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Sleeveless Mesh Dress

Knit Dress

(ID: A12905)
Designed by Cynthia Ashby
If you're thinking, 'I could never wear that,' think again. This perfect little black dress is remarkably flattering, created from three layers of lightly stretching knit mesh, with the innermost layer smoothing the body and the outer layers gently flowing on top.

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  • Lower-calf length
  • Artist-made in the U.S.A.

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Cynthia AshbySleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, S (sizes 8-10)
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice fabric (26)
  • Figure flattering (16)
  • Nice color (14)
  • Doesn't wrinkle (13)
  • Easy care (13)

Cons

  • Poor fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Special occasions (26)
  • Date night/night out (24)
  • Casual wear (8)
  • Wear to work (3)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Waist:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (42 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      92% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (15), Trendy/stylish dresser (9), Classic dresser (7)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (26), Comfort driven (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

I have bought this dress in four colors!

By 

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Plum Raisin, XL:

I wore the ruby one with the matching ruby color poncho to my daughter's Greek island wedding and it was fabulous. The material is light and airy, the cut is flattering and elegantly simple and the look is stunningly beautiful and sexy.

 
4.0

I would buy this dress again, BUT

By 

from Fayetteville, AR

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

  • Easy Care
  • Nice Color
  • Nice Fabric
  • Washes Well

Cons

  • Wrinkles Easily

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Special Occasions

Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, L (sizes 16-18):

Love the dress, but after washing it by hand as suggested, I couldn't figure out the layers and had to wait until my daughter came home, 4 months later, to help me figure it out ! Artful Home and Cynthia Ashby Clothing were NO help!

  • Fit:
  • Feels true to size
  • Waist:
  • Feels true to size
  • Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Style Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Beautifully Basic Black

By 

from Central Massachusetts

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Basic But Has Pizzaz
  • Easy Care
  • Figure Flattering
  • Nice Color
  • Nice Fabric
  • Washes Well
  • With Heels Adds Height
  • Wrinkle Resistant

Cons

  • Only comes in black

Best Uses

  • Date Night/Night Out
  • Special Occasions

Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, M (sizes 12-14):

I wore this at upscale celebration for donors to charity event. My funky shoes and jewelry with this dress drew comments. I was comfortable, yet stylish for hours, never feeling I can not wait to change my clothing.

  • Fit:
  • Feels true to size
  • Waist:
  • Feels true to size
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Job AH/CA

By 

from South Florida Beaches

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Edgy But Classic
  • Figure Flattering

Cons

  • Dye Lot Off On 1 Ez Fix
  • Sizing Was Off
  • Wears Easily

Best Uses

  • Can Dress Updress Down
  • Date Night/Night Out
  • Special Occasions

Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, XS (sizes 4-6):

I HAVE MEANT TO ENTER THIS FOR SOME TIME, FORGIVE ME KAREN, & everyone who helped us! I am writing his for my mother, as it was my MISSION TO FIND HER AN OUTFIT SHE WOULD FEEL GORGEOUS IN for a very special event.
When I saw the Bias Cut, the way it was Designed, the Mesh Poncho... AND THE LAYERING JACKET... I knew we had it. She and I are petite in stature, and know what we need.
I have to say, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH ARTFUL HOME WAS ONLY EQUALLED TO NORDSTROM, ACTUALLY BETTER. Customer service made SURE Mom would get a good fit, even if it meant calling the designer with measurements. We went back and forth a couple times, God Bless them, but that's what larger bust, 5 feet tall woman will require.
Mom ended up with a M Petite Dress, the Poncho in XSM ? Runs very large, HUGE. And the "Layering Jacket" in M for the bust area. All pieces Black. The Red color was disappointing. I can see this being a great outfit to take on a trip, bring 2 different jackets, scarves, SO EZ TO LAYER !

Thank you for making my Mommy feel so Special and taking such WONDERFUL CARE OF US, A H. And THANK YOU C. Ashby...

