I wore this dress for my outdoor wedding this past July... it's simply fabulous! All the glamour with a touch of vintage. Extremely soft too. I felt totally at ease wearing it (no stiffness) and able to dance the night away.
It's definitely a bit long so expect to have it hemmed. Because there are no details at the bottom however, it will be an easy job for any tailor to do. Best part of all is that this dress easily converts into a cocktail dress after your big day... I had mine shortened and removed the top mesh. Super cute!
July 25, 2014
Soft and beutiful
This dress is extremely light and airy. When I tried this dress on, it instantly made me smile. It looked very good on my curvy frame, slimming past my hips and giving me a long figure even thought I am only 5"4'. The bodice work is really intricate and quite stunning. Overall it's a beautiful dress and I would definitely recommend trying it.
The size chart puts me at a 12, but I tried on the 10 at the Chicago salon and it fit pretty well, so I would say this dress runs a little larger than expected.
I did not end up getting this dress though. Firstly, my mom wasn't a big fan of the color, though it did look very flattering on me. In person, it looks more grey than in the online photos. Second, the illusion neckline sits very high on the neck and I found the french seams at the shoulder (best seen in the 3rd photo), to be a bit distracting.
One final note: this dress is very long and will require tailoring for most women. This isn't a huge problem though since the skirt has no detail and can be easily shortened.
July 13, 2014
I saw this gown and immediately fell in love. The beading on the bodice is feminine and gave the dress a very glamorous feel. The one flaw of the dress is its color--people see it very differently. I think it is a soft grey color, but my mom saw it as a taupe color, and the bridal associate thought it had a hint of lavender. In short, this is a dress that could prove difficult to pair with your wedding party. The fit was lovely, but I am flat-chested, so I felt it looked similar to the photo online. A very unique, lovely gown!
July 4, 2014
very soft silk skirt
I wanted to try this dress on because I think the back very pretty and feminine. The sample size I tried on was 4 and it is definitely too long but the waist fit well. The bust had gaps in it so the stylist suggested I have cups sewn into it. Also, the mesh-type top was really high in the neck so if I bought it I would have to cut it lower a little because it was bothering my neck. The stylist said that wouldnt compromise the dress at all. The skirt was sooooo soft and comfy but I'm not a rhinestone gal so the jeweled bust was a little too much for me. Also, my maid of honor said it wasnt photographing well, so I didnt go with it. I would say this dress is true to size - I am usually a 4 in Anthro sizes.
I am 126 pounds and a size 34B for reference.
June 23, 2014