Like others, I fell in love with this dress when I saw it online. Then it dropped in price! Despite having purchased 3 (cheap!) dresses already, and a sinking feeling it wouldn't fit me anyways, with urging from a friend I ordered a large a week and a half before leaving on my wedding trip. It ended up being the one! <3 It wasn't the most flattering around my tummy and hip area, had there been an XL I definitely would have sized up. But it was perfect otherwise and was so gorgeous I didn't think twice despite the not quite perfect fit. Everything others have said about the slip is true, it's see through and totally the wrong fabric to allow the dress to hang nicely without 'catching' and shifting when you move around. But easily solved with another slip!
September 23, 2014
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