Pencil Box Dress
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Pencil Box Dress

£69.95

Petite

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57% Cotton, 43% Viscose

Our Pencil Box Dress is made from a soft, lighter weight cotton-viscose blend with a slight texture which makes the most of the exclusive Seasalt print, and lined through the body so it drapes beautifully. This calf length style has a fit and flare shape that’s flattering on most figures. We’ve finished it with a V-neck, invisible side zip and short sleeves with rolled-up cuffs. Easy to dress up or down, it’s a versatile style that’s great with elegant flats or simple trainers for a more casual look.

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* * * * * Rated 5/5 (64 reviews)

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Easy to wear

This dress will be a wardrobe staple as it can be dressed up or down. I love the pear colour! It was a true fit but once again, at 5ft tall, I found the petite at least 2 inches too long & had to take it up. Shorter petites please, Seasalt!

Posted by  •  15th May 2019

Comments:

Hi Littlemrs
Thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your suggestions about the length to the design team!
Best wishes
Seasalt


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Stunning dress

Beautiful dress, looks better on than it does in the photo. Very comfortable. My first purchase from Seasalt and I am delighted.

Posted by  •  11th May 2019

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Stunning dress

This is a beautiful dress which looks even better on. Super comfortable. My first purchase from Seasalt and I am delighted.

Posted by  •  10th May 2019

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Thanks for your review Pauline, great to hear you're so pleased with your first Seasalt prchase.

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SMART DRESS

Purchased the top in this design and liked it so much I bought the dress.Good fit all round and not too long (I am 5ft 4ins) Irons up well after purchase when it was a bit creased but after one wearing it did not crease at all. Can be a day dress or function one if dressed up with accessories. LOVE IT.

Posted by  •  8th May 2019

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Summer dress

I am very pleased with this dress and I have had many compliments when I have worn it. I am looking forward to more sunny warm days so that I can wear it again. I bought it in the floral pear colour & am saving up for the blue one too.

Posted by  •  7th May 2019

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Delightful dress

I bought this dress in blue. The print is lovely and the colours very pretty. I found the neck very flattering and the fit perfect. I would love another dress in this style however as yellow doesn't suit me I will have to hope that Seasalt will make a different colour way!

Posted by  •  7th May 2019

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Summer flowers

I love the look of this dress and it fits perfectly. The pattern is large enough not to be ditsy but small enough not to overwhelm me at 5 foot four. The colours are interesting ( I bought the floral pear) Just one complaint: will you please arrange some weather suitable to wear it?

Posted by  •  6th May 2019

Comments:

Hi Rootie toot
Thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We wish we could arrange some beautiful weather!!
Best wishes
Seasalt


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GREAT SUMMER DRESS

LOVE THE DRESS LOOKING FORWARD TO WEARING IT

Posted by  •  5th May 2019

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Dresses

First order with Seasalt and extremely pleased. Firstly impressed by the packaging being recyclable. Then the qualify and fit of the 2 dresses received. Will certainly be using them again.

Posted by  •  5th May 2019

Comments:

Dear Ann
We're delighted that you love your Pencil Box Dress and thank you for noticing the packaging.
We’ve been working hard to reduce our use of plastic packaging and have made many changes across the business. We've also removed all bubble wrap and plastic sticky tape from our packaging. This has eliminated 18 tonnes of single-use plastics a year from our business!
Best wishes,
Seasalt


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love this dress

love this frock, perfect fit ,right length, neckline not too revealing,very happy

Posted by  •  4th May 2019

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Stylish dress

This is the second dress I have bought from Seasalt this year.
I have bought this one for a wedding in July and I love it!
I can’t wait to wear it! Beautiful material and colours! Well worth the money. I have bought the petite fit as I am 5ft 2in,

Posted by  •  3rd May 2019

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Thanks for your review, have a super time at the forthcoming wedding.

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Not for me

Very nice dress. Looked good on, and my husband liked me in it. Unfortunately, the neckline was a bit high for my short neck. It felt as though it was catching on my ears, so returned it.

Posted by  •  1st May 2019

Comments:

Thank you for your review of the Pencil Box Dress, and I'm sorry to hear that the style wasn't perfect for you this time.

