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ROSEMARIE DRESS

Style #h1172123
$82.00 $69.99
A dress so nice we named it twice. The seemingly simple yet downright sexy Rosemarie is made of our eco-friendly Samba (Tencel®, organic cotton, spandex), giving it the kind of versatility other dresses only dream of. It breathes and moves and follows your curves. It dresses up and dresses down and flatters for days with a graceful V-neck, doubled fabric bodice, horizontal bust pleats, and an empire seam that flows into a soft, A-line drape.
Choose Color:
  • BLACK BLACK 873892
  • BLUEPRINT BLUEPRINT 873892
  • BOULDER PRINT BOULDER PRINT 873892
  • CLOVE PRINT CLOVE PRINT 873892
  • DEEP BLUEGREEN DEEP BLUEGREEN 873892
  • ROSEWOOD PP ROSEWOOD PP 873892
  • SEA GLASS PP SEA GLASS PP 873892
  • WATERMELON WATERMELON 873892

Sizing Chart

The chosen color/size will be available
Product Details
About the Fabric
  • v-neck with horizontal bust pleats
  • half-cap sleeves
  • double layer empire bodice
  • a-line silhouette
  • offered in solids, Parasol allover Print, and Star Flower placement Print
  • 38" length
Samba

This all-star jersey knit is destined to dominate your wardrobe. It features the beauty and performance of eco-friendly Tencel® along with feel-good organic cotton, stretchy spandex and a lightly slubbed texture for visual appeal. Make some room.

48% Tencel® / 48% organic cotton / 4% spandex

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
51 out of 52 reviewers would recommend this product.
Product Reviews (52)
wash up great and wear even better!
September 24, 2014
hardtoplease
Location: Lexington, SC Age 35-44 Gender: Female
My Build: Petite, Curvy
I shop HornyToad for: Style, Comfort, Versatility, Travel
My style is: Classic
My favorite dresses this summer! Bought the black and purple. Got so many compliments on the fit and style! Will be buying more!

Garment Size:
lg
Garment Fit:
True to size
Garment Quality:
Exceeds Expectations
Pros:
Flattering, Comfort, Fit, Versatility, Quality, Easy Care, Travel Friendly
I would recommend this to a friend!
Great Dress
September 9, 2014
Kris
Location: Marshfield, Wi Age 35-44 Gender: female
Great Dress! Great fit and super comfy! I bought this dress after recommendation from my sister-in-law. I am so glad I did. I am so glad I did. I got so many compliments. And the best part, the dress is super comfy.

I would recommend this to a friend!
Beautiful and comfortable dress!
August 14, 2014
Bfloborn
Location: El Cerrito, CA Age 35-44 Gender: female
I bought this dress as a basic dress that I could wear to work. I have been looking for a dress that I could wear that didn't show off too much cleavage. This is it! The material is very soft and it drapes perfectly. Love it!

I would recommend this to a friend!
Absolutely love it..
August 13, 2014
Vosmus
Location: Maine Age 45-54 Gender: female
"I have had a compliment every time I wear it. Thank you.......Rhonda"

I would recommend this to a friend!
The bodice is snug which provides great support.
August 13, 2014
rollyo

I love the versatility of this dress. It launders quite well and requires no ironing!!

I would recommend this to a friend!
nice fitting dress
August 2, 2014
SactoShopper
Location: Sacramento, CA Age 45-54 Gender: female
"I just received this dress in deep bluegreen, size medium. It fits very well, I'm 5'5"", 160lbs with an athletic build. The medium size hugs my waistline, but not too tightly, and falls to a nice A-line skirt that hits me just mid-knee. If I lost 10lbs I would consider having it altered to come in at the waist just a pinch more. It compliments your backside without clinging to every curve. The V neck is just right, a bit plunging (I'm a D cup) but not too much, for the office I would consider a cami underneath or a scarf for modesty, with a light jacket to add style. For evening, dress would be great with a statement necklace. I purchased it for an all around dress that I will take on a carribbean cruise - and I'm pleased that it has day to night versatility. The bluegreen is a beautiful color, a slight slub to the fabric adds interest, and the weight is just right, neither too thin or too bulky, it does not seem ""see-through"" at all. Overall, very happy with my purchase."

