Rated 2 out of 5Â by Car77 Beautiful Dress, Overwhelming for Petites
I ordered this dress because I hardly ever get maxi dresses due to my height. I am just under 5'2 so I was excited that this came in petite. Out of the bag, the dress is beautiful. I love the fabric and beading. But once I put it on I found it to be completely overwhelming on my frame. The print is too busy and it looked like I was being eaten by this dress. I think this dress would be really pretty on someone who is average-tall but too much for someone my size. On a separate note, I would have had to return this dress anyway. The stitching on the beading was not even and causing one side of the neckline to warp. Too bad. I really wanted this dress to wrk.
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by enraptured Had hope not too bold for me!
In spite of all the other reviewers writing how overwhelming this print is for a petite, I decided to try it with my birthday discount. I love bold prints. The bulk did not bother me at all but something about this particular print--like large polka-dots -overwhelms the figure staring back from the mirror. I add my voice to the others who say it is not for a 5'4:er. Otherwise a gorgeous and substantial dress that I would have loved to wear and own. Runs large, size down one size.. This is a 4 season dress and versatile can be dressed up or down. HIGHLY recommend for taller women. Would be most appropriate for a woman at least over 30nd on up because it is not youthful in design or in its substantial physical presence.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FDR2 Compliment magnet
This dress is selling for $480 on net-a-porter. Seriously. This same dress. Clearly I'm in the wrong business!?! Anyway, the dress. It's easy, breezy, comfy. Fitted through the waist and loose below. The two elastic bands flatter a small waist. It doesn't stick to anything in the hips/butt/thigh area. XS-P fit like a glove - I'm 5'0, 115lbs, petite but curvy (30D-25-40). I tried on my usual size S-P and that could have worked too. Chose the XS because I have small shoulders and it was a closer fit (less fabric) above the waist. The neckline has gorgeous eye-catching colors that really pop against the black & white background. The colors look much brighter in person (more neon tones) than the model photos shown here. The embellishments are excellent quality and they look expensive. The sleeves have a dolman fit with adorable ties at the end. I love that the dress isn't the usual sleeveless. It covers the upper-arm area in a super flattering, comfy way. Also LOVE the length. At 5'0, it's hard to find maxis that don't need to be shortened... XS-P was a little under an inch above the ground, I wore it with flats. It came with a useful black maxi slip, which I've already worn with other sheer maxi dresses. My only minor complaint is that the neckline falls pretty low and there's a bit of gaping in the lower-neckline area... probably because I am so petite in the shoulders. It's easily fixed by hiking up the slip if I don't want cleavage, or remembering to wear a push-up if I do. Can be dressed up or down. I wore it with a beachy blowout and coral lips, you don't need any accessories. I got compliments left and right all day. People stopped me on the street.
May 9, 2014