If you haven't already done so, you can pop it back to us using the free post label enclosed in your parcel. We have a 'no quibble' refund policy so we'll arrange your refund just as soon as we receive it.

Best wishes, Seasalt

Fit: Small Fit
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Great colours and fabric

A well made dress that is so comfortable and a great colour. I purchased a cardigan to match which really completes the outfit. Length is good and I like the small sleeve. My only issue is the button spacing results in a gaping issue exposing my bra so I have made an adjustment myself to protect my modesty.

Posted by  •  30th April 2019

Comments:

Thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your feedback about the button spacing to the design team!
Best wishes
Seasalt


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Beautiful dress

First purchase from Seasalt as just opened a store in Lincoln, though i have admired online for a long time. Absolutely love this dress.. I am 5ft 2 with a big bust but small waist and the dress fits so well with no gaping on the bust. I'm sure it won't be my last purchase!

Posted by  •  28th April 2019

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Lovely dress, but not for me

I ordered this dress in both fabrics but sadly neither of them did me any favours at all, I looked frumpy. They were beautifully made and the fabrics attractive, on the right person they'd look great, but sadly not for me.

Posted by  •  28th April 2019

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More please

I have bought the Pencil Box dress in both designs and I love them both.
They are a great fit (Slight gape at bust, but easily solved with a small pin) and so comfortable to wear. I’d love more designs in this dress. I used to wear The Gylly dresses but this is taking over as it is more flattering for me.

Posted by  •  28th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Polzyrock
Thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your suggestions on to the design team!
Best wishes
Seasalt


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A good dress for the summer wardrobe.

Nice dress fro the summer months,

Posted by  •  27th April 2019

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Lovely summer dress!

Can’t wait to wear this lovely summer dress, fit true to size and the length is good. Nice material and lovely colours.

Posted by  •  27th April 2019

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Elegant and flattering

I bought this dress in Swatch Floral Pear... the mustard colour background seems everywhere this season! The fabric (while new) has the feel of a fine softish canvas which shows off the print really well. (I hope it maintains this structure once washed.
This dress is a longer length, and that suits the v-neck and flattering waist giving an elegant look overall. Love that it has pockets: these pockets are well-positioned with a slanted opening (handy and comfortable).
The one niggle with this dress is, as other reviewers have noted, that the front placket gapes if you have any sort of bust. But due to the side zip and deep-ish v-neck, you don’t really need to be able to undo the front buttons, so I am sewing the placket closed to fix the problem.

Posted by  •  26th April 2019

Comments:

Thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your suggestions about the front placket to the design team for their consideration!
Best wishes
Seasalt


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Favourite dress

So happy with this dress. Great to have a petite size, fits so well, normally I have to cut off a few inches of material to get the right length. Love the bold but pretty fabric and the pockets are useful but don't spoil the line of the dress.

Posted by  •  25th April 2019

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Versatile Dress

Lovely dress; fits well and flatters too. Unusual material makes it a little bit special and I love it.

Posted by  •  22nd April 2019

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Go to dress for the summer

Just perfect. Light and airy, not clingy and will be cool in the heat due to the natural fibres.

Posted by  •  20th April 2019

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Wonderful dress

I am not a “dress person” first of all but sometimes need to wear one. This is a very nicely made fitted dress. It has a wonderful vintage vibe and I really like the pockets. Was comfortable just trying it on. Actually looking forward to having a few occasions to wear it. Lovely color and can be dressed up or down.

Posted by  •  17th April 2019

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lovely dress

Lovely dress, nice material and a flattering fit. Will look forward to wearing during the summer.

Posted by  •  16th April 2019

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Lovely design but had to return

A lovely pattern and a well-lined, well-made dress. Unfortunately the buttoned bodice gaped wide and even trying a size larger didn't resolve the problem. However it encouraged to keep an eye on Seasalt clothes in future.

