Gorgeous, but A-line skirt, not pencil
This is an absolutely beautiful dress, and I had been eyeing it for months before luckily snagging it on sale. Totally worth the sale price, and the color is a beige-yellow, so works on my tan skin. I imagine it would also look beautiful on red heads, but might wash you out if you're blonde. That said, the fit is fine, a little tight in the arms as is expected with a silk short sleeve dress. The only thing that surprised me was how a-line the skirt is. In the pictures it looks more like a pencil. I love the dress enough that I'm going to get it tailored to fit more pencil like as that silhouette looks better on my shape, but definitely expect a proper a-line cut out of this dress. I'm 5'7 and it hits just above my knee.
November 22, 2013
Fab and glam!
I ordered this dress online and at first was deceived by the colour when I first pulled it out of it's box. It wasn't quite the buttery yellow I was expecting, but when I tried the dress on, it looked great and was perfect for our Vegas wedding! It has a definite vintage, glamourous feel. Because of the beading it is difficult to raise your arms but I couldn't have chosen a more perfect dress.
August 20, 2013
Tried a couple of sizes of this dress. While it's stunning on the hanger, I found the fit odd. Around the waist, it was baggy so tried a smaller size and then couldn't lift my arms. Sent both back and sorry it didn't work out. Would have loved to have it.
August 13, 2013
I tried this dress on at the Chicago store. It is truly beautiful.The beading is very elegant, and the fit is flattering for almost all body types, I think. The a-line skirt hides a multitude of sins for those who are uncomfortable with their hips.
The dress is heavy - so I would not plan to wear this to an outdoor party in August. But I think it would be great for an event in fall/winter/spring.
I have not set my date yet which is the only reason I did not buy the dress that day. Am hopeful to wear it to a rehearsal dinner.
July 25, 2013