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
I bought this dress to wear to my rehearsal dinner and ended up wearing it to my bridal shower as well because I love it so much. As the other reviewers mentioned, the slip is indeed cotton but I found it to be soft and to hang really nicely as long as you adjust the straps to the proper length. I also liked that the cotton kept everything cool. The dress itself is made beautifully. The detailing and crocheting is lovely and of great quality. The dress falls and flows very naturally and I received many complements when I wore it. I think that it could also be dressed down with a brown leather belt and flats.
July 15, 2014