Thalia Maxi Dress
Pretty dress with some flaws
This is my first purchase from this company. I received this dress really promptly in the mail--kudos to BHLDN--but I was disappointed to find that the construction is somewhat flimsy and the sizing was larger than I expected.
I ordered a size 2 based on the sizing instructions, but I really should have ordered a zero. For me, it is large in both the bust (I wear a 28F) and waist. I think to save the money it would cost to return and re-order I'll just take it in myself (seems like adjusting it will not be so difficult with this dress). As other reviewers have noted, the dress is long, but certainly not longer than one would expect given the photograph! I'm not tall (5'4") and think I'll probably have to take up a small amount of the chiffon (1") with 2.5" heels. I think that the lining will be fine as is.
Regarding the quality: I was surprised to find it made with just one layer of chiffon. I was expecting something more substantial, especially given the original cost of this garment (I bought it on sale). I think it looks like it cost less than what I paid for it, I think, even though I got it at a deep discount.
Also, I think the little piece of fabric on the shoulder is quite odd. I'm not sure what to do with it.
The color is pretty--it's different but perhaps not quite as yellow as the photograph makes it seem here.
November 6, 2013