Worked lovely for my beach wedding!
I'll be honest, I didn't love this dress like i wanted to when I first received it. It does run smaller than expected and while it looks like it's a flowy A-line fit, it's not. The most inner shell fits snug... pretty snug. And while I love the idea of this dress being versatile, those panels can add bulk to a lady with curves. I ordered a size 8 (i normally wear a 6-8... smaller up top, more curvy on the bottom), but it JUST fit. If a 10 would've been in stock, I would've returned it and had it altered slightly if needed.
I was a little nervous after I had it hemmed (it's REALLY long) because I just felt 'boxy' in it. Not how I WANTED to feel on my wedding day.
However, once the day came, and I put the dress on with all my accessories, I loved it. The fit was good, it was flowy on the beach and the color is gorgeous.
we were married on the beach, so I added an ivory sash with a starfish-flower detail, simple pearls and no shoes. It was elegant and sophisticated, yet moved with the breeze off the ocean. I got so many compliments and I did end up feeling how every bride should on her special day!
I would recommend this dress, but i would recommend ordering a size up and having it altered as needed and I definitely recommend playing around with all of the possible styles. What you think you may like may not actually look best on your shape. I ended up pulling all of the panels up and tying them over one shoulder and it helped take some bulk off my lower half.
Hope this is helpful to someone looking to purchase this dress!
July 10, 2014