Now, totally my fault, but I didn't try it on at the store because I work outdoors and I was sweaty and dirty and I didn't want to try on something I didn't own being that gross. So, I bought it and figured, I can put it on after I shower, and if it doesn't work, I'll return it and wear something else.
So I put it on, and it fit great. Almost...too great. The dress hits me exactly at the top of my feet, which as anyone else who is 5'1" knows is almost freaking unheard of. I was pretty pleased about that, until I went to put my shoes on and noticed that the bottom hem was raw...as if the dress has been cut at the bottom. Which would explain why the length was so right for someone so short.
It would also lead me to believe that someone bought the dress, tried to cut it to the right length, ended up cutting it too short and returned it. And that TJMAxx took the returned dress, ignored the fact that it had been CUT, and put it back on sale for full price.
Since the dress fits, I'm not super annoyed, but I don't think it's particularly impressive for a store to re-sell a returned item at full price. Kinda my fault for not checking the dress thoroughly before I bought it, but kinda their fault for doing it in the first place. The whole thing kinda rubs me the wrong way.