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The Icebreaker Women's Villa Dress goes from a Tuscan hillside villa to the town market to the streets of Manhattan to an outdoor concert at Red Rocks without raising any eyebrows. This ultralight dress features a clean A-style silhouette, a deep V-neck, and self-fabric belt, so you can go from the office to the bar to dinner with clients and not need a week's worth of outfits for one day. Natural merino wool fabric breathes to keep you cool, naturally deals with odor, and is machine-washable, too, for almost thoughtless maintenance. Whether you pair it with a jean jacket and your red cowboy boots, or a thin scarf and sexy strappy sandals, the Villa dress is ready for action.

  • 200gm jersey-knit merino wool
  • Naturally regulates body temperature, deals with odor
  • Regular fit, A-line style
  • Deep V-neck
  • Hits just above the knee
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Little Black Dress of Your Dreams

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xs

I grew up hearing about this famed "little black dress" that every woman needed to have, but all through my adulthood I could not find that versatile little black dress that would effortlessly transition from a funeral to a bar (a natural progression, I think). Now my search is over. I've found the dress of my dreams and it's easily the sexiest thing I own. While I'm not a big fan of the sash because it clutters up the clean lines of the dress, it is removable. I wanted a more formfitting dress so I got an XS. My dimensions are 37-27-38

perfect for all occasions

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I adore this dress. I have it in green (last years model maybe?) and I love it. It's soft and comfortable without being too hot or scratchy. I agree that the neckline is way more revealing than the picture shows but I still like it, more conservative folks can pop a bandeau underneath and solve any issues with that.

I really like the length of it on me, I'm 5'3 120lbs with longer legs and the small hits me a few inches above the knee. I feel like the slightly longer length and covered shoulders balance out the low neckline too.

And with the belt its like I get two dresses in one! When I want it casual I leave it unbelted and when I'm dressing up a little I wear it either with the belt provided or one of my own. It's just so versitile you can wear it with heels or flip flops or anything in between.

The wool aspect is really nice too because it travels well, doesn't wrinkle and is super easy to sink wash and hang dry should it ever get ice cream all down the front (woopsie!). It doesn't ever smell, and I've even thrown it on smelling a little funky myself and it's hidden my musk surprisingly well.

All in all its one of my go to dresses and a staple in my travel wardrobe.

Great for short athletic girls...too!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I'd previously jonesed over this dress in years past, but found the fit wasn't flattering for my body.

Icebreaker has retooled the fit for 2014 and I am MUCH happier with the fit! I am 5'3" and 120 lbs and I took the size small. I have curvy hips and a fairly small bust.

Besides a great fit, I like this dress for its versatility. It effortlessly masters both casual and dressy depending on how you accessorize. It's very comfortable and I like the wide boatneck neckline. On me I would say the neckline is MUCH more revealing than that pictured on the model above.

I prefer to pair this dress with leggings as it seems to be more of a tunic fit than a dress, though I do wear it on hotter summer days with my bare legs.

This product is easy to launder and take care of, which I know is always a concern with wool. I NEVER dry mine in the dryer, as I prefer to hang it up nicely and allow the air to 'take care' of the wool.

Highly recommend.

Great for tall athletic girls

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I am 5'11" and a strong built 160 lb girl. This dress looks great on and fits me like a glove. Being so athletic I tend to feel a bit mannish looking in non workout clothes, but I think I look really feminine in it. The neckline is nice because it is low but not risqu� and the dress itself is short but not too short... I get lots of compliments when I wear this dress! I feel like I got a sweet deal on a keeper merino wool dress!

Great dress!

    I really loved this dress - and if I were 10 years younger I would keep it. However, this dress was really short on me and I don't think I can get away with wearing mini-dresses at my age!!! Unfortunately am returning.

    Love this dress!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Total score, super versatile, wear it everywhere. I love this dress. I own two colors. Never needed to wash them, because they're beautiful merino wool. Perfect for traveling, layering and great for everyday wear.

    Nice dress, poor fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I had very high hopes for this dress. It's very nice looking and a wonderful fabric. The lotus color is great. I originally ordered XS based on research on various sites, but it was quite snug in the bottom. I exchanged it for a S, but it still didn't work. I'm slim (5'5" 110 lbs), but both the XS and S were too snug in the bottom. So it seems for this dress, I would be an XS up top but a M on the bottom. This surprised me since I am a S or XS in almost everything and typically a 2 (or sometimes 0) for pants. Sadly, I will need to return the S also.

    Favorite dress

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I have it in black & lotus. Super flattering & simple. The wool in this newer version is very soft, but the "improved fit" seems about the same. My favorite dress, by far! I'm 5'10", very slender with an athletic build (wiry), around 125-130 lbs. The XS fits perfectly. With tights and boots great in winter. Sandals in summer.

    Great basic travel dress

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I love my Villa Dress! It is perfect for travel or daily wear. Plus Icebreaker has re-done the fit on this for Fall 2013. You can wear it with the belt or without- tunic style. So versatile!

    Is this dress pretty form fitting? I'm 5'2" and 115lbs. I normally wear an XS but I don't want it too snug or clingy.


    I really want this dress in Cognac. However, there's only an XL left. I am 5ft 8, 148 pounds. While the XL might fit me in length I'm worried about it being too big everywhere else. Could I possibly shrink it?


    How has the fit on this new 2014 version...

    How has the fit on this new 2014 version changed from the 2013 model? I want this so bad, but the fit was off when I tried last year's model!

    Best Answer

    Being that I have no self restraint, I went ahead and bought this to give it a look for myself. I can now answer my own question.

    Fit is better - I can't quite recall why, but the previous version of this dress DID NOT flatter me and I returned it.

    I am 5'3" and 120 lbs, the size small fits great. It's not too tight and it's not too loose. It's really quite comfortable.

    Something that I couldn't tell from the pictures, the cinch belt actually loops around the waist 2-3 times, so you can also loosely tie it for a nice, textured look.