Loved this from the moment I saw it. I am slender, but curvy. I took a medium and a small in the dressing room with me as I can easily be either size. I tend to try on the larger size first, but when I held it up, it looked way too wide so I skipped it and went for the small. It fit me just like the model. So unlike many of the other reviews, I think this runs slightly large. From the front, the waist tucks in and creates a nice silhouette, but from the back, it's a little more "bag" like. Maybe it's not the most flattering in the world from the back, but I don't mind it and I wear what I like and don't think about what others might say. It felt very comfortable. It is on the shorter side, but I can still pull it off for my office job. Super cute for summer, office to dinner, etc. Also will be perfect to throw on for errands or anything else on the weekend. I can already tell this will be a popular dress for me this summer! I highly recommend it!
/ Apr 12 2015
Super cute LBD
purchased this dress in size L, and the fit is pretty generous. I never thought i could actually fit into dresses of this brand! ha! anyway, the fabric is low maintenance, which i like. it has pockets and a word of caution, it is short. so beware tall ladies. i am so glad i got a regular L and not an LP and i'm only 5'3.5". for reference i generally wear a size 14. measurements are 42-32-42 and this dress fit great, have worn it a few times and received my fair share of complements. it lends itself to an infinite selection of accessories, which makes this dress so versatile.
My only issue with the dress is that it forms a weird poof on the back. but i can overlook that because it's so cute from the front!
measurements of L from underarm to underarm is 24".
from underarm to hem 24.5"
/ Apr 10 2015
There is nothing I do not like about this dress except is runs large. I ordered my usual Medium from the website and found it was VERY roomy. As I have a harder to fit larger bust on a small frame, I did not exchange for the size down, because I want to try on in store first. The fabric is lovely with a nice matte finish, the lacy details are well constructed and the shape is a flattering fit-and-flare. I simply found the sizing off.
I have this in the blue color and i am waiting for the red to come back in my size to purchase. It fits perfectly...I have a fit build, 34D chest, hourglass shape. Wearing a bra with this would be a challenge, so I wouldn't purchase it if you are not comfortable going without. I love it! Highly recommend.
/ Feb 13 2015
Tricky bra, quality issues
As previous reviewers have noted, this is tricky to style with a bra. As a D-cup, going without was not an option, but I found a backless plunge stick on bra from the most popular not-so-secret lingerie mall chain in America that just manages to hide under the silk bodice. It's another investment after the already expensive dress. With that covered, wow! It's a total Marilyn Monroe moment, especially in the eye-popping red. However, some other caveats - there was a loose silk thread in the back by the zipper pull straight out of the packaging, really a shame at this price point. And the length makes the sexy-thigh slit negligible on petites (even in the pic on the tall model you can see she's holding it up.) I will probably take this to the tailor to get a few inches taken off the bottom at some point. But I love the red too much to send it back, even at this price.
/ Feb 10 2015
stunning, but not without some flaws
First off, if I weren't pressed for time, I would have sent this dress back because of a couple of quality issues. Straight out of the plastic mailer, it has a minor pull in the silk on the back, and the seams don't line up from side to side perfectly on either side of the zipper. That being said, the navy is no longer an option on the website, and I don't have enough time to shop around for another navy dress before an upcoming event. Except for these minor flaws, the dress is fabulous. It looks stunning on! It runs big. I usually take a size 2-4. The 0 is snug around the rib cage and flows nicely over my stomach. The shoulders however are still a little big and may slip off. I have an A cup, thus it may just be because I don't fill the top very much, esp without a bra! As the previous reviewer stated, you probably need to be comfortable without a bra for this dress to work. But these issues are nothing that a little fashion tape and nipple covers can't solve. The dress is a bit more high maintenance than I would like. Beautiful mix of sexy and classy. I know I'll feel like a million bucks as long as I don't have a Janet Jackson Super Bowl moment.
This dress is of excellent quality. It swings beautifully. It is a unique and modern style and it looks just like the picture. The problem I have is that it looks a bit heavy for a spring/summer dress. The ruffle at the bottom weighs it down. Also, I am not sure black is the best color for this dress. It looks black and heavy. In reality, it is quite light and swingy... There is a strange fall as the pleats begin above the breast. I think this would be the most flattering on gals who are more flat chested and tall. It may be overwhelming for some. Still, it is beautiful and expensive looking. Unfortunately, going back.
/ Mar 25 2015
A touch of elegance
I read the other reviewers comments and agree a bit that the fabric is heavier than most polyester items. However, it is really lovely on and feels airy (despite the heaviness of the fabric). It is rather low cut and a bit loose, but that is the style. I was going to return it and then realized that it is the perfect dress for an afternoon luncheon at home or at a close friends house. Something elegant to walk around in and then casual enough to dine outdoors. It is a statement piece that I know I will cherish for years to come. Not your everyday look, but one that keeps them wondering.
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