I wanted to love it, but the color wouldn't let it happen
I tried this dress on a few months ago when they only had the ombre version. I would have likely bought the had it been one color, so when the ivory version came out I was so excited. I initially ordered a size 8, and then had to size down to a 6 that fit perfectly. I wear anywhere from a 8 - 10 and have an athletic build.
Expecting to receive a traditionally ivory dress based on the photos, I was surprised that dress was cream with almost a gray undertone. The 8 fit well but I would have had to snitch the straps as they were a little too long. So I decided to try the 6 since the fabric is light and does provide some give. The 6 fit perfectly.
Upon receiving the 6, the color was slightly brighter than the 8 that looked even more gray in comparison. The size 6 compared to some other dresses that were also described as ivory was almost a gloomy cream/gray.
Such a same because the dress was so comfortable and flattering. The color was not what I personally was looking for.
March 21, 2015
Beautiful Dress, fell in love with it the second I tried it on. Although the cut is simple, the appliques make it incredibly intricate. The sizing cascades from small delicate appliques at the top to larger appliques at the bottom. The back is a bit high, so I might have that lowered a bit. I didn't experience the smell issue with the garment bag as described before (maybe they listened and switched it to something more breathable?). Fit was true to size, if a bit small. Sizing charts are accurate - so follow those. The cut is forgiving in the hips...but if you have a substantial bust or broad back (I am the latter), this gown fits a tad small. I went with a size 2, although I am typically a 0, and it fits perfectly. The "hip sizing" on the chart is larger than what I wear, but with this cut it doesn't matter. Quite a ways off from my wedding, but I honestly cannot wait to wear it.
January 29, 2015
This dress is gorgeous
This dress was gorgeous, the color, the shape, plus the details were better than expected. It required some creative alterations to make it flow correctly at the bottom once it is hooked up to dance.
Now here is the downside. When I opened the box a petroleum smell came from the garment bag. I removed the dress from the bag and hung it outside for a few days, it still smelled like gasoline. The bag smelled so bad the seamstress told me she had to leave it in the back of her shop. I made the decision to have the dress cleaned which was expensive. Bottom line, the manufacturer of the garment bags uses some type of petroleum which penetrates the fabric...you cannot wear the dress unless you have it cleaned. I loved the dress but if you get this dress hopefully you will not get the same garment bag.
October 27, 2014
So unique! Beautiful details, runs large
This dress is lovely. It's a nice blend of simple with a touch of bridal. The petals fall beautifully and make the dress feel very elegant. It does seem pretty delicate too. The underneath fabric has a bit of stretch to it so I'd say the fit is comfortable, and it also helps to accentuate curves without feeling restricted. Surprisingly, I think this dress fits better in person than it looks on the models. I do think that this dress runs large, at least for my frame. I ordered a size 6, which is my usual size, but was smaller than my current measurements on the size chart and I found that to be at least one size, if not two, too large. I am not particularly busty (34C) so that may play into it. I am going to exchange for the 2 & 4 to see how those fit. (I want this to be a bit more fitted than flowy.) I think I will definitely need some sort of belt to pull it in at the waist and break it up a little. The length of the dress was great. I'm 5'8" and with 3.5" heels this still lays on the floor a bit in the front. Which is perfect for taller girls, like myself, who like to wear taller shoes. If you are shorter, I'd say you will definitely need some length taken off. The ivory color is a true ivory, not off white. I think it's beautiful but for those looking for something lighter, it may bother you. Overall, I'd say the dress is quite stunning. Very unique.
September 25, 2014