Love this. It's the "one"
I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it on the website but was afraid it would age me. I am 5ft tall, 100 lbs with a pear figure. This dress, while long, did wonders for me when I tried it on, and given that it is being discontinued, I decided to purchase it for my wedding next summer. I will need to have it altered in the shoulders since it is too long, but it fits well pretty much everywhere else. (A little large in the torso, but I am nearly flat-chested so, on a normal person this wouldn't likely be a problem). It is unlike anything else I have seen and is versatile--buy a different colored slip and sash, and BAM! new dress! Wear it again! Snatch this one up, ladies, before it is gone for good.
August 29, 2014
It's going back
I loved this dress on the website. When it arrived, I found it to be cheap scratchy plasticy feeling material, easily snagged, and not hanging well... at all. It's going back.
August 8, 2014
This dress is all over the place
I love the look of the dress, but the reviews were so mixed that I thought I should see for myself. I went in person and tried on a handful of Lilly dresses and I think I get why the reviews are so varied. Every dress (even in the same size) was completely different. They had different slips in different lengths, materials, and sheerness. The overlay width was sometimes true to size, sometimes huge. The sleeves were sometimes charming, and sometimes floppy. The seams were sometime straight and sometimes twisted. I would recommend shopping this one in-person and not mail order. (And just fyi the designer is Miguelina who usually does see-through lace beachware, and the lace on this dress feels beachy and casual.)
August 7, 2014
Unique, romantic, timelessly vintage dress.
I absolutely loved this dress! I actually used it as my wedding gown. I am 5ft so it fell right to my ankles perfectly. I will echo what others have said: IT IS INCREDIBLY SHEER. This was the most difficult aspect of the dress. The slip they provide shows everything. Additionally, in order to make it a little dressier I wanted a longer slip which was nearly impossible to find. The sheerness made it difficult for photos/undergarments so make sure you budget enough time to sort that out.
The fit was pretty great. I'm pretty busty and have some curves and it did tend to hug those curves in some unflattering ways, but it was so gorgeous I couldn't resist.
Other than that, it was perfect. I received so many compliments on how unique and timeless it was. The most common question was whether or not it was a family hand me down. The uniqueness of the lace adds a vintage feel without it being to cheesey or 1920's-y.
August 1, 2014