Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Fajah Perfectly imperfect
Okay...let's begin this by saying this dress is breathtaking. However, the buttons leave something to be desired. I tried this dress on two weeks before my wedding day and two buttons fell off. I nearly had a coronary. Luckily, I found a seamstress who could fix the problem in no more than a day. When I tried the dress on at her shop, two more buttons fell off. I HIGHLY suggest getting your buttons reinforced, which is what I did. The seamstress charged me a dollar a button. I didn't care. She fixed my dress and I am eternally grateful. What I would also suggest, as the satin under dress is not sewn to the lace overdress...sew them together. I did not, and had to keep readjusting them throughout the night. Also, like other reviewers stated, there is no support in the dress. It is very delicate and ideal for a summer wedding (mine was 7/10/15). I went with a no-show bra, which failed to live up to its name. In hindsight, I would've done pasties. Just a suggestion.
Overall, I loved that this was my wedding dress. Just like when I found my husband, I stopped looking when I found the Francine. I still get complicated on it's beauty to this day. If you are willing to put the work in to making this dress work for you, you will not regret your decision.
September 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by CristinaLM PERFECT
The dress fitted perfectly, and it is beautiful. It comes with two individual "underdresses" to avoid transparency. I had to sew them together and to the dress to avoid them from moving and showing. The only downside is that it is a little complicated to put up the tail for dancing. My mom managed to sew bottom-like things to the internal dresses for the dancing moment. I ended up changing to a short dress for the party because if you are a big dancer and you get married during summer, three layers can really make you feel hot. But I TOTALLY recommend this dress!! Gots lots of compliments and I felt amazing.
July 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by sarC Beautiful - But beware of the buttons
I picked this dress in 20 minutes, I knew it was the one the moment I tried it on. The picture doesn't really do it justice, if you have hips or a butt, it looks so much better. I love the sheer lace overlay, and it really hugs the right areas. I'm only 5'3" and I only needed it to be hemmed a bit, so it's not for an extra tall bride.
Also, I would highly recommend getting all the buttons reinforced. I had all my fittings and no buttons popped off, but I read a review that it happened to someone on her wedding day so I tried it on once more..then 2 buttons popped-off! That's the reason this dress gets 4 stars instead of 5. I immediately got all the buttons reinforced and one still popped off on my wedding day, but my sister came to a quick rescue.
All in all, this dress was gorgeous, and I got a ton of complements on the style.
June 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Eliza Elegance with Comfort
This is a great dress. It has two parts - a silky layer underneath and the gorgeous lace above. It is very light and delicate, even moreso than in the picture but is very well made, and did not snag even with an outdoor reception. Best part? No wires or boning. It was SO comfortable. I could sit! People could hug me! It wasn't hot or heavy! Another great part: NO Sequins, NO jewels, NO Rhinestones! I was so happy that I didn't look like a discoball or have chaffed arms from all of bedazzelment on so many gowns nowadays. The champagne color option looked muddy to me, so I bought the ivory underneath with ivory lace above.
I didn't bustle it or need a necklace. It was great on its own. I wore it with 2 inch heels so the dress just kissed the floor.
I'm tall and the size 4 off the rack was perfect without alterations. I'm 5'8", 150 lbs, 34C and usually wear a dress size 4. I didn't wear a bra with it, and my chest looked great.
It arrived a week after I ordered it.
June 4, 2015