Review: Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Eyelet Dress

When I picked up the Kimchi Blue knit jacket from this post, I needed to buy a few more things in order to get free shipping. Jen at From Head to Toe kept mentioning a little eyelet dress, and how it fit her perfectly in size 0.

I know Jen is smaller than me, and I thought about getting a size 2 in this dress, but I’ve never been able to size up before, so it was hard for me to believe I wouldn’t fit in a size 0. I ordered the size zero, thinking, “it’ll probably be a tight fit, but it should be fine”.

Dress: Pins and Needles Eyelet Dress, size 0 (here on sale!)
Shoes: Cole Haan Genevieve Open Toe Pump, size 5 (similar)

Adorable right? Oh…wait…

Yup, that’s as far as I can zip this baby up without ripping right out of this dress like the Incredible Hulk.

That’s right super tiny petites. If you look at my clothing finds and think, “Sure…looks great…but that’s still too big for me”, well, here’s one for ya.

34 Comments

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    lia

    awww! and it's such a cute dress… are you thinking of trying on the size 2 and seeing if it fits?

    I'm really tempted to check out a size 4 (while super short, I'm pretty curvy) – do you think the larger sizes are longer?

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    HM63

    Wow! That's super duper tiny! Adorable dress though. I can see it with a funky bracelet or dangly earrings or with a cardigan layered over top.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Ping

    OMG I LOVE LOVE that dress. Its super cute!! It such a shame. too bad all the sizes are pretty much out :(

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Elle

    Wow, it's so cute on you though, maybe exchange it for a 2? I almost got this dress when I was on UO earlier this week thanks to your last post but I am happy I passed…

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    curls-and-pearls

    LOL I Can't believe you can't zip it up! That's a first! It would probably not make it past my butt ;)

    Ok, well besides the obvious, that dress is adorable on you!

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Erin

    WOW! I would probably be a size 20 in this one! It is really cute though – do you think you can get it in a 2?

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Jen

    LOL! I guess that just goes to show you how tiny I am. ._.

    BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO BUY IT FROM YOU!! :D :D :D

    This was probably why when I bought the white one in stores it was hanging on the rack at $15 until I snatched it up.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    thegoodgirlgoneblog.com

    I hate when that happens! I always feel huge (which I sooo am not haha). It looked so good on you from the front though :(

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    R.L.

    That's too bad. But did you otherwise like the dress? Enough to get the larger size?

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    lia – I'm not even sure if a size 2 would fit! I might be a 4! Usually the bigger sizes do have some more length to them, so I'll go out on a limb and say the larger size should be longer as well. I don't think I'm going to order it again. It's really cute, but not really my style, so I don't think I'd get much wear out of it. But it's comfy, and fully lined!

    curls-and-pearls – I can't believe I can't zip it either! I've never had this happen before, I was a little perplexed. =P

    Jen – I grossly under-estimated just how tiny you are. LOL.

    R.L. – The dress is super cute, but not quite my style. I tried it more because I kept hearing how tiny it was. If it's your style, I'd say go for it! It's comfy, well constructed, and fully lined.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    The dress is very cute, but too bad about the sizing! That's how I felt when I put on a Henrietta strapelsss in sz 0 lol.

    I was hesitant to order this dress because the reviews showed huge inconsistency in sizing. Reading through them there is a general cosnensus that the black runs smaller than the white. If you ordered a second one, I'm not so sure you would fit a 2…look at this:
    "The fit is awesome (I happen to be 5'1" and about 100lbs and I bought a size 0)" and "i got size 2—for reference my measurements are 34b—110lbs—-5'4"

    …reviews like that totally threw me off! Would I need a 0…or 2…or 4? One girl said she ordered five of the same dress and only one fit right.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Callandra

    Oh wow….that's so funny! I'm looking at the pictures thinking, what a perfect fit for her…she looks so great in this dress. Then I scroll down one more pic and Shock! It's hard to judge what size you're going to need when the company's sizings are so inconsistent.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    love.blue

    I was eyeing that dress in white but it too far from my style. I love how it looks on you and Jen! It's shocking how small the sizing is…how can you not fit in a 0?

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    PetiteXXS

    I kind of regretted not getting it in the white when they were still available (wasn't in a buying mood then)… and I guess Jen already called dibs on taking this one off your hands :P Who knows, maybe I wouldn't have fit into the size 0 either!