Posted by  •  14th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Czarina
Thank you for your review of the Pencil Box Dress and I'm sorry to hear that the sizing wasn't perfect for you this time.
If you haven't already done so, you can pop it back to us using the free post label enclosed in your parcel. We have a 'no quibble' refund policy so we'll arrange your refund just as soon as we receive it.
Do take a look at our https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/_all?searchterm=Dresses, we're sure you'll find another dress that you'll love.
If it helps, we list detailed measurements on the size guide next to each garment, or if you prefer, our customer service team would be pleased to help with specific sizing queries. Call 01326 640075 or hop onto a chat at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Best wishes
Seasalt

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Lovely dress but not for me

I love this dress and the floral pear design in the images but unfortunately it doesn’t love me.
The front buttons gape a little on my bust - never a forgiving design for the ample bosomed!
And the colours are just a bit too mustard yellow for me - it would be much better if it was predominantly blue with a touch of the yellow.
So it’s had to go back unfortunately.

Posted by  •  14th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Petal72
Thank you for your review of the Pencil Box Dress and I'm sorry to hear that the sizing wasn't perfect for you this time.
We're pleased you were able to take advantage of our 'No Quibble' refund policy.
Do take a look at our https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/_all?searchterm=Dresses , we're sure you'll find another dress that you'll love.
If it helps, we list detailed measurements on the size guide next to each garment, or if you prefer, our customer service team would be pleased to help with specific sizing queries. Call 01326 640075 or hop onto a chat at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Thanks for your feedback about the colour; we'll be sure to pass your suggestions on to the design team!
Best wishes
Seasalt

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Not for me

I was disppointed with this dress. I thought the material was too thin and the waist was not right for me. Although it was the right size it felt as if there wasn't quite enough material in it. Shame I liked the print very much.

Posted by  •  12th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Outdoorgirl
Thank you for your review and we'll be sure to pass your feedback on.
We'd like to reassure you that we always use the best quality fabric available. For the warmer summer season, we do use some lightweight fabrics which are designed to feel soft and cool.
As always, we have a 'no quibble' refund policy, so just pop it back to us using the freepost label and we arrange a prompt refund.
Do take a look at our new https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/new-arrivals/all-new-arrivals , we're sure you'll find something you'll love.
Best wishes
Seasalt


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Pencilbox dress

Nice material and a very good fit. Might have been made for me. Well done.

Posted by  •  11th April 2019

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Thanks Maggie!

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Dress

Lovely dress very good quality I only have one fault could be a bit more generous across the bust I had to go up a size but it is lovely

Posted by  •  9th April 2019

Comments:

Thank you for your review of the Pencil Box Dress and we're delighted that you love it!

If it helps, we list detailed measurements on the size guide next to each garment, or if you prefer, our customer service team would be pleased to help with specific sizing queries. Call 01326 640075 or hop onto a chat at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Best wishes,
Seasalt


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Lovely

I did ask for more when I bought the blue version, so I snapped this one up too. Same dress but the patterns really give each its own look. Fits like it was made for me. I’ll soon be bankrupt but I’ll feel and look great. 🤩

Posted by  •  8th April 2019

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At last a dress for tall people!

I adore Seasalt clothes but at 5ft 11. I have really struggled with the fit of the dresses often finding the waist of the dress way too high up and could only wear the shift dresses.
This Pencil Box dress is great though a really flattering fit, so comfortable to wear and it has pockets! I bought the blue and am saving up for the new colour! Seasalt please make more dresses in this style for us tall folk.

Posted by  •  7th April 2019

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Perfect

This 👗 is perfect. Fits well, and hangs well and is not too long or short in the body. I've had loads of compliments.

Posted by  •  6th April 2019

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Very nice dress

Simple and fresh dress, lovely colors and shape, perfect for spring and also hot summer in Italy!

Posted by  •  5th April 2019

Fit: Small Fit
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Fun dress

This dress didn’t fit right for me a little tight across the boobs and not long enough in the body but I’m 6ft and size 26 so this might not effect you. The pear flowers are wonderful so I’ve ordered the art top, The blue pattern was more subtle. Try these if they fit you’ll love them

Posted by  •  4th April 2019

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Summer Ready

I am tickled skinny with this dress, the fabric is beautiful, the finishing is excellent, and the fit is perfect. I bought the dress, in both fabric offerings, so I am totally summer dress ready!

