Does not run really large!
I am usually an 8-10 in Tadashi Shoji, so when I read the reviews for this dress, I opted for the size 8. I am a quintessential hourglass with good birthing hips, small waist and broad shoulders. I don't know if the one I got was particularly small or if my monthly visitor made me particularly bloated, but either way, the dress was fitted through the hips (I certainly wouldn't have gone smaller,) large in the waist, and it smooshed my breasts enough that a bra wouldn't work with it (and I'm only a 34 C.) The dress is lovely in person, but mine had many long, loose plastic threads (that threatened to unravel) securing all the detailing on, and there was what looked like an ink dot on the right side hip. I might try to return for the 10 if they have it and see if that is better in the bust. I'll update my review with my findings!
September 30, 2014
Beautiful, but runs large.
The dress is very beautiful, but unfortunatelly runs large. I usually wear size 8 or 10 from Tadashi Shoji, but this time I followed the size chart and ordered size 12. It's huge! I'll return it.
July 18, 2014
A Work of Art
This is one of the most gorgeous garments I've ever seen in real life. The photographs do not give justice to the loveliness of the applique detail and the very slightly shimmery lattice work.
Unfortunately didn't fit quite right. I'm a 34-27-34. I ordered a size down (normally a 4, ordered a 2, as advised), but the bust and hips were still quite roomy. This was especially a problem for the top because of the high neckline. (The bust line ended up looking a little deflated.) Perhaps the dress might work better for a curvier woman?
Whomever this does fit is a lucky gal! :)
July 9, 2014
Very beautiful dress
Charming dress! Size is larger than expected at the waist. Looks very expensive. A big plus, you can make it shorter with the help of experienced seamstresses. You can move lace up.
The dress has 3 layers: lace, lining â??1 and lining â??2, that's why it's not for warm weather. It is very suitable for an evening event or for a cool room.
I hope that I will help many customers with the choice of this dress!
Good luck! Thank's BHLDN :)
June 9, 2014