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    MoneyMaus

    I absolutely love this dress! :) Can't believe it's too small for you. The 0 might even be a tad too big for me, but the black is totally my style! Too bad they are sold out online already.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Carrie

    i just fell in love with this dress! it's perfect for my homecoming dance! thanks for sharing.

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Nukem

    Oh wow, it looked like a perfect fit from the front! Too bad, it's a really cute dress too.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    deborah

    I tried on the dress in white in the store. It must have been a little bigger in white because I zipped up, but only after I sucked in and pulled hard on the zipper. UO dress zippers tend to kink around the waistline, where your zipper stops, so I thought I wasn't pulling at the correct angle. After the kink, the zipper went straight up, but it was definitely not comfortable.

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    eunice

    i tried this in white in size 2 today and surprisingly, it wasn't snug on me – it was actually roomy around the chest. I'm 5'3" and 98 lbs and definitely bigger than you. I wonder if the one i tried on runs big…

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    PAG – I didn't even look at the reviews…from the sound of the online reviews, and experiences of some commenters, it seems the black runs smaller than the white. Very strange.

    deborah & eunice – Looks like the white runs bigger than the black, b/c there was no way this dress was zipping up on me. LOL.

    Note to all the super tiny petites…try the black!

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    The Little Dust Princess

    I was reading the reviews for this dress and the sizing was really inconsistent. Apparently, the black one runs smaller than the white.

    haha I love your attitude though! I'm stubborn like that too…if I were in your position, I would've done the same and went ahead with the 0 because I wouldn't be able to believe that I wouldn't fit in it. :P According to your measurements though, I think I might be able to fit the size 0 you have! I'm a bit smaller than you.

    I'm a fan of little black dresses!! I'm starting a collection..I just might check this out. ^_^

  • Reply September 2, 2010

    PetiteLittleGirl

    Wow..this dress sure is super tiny! It's rarely to see you in something "too small" :) It's a very cute dress and good buy (especially it's 100% lined). I usually don't read online reviews but I might start doing so and hopefully they're somewhat accurate

  • Reply September 2, 2010

    AubreyOhDang!

    oooh, I think I'm jen's (frmheadtotoe) size. I can't wait to see if they have this in stores to try on.

  • Reply September 3, 2010

    Really Petite

    As tiny as you are and you can't zip up the dress, I don't know how other petites would fit into this size!

    Super cute and I agree with PLG- it is so rare to see you in something that is "too small"! :)

  • Reply September 4, 2010

    AubreyOhDang!

    Is Pin & Needles usually a petite-friendly label?

  • Reply September 4, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    AubreyOhDang! – I'm not sure. This is the first Pins and Needles garment I've ever tried. I just took a look at some reviews of other P&N items on the UO site, and it looks like the sizing is inconsistent b/c some of the girls wearing size XS/0 are not very petite. This dress might just be a fluke.

  • Reply September 4, 2010

    Lirong

    love the dress!

  • Reply September 6, 2010

    Anonymous

    That dress looks perfect on you from the front. It suits your frame perfectly. Seriously, you should totally get it in your size. You can always throw a cardigan on if you're feeling too bare. It's just adorable on you.

  • Reply September 8, 2010

    GRITS

    Wow! Maybe that's why I could fit mine (I have it in white). I will try to put a pic up in the forum for comparison…

  • Reply October 23, 2010

    Tam

    I must have gotten a fluke because I bought a size 2, and it fits perfectly and I'm 5'4 and 116 pounds!

    I actually got up and tried it on again right now because I couldn't believe it wouldn't fit you.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    GRITS

    Wow! Maybe that's why I could fit mine (I have it in white). I will try to put a pic up in the forum for comparison…

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    PetiteLittleGirl

    Wow..this dress sure is super tiny! It's rarely to see you in something "too small" :) It's a very cute dress and good buy (especially it's 100% lined). I usually don't read online reviews but I might start doing so and hopefully they're somewhat accurate

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Carrie

    i just fell in love with this dress! it's perfect for my homecoming dance! thanks for sharing.

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    The Little Dust Princess

    I was reading the reviews for this dress and the sizing was really inconsistent. Apparently, the black one runs smaller than the white.

    haha I love your attitude though! I'm stubborn like that too…if I were in your position, I would've done the same and went ahead with the 0 because I wouldn't be able to believe that I wouldn't fit in it. :P According to your measurements though, I think I might be able to fit the size 0 you have! I'm a bit smaller than you.

    I'm a fan of little black dresses!! I'm starting a collection..I just might check this out. ^_^

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