Lace Study Dress

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not a must have for me, thank goodness! I swooned over this dress when I first saw it in the store. It is amazingly beautiful. The lace is gorgeous, and it is hard to see online, but there is this fabulous cut-out detail in the skirt. It is an incredible dress. BUT... For reference, I am usually 4 in Anthro dresses, sometimes a 2. I am 5'7, between 115-120 pounds, 34 B/C, slim and straight, with no hips. The store only had a 4 available the first time I saw this dress a week or two ago. The skirt is rather thick with a formed silhouette, and this size was too big in the rear area. I have been dreaming about this dress ever since, even though it is completely impractical for my lifestyle, and I don't know where I would ever wear it, and not to mention the price. But I was convinced that I need it anyway. You know the feeling... Well, I had a chance to visit the store again today, and there it was, my size 2. At first glance in the mirror, my fantasy lived on. The dress fit like a glove. However, as I moved around a bit and then tested out what would happen if I sat down....I noticed the skirt would bunch up and kind of stick out in a wierd way in the wrong places. I tried to get a good picture of this. Even if I ever had occasion to wear this dress, I feel like I would probably be tugging at it all night to smooth out the skirt. As I mentioned, the next size up wasn't really a good fit for me either. So, fortunately, due to the fit issues, I no longer feel compelled to buy this dress! Of course, it might be perfect for someone else's body type, so I would still highly recommend it, but try on first if you can! January 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dreamy Silhouette Design! +Good Contruction +Beautiful Color Palette +Nude Lining - Unsure Fit Ref: I own the Byron Lars Carissima Sheath in a 2. Size 2 - Pros: The Ivory Lace portion of the dress fit wonderfully as with model photo. Cons: Everything from the lower breastbone to the bottom of the dress was very bodycon. I didn't have much range of movement and bending over was not even an option. Size 4 - Pros: Everything from the lower breastbone to the bottom of the dress now has ease of movement and is much less form-fitting. I can even cross my legs! Dress is also a tad longer, which is fine. Cons: The Ivory Lace portion of the dress is now baggy and the nude slip underneath is now positioned low enough to expose my bra. Overall: This design and color pallete from Byron Lars cannot be beat for the Spring! I wasn't able to compromise on the fit (I wanted the upper body fit of a size 2 and the lower body fit of a size 4), thus it was a pass on me. But I highly recommend it for those who can make it work! It's a gorgeous dress. February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect upcoming wedding guest dress This dress fits my curves perfectly!! The length is perfect for my age. This is just a classy piece!! February 23, 2014
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MULTI Style #:4130231801010 A San Francisco native who earned insta-praise and was lauded as Women's Wear Daily's Rookie of the Year for his first collection, Byron Lars specializes in expertly structured, sensuously cut silhouettes. We can't get enough of this lacy dress from his Anthropologie-exclusive Beguile line; for an extra-ladylike look, we'd add peep-toes and shimmery drops. Lace Study Dress