As we were putting together Glamour’s first-ever Plus-Size Fashion Awards, one thing became abundantly clear: Anthropologie is killing it.
The brand first expanded into plus this past March, with a full range of sizes from 00P to 26W. A slapdash effort this was not: Anthropologie did its due diligence by making sure the styles in its plus collection matched those available in straight sizes. Yes, plus lives in a separate tab online, in case you just want to jump to a section you know you can shop in—but when you click on an item anywhere else on the site, it'll clearly tell you if that style comes in the full range, all in one link. If that sounds like an obvious thing to do, the reality is that it’s still pretty revolutionary for a brand to offer plus sizes in the exact same styles—to purchase both online and in stores—as shoppers size 12 and under.
But it’s not just the shopping experience that Anthro is nailing. Its dresses (and jumpsuits) this season are so good, it’s a danger to your bank account. There’s one dress in particular, though, that’s on its way to Amazon Coat and Leopard-Print Midi status. In other words, it’s everywhere. Oh, and it’s a Glamour Plus-Size Fashion Award winner.
Anthropologie’s Lucienne Off-the-Shoulder Maxidress retails for $180 and is available in its full size range, from 00P to 26W. When we had our Plus-Size Fashion Award judges test it out, the response was pretty strong. Here’s just a sampling of what they exclaimed (no hyperbole), when they tried it on:
“It’s really chic! Puffy sleeves usually never work on me.” —Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Teen Vogue executive editor
“I feel fabulous. I’m a new woman. It's like my own Britney moment.” —P.S. Kaguya, influencer
“I. Love. These. Sleeves.” —Jessica Torres, influencer
The reviews on the site are just as enthusiastic. “This dress exceeded all expectations. It’s one of those pieces that you’ve not really seen before, but still feels familiar in the best way,” wrote one size 26 shopper. “i. LOVE. this. DRESS!” said a size 10 fan. “Absolutely fell in love with this beauty! But have no current places to wear it so I will just tell others to get it!” added another size 4 commenter, echoing what our editors have pretty much been doing since it won for Best Cocktail Dress.
Looking around Instagram, it’s clear the rest of the internet agrees.
The rust color transitions perfectly into fall but doesn’t feel out of place for summer and spring. The slits at the bottom show a modest amount of leg without getting too high or flashy.
And the sleeves! As our judges mentioned, not only do they add a prairie-trend element, they’re cut wide and comfortably to accommodate fuller arms.
Once you spot it in the wild (or on your feed), you won’t be able to escape it. (Tess Holliday even wore it to Beautycon LA this year.)
Given the response this dress has gotten already, I can’t guarantee it’ll be around forever…
But I can confirm it’s $180 well spent—because you better believe that as soon as we shot it for our awards, I bought it and have been wearing it nonstop ever since. No regrets.
Lindsay Schallon is the senior beauty editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @lindsayschallon.
Originally Appeared on Glamour