  • Fit:
  • Feels true to size
  • Waist:
  • Feels true to size
  • Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Style Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not what I expected!

By 

from North Carolina

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Nice Color
  • Nice Fabric

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Special Occasions

Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, XS (sizes 4-6):

I purchased this dress for my mother's memorial service. I wanted something in black, but not a dress that was drab, as my Mom has quite a stylish lady. The folks at Artful Home were wonderfully accommodating, helping me with size, length, etc. The dress arrived in plenty of time before the service, as I said Artful Home's staff is wonderful. However, when I tried on the dress I was so disappointed. The outward stitching and the tags showing through at the seams made the whole dress look cheap, and was anything but cheap. I do not mind spending the money for a really good product. One that I will wear over and over. But this dress was not it. I love the look of all of Cynthia Ashby's clothing, and have wanted to purchase several of her other pieces. But since trying this little black dress, that so many others have raved about, I'm a bit shy to try her other pieces. I readily admit, that I do not care for the outward seam showing designs that are so popular right now, so this really affected my feelings for this dress. I haven't given up on Cynthia's designs by any means...but this dress was just not right for me.

  • Fit:
  • Feels true to size
  • Waist:
  • Feels true to size
  • Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Dress for Paris

By 

from Northern VA

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Figure Flattering
  • Nice Color
  • Nice Fabric
  • Traveled well
  • Wrinkle Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any event
    • Date Night/Night Out
    • Dinner at Ritz in Paris
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, XS (sizes 4-6):

    Just loved this dress on even more than the photo online. Felt amazing and was so comfortable at the same time very stylish and appropriate for just about any occasion. So happy I purchased this.

    I bought a medium and it totally adjusted to all of my curves.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Waist:
    • Feels true to size
    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lovely, detailed, simple dress

    By 

    from South Louisiana

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Figure Flattering
    • Nice Fabric
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Date Night/Night Out
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, XS (sizes 4-6):

      This dress is attractive and stylish without being an attention grabber. You could roll it up, pack it in your handbag, and pull out a perfect dress for a black tie dinner. I am 5' 7", 110 lbs. It is a great fit.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Waist:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Busty Girls Need Not Apply...

      By 

      from Northern NJ

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Nice Color
      • Nice Fabric

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Date Night/Night Out
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, S (sizes 8-10):

      I really wanted to love this dress! Let me preface: I wear a DD/E bra cup. The size S, though it fit beautifully from the waist down, pulled too tightly across the chest. I returned it and got the size M, thinking I could bear the extra fullness. Not only was the size M too baggy but the armhole was too big, gapped, and it still pulled across the chest! Were I to keep this, I would need to get it professionally atered; the fabric is very stretchy so only SERIOUS seamstresses would want to tackle such an alteration. IMO, this dress would fit up to bra cup size C. Really beautiful dress!!! Just not for busty girls like me...

      • Fit:
      • Feels too small
      • Waist:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Amazing Fit, Fabric, and Style

      By 

      from Englewood, CO

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Pros

      • Easy to accessorize
      • Figure Flattering
      • Nice Fabric
      • Wrinkle Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Date Night/Night Out
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, XS (sizes 4-6):

        Easy to accessorize and give the dress your own look. Very comfortable and I feel at easy wearing this dress.
        Haven't washed yet so couldn't comment on this....

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Waist:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Perfect night out dress

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Figure Flattering
        • Nice Fabric

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Date Night/Night Out
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about Sleeveless Mesh Dress, Black, M (sizes 12-14):

          Incredibly comfortable yet elegant and very effective at hiding my thick waistline. My only concern is that the material is very fine and easy to snag, so be careful with jewelry. Also, the tag in the neck needs to be removed, because it shows through. I would have expected it to be very lightly sewn in but it's not - took 15 minutes to very carefully cut it out. This is an issue with all of Cynthia's sheer pieces. (I have 3 others)

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Waist:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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