Posted by  •  3rd April 2019

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Perfect

I am so pleased with this dress. It fits well and is so pretty. I am sure it will be worn a lot this summer

Posted by  •  3rd April 2019

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lovely summer dress

I have bought 5 SeaSalt dresses recently and this is one of them. It was an instant hit with me because it felt so soft and comfortable. A beautiful summery dress in glorious cotton.

Posted by  •  2nd April 2019

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Roll on Summer!

Couldn't resist this dress...so beautiful. Love the style and material. Great fit... cannot wait to wear it!! Hopefully it washes well and stays beautiful!!

Posted by  •  1st April 2019

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Really Happy

This dress was a total success in so many ways. It fitted perfectly . Beautiful fabric and super colours. The regular length was just right for me. In the past i have found the regular length a little short. I bought this dress in both colours and love both of them.

Posted by  •  30th March 2019

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Heatwave ready!

A beautiful lightweight but fully lined dress. Perfect for hot weather dressing when tightly fitted clothes are best left in the wardrobe. At 157 cm in a size 10, although the bodice is more generous than the top terrace dress it is not shapeless but hangs beautifully from the shoulders, through the bust line to a slightly raised waist. This shape is good for petites as it gives the perception of a longer leg length without swamping the frame.

Posted by  •  29th March 2019

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Beautiful dress

This dress is my first purchase from SEASALT cornwall. I loved the shape/style of the dress and the colour. The dress is well made and finished. It fit me perfectly a truly beautiful dress.

Posted by  •  28th March 2019

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Pencil Box dress

The petite dress fits me beautifully and looks good on me to

Posted by  •  28th March 2019

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Fabulous

Beautiful dress which fits like a dream. I am size 14 veering toward 16 but Seasalt size 14 dresses always have plenty of room in them. Lovely print and looking forward to warmer weather to be able to wear it. I must have about eight Seasalt dresses now and just love them for their style and the way the fit my figure.

Posted by  •  28th March 2019

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Good for smart casual day wear.

Patterned without being ‘too Mumsy’. This dress is a very good fit for me. I’m an ‘hourglass’ shape and because it doesn’t fit too tightly around the waist, is very slimming.

Posted by  •  28th March 2019

Fit: Bigger Fit
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Pencil Box Dress

Lovely dress but sadly not for my figure. Fitted perfect on the shoulders and bust but the waist was far too big. I have an "hour glass" figure and the dress hung like a bell tent from the bust down. Sorry for such a poor review but this style did not suit my figure.

Posted by  •  27th March 2019

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Very long

I bought a petite size 12 the top fitted well but the length was mid calf I am 5 feet it was very frumpy looking so I had to return

Posted by  •  23rd March 2019

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Lovely - but would have liked a belt

It's a lovely dress, no doubt. Would have loved to have this cut/shape it in several colors!
Only thing missing for me is a belt.
It can be worn without but would certainly look more elegant and shaped with a belt ( I will wear it in the office)

Posted by  •  23rd March 2019

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nice summer dress

The material hangs well, is perfect for warm weather. Good length for me - below my knees but not too long. I would have preferred slightly longer sleeves, and the colour is a bit darker than in the photo, but on the whole I'm pleased with my purchase.

Posted by  •  18th March 2019

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Lovely dress

Thrilled with this dress, hangs well and washed beautifully.

Posted by  •  18th March 2019

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Unfortunately too small

I loved both the style and pattern of this dress, but unfortunately my bust was too big (creating 'holes' inbetween the buttons) so I had to return it.
Before I ordered I was also hesitant about the 'side zipper' thing, which usually means I won't be able to get into the dress at all, but ordered my usual size (20) anyway. I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't a problem - you can unbutton the buttons at the font and easily slip into it that way instead.

Posted by  •  17th March 2019

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Gorgeous dress

Love everything about this dress! Beautifully made, lovely material, lined, flattering neckline (so many are too wide or too deep), perfect length and although slightly fitted skims lumps and bumps to give a flattering silhouette. I really like pockets in a dress and this does have a 50's vibe as people have mentioned...Oh did I say ..I love it!

