We are actually having 2 wedding ceremonies...1 is completely short notice due to a deployment so it is going to be very intimate with immediate family only and the 2nd is going to be a larger reception/renewal of vows once the deployment is over.
That being said I was on a serious time crunch to find the perfect dress for the 1st ceremony. I knew I wanted a short dress and one with sleeves (since I would not have time to get 'wedding fit' in less than a month), saving the long dramatic dress for the 2nd large ceremony. Although the 1st will be smaller, I still needed something that would speak to the immense commitment we are making to one another.
This. Dress. I kept seeing it everywhere and absolutely loved everything about it. It was what I considered the perfect dress. I did not, however, want to spend the amount on it that was being asked, seeing as we are trying to save for our larger ceremony. My mom (thank goodness) convinced me otherwise, and that if I didn't at least try this dress when they actually had my size I would regret it.
Perfection. I am petite, 5', 125 lbs, usually wear a 6-8, and at times even a 4. The 6 fit almost perfectly, but is a little loose up top. Nothing a little alteration can't fix. The length comes just passed my knees....not nearly has bad as I thought seeing as most other reviewers were 5'7"+ and said it hit perfectly. If I can find someone to alter it in time then GREAT, if not, I am totally ok with the length as it is. The lace is a bit scratchy as one user stated, but not unbearable. The flowy skirt makes up for it! Soft, gauzy, and beautiful it is perfect for all the candles and Christmas lights we are using for decor.
I cannot wait to marry the man of my dreams in a dress that I never thought I would find on such short notice. Listen to your mommas, ladies, this dress was sold out the day after I made my purchase.
November 4, 2014
The dress was absolutely stunning, and exactly what I expected it to be. The lace was gorgeous, and the skirt was so soft and flowy. I typically wear a size 2-4, and I ordered a 2. It fit very well - I would have had to take in the lace a little in some parts to make it fit perfectly, but overall the fit was great and just needed some minor adjustments. I would definitely have gotten it shortened (as I expected I would need to) because the dress fell below my knees (I'm only 5'4").
I ended up returning it because I decided I wanted something a little less conservative. This dress is so beautiful, but not really "sexy". It was exactly as I expected, but I changed my mind on what kind of dress I wanted.
October 21, 2014
It was just right!
I followed the order down a size suggestion and was for most part pleased with fit. It was a bit snug in chest (even though I am not very big up there), but worked well wo a bra. Loved the sleeves! and with size down order I think they fit just nicely. I thought the fabrics all around were nice. The dress fell so nicely especially lengthwise since I am tall.
October 8, 2014
Nice design but lacking quality
I feel a bit guilty saying this as everyone else has left glowing reviews for this dress but I tried it on and did not feel that the quality of the dress justified the price, even on sale. The lace sleeves felt itchy, like they were made from a man-made, cheap fabric and the bottom hem of the dress looked like it had been cut with a pair of scissors. I thought that these factors were a great shame, as the design is really pretty.
For size, I'm a 6 in Anthropologie dresses and the size 4 in this dress fit me.
August 27, 2014