Villa Garden Dress
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Villa Garden Dress

£65.00

Petite

In stock - Despatched in 2-3 working days

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100% Cotton

Inspired by vintage tea dresses, our Villa Garden Dress is a pretty, feminine style in an exclusive Seasalt print. It’s made from soft and lightweight cotton voile and fully lined, so it feels great against the skin and drapes beautifully for a flattering finish. Falling below the knee, it has a wide, feature waistband with gentle gathers to add shape and movement. It’s finished with a V-neck and cap sleeves, piping detail and an invisible side zip. A versatile style that’s easy to dress up or down.

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* * * * - Rated 4/5 (23 reviews)

Average customer rating 4 out of 5, based on 23 reviews.

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Disappointed

I bought a 14 and a 16 just to be sure that one would fit and the 16 was tight around the waist. I am so disappointed as lost 2.5 stones over the last few months and one of my goals was to buy a dress from Seasalt. I am wearing a 14 now in most other labels so definitely not going to an 18 as TOO depressing!

Posted by  •  6th May 2019

Comments:

Hi Jan
Thank you for your review of the Villa Garden 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/clothing/dresses-tunics, 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

Fit: Small Fit
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Love this dress

The colour and pattern of this dress are beautiful so ordered my normal size 14 and was disappointed when it arrived as it was a very tight fit! After returning it I then ordered a size 16 which usually swamp me but this dress comes up small and fitted well. The material has a lovely feel to it and is complimentary.. Please would you sort out sizes for dresses with waist bands as it’s quite depressing when you have to return them.

Posted by  •  5th May 2019

Comments:

Dear Dee
Thank you for your review of the Villa Garden Dress and I'm sorry to hear that the sizing wasn't perfect for you this time.
We're pleased you were able to return it for the correct size, due to our 'no quibble' refund policy.
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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Bezuriful

I loved the lightweight quality fabric and style of this beautifully made dress. Sadly the fit was not right - tight sleeves and u flattering high waist so I'll be looking out for an alternative from the new collection.

Posted by  •  29th April 2019

Comments:

Thank you for your review of the Villa Garden Dress, 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 Pencil Box Dress: https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/clothing/dresses-tunics/pencil-box-cotton-viscose-dress_decorative_leaf_night.htm, it might be a perfect alternative.

Best wishes, Seasalt

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Lovely light Summer dress

I loved this dress on first site but when trying on my usual Seasalt size it was extremely tight round my middle. I had to get the next size up which fits perfectly. Feels lovely on and very Summery . Have had many compliments whilst wearing it.

Posted by  •  22nd April 2019

Comments:

Dear Bellamama
Thank you for your review of the Villa Garden 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.
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
Pleased you were able to get one that was perfect for you.
Best wishes
Seasalt

Fit: True to Size 
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Lovely dress

I wanted this for the less formal part of a two day wedding and it is perfect. I got the petite size and the waist was just right for me but I can see how it might be too high for someone with a longer body.

Posted by  •  22nd April 2019

Fit: True to Size 
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Lovely dress

So pleased with this dress. Fits beautifully and good length. Perfect for summer. Good with Seasalt short cardigan.

Posted by  •  21st April 2019

Fit: True to Size 
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Villa garden dress

I loved this dress when I saw it online and ordered it in my usual size 12. The material is not as heavy as I had anticipated and the sleeves felt tight on my arms so I had to return it. I’m disappointed as I liked the style and the look of the material.

Posted by  •  16th April 2019

Comments:

Thank you for your review of the Villa Garden Dress, 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. 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


Fit: True to Size 
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Thank you

Simply beautiful please, please can you make more like this ?

Posted by  •  13th April 2019

Comments:

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

Best wishes

Seasalt

Fit: True to Size 
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Beautiful

Perfect fit, perfect colour, perfect pattern, perfect material, absolutely delighted

Posted by  •  12th April 2019

Comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope you enjoy wearing your beautiful dress.
Best wishes
Seasalt

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Beautiful

A very beautiful dress. It fits well. The only thing that could be better: the zipper is too close to the sides and because of that it isn’t easy to open or shut.

Posted by  •  9th April 2019

Comments:

Thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to the design team.

Best wishes

Seasalt

Fit: Small Fit
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So disappointed

I loved the look of this Charleston inspired dress as Charleston is one of my favourite places.
Unfortunately the dress did not fit me properly at all. In fact I could not even zip it up, despite the fact that this is the size I buy at Seasalt and every other dress fits well.

Posted by  •  7th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Annie
Thanks for your review of the Villa Garden Dress; sorry it wasn't a good fit for you. Our items can vary in size depending on the particular style and design, so we would always recommend taking a look at the Size Guide on the specific item page online.

