I tried on dozens of wedding gowns in search of one that was elegant but plain (without any embellishments) and nearly gave up before ordering this dress. It's exactly what I was looking for. The silk/cotton material is thick with a little bit of sheen under some lights but not pageantry in the least. I am a size 8 and have curves but the shape is flattering and easy to wear. It is very long so will need to be hemmed (and re-bustled) but otherwise fits true to size. It is truly an understated, beautiful gown and I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day.
April 2, 2014
While I loved the silhouette, simplicity and how light this gown is. I felt that there were some serious design flaws. The first being how visible the seams are. The dress is not lined so the seams show right through. They can be seen a little bit in the photo but I thought they were way worse in person. Also, the bust cups were lumpy because the boning and the sewn in bra shows right through the fabric. The bust cups looked like a lumpy padded bra, not a good look. Not sure why I found this and some other people didn't seem to notice these things. Unfortunately, I will be returning this dress. I found this one looks better on the internet than in person.
March 27, 2014
This dress is simple and very flattering! I ended up going with another dress because it didn't really fit my venue. The sample I tried on was a 4 and I think I would be a 0. My measurements are 32/25/34.
March 16, 2014
Simple and beautiful!
I purchased this gown for my wedding in May 2014. I'm 5'5", about 128lb, and almost always a street size 4 in dresses. Although a 4 in this dress probably would have fit me, I purchased a size up in order to have the dress altered down to fit me a bit better. (The hip/thigh area might have been slightly tight on me in a 4.)
I absolutely love the clean lines of the dress and think it's likely to be flattering on a lot of different women. However, I do want to mention that this dress has relatively little structure in its top half when compared to other wedding gowns I tried on that were mermaid/trumpet in shape. There are underwires and bra-like clasps in the back under the zipper, but I found it necessary to have boning added by my seamstress to prevent the fabric from drooping or wrinkling under the chest area. This may not be necessary for smaller chested ladies though. (I am a 34C.)
Otherwise, a beautiful dress and easy to match with any fab accessories you want to wear!
December 11, 2013