Stunning dress for the right figure
I ordered this dress online and had my fingers crossed about the fit. I was happily surprised that it was bigger than I expected. I'm a size 14, but some 14's fit a little on the small size so I sometimes have to bump up to a size 16. This dress, however, fit slightly larger, draped beautifully in the skirt, fell just above the knee (perfect!), and felt incredible on. My only complaint with the dress is the top half.
I'm small chested and probably a 10-12 on top (pear shaped). While the shoulders and back of the dress fit perfect, the bust area was quite big and the overall effect made me look very boxy from the front. The draping around the chest looked strange on me, like it was gaping, even with a padded bra on. If I had more time (I'm eloping and need to find something off the rack), I would consider taking this to a seamstress for alterations.
The dress is 100% gorgeous and all the detailing is beautiful. The colour of the dress I was sent was exactly the same ivory as in the photo and the material feels amazing. I still love this dress even though it's not the one for me and I have to send it back. I think this would be perfect for a bride with an hour glass figure or if you do have a pear-shape, allow enough time to alter the bust.
July 21, 2013
Beautiful Short Dress!
I just received this dress yesterday and its absolutely lovely in person. I'm usually a size 6, but the 4 fitted really well. It's a little large in the top half and I need to take it to a tailor to see if it can be adjusted. I didn't notice the weird gape that many others commented on.
The back is beautiful! And the length was just below the knee (I'm 5'8). Overall, very happy with it and just hope I can get it tailored without too much trouble...
April 30, 2013
I got married in this dress last night. I am 5'4", 118 pounds, and the size 2 fit like a glove. I was worried it was too snug - had it been even an inch smaller I would not have been able to breathe. I wanted to take it out but the tailor was not willing to even try, because she would have ruined the beautiful back. I did notice the buckling when I bent forward, but it wasn't too bad because the dress was so snug. I tried to stand up very straight all night. If it doesn't fit you perfectly it is not likely to work, sorry to say. The dress is not very forgiving and difficult to alter. I got lucky and it fit me well - I hope you all are as lucky because the dress is just beautiful, I got a ton of compliments on it all night.
February 18, 2013
The materials used in this dress are beautiful. The feel of the fabric is soft and dreamy. Even after consulting with a personal shopper, the size I ordered was still a bit large. This was aggravated by the fact that I'm petite. The length of the bodice was awkward on my body. And, despite my full bust, I, too noticed the strange collapsed spot in the draping of the dress which was noted by other reviewers.
December 5, 2012