeves. V-neckline. Exposed front button closures. Unattached belt. 51" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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26 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 29, 2019
Dress fit true to size but belt did not!

Although I liked the way the dress fit, the belt seemed one to two sizes too small. I wore without it. Also the torso of the dress is stretchy, sundress material. I couldn't tell from the pics. Dress is lightweight and slightly see-through. Probably wouldn't rent again.

LisaMarch 29, 2019
I agree the belt is way too small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Age: 24
April 2, 2019
I rented this for a vacation but it ended up being a little more frumpy than I wanted but its cute

The dress fit true to size but the belt was TINY, there were only three holes and it was not fit for a size 4. So I ended up not being able to wear it because the belt is the cutest part of the dress...if anything maybe size up and the belt will as well

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 109lbs
April 2, 2019
Big no

This dress looked so adorable in pic in person I found it to be unwearable. I sized up and even with that it was tight across the smocking around the mid section. The included belt did not fit around the dress when buckled, I don't know if they sent the wrong size but at 110 pounds most belts fit me. Fabric, length yes fit a big no!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 3, 2019
Cute summer dress

A really cute summer dress! The dress is easy to get in - the belt makes the dress pretty tight but you can wear with or without it. Was really cute to wear to work! So glad I could rent it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Weight: 191lbs
April 9, 2019
The belt is too small.

I really liked this dress but the belt was to small. I was able to get it buckled but I could barely breath. Decided to return it so I could order something else but it probably could be worn without the belt.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 207lbs
April 12, 2019
Not flattering for curvy

If you have a tummy, it's not flattering at all. It's very comfortable but I was pretty self conscious wearing it. The belt was awkward so I didn't wear it. I think it'd be great for a thin woman with no curves.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
April 15, 2019
Good quality longer in real life

The dress is pink and blue. It was much longer than in photos. I didn't wear it because it wasn't flattering but good quality.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
April 18, 2019
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
April 22, 2019
Comfy and adorable.

SUPER WRINKLY. As if it were washed and put in the shipment WET. This dress is a very relaxed cotton, should be starched when ironed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Age: 25
April 25, 2019
Wore to work!

Nice dress -- brighter pink color in person. Would note that it's right around the center and the belt is also pretty small, but fairly true to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2019
Ugh. Looks like a grandma dress. Itchy, cheap fabric

The elastic is about a foot wide. The fit is tight which is fine but the elastic ruching is itchy and uncomfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2019
Fun dress for spring

unlined madras fabric; needs slip

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 30, 2019
Almost...

Part of me loved this, part of me didn't want to look like Little Bo Peep!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 1, 2019
Cute

Classic, cute, dress that was pain free to wear even when just a light touch felt like a punch!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
May 1, 2019
Not flattering

Not flattering at all. It's super uncomfortable tight so I'd say size up if you're getting this.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 1, 2019
Never wore it/ Looks terrible one for my body type.

Looks terrible.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
May 1, 2019
Super cute for spring!

Dropwaist tht is sort of tight. May not look great if you have a curvier figure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 2, 2019
Would have been amazing with a proper belt!

This dress is so unique and pretty. I wanted to love it. I did love it! But the belt. Listen to the other reviews. I don't know what happened in the design process but while the dress fit perfectly, the belt was extremely tight. I could barely yank it to the first hole. However, even when I sucked it all in, the belt prong didn't reach the buckle, so it would just slip right back out. I spent many frustrating minutes trying to get this belt to work, cause it really makes the dress. I failed. I still wore it for lack of other options but was so sad the belt didn't work. Don't bother renting.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 2, 2019
Weird dress.

Weird and the belt was tiny.

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 5, 2019
SO small

I was so excited to rent this dress but was instantly let down when I tried it on. The waist of the dress is TINY and really sucks you in. Not to mention the belt seems like it's built for people who don't have ribs. If you're looking to rent I suggest a size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
May 7, 2019
Different, but cute. Maybe not with a full stomach...

I knew this dress would be a wildcard when I rented but thought I would give it a try. The smocked section is a little tighter than I would have liked, definitely didn't want to eat a big meal and look pregnant. But the rest of the dress fit true to size and was a cute springtime number. Also as most others have said the belt was hilariously small. I have a 26" waist and I could barely even touch one end to the other let alone reach the first hole.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Weight: 220lbs
May 7, 2019
Interesting (but surprisingly hard to wear) dress.

Cute pattern and photographs well but I felt like a linebacker in this dress. Didn't leave the house. Also, surprisingly, I had to wear shape wear with this dress to smooth out the belly area. And, as others mentioned, the belt seems one size too small. I closed it but on the last buckle but just barely.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
May 15, 2019
I did not wear it.

A little too boho for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
May 15, 2019
I ended up not wearing it out because it was too big and unflattering. BUT PINK IS PRETTY!

The fit was way too big, I ordered it big thinking that it would be designer sizing, should have gone with a 10. Also, the rucching is I'm sure on someone with a flat tummy, but it looked horrible on my mom tum. I ended up not wearing it out at all.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
May 22, 2019
Belt did not fit the size of the dress but the dress was the right size

Belt did not fit the size of the dress but the dress was the right size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 6, 2019
Wasn't flattering in the stomach area. I would imagine if you're skinny this would look cute.

Fit was fine, but stomach area is a stretchy material, if you aren't skinny it will not look good.

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