Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 5 out of 5 Classic glamorous dress - romantic and feminine
This dress was perfect in so many ways. I had a beach wedding and wore it only for the ceremony portion because I wanted something classy and sophisticated for that part. Afterwards, I switched to a cooler dress. However, this dress was not too heavy or warm even for the beach weather - I think it would work in most climates and still be comfortable. It looks much better in person than in photos (but of course the photos all look amazing too!) The only problem was the buttons - just as the other reviewers have been pointing out, they fall off easily and should be reinforced. Otherwise, dress is spectacular - feminine, romantic, comfortable, classic and sophisticated.
November 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Love at First Sight
As with my now husband, this dress was love at first sight! I was surprised at how comfortable it was to move around in, yet it looked so elegant. Perfect for my late summer, outdoor wedding. I took another bride's advice and had my seamstress reinforce the buttons (only one fell off by the end of the night and our photographers had us climbing through corn fields!). I'm 5'8 and, with heels, did not need to trim any of the beautiful lace off the bottom in the size 8. I did have the slip taken in. The only complaint I have about the dress being two pieces is the slip shifted around some and my bridesmaids had to keep adjusting it in the back as it kept peeking out. Not a huge deal. Overall, this dress was "the one" for me and totally worth every penny!
October 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Fajah Perfectly imperfect
Okay...let's begin this by saying this dress is breathtaking. However, the buttons leave something to be desired. I tried this dress on two weeks before my wedding day and two buttons fell off. I nearly had a coronary. Luckily, I found a seamstress who could fix the problem in no more than a day. When I tried the dress on at her shop, two more buttons fell off. I HIGHLY suggest getting your buttons reinforced, which is what I did. The seamstress charged me a dollar a button. I didn't care. She fixed my dress and I am eternally grateful. What I would also suggest, as the satin under dress is not sewn to the lace overdress...sew them together. I did not, and had to keep readjusting them throughout the night. Also, like other reviewers stated, there is no support in the dress. It is very delicate and ideal for a summer wedding (mine was 7/10/15). I went with a no-show bra, which failed to live up to its name. In hindsight, I would've done pasties. Just a suggestion.
Overall, I loved that this was my wedding dress. Just like when I found my husband, I stopped looking when I found the Francine. I still get complicated on it's beauty to this day. If you are willing to put the work in to making this dress work for you, you will not regret your decision.
September 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by CristinaLM PERFECT
The dress fitted perfectly, and it is beautiful. It comes with two individual "underdresses" to avoid transparency. I had to sew them together and to the dress to avoid them from moving and showing. The only downside is that it is a little complicated to put up the tail for dancing. My mom managed to sew bottom-like things to the internal dresses for the dancing moment. I ended up changing to a short dress for the party because if you are a big dancer and you get married during summer, three layers can really make you feel hot. But I TOTALLY recommend this dress!! Gots lots of compliments and I felt amazing.
July 26, 2015