Rated 2 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4 out of 5 by 123abc Barbara Hulanicki Geo Floral Print Smock Dress
Loved the pattern and have bought the jumper and long sleeve V-neck top in same as the colours and design are gorgeous.
I have to confess that dress wasn't quite as I had expected it to be - the square cut front is repeated at the back and it is a low cut square at that! It is essential you get the correct size or you would be constantly adjusting the shoulders or pulling the top back into place as it would keep slipping off shoulders as the weight of the long sleeves would pull it down. I bought my normal size and found it to be a good fit, so would say that it is true to size.
Sleeves are a lot more detailed than the image on the website shows - they have a deep fitted cuff with a slit that fastens with buttons, sleeve then becomes slightly fuller up to shoulder. Body of garment is quite full and has plenty of movement and is just above knee level on me at 5'9", so more of a long length tunic than a dress, but am pleased with the look of it when worn.
Material is a heavier weight than I expected it to be, so no danger of it being blown about on a windy day because it is so flimsy, it will stay in place. So, all in all, a nice dress that is a little out of the ordinary design wise.
13 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cookyt 1970's maternity smock
Nothing like the picture really disappointed as I have bought lots from the Barbara Hulanicki collection before and been highly satisfied.
Good points: lovely material and pattern good detailing on sleeves with buttons.
Bad points: absolutely enormous and hangs from the bust so makes you look 4 sizes bigger than you are.
I am an inbetween size 18/20 but I usually find this collection to be on the slightly smaller size usually.
Wouldn't recommend at all.
17 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sazzle103 Shapeless and huge
I bought this dress in a 14 as always this size in George clothing. This dress hangs from the top and is like a tent with no shape at all. I was very disappointed as usually love the Barbara haluniki range.
23 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by bejaha Not recommended
This was a mistake! It looks old fashioned, cheap and makes you look about 2 stone heavier than you really are.
07 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ymh33 Shapeless
This dress is lovely material, unfortunately it was like a tent on me! I bought my own size, but it was about 3 sizes too big. I think even if I bought a few sizes smaller it would then be too small across the bust but fit at the hips. A bit shapeless, but ideal if you want yo cover lumps and bumps!
20 February 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Heidi14 Great quality, poor fit
I ordered a size 12 as I'm a 12/14 and and it's a smock type dress they are a bit more generous but this is huge. Material and cut of dress is lovely, but made me look 9 months pregnant. May try size 10.
19 February 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by allypally4575 sadly had to return
Ordered size I would usually buy and it looked like a tent!
The store I use doesn't stock this range so was reluctant to reorder as really not sure what size I would need
Shame because I loved it!
20 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Javine Terrible
This tunic top was MASSIVE and I ordered a size smaller than usual !!! Returned the item.
27 February 2014