Pros:
nice fitting, versatile, 3 season dress
I would recommend this to a friend!
This product is great!
June 1, 2014
Ruth
Location: Fairfax VA Age 55-65 Gender: female
This dress fits very well. The sizing is also good. Have had lots of compliments!

I would recommend this to a friend!
Sizing is off from design to design
May 27, 2014
HoJoVal
Location: NC Age 45-54 Gender: female
"The boulder print small was tight while the clover print small was more like a medium. The length on the clover print was a good 3-4 inches longer than the length on the boulder print. So, be aware of that. Usually I'm a true small in all HT dresses, but this was rather odd that the two smalls of essentially the same dress style was so different.All that said, the dresses are so pretty and well made. For ref: I'm 5'4"" 120 lbs, 36B, normal physique."

Pros:
great for dressing up or down
Cons:
sizing isn't consistent
I would recommend this to a friend!
Bought a second
May 26, 2014
Momwith5

"I have this dress in 3/4 sleeve that I was given to me as a present. It fit so well and was so comfortable that I bought the short sleeve version for the summer. I bought the clove print which was exactly what I wanted, a flowered print. I am 5'8"", and this dress is a tad shorter than I am used to. It is so comfortable though that I wear it often and hope that I am not flashing anyone. :-)"

I would recommend this to a friend!
I wore the long sleeved version multiple times this winter. I have two colors and the fit is perfect for my large hips and narrow shoulders.
May 24, 2014
Margo
Location: New Rochelle, Ny Age 55-65 Gender: female
I love the fit. Would like slightly more length for modesty. The winter version had an easy fix for this: opaque tights.

Pros:
good fit.
Cons:
a little short for a taller 63 yr. old
I would recommend this to a friend!
Would like one for every day of the week!
May 21, 2014
Midwest
Location: Bloomington, IN Age 45-54 Gender: female
Just love this dress--I have two, light blue and the brown with pattern. I'm 5'4 115 lbs and the XS is perfect. If you are undecided about size, go down--this is the difference between the style looking so-so and fabulous. Horny Toad describes it right on with simple yet sexy. I wish everything I owned was both so comfortable and so flattering.

I would recommend this to a friend!
Great dress
April 9, 2014
aworker
Location: Long Island Age 35-44
"I bought the rose color and it is very pretty. This is my first Horny Toad dress, but I do own a few t-shirts and skirts. This dress is very flattering & I can't wait to wear it when it warms up more in NY. I'm 5'7"" & 137 lbs and the small fit very well."

I would recommend this to a friend!
Comfy And Simple
December 2, 2013
Bambi
Location: Burke, VA Age 45-54
"These dresses have qualities which are important to me, they are very comfortable and stylish at the same time. I would like to see these dresses in petit sizes as I am only 5'2.5"". I'm 112lbs so the xs fit."

I would recommend this to a friend!
Classic staple, soft, flattering
September 27, 2013
LakeEffectSnow
Location: Way Upstate, NY Age 25-34 Gender: female
"I have this dress in two colors from past years, both size Large. I'm 5'8"", 170lbs and they fit well. I like the double layered bodice, it adds a bit of coverage/heft to an otherwise thin and airy dress. The V-neck and ruching works well for larger chests.At 5'8"", this dress IS a bit on the short side. The only other complaint is have is that the cap sleeves make for a bit of a funny gap in the armpit area, but this may just be because I have fairly broad shoulders."

Cons:
a tad short
I would recommend this to a friend!
Dress fits perfect.
September 13, 2013
kak2013

Wore it to work and received compliments from everyone. Extremely comfortable too. (no one looks good if they are not comfortable in what they are wearing)

Pros:
dress it up or down
I would recommend this to a friend!
Love it
September 12, 2013
wildbleu
Location: colorado springs, co Age 45-54 Gender: female
Nicely cut so flattering fit. Fab color (good for those who identify as summers). Great with boots or flips.

