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If you've spent much time at special events this summer (think weddings, bridal showers, birthdays), then there's a good chance that you came across one ultra-popular dress: Anthropologie's Somerset Maxi Dress. The style has taken over our social media feeds, and we're not mad about it.
Dubbed Anthropologie's "best-reviewed dress ever," the $168 frock has steadily risen in the sartorial ranks to become one of this year's most sought-after styles.
While summer is coming to an end, that doesn't mean that you can't still reach for this versatile maxi dress into the fall season. In fact, it was just released in new prints that would be perfect for any autumnal event.
This stunning maxi dress has been winning over Anthropologie shoppers since it was first introduced earlier this year. While it comes in a range of lengths, fabrics, and finishes, it's hard to beat the classic Somerset Maxi Dress style.
Insanely flattering on just about everyone, this versatile dress suits any style. It's made from a structured cotton fabric, and features a V-neckline, smocked waist, and and a tiered maxi-length skirt.
What shoppers are saying
With a title like Anthropologie's "bestselling, best-reviewed dress ever," the Somerset has some big claims to live up to. Fortunately, according to shoppers, it's well worth the $168 investment.
Reviewers call the cotton maxi dress "literally perfect" and tout it as the real-life Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants style — "it looks good on literally everyone," raves one shopper.
"This dress is a game changer. Every time I put it on my mood lifts as it is flattering on every body type," shared one reviewer.
"I was looking for a comfortable, cotton dress that could be dressed up or down. Bonus that it has pockets. I feel like I could wear this to work, an outdoor wedding, even a BBQ," wrote another.
Anthropologie shoppers have been raving about this dress, though some shoppers weren't a fan of its hook and eye closure at the neckline.
"Everything fits but the top is a bit tight and I'm often afraid that the little hoop and hook that connects at the bust is straining," shared one reviewer.
"I'd agree with others that the clasp at the bust keeps opening — and I've a small bust. [It's a] minor fixable issue for an otherwise beautiful dress," echoed another.
If you're on the hunt for a dress that can be worn for just about any occasion, the Somerset Dress is a winning choice according to Anthropologie customers. Reviewers love that it can be dressed up or down, and is "very flattering" on a range of different body types.
However, while it has been called "phenomenal," reviewers also say that it may not be the best option "for busty gals."