I ordered this dress for my wedding rehearsal dinner and absolutely love it! It is very soft and flows beautifully. The back of the dress is stunning, all the intricate lace work gives it a wow factor. I am a size 6 and ended up going with a size 2 and probably could have worn a 0. The bottom of the dress does make my hips look a little wider than normal but I love the top so much it did not matter to me. Overall, a very high quality dress that I can't wait to wear!
February 25, 2015
Classy and Comfortable
I fell in love with how timeless this dress is. It could probably be worn again as a cocktail dress and fits a wide age range. I'm in my 20's but this is my second wedding so we are keeping it a low-key affair at a lodge in the Smoky Mountains. This dress is comfortable, extremely well lined (I can wear black lace underwear!), and flirty but not revealing. It's quite large. I wear a 6 on the sizing chart and ended up in a 2. I might have been able to go with a 0. The neckline broadens the shoulders. I doubt this would look good on a heavier girl. I love the feel of the silk swooshing around my legs and I can't wait to marry the man of my dreams in this dress!
January 10, 2015
I really, really wanted to love this dress but it is lacking structure that most of us non-size 0 gals need. I am deciding between short and long and went with 2 Tadashi Shoji dresses (one long - still on back order - and Lara). It is so beautiful from the box and I was excited. I tried it on all by myself, zipped it up, and then I looked in the mirror. While it fit (with actually a little extra room), it was so UNFLATTERING. It did absolutely nothing for my natural waistline, except make it look frumpier. The mid-section where the lace and chiffon meet is not well sewn and poofed out to give me a weird belly. The skirt was frumpy and the way the waist cuts with the lace created an artificial bulge/worsened my "saddlebags". I think this looks beautiful on the model, but not in real life.
For reference, I am small on top and heavier around my hips. I'm a 12 street size, and ordered this in a size 10. Could have gone to a size 8 with some Spanx.
October 31, 2014