I would recommend this to a friend!
Always a great fit
September 12, 2013
ToadLoverInCenterville
Location: Centerville, Oh Age 45-54 Gender: female
There is nothing better than having a dress that always fits great. I love the fabric and print. Please do not retire this style - just keep adding colors and fabrics!

I would recommend this to a friend!
My new favorite dress!
September 11, 2013
Melly13
Location: Chicago, IL Age 18-24 Gender: female
I love this dress so much I bought it in dark gray and the blue with coral flowers. This dress really flatters my tummy, which is something very important to me. It's easy to dress this up for work or just throw on to run errands. Looks really cute with boots and a jean jacket!

Pros:
flattering, easy to wear
I would recommend this to a friend!
so fabulous i have 3!!
September 1, 2013
sds996
Location: anchorage, ak Age 25-34 Gender: female
"I love this dress, i own the coral, blue, and gray/flowery version and i get compliments every time i wear them. They are perfect for work and/or for dressing up casually after work. my only complaint is that the coral color is a bit thin so you have to be aware of what color underwear you're wearing. I'm 5"" and 118 pounds and the XS is perfect for me (34C)"

I would recommend this to a friend!
Love this!!
August 6, 2013
Taytay
Location: Strongsville, Ohio Age 45-54 Gender: female
Love love love!!! I own two of these dresses and love the fit and feel as well as the easy wash & dry!

I would recommend this to a friend!
A favorite summer go-to dress in fresh new colors
July 26, 2013
Flourgrrrl
Location: The beautiful Midwest Age 35-44 Gender: female
As always, the fit of this dress flatters and slims without hindering movement. The fabric is a bit more translucent in the lemon drop shade as opposed to other colors of this dress I've purchased and shows undergarments if they are not very, very pale. It's a shame to wear a slip under such a super-lightweight and comfortable summer fabric, but it may be necessary at times. Would make a great beach cover-up where the see-through factor isn't an issue.

Pros:
great fit, amazingly lightweight fabric, does not bind stretches easily with movement
I would recommend this to a friend!
my first experience with Horny Toad
July 18, 2013
bride
Location: michigan Age 55-65 Gender: female
dress arrived promptly, and the wrinkles from packaging disappeared upon hanging it on a hangar in a few hours. It is a great travel dress. Can be dressed up or down. Sizing is accurate.

I would recommend this to a friend!
It fits very well, comfortable material
July 12, 2013
Chloe
Location: Reno Age 45-54 Gender: female
This is my second dress from your company. I found my first in a sports type store and loved it so much I googled the name to see if you made any more. It fits me very well, the material is very comfortable and it is the perfect dress for those warm summer days. I wore it to work and everyone loved it. The color is bright but classy. I am planning on purchasing another in a different color. The dress is very versatile - I can wear it to work, evening out to dinner or on the weekend. Thank you for making my days so comfortable!

Pros:
comfort and fit
I would recommend this to a friend!
Stylish, lightweight, a little long but worth hemming
July 6, 2013
TexanaDame
Location: Texas
"Great little dress for our hot, hot Texas summers.The material is durable but not heavy, soft but not flimsy. I will be able to wear it all summer with some sandals and into the fall with a sweater/jacket and boots.I am 5'5"" and had it altered to hit just a little above the knee like it does on the model. Otherwise a perfect fit."

Pros:
lightweight soft stylish
Cons:
a little long
Comfortable and soft
June 11, 2013
JayP

These fit well. Low riding in the front, fits over large calves and stays put. XL fits size 16-18 pants.

I would recommend this to a friend!
great piece
May 28, 2013
webb
Location: oregon Age 45-54 Gender: female
loved it, great fit, too fun. will wear it lots this summer.

I would recommend this to a friend!
My new go-to dress
May 28, 2013
HeatherBee
Location: Pittsburgh, PA Age 35-44 Gender: female
"Great fit and travels well...I am 5'3"" and 145 and the large fits perfectly!"

I would recommend this to a friend!
LOVE this dress!
May 14, 2013
Calthepal
Age 25-34 Gender: female
I love this dress! It fits so nice, and falls just above my knees. It's very light and can be worn casual or dressy. I am ordering another color today!

