a perfect dress... for someone else
Oh, I do love this. I love the eye catching gold details that are unlike anything else. love the gorgeous, elegant, unique buttons (although I noticed that one was loose before I had even tried it on). I love the full, very long, romantic skirt with layers of various fabrics that have so much movement. I love the ribbony straps. Unfortunately this dress did not work for me although I really really wanted it to. The off-white, almost beigey tone and gold details didn't really work for my yellowy pale skin. This would look great on someone with more of a medium/olive skin tone or even a nice tan.
I am a street size 12 and I bought this in a size 12. My bust measurement is 39" at the fullest point and found this was a bit loose in the bust. The 'cups' are fairly soft so they don't provide much support. I also have wide shoulders and the dress kind of accentuated that. Perhaps this dress would work better for a "pear" shaped person with a smaller upper body and narrower shoulders. I loved the fit and subtle detail over the ribcage, but I didn't expect it to be quite so loose in the low waist and hips. I wanted a dress that would show off more of my hourglass figure and this unfortunately didn't work.
December 23, 2013