LOVE this dress.
i tried this dress in an 8, a 10 and a 12 and went with the 12. streetwise and at anthro i am anywhere from a 6-10 in dresses depending on the fit, and i found this dress to run small in the sleeves/shoulders and bust. i have muscular arms and an hourglass frame, and the 12 fit the best in the arms! i'm 5'7" and i found the 12 to hit a few inches above the knee- perfection!
the slip underneath isn't great quality as others have indicated, and i will have a golden orangey-yellow slip underneath for the wedding day next year for a pop of colour through the gorgeous lace. i can't wait to wear this dress!! it's really high quality and uniquely beautiful, and totally wear-able again. love!
August 14, 2014
Not what I was hoping for.
I had high hopes for this dress, especially because of all the great reviews, but unfortunately it really disappointed me. While the cut and the fit of the dress is nice, the material felt very cheap, synthetic and uncomfortable. The lace that runs underneath just doesn't go with the overall aesthetic of the dress, and it looks and feels very cheap, almost plastic like, and very scratchy. I believe there was even a small run in the lace when I got the dress, but maybe that is how is it supposed to look? Either way, the combination of the strange lace and then all the intricate ribbon work on top just made the whole thing look really crazy and over the top.
I really wanted this dress to work because I loved the length, sleeves and fit but the over all quality and look just didn't do it for me.
August 13, 2014
Its a keeper!
I ordered the Vienna Dress in two sizes (8 & 10) and am keeping the larger of the two. I am 5'3.5 and generally wear a size 8 petite in most off-the-rack dresses. This one will need only minimal tailoring at the shoulders. The dress is light and beautiful, especially love the neckline and the elbow length sleeves - which provide great coverage without looking like they are trying to cover anything. Zipper is hidden at the side, nicely made. It will be perfect for my late summer wedding with beach party reception. Finding the dress has proven to be the easiest detail of the wedding - go figure! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go find some shoes...
July 8, 2014
Elegant Renewal of Vows dress!
I had been searching online for a Renewal of Vows dress to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. I am quite petite and suffer a little from middle age spread so I was very conscious I didn't want to look matronly or as if I was wearing my older sisters clothes. I had pinned this dress on Pinterest not knowing it was actually available for sale!!! I discovered your site ,checked my sizing ,(crossed my fingers) and ordered a dress online from halfway around the world! It arrived today in Australia and it is absolutely beautiful!!!! It fits perfectly , is a great length for me at 5'1"and with a good control slip (I do agree the slip it has is very flimsy) it will be perfect for an Australian Summer ceremony! The lace is quite delicate and a mix of ivory on off-white backing. I will team it with a hail-spot headpiece and small heels for a memorable day.
April 29, 2014