I would recommend this to a friend!
Easy to look good in
May 12, 2013
TucsonVeganGal
Location: Tucson, AZ Age 45-54 Gender: female
Shaped correctly and hangs perfectly! Buy this dress!!

Pros:
great a line shape
Cons:
wrinkles
I would recommend this to a friend!
Love it!
May 11, 2013
ActiveMomOfFour
Location: Greenville, SC Age 35-44 Gender: female
"Got the dress in lapiz - beautiful color. Very flattering fit - I am 5'8"", 140 lbs, 41 years old & the medium is perfect. Great length, soft fabric. Plan on this being my go-to dress this summer. Would definitely order it in other colors!"

I would recommend this to a friend!
Love it!
May 9, 2013
Wanderlust
Location: Longmont, CO Age 35-44 Gender: female
I have several HT dresses in various styles and colors. I love them all!

I would recommend this to a friend!
This dress is very flattering and hangs nicely
May 4, 2013
Bish
Location: Knoxville Age 55-65 Gender: female
This dress is light weight and flows with movement. Feels feminine and comfortable to wear

Pros:
priced reasonable
I would recommend this to a friend!
Beautiful, Simple, Easy
April 16, 2013
Clahr
Age 25-34 Gender: female
I ended up buying this dress in three colors, first in the dolphin river print, and then in lemondrop and clove. They're all really beautiful. The fit and cut are simple and easy. They can easily be dressed up or down. With the temperatures still a little low, I've been wearing these with a shirt or a sweater over them which looks like nice too.

I would recommend this to a friend!
lovely dress
April 13, 2013
PinkGranite
Location: Maine Age 55-65 Gender: female
I'm borderline between a small and a medium, and this dress fit fine in a small.

I would recommend this to a friend!
Perfect for Spring
April 9, 2013
CaliMom

Love this dress. Washes easy. Super comfy. I wear it with yoga capris and its just great.

I would recommend this to a friend!
Love this dress
March 28, 2013
Linda
Location: Maui Age Over 65 Gender: female
It fits very well even for someone over 60, and I love the color and the design down the side of the skirt. Irons well

I would recommend this to a friend!
It doesn't get any easier.
March 17, 2013
Mel38
Location: Pocono Mtns, PA Age 55-65 Gender: female
I absolutely love this dress. Goes on in a flash, unwrinkled and just flows over my body. Can be dressed casually with flipflops or dressed up with accessories.

I would recommend this to a friend!
Love this dress!
August 17, 2012
Tea2Go
Location: MA Age 35-44 Gender: female
I bought this dress in green and wore it so much (and washed it) that I got it in another color. The material is still very soft and comfortable and the fit is perfect.

Pros:
wears well, keeps its color
Cons:
smells funny when it arrives so just wash it
I would recommend this to a friend!
I. Love. This. Dress.
July 16, 2012
kaliuma
Location: Portland, OR Age 45-54 Gender: female
"I am a young-at-heart 51 year old woman. Although I am active - I ride my bike, walk the dog, do yoga a couple times a week - I do not have a perfect body. I have a 51 year old, well-loved body that is approximately 5'3"", 130 lbs., 34D. The Rosemarie dress is *that* perfect dress that I can always put on and feel appropriate, yet flirty. I just bought my second one in Black, size Small, and I love it all over again. If you are on the fence, give this dress a try."

Pros:
comfortable, versatile, flirty
Cons:
the right panties required for no panty lines
I would recommend this to a friend!
Easy Wear Fabric
July 15, 2012
Lottie
Location: Maple Grove, MN Age 45-54 Gender: female
"Love this dress, in fact I already had one in green, from a previous year, so I knew it would be great!The fabric is soft and drapes well, it hugs you, but does not cling. It washes really well, and just needs a light press with an iron.The sizing seemed accurate.Might get another next year, if they have new colors!"

Pros:
dress up or down
I would recommend this to a friend!
Could wear it everyday.
July 13, 2012
babs
Location: mccall idaho
Comfortable. Flattering. Falls just above the knees. Washes beautifully. More colors, please

I would recommend this to a friend!
great dress!
April 27, 2012
Carriet
Location: Florida Age 55-65
fitts perfectly...I was, hang and when it's dry, it's ready to go!

