Tiered Petal Dress
Exquisite, but heavy
Ended up getting another dress, but this one was a close second. Stunning. The softness of the colors is super flattering. It's a bit grayer than in the photo, but I liked it. While there's a lot going on with the detailing, it didn't overwhelm me and the neck is an illusion neckline, so it shows a little skin.
I was surprised at how well made it was (so much beading!) at this price point. The only problem is that is a bit heavy (due to all the beading), although the sleeves and high neckline distribute the weight evenly, so the dress is still quite comfy. The beads are also prickly and snag a lot on everything, and every time I took a step, my 4-inch heel crunched the beads on the hem.
Also, the waist is VERY fitted. It squeezed me a bit, while the rest of the dress fit perfectly.
April 21, 2015
Feels like stepping out of an episode of Downton Abbey.
I'm having a small wedding and initially wanted a short, white dress. I tried this on in the NYC store on a whim, and was smitten. I felt like a princess. THIS DRESS RUNS VERY SMALL! I tried on a 6, my usual size, and it was very snug. I was told most ladies go two sizes up- I ordered an 8. The dress is a tad darker in person, but much more elegant looking in real life. There were a few loose threads and the dress is very long- it pooled on the ground at my feet, but I like that look. For the amount of beading and heavy drape of the dress, I was surprised at the price- a bargain compared to the 'bridal' dresses, and this one has much more character in my opinion. Can't wait to wear it!
April 7, 2015
Beautiful dress with some issues
This dress is gorgeous. The detail work is beautiful but it is VERY long and hard to alter because the beading goes all the way to the bottom of the dress as pictured. I have no idea how this girl is wearing this dress with such low heels. I am 5'5" and tried the 4 & 6 and they were both probably 3 inches too long with 5 inch heels on. The dress also isn't as rosy as shown. So, if you can stomach paying hundreds of dollars to have the dress altered, then you'll love the dress but if you don't want to invest more for an already pricey piece, you might want to reconsider.
February 21, 2015
Well-Made but Not So Bridal
The images of this dress are beautiful and when I saw it I thought it was THE ONE.
However, when it was finally delivered it wasn't what I expected in a lot of ways. On the positive side, it was made well. I didn't expect so much beading (or any at all actually - I thought this was all embroidery at first). For the price, the amount of beading was impressive and mostly beautiful. I did think the iridescent sequins were a little inexpensive looking, though.
I did find that the dress fit pretty large. I'm normally an 8, but sized to a 10 (even though customer service advised me to order a 12), and found it too roomy. I say order your normal size.
I was very disappointed in the color. The photo here is misleading. Instead of the dress being a peachy blush color, it was very grey - almost dingy. That was perhaps the most disappointing of all. That (and realizing this neckline didn't feel bridal) were why I decided to skip this one all together.
February 17, 2015