Pinwheel Tea Dress
Said Yes to the Dress
This is the dress! It is beautiful, elegant, and refined. But it does run small. I am a 32.5-33 bust. I ordered the 0 first because that was the closest to the size to my measurements, but had to exchange it for a 2. It is still a little tight.
The tule under slip is very stiff and scratchy, but I also have very sensitive skin. Additionally, the lining doesn't go to the bottom of the tule, which means is scratches my legs. I will most likely have it replaced or additional lining added.
But this dress lives up to many of the reviews.
September 17, 2013
too long for my height but beautiful
I can't believe how fast the shipping was. I ordered around noon yesterday and got it when i came back from work today and it was just regular shipping!! The quality of the dress itself is simply amazing, especially to me, after being traumatized at David's bridal with those scratchy polyester dresses. I'm 5'3", 37 in the chest, 30 in the waist and ordered a size 6. The upper body part fits like a glove but it is waaaaay too long. Instead of mid calve, it's pretty much ankle length for me. It'll be so cute if the bottom can be chopped off for about 5in.
August 20, 2013
Lovely, but not true to fit guide
I ordered an 8 which should have been right on according to the fit guide measurements, and I was told it ran a bit big I figured taking it in is easier than taking it out.
This was definitely true in the waist, which was loose on me, but the bust could not be zipped by a good inch plus. I'm not super busty and measured in at 37 inches. It was also very long on me which I expected- lower mid-calf.
This would be lovely dress for someone with a different shape. The construction and fabric were lovely.
June 5, 2013
Adorable Dress: Well made
I received the Pinwheel dress last week and I tried it on immediately. The dress was packaged so nicely with a heavy bag and hanger. The sewing and craftsmanship is very excellent. Rare find these days. I love the back of the dress and the applique detail along the hem. I ordered a size smaller than I normally buy because Sara, the stylist, said it runs large. This was good advice. It fits a bit snug under my bust but when I pushed the shoulders out to the tips of my shoulder blades, the whole dress fell perfectly. It may take a few tries to get the fabric to lay flat when you zip it up. There are a lot of layers in bodice. Make sure when you try it on, you push the shoulders out a bit, just like the way the model is wearing it in order for the dress to hang correctly. I can't WAIT to wear this dress and accessorize it with some vintage details. It has just the right amount of quirkiness and elegance. :)
March 26, 2012