I was expecting the fit to be snug - I'm a 6 on bottom/waist but sometimes a 2/4 on top; but... I could not zip this up. My waist is about 28 and it was extremely unforgiving in that region. I knew it might not fit, but I also ordered the Annabelle size 4 and it fit fine... so leads me to believe this runs a bit small/the waist is not remotely stretchy. The fabric is pretty in person, very lightweight and not fussy.. very nice!
The top of the modified sweetheart did not lay quite right and I don't think it was entirely because of the wrong size. Also... I think the slightly transparent back kind of cheapens the look of the dress... I'm not sure why they did that.
Due to the tight fit, it's getting returned, and due to it not being just quite right... it wont be exchanged for another size.
March 31, 2014
I love the structure of this dress, the bust and waist area has boning that helps the dress to fit very well. The burnout pattern is also very pretty! Be aware that when photographed with flash, the dress has a sheen to it that makes it look shiny. That could be a good or bad thing depending on the person. I would say that the dress runs slightly small, I am typically a 6 in dresses, I ordered an 8 in this dress and it seems a little small around the waist area. I'm contemplating whether I should order a ten and get it taken in or just pray I don't gain any weight before the wedding! It is definitely long, I'm 5'8" and you can see all the extra fabric at the bottom. Otherwise, its a beautiful dress, flowy, romantic, and would be great for a garden wedding.
March 28, 2014