I would recommend this to a friend!
Great Style
April 15, 2012
Ines
Location: Gainesville, FL Age 35-44 Gender: female
This dress is simply beautiful, classy and sexy. It can be worn around town or to the office with a cardigan or jacket. I only wish the material were a little bit heavier or substantial.

I would recommend this to a friend!
Great dress for traveling!
April 10, 2012
WorldTraveler
Location: Washington, DC Age 25-34 Gender: female
I bought this dress specifically because I wanted something I could take with me while traveling. It's lightweight, doesn't wrinkle, and folds up nice and small to fit in a tiny pack. Plus, it's very comfortable and flattering! It's really versatile, and now that my travels are done (for now), I can also wear it to work. Very happy with my purchase.

Pros:
versatile
I would recommend this to a friend!
Love it!
March 31, 2012
flexybendy
Location: NJ Age 35-44
Love this dress just like all my other HT dresses. It's perfect, comfortable, feels great against my skin and illicits many compliments!

I would recommend this to a friend!
Cute Dress, Weak Fabric
October 17, 2011
TreeGuysGal
Location: Lubbock, TX Age 55-65 Gender: female
I love the dress style. It is cool and comfortable to wear and can be dressed up or down. However, I have now washed it three times, and I note that small holes have appeared in the fabric. I use a front-loader washer, which is easy on clothes, and I hang them to dry. The material should be of better quality.

Cons:
fabric not sturdy
I would not recommend this to a friend.
So cute and easy to wear, you will want more than one.
September 17, 2011
Littlecreek
Location: Asheville, NC Age 35-44 Gender: female
After finding out that a coworker had ordered the simple and attractive dresses she wore to work from Horny Toad, I purchased the Rosemarie dress. I am so glad I did. It is comfortable, versatile, and made of terrific fabric. It seems well-constructed and sheds wrinkles quickly. In a two day period, I wore it driving to the beach, out to dinner, and as a bathing suit cover-up. I felt as though I was wearing the perfect thing in every situation. This is a really great dress.

I would recommend this to a friend!
I love this dress
August 24, 2011
Pomesky
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Age 35-44 Gender: female
The Rosemarie dress is so simple and comfortable, but I get compliments every time I wear it. I wish it came in more colors!

I would recommend this to a friend!
Rosemarie does it again...
August 22, 2011
Beener
Location: Arizona Age 35-44 Gender: female
"I have this dress in the long sleeve version and love it! I got this one in Ivy and the love continues. Great dress! I am 5'3"" and 123lbs got it in Medium and fits well. Hangs right about knee level maybe a little lower."

I would recommend this to a friend!
Cute Summer Dress
August 5, 2011
India
Location: Macon Age 45-54 Gender: female
I have this dress in 2 colors and love it as it's perfect for our hot summers with its short sleeves. The drape is lovely and makes me look good. I'm slightly pear shaped and the medium works well for me. I get compliments when I wear it, it's easy to care for, and it looks cute. What's not to love?

Pros:
cute, cool in the summer heat
Cons:
none
I would recommend this to a friend!
MUST HAVE DRESS!!
July 3, 2011
OntheGo
Location: Kansas City, Mo. Age 35-44 Gender: female
I cannot say enough about this dress. I took it on a 15 day adventure abroad and it was the most versatile piece in my wardrobe! To begin with, it travels really well! Even when the packing was getting tight, it came out wrinkle free! It was comfy and cool during the day, but easily dressed up for a night out. It made a great cover up for my swimsuit and dried quickly. I recommend this dress to all travelers! Happy trails!

Pros:
travels well, dries quick, super versatile
I would recommend this to a friend!
Best dress ever
June 21, 2011
cmfk
Location: Richmond, VA Age 35-44 Gender: female
I absolutely love this dress! I got it in the black and I can dress it up for work or dress it down for weekends. I think I may need this dress in every color. I bought a Large although I could have gone with a Medium - when it's hot here in Richmond it's nice having a comfy flowy dress.

I would recommend this to a friend!