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Lovely High Waisted Dresses

I am 5ft 2 and bought the petite size 12.
Perfect fit all round as if made for me.
Love the high waist band
Comfortable to ware. Love your designs.

Posted by  •  7th April 2019

Fit: True to Size 
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Lovely fabric and great style

It is great to have an under the bust fitted dress. Another review comment asked for a normal waist line fit but Seasalt have many in that style and not everybody wants that, so I was so pleased to see this design. Seasalt do have a great variety of styles. Thank you.

Posted by  •  5th April 2019

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Good quality dress but...

I was so pleased to see a petite fit and the bodice of this dress fits perfectly and the waistline is in the right place on me. However, although I am only 5foot tall it felt too short for a 50s style dress. So sadly returned it.

Posted by  •  2nd April 2019

Fit: Bigger Fit
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High waisted dresses

The Seasalt dresses are made in beautiful fabrics but please, please design some (or most) with the waist in the normal/natural waist position, not up under the bust which is so unflattering if, like me, one has a neat frame with average flattish tummy and slim hips. The waistline across the midriff is not the narrow waistline position (as belting in a garment to define the waist). It makes one look pregnant!.
It is such a shame as the fabrics are so lovely.

Posted by  •  1st April 2019

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Perfect

So delighted you’re doing a petite range at last.
Dress an excellent fit and looks great on. Really attractive 50’s look.
Love the light airy fabric and the lining.

Posted by  •  31st March 2019

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Lovely dress

I bought this dress for my mother for Mothers Day. She absolutely lived it. It fit her perfectly and the style was very flattering on.

Posted by  •  30th March 2019

Fit: True to Size 
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Villa Garden Dress

Fits beautifully and it feels soft and comfortable and looks good too.

Posted by  •  28th March 2019

Fit: True to Size 
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Returned

I was so looking forward to receiving this dress. Fabric & design beautiful, however I thought it was a white background and it’s a dull blue. Also the dress is a good petite fit except across the top of the bust it gapes and is not a snug fit as Seasalt 10 usually are. It’s so feminine but has to go back I’m sorry to say.

Posted by  •  27th March 2019

Fit: True to Size 
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Light and airy

Superb, fits beautifully. Love every single detail about this dress especially the stitched downpleats. I have this and both the pencil case dresses because I just love the swishy swirly look of fifties type and these three have that sort of going on, but with some clever shaping which suits my less than perfect frame. Light and airy came to mind because when I put it on I was transported back to a date in my distant past, a picnic with my friend and her mum, my mum and another of their friends on a hot summers day and they all had these lovely swishy summer frocks and I remember thinking “when I’m big I want dresses like that”, ahh perfect.

Posted by  •  27th March 2019

Fit: Small Fit
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Too small

A lovely pattern but far too small round the high waist. I know I haven’t grown as other dresses still fit but this was ridiculous. A shame but had to be returned.

Posted by  •  27th March 2019

Comments:

Dear Ym,

Thanks for your review; sorry to hear the Villa Garden Dress wasn’t a good fit on this occasion. Due to variations in styles and design each garment has its own individual measurements, and these are published against it on the website. Please call our friendly customer service team on 01326 640075 or pop onto Live Chat on our website at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk, where we’d be happy to give further sizing information if required, and hopefully find you the perfect dress.

Best wishes, Seasalt


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Love it

It’s strange I have found the total opposite to the review above. I have a large chest (38E) and I have found this dress incredibly flattering. It sits well under the bust and doesnt flare out too high. I love the fact that it isn’t low cut and is fully lined. I will definitely be buying more like this one.

Posted by  •  26th March 2019

Fit: Small Fit
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Too high waisted like 95% seasat dresses

Please change the basic design of your dresses, if you have something close to a bust and/not a short trunk, your high-waisted dresses are unflattering, unless you like a kind of busted up look, the waist band up underneath the bust and the rest of the dress down all frumpy and loose as a pregnancy dress or giving such a strange shape to your waist and tummy, like everything is fallen out of place.
i have read many other comments about this. After trying on a few and even purchasing some of them in the beginning, i just don´t even bother anymore, i can tell they are all the same by looking at the photos and the models, which hardly have a bust, so on them the dress does not look too bad. If you did put the waist further down, they would still look good on the ladies type of body that can wear them now. But at least us other shaped ladies could be able to have them too.
I really have never seen anywhere else this insistence on high-waisted dresses. Such a pity, they could be even more useful.

Posted by  •  21st March 2019

Comments:

Dear Maria,
Thanks for your review of the Villa Garden Dress; sorry to hear the design/styles of some of our dresses are not suitable for you. Our design team do a fantastic job and we aim to be able to provide a range of styles to suit all body shapes and sizes. We have a very robust feedback system in place, so I’ll feed your comments regarding the waist height to the relevant team for their future consideration.
Best wishes, Seasalt



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