I bought this as a possible wedding dress and ultimately decided I wanted a long/more formal one based on the venue we picked, but it was a little difficult to pass up! The lace detailing is just gorgeous, and for a less formal wedding, it would have been perfect.
I did not like the tie in the back and planned to cut it off, and I probably would have had the shoulders taken in a little, but otherwise it was a pretty perfect fit (although it hit me well below the knees). I would say that it runs slightly large--I ordered the larger of the two sizes I tend to wear and it was quite big, with the lace bucking in the back. I exchanged for the smaller size and it was nearly perfect. The fabric has a little bit of "give" so that I think you can comfortably go with a smaller size if you're on the fence between two.
The fabric seems like it would pull/tear VERY easily, however. I bought the pretty Mischka Bridesmaid belt to replace the white ribbon, and it looked gorgeous but felt like the prongs might ultimately catch the fabric of the dress. Still, I recommend it and think it would be a very comfortable and pretty dress for the right kind of wedding.
January 22, 2015
I had so much hope for this dress. It could be a show stopper, EXCEPT the front is a disaster. Right out of the box, I could tell something wasnt quite right. The transition from the bust cups to the boning is improperly executed, causing the fabric to adhere to the bottom edge of the bust cups, which causes an unnatural line to form. The dress fit me perfectly, so I dont think it is a fit issue. Too bad!
January 19, 2015
I tried on a 0 and it fit beautifully, I only need to take out some length in the shoulder straps to fit my petite top half. The decolletage is very deep on me and is very sexy while staying classy. The stylist at the Chicago location outfitted it with the Starburst Skinny Tulle Sash and it looked exquisite! Its going to be perfect for a casual brunch wedding.
September 2, 2014
Perfect Beach Wedding Dress
I bought this in size 2 for our July 18th Charleston Beach wedding and it was PERFECT. I am 5"4" and weight 120lbs. I did have it taken up in the shoulders (my alterationist had to create a seem at the top) as I am small in the torso to shoulders. The feel of the fabric was wonderful and the draping was perfectly light for a our warm evening wedding. I bought a gorgeous rhinestone sash and the Betty Johnson shoes as pictured - perfect!
August 6, 2014