This is a gorgeous gown. The ruching along the bodice is a lovely detail (see close up). The overall appearance and the light weight feel of the dress - makes it perfect for dancing. It is a long black dress - so it definitely slims and lengthens (what girl doesn't want to look skinnier and taller?). Great for black tie, wedding guest, bridesmaid, etc.
Fit: I am normally a six/eight in most dresses - but I have a thickwaist, so I need to order a dress according to the fit at the waist. I'm in the eight here - and it fits pretty snugly on my upper body. I think those who have larger bust will need to size up - as I expected the bust to be a bit big according to the size chart - but it fit perfectly. I did find the zipper to be just a bit difficult where the skirt meets the bodice, however, it is a heavy duty zipper and I wasn't worried about pulling hard on it.
The top of the dress - has that sticky material along the edge to keep it from sliding down. The bodice has built in cups (which are removable) - as well as an inner bra like strap to really make you feel secure in this dress.
Length - I'm 5'6" - there was about three extra inches on the ground (bare feet).
My only complaint about this dress - is the belt. It just didn't seem to fit the elegance of the rest of the dress. I have some time before I need to wear it - so I'm going to keep my eyes open for a better option - but this is a great buy at the sale price.
August 1, 2013
Elegant and Light
I fell in love with this dress the minute I saw the picture on the website and would not be satisfied with any other gown for a formal occasion that was quickly approaching. Not only did this dress fit excellently it fell perfectly being not too long or too short. I am 5'7" and wore two inch heels with the dress. It was the perfect dress for the evening and I received so many compliments.
July 22, 2013
Definitely a Bridesmaid's Dress
I was very optimistic about this dress, but I think it's best as a bridesmaids dress, not an understated bridal gown.
I ordered a 4 then & reordered a 2. I am the exact measurements for their size 4.
The bust as you can see, sits Way too low on my chest (I'm a 32 D) and was just too large in the bust in general. This was why I went a size down, but this picture is of the size 2. I wouldn't feel comfortable to hug anyone, or really make any active movement for fear of exposure.
Also, as others have said, it's Totally see thru. This wouldn't bother me if it didn't expose the size zipper so much (which wasn't the best either.)
Though it is a sheath, I feel it gives no shape or flatters the figure. It's very pretty, just not for me.
March 2, 2013
Beautiful, but not for a busty woman
This dress arrived in great condition and within a few days after I placed the order. However, I will be returning it because it is too small in the chest, although it fits perfect elsewhere. I ordered a size 12 and am a 36 D. I took the dress to a tailor who told me that she would not be able to let the dress out because of the way it was made.
June 18, 2012