A show-stopper of a gown
This dress looks amazing on, it sparkles like crazy and photographs beautifully. The tulle is very soft, and the lining is a faded blush silk. The colour of the tulle overlay is perhaps a touch more blush than pictured in the stock photos (on the site, it appears more champagne-toned). Value-wise, I am not sure it's necessary worth it in terms of craftsmanship or finishing (as others have mentioned, the zipper is a bit delicate and requires some wrangling) but the overall impact of the dress is undeniable. A great gown for a chic city wedding, or as a reception dress (which is what I bought it for).
April 19, 2013
Unsure if worth keeping
The zipper jams right at the waist. I've purchased/exchanged multiple sizes of this dress and they all have the same problem. I'm 5'4", will need considerable length taken off and - as one reviewer noted below - that means the ratio of sequins to fabric will grow. There will be sequins to my knees - not upper-thigh like the tall model pictured. I wanted this dress for my wedding, but I'm not sure if its quality is worth $1800 plus tax, shipping & alterations.
February 28, 2013
Could be great...
I love how this gown looked online. Unfortunately in person, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It's much more sequin-y than it appears in the photos. The top portion has about 30% more sequins than the one pictured. Also, like the other reviewers mentioned, the zipper is incredibly sticky, making it feel like the quality wasn't great -- kind of a bummer for a pricy gown. It's very long so some tailoring would be required for most brides.
That being said, the shape is quite nice -- fitted on the bodice and then flowing below. If you like the additional sequins, it could be quite nice if tailored a bit.
February 22, 2013
The dress is lovely.
The side zipper is indeed very sticky, which I think is how a row of sequins has come undone although I am unsure as I noticed this while the dress was hanging up.
The dress is crazy long and I will be interested to see if the dress is as gorgeous, once shortened.
I ordered the dress in a 5, my usual size, and exchanged for the 4. While the bodice is more fitted than the skirt, it is a generous cut. Also note, with the fitted bodice my hips are really pronounced (makes me feel a bit like Marie Antoinette).
February 21, 2013