Beautiful dress but runs small!
This dress is beautiful but does run slightly small. I am typically a size 00/0/XS/XXS and ordered a size 0 in this dress. The slip is very tight in the bust so if you are larger chested you may need to size up or get a different slip. The overlay itself is not as tight.. it's really just an issue with the slip. Also, I did not find the slip to be much shorter than the overlay as the other reviewer mentioned. The difference was only about 1" for me but it could vary by how long/short you make the adjustable straps on the slip.
Overall, it's a great piece and I'm looking forward to wearing it to my rehearsal dinner!
March 26, 2014
Truly beautiful fit - but for a certain body type
I was so excited to get this dress. I thought it had a very 1960s vibe and would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner.
It is indeed truly a beautiful dress. The lace and material are very high quality. But here is why it did not work for me:
1) The underslip was about 3 inches shorter than the lace overlay. Considering the dress is transparent, that was way shorter than I wanted. The slip was midthigh while the overlay was just above the knee. It did not match the look of the main picture.
2) Do you have an hourglass shape? Then I am willing to wager this dress is not for you. My chest and backside were putting the seams to the test while the dress bagged at my waist. I am 5'4", 118 lbs and typically a size 2 dress ( what I ordered in this). I wore a size 0 in the Niceties dress for comparison. But I am also wear a 30 DD bra and 27 jean...so straight, I am not.
The dress does indeed have a beautiful retro vibe...and is probably best suited for Twiggy like shapes. I really wish it had worked!
December 9, 2013