Rated 3 out of 5Â by sealed Pretty on the rack.
I saw this online and fell in love so I was very excited to see it in store in almost every size that I usually run. They only carried the petite version in store, which was just as well because the length even on the petite was just a smidge too long already. I'm often a size 2-4, and in this dress, the 2 fit a little loose around the shoulders. The dress itself looks ust as stunning in person as it does online.
Unfortunately, that's where my compliments end. Unless you have a long enough torso and legs, this dress will probably make you look fatter than you really are. It certainly did for me. Because the top isn't very long (on the petite), the belt needs to be tied at higher point on the torso than what is shown in the model. And because the mesh material is stitched across at the waist, there is really only one point where I could feasibly tie the belt. Add this to the fact that since the mesh outer layer poofs out, it made the rest of my torso and hips look bigger. There is no definition from the front side below the waist so, again, made me look heavier.
Also, if you have sensitive skin like I do, don't bother. The mesh of the outer layer is very rough and the slip doesn't prevent skin contact at the top. I was practically breaking out in hives while in the dressing room.
All in all, very nice to look at. Not so much to wear. I wanted to like this dress so much because it was so pretty online, but won't work unless you have the right body type. For such an expensive dress, I would expect a lot more.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by arii Perfect Festive Frock
Flashy but classy, an absolute delight to wear.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JoRock Feminine, Flirty, Fierce
Beautiful dress, very delicate material, well-constructed slip, nice length and very 50s/60s-inspired classic. I'm 5'5-ish about 125-130lbs, athletic build and the 2 fit TTS. I thought this might be hard to get on, but it went over my head and fit my arms pretty easily. There is a button in the back at the neck that might be a hassle for some people.
Great all season dress that's appropriate for just about any age and works well with most body types, in my opinion. I'll be wearing mine with a jeweled sash instead of the black that comes with the dress.
November 6, 2013