The dress was perfect for vacation wedding. It had a very vintage or classic look to it, which I played up with bright red lips and accessories. I had my seamstress tighten the armholes, which brought the dress up higher so it was not as low cut. She also brought it in at the sides to give me more of an hourglass shape. The material is very lux feeling, and I was comfortable and happy with my choice all night. The only thing I did not enjoy, was wearing shapewear. But, I bought the dress knowing I'd need something, so that is not a reason to knock the dress! I'd buy the same dress again in a heartbeat!
June 15, 2015
This gown was perfect for my hourglass shape. Elegant, timeless, and flattering. The sash was too wide for my taste so I chose to use it to wrap my bouquet and purchased a fitted belt to give it some sparkle. I am 5'2 and needed to bring up the shoulders and hem the length. I wore shape wear and fitted bra cups. I recommend this to hourglass shapes, regardless of height. It was a wonderful feeling to hear our guests react as I passed by revealing the back of the dress. I typically wear an 8 or 10 in dresses and ordered the 10.
June 1, 2015
Sexy, classic gown.
I just wore this dress for my May 2015 wedding and could not have been happier. The many other reviews here all mention thoughts similar to mine - that this gown should not be overlooked, etc. so for my review I will add a few things that I think will be helpful that were not covered by other reviewers: 1) this dress is much sexier in person especially on a woman with some curves - curves fill the dress out in a mature way that the skinny model in the pic can't convey! The front is much lower cut in real life - I just had cups sewn in and it looked very sexy but still classy. 2) SHAPEWEAR - this dress is clingy and I knew I needed some thigh and hip smoothing because you could see some dimples (yep I just typed that). I am very unfamiliar with SHAPEWEAR and really stressed about what to wear under - I settled on the Spanx, Trust your Thinstincts High Wasted Mid Thigh Shaper - the high waste did not interfere with the low back of the dress and you could not tell that I was wearing anything AT ALL under the dress...don't even wear underwear underneath The shaper, trust me.
Lastly, I will say that this dress is comfortable, I danced the night away without a drop of sweat. Give it a try! This dress provides a million dollar look for a price that an bride can be happy with.
PS I am 5'7", 137lbs. Ordered the 6 which needed to be taken in slightly at hips after trying on with shaper, and also the straps were brought in slightly. I added a bustle to the back which worked wonderfully.
May 26, 2015
Love This Dress
I had a list of about 15 dresses I wanted to try on at the NYC store and this wasn't one of them. Thank goodness my wonderful stylist had the insight to suggest this dress. I love it!! I am 5'3" and 120 lbs. I believe I have the size 2. (It's currently at the tailor.) I am having the length taken up, the straps taken up, and the sashes (I bought the one pictured) sewn on. I love the material of this gown, it feels so rich and expensive. I will post pics after the big day next month!
May 21, 2015