Shined Lace Shift
Exquisite dress, but too small
Firstly, I must say, this dress is ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE!! I purchased it in purple to wear to a wedding, and at the sale price, it's the steal of the century! The gold lace has a beautiful shine to it, and the purple underlay is a lovely colour, and contrasts well with the lace.
Unfortunately, it is both much shorter and smaller than I expected. I am 6 feet tall, and hover between a size 6 and 8, as I am curvier on the bottom. On me, the dress is a good 3 inches shorter on the model, which isn't really a problem, I was just hoping for a near knee-length dress for a change.
The major issue with the dress is that it is at least a full size smaller than I expected. Also, I found that the open back that is held closed with a hook and eye gapes a little. Perhaps because the dress isn't quite the right fit, or perhaps just the style.
With great regret, I think the dress is going back - it's very snug, with virtually no room to move. Hopefully I'll have better luck 1 size up in the gold!
November 3, 2014