Beautiful, perfect, but small on top
There is a reason this dress keeps getting snatched up. The Jola Dress is just as gorgeous in person as it is in the picture! I am wearing this dress for my engagement pictures and my family is already raving about how beautiful the pictures are going to be because of this dress! Thanks to all the reviews, I was prepared to snatch up a size down ( I usually wear a 4, every once in a while a 2, but I ordered the 2) and it fit perfectly! Thanks for all the information, ladies!
Like some of the other reviews have mentioned, the slip underneath is ombre which looks a little strange when you lift up the lace but it actually looks really cool and not that noticeable when you have the dress on. Yes, the tag is way too huge and you will have to cut it off which is definitely a poorly planned design but I can get over it.
The one caution I have is that if the other sizes have the same fit as the size I have, this dress may not be for busty girls. I am small on top and this is tighter on my chest with no wiggle room. Hope this helps!
March 24, 2014
Super Cute But Runs Small For Curvy Girls
From the other reviews, I would have thought I needed to size down but am sure glad I didn't. I think, from what I can tell, the girls who said to size down were smaller in the chest area. Though I am short (5'), I'm also on the curvier side (34C) and weigh 110 pounds. I typically wear a size 6 and believe it worked out okay.
For you curvy girls out there, the dress does flatten your chest, thus making it slightly tighter around my bust. It fit just fine around my waist, but the "belt" area is a little tighter than the rest. Not sure why, but it doesn't look bad or anything.
I thought about sizing up, but the 8 was too loose around my waist. Not as fitted on me nor as flattering.
Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. I've been eyeing this dress for some time and when I saw it was on sale (a steal at $180), I immediately called my local BHLDN and asked them to place it on hold for me. The way the dress is cut is flattering and will make for a lovely rehearsal/rehearsal dinner dress.
February 19, 2014
This is a beautiful detailed dress. Sheer lace overlay and side zip, fades from ivory to nude. The band was tight and the bust really flattened my chest. I will try to size up but I am petite true to size 8 & I think this is not for large bust, curvy body type.
February 15, 2014
I purchased this dress after seeing its and falling in love with it several months ago.
The first dress I received was HUGE and had picks and flaws in it. I received a replacement today and smaller size. The smaller size fits much better however it has black spots on the back. I'm very disappointed as I wanted to wear this dress for my casual summer wedding.
February 12, 2014