Rated 5 out of 5Â by addicted2anthropologie Scrolled Column Dress
I am a huge fan of these column dresses, so I was excited when I saw this lace one. It is a great color and is a unique form fitting dress. Be warned, this dress looks best when worn tight, but it will show every bump. It is stretchy and comfortable and fits TTS. Overall, a very pretty version of this dress.
June 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kristay Gorgeous--more like the Lolabelle dress than Ines
Another hit column dress from Bailey 44. I am in love, but at the same time begging Bailey 44 to stop with these dresses! My budget can't afford these gorgeous dresses. I am so glad to see this dress in such a unique color--and that it's something other than black or white/cream. I think this version is much more versatile than either of the other lace versions.
As far as fit and cut go, I think this dress is more similar to the Lolabelle dress that came out at the end of 2011 than the Ines dress released this year. Although the length is the same as the Ines (about knee length), I found the fit to be more similar to the Lolabelle (a bit smaller). I am 5'5" and 100lbs and found that this dress fit perfectly, while the Ines was slightly loose. Also, the way the lace is cut and pieced together is more similar to the Lolabelle than Ines. For this dress and the Lolabelle, the top piece of lace is a larger one that ends below the bust line. I think this is far more flattering than the Ines where the top piece of lace was a tiny piece that ended just above (or at the very top) of the bust line. I do think the color and its knee-length make it far more versatile than the black Lolabelle dress that I already own. Love love love and would highly recommend.
FYI, I have worn the black, mid-calf iteration of this dress multiple times and never have had a problem with the lace snagging. I take good care of it and know that it will still be in great condition for years to come. I have no qualms about the quality of the lace version of these dresses (though I question the quality of the non-lace versions which tend to have pilling issues).
June 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by orchestral pros and cons
the lining on this dress is lightweight and stretchy, and fits fabulously and feels great against your skin; but it's NOT going to hold anything in nor hide any flaws. the lace overlay is unfinished on the hems and is generally prone to snags/tread pulls on a lot of surfaces. the color is a fantastic muted teal that i've seen few other places, and the overall quality/flexibility of the fabric is amazing; it's light but stretchy without feeling plasticky at all. HOWEVER, it overemphasizes curves in a way my other Bailey44 bodycon dress (the striped one from last year) does not; the other Bailey44 dresses are MUCH more flattering/don't make you look bigger. I'm a size 4/6 and this dress makes me look more like an 8/10. I'm not sure if I'll return it yet. I've got TONS of compliments on it in person, but it photographs really poorly and makes you look fat in pictures.
June 16, 2012