Posted by  •  16th March 2019

Fit: Bigger Fit
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Dream dress

I LOVE this dress. Wore it with a grey suit jacket and it looks fab, the neck line is perfect under a jacket for a professional look, but it was also comfy like pyjamas. (= my dream clothes.) I think I could also wear it with sandals in the summer for a smart casual look. Additionally, it's beautifully made: fully lined, lovely flat button panels, etc. So happy with it! I'm marking it as 'bigger fit' because it feels nice and roomy, but it may just be meant to have a looser fit? Also, I haven't washed it yet, maybe will shrink up a little? Anyway, love it.

Posted by  •  14th March 2019

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Can’t wait for some warm weather to wear it

Pretty design, unusual fabric and nice weight. Roomy fit which is very forgiving of my bumps around the midriff. Love it, Another hit from Seasalt- clothes designed for real people!

Posted by  •  13th March 2019

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Just lovely!

Hurray for petite sizing and a proper summer dress. Flattering cut, an easy but smart fabric and gorgeous colours. And, perhaps best of all, most of Seasalt’s clothes suit any age.

Posted by  •  12th March 2019

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gorgeous

Just beautiful, soft, flattering, comfortable, a lovely neckline and a beautiful print.

Posted by  •  12th March 2019

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Very pleased

I think this dress is lovely. It is comfortable to wear, I do like the pockets, and is in a nice material. It is the first Seasalt dress I have bought and I know it won’t be the last.

Posted by  •  12th March 2019

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Gorgeous dress

The size 10 fits perfectly. Lovely fabric and pattern (I bought the blue). I'm 5'4" so the length is to the calf on me but I prefer jyst under the knee so will take the hem up. I think I shall be wearing it in all seasons as its great with a skinny polo underneath, or a cardie on top.

Posted by  •  12th March 2019

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First rate dress

Purchased this at local John Lewis store and loved the fabric. An excellent fit as true to measurements given online. Although short decided to keep the regular length even though I see there is a petite fit length (although) the petite length is not listed on website. This means the garment is long but I feel more flattering and dressy on an older person. I have raised lack of petite measurements with Seasalt as will possibly prevent people purchasing an item. I support the petite length particularly in trousers which as a short person I find particulRly difficult to purchase.

Posted by  •  1st March 2019

Fit: Bigger Fit
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Love it

Beautiful dress fully lined. I am a size 12 top and 14 waist so bodice rather large but added a thin belt which made it look better. Would buy again in another print. Good dress for all ages.

Posted by  •  27th February 2019

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Made for me

I’ve always love your fifties inspired dresses, but the gathers make me look like a wobbly pudding, which, I think you’ll agree, is not a good look! Then I saw this, love at first sight and a petit fit. I’m pretty sure this will go in a hurry, so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s so pretty without being twee, and it fits my frame beautifully. No I don’t look sylphlike, that would take a miracle and, as good as your lovely dresses are, I never will. But I’m not looking for that, I wanted a dress that would be good for a beach stroll, lunch with friends and dressed up with a few choice accessories for dinner out. This fits the bill perfectly, and with that fifties vibe going on too. For me, another perfect dress. Can we have more please in lovely prints, p’haps in pure cotton poplin or lawn. Love love love everything about it. Can you tell I’m pleased?

Posted by  •  23rd February 2019

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Lovely dress

This dress fits beautifully, the material and lining is very nice, the shape is very flattering and I really like the pattern. I also love a dress with pockets, I have worn it out in the evening several times 🧡

Posted by  •  22nd February 2019

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Pencil box dress

I love this dress. I have purchased dresses from Seasalt before. The fit is perfect for me and I will keep my eye out for any new Summer dresses from the collection. Material is lovely and being lined makes the dress slip on beautifully

Posted by  •  21st February 2019

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Gorgeous

Received this dress yesterday and couldn’t wait to try it on. Love the colour and the fabric, the dress is lined and fits perfectly. I am a size 20 with a bit of a tummy and this dress is very flattering. I am now the proud owner of 5 lovely sealsalt dresses ❤️

Posted by  •  21st February 2019

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Love this dress

Lovely print, comfortable lined dress. Slip it on and go!

Posted by  •  14th February 2019

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