Rated 4 out of 5┬áby enraptured Love the dress! Quality?
Love the print, the heavier weight 3 seasons use fabric; colors! However IN A DARKER BACKGROUND FABRIC with contrasting flowers that are fairly large, the mismatched seams really show. There was NO attempt to carry colors through at the seams from back to front or in the flower at the neckline where my neckline bunched up. This would suggest a much cheaper dress. I AM keeping it for the first reasons listed but the seam discrepancy really does show. I really like the dress but want to point this is huge. Huge body is the style with the big dolman sleeves coming to a narrow wrist. Wait for a sale!...and I might return mine to wait for a sale!
January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Deedee Refreshingly Retro
When I saw this dress, I knew I would eventually come around to purchasing it. I read and re-read all the reviews before making my size selection. The 4 model angles helped me understand that the style and fit is unique in that the belt in the front runs though the dress at the sides and attaches to the inside back. The dolman sleeves and the loose or dart less back is clearly demonstrated as well. There were no surprises when I put my dress on.... it is exactly what I was hoping for. The colour and fabric are beautiful and true to the photos on the website. I am 5' 8" and 140 so I ordered the medium. I am straight through the waist and short waisted with longer legs so I think the bit of extra fabric is a plus. I think the cut actually flatters my figure and doesn't make me look frumpy or lumpy. The weight of the fabric makes the dress fall nicely over my backside... no ballooning. The cut of this dress might be tricky on someone who is very busty as the belt may ride up. I am wearing mine now with teal coloured tights and cognac coloured tall boots. Every time I step out I receive 1 or more compliments so I am a happy camper.
January 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5┬áby ren13 Size Down!
This dress was way way too big in a size L, and I'm a 12-14 normally in dresses. Its supposed to be oversized, but I think in order to be proper oversized and not a tent I would need a medium. There was just so much fabric going on it was bagging underneath my arm and ballooning out the back. The belt in the front was placed much too high on me, and I'm short-waisted- it made me look more busty than usual.
On the plus side, the fabric is fabulous for winter, nice and thick cotton (washable!), and the print is killer. It was knee-length on me (5'6). If this goes on sale, I might get a medium or even a small and ditch the belt.
November 29, 2012