Fall is fast approaching and with it, a yearning for a new autumn wardrobe. While jackets and boots are likely at the forefront of your cold-weather shopping list, a maxi dress is one of the easiest ways to reinvigorate your closet.
That said, if you're a regular Yahoo Canada reader, you'll know we have a particular affinity for Anthropologie's Somerset Maxi Dress. A cult-favourite among Anthropologie shoppers, the "universally flattering" dress has become one of the retailer's most sought-after styles, earning the approval of thousands of shoppers and two of our very own Yahoo Canada editors.
To learn why the Somerset is an evergreen closet staple and shop the style, keep on scrolling.
Anthropologie's Somerset Maxi Dress is the retailer's "bestselling" and "best reviewed dress, ever." The versatile style has been dubbed the dress equivalent of the "Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants," thanks to its V-neck design and figure-flattering smocked waist.
The cotton dress is available in petite, regular and plus sizes — and comes in an array of colour, print, fabric and length options.
With 1,100 reviews singing its praises, Anthropologie shoppers have dubbed the Somerset this season's "dream dress."
"Such a great cut!" writes one reviewer. "Universally flattering on so many body types. Sizing is a bit flexible as well."
It's the "best dress," lauds another. The Somerset is "so comfortable and beautiful," they write. "It hides the problem areas and accentuates the parts you want outlined."
A third shopper, who owns the maxi in three colours, calls it "pretty much perfect."
"It's comfortable, feminine, well-made, looks beautiful and even has pockets," they write. "I get compliments every time I wear [it]. It's also convenient because it can be dressed up or down and it works as well for the office as it might for dinner or brunch. I would own this in every pattern and colour if I could."
While the dress has racked up rave reviews, some note the Somerset uses a lot of fabric, overwhelming small frames.
"I [felt] frumpy in it," writes one shopper, noting that it runs large.
To shop highlights from Anthropologie's Somerset Collection, scroll below.
You're going to want to keep this "universally flattering" maxi dress on hand for all four seasons.
Anthropologie shoppers say the Somerset maxi skirt is "beautiful" and "easy to dress up or down."
This cute mini is available in a handful of prints, including red paisley and solid black.
Anthropologie shoppers say the eyelet Somerset is "flattering and classy"
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