This was the first wedding dress I tried on. I keep coming back to this as I haven't decided yet and still have time. I love the illusion top and I was a little unsure how it would look on me as I have a large bust and small everywhere else and didn't want all the focus to be on that, but rather the unique pattern. It's a very fitted dress but I felt like I could move in it, it bunches a bit by the belly, but hopefully proper shapewear underneath and tailoring will help. Still looking, but who knows...maybe this will be the one? :)
January 10, 2015
As soon as I saw this dress I fell in love with it. My wedding theme is Woodland/Bohemian so I really felt this fit the bill as it hasn't got a huge train and the gorgeous trailing lace at the neck fits right in with my theme.
I took a bit of a risk with this dress as I live in England so I didn't try it on before purchasing however I took all the measurements as instructed on the fit guide and it fits perfectly.
I am 5'9 without shoes so I was a bit worried it would be too short, but with 3 inch heels the dress is the perfect length - just off the floor at the front and trailing at the back.
The dress is so lightweight that it will be great for my outdoor wedding as I can move in it easily. As mentioned in the previous review the dress does show your figure off due to the thin nature of it but I bought this dress in a US 8 and i'm quite happy with how it looks. As the previous lady mentioned the straps are long but on me at 5'9 they are about the right length.
The lace is beautiful and so unusual as is the colour of the dress, which it listed as cream, it gives it almost an antique vibe which is exactly what I was looking for.
The shipping was also excellent, it was fast for international shipping, I was regularly updated and the dress was nicely wrapped and boxed.
I am extremely happy with this dress and can't wait to wear it on my big day!
October 10, 2014
Gorgeous, ethereal dress!
Of all of the dresses I've tried on, this one is certainly unique. The lace that curls up along the clavicle is just gorgeous. And the open back is stunning.
I felt like a golden witch queen in this piece. This dress is perfect for the bride looking for something ethereal, or for the bride looking for a bit of rock and roll edge -- what with the natural fit, subtle translucent plunging V down the center of the bust, and the bust designed in a dramatic M shape. This dress is very comfortable, and for we short ladies (I'm 5'3") it doesn't need much in the way of tailoring along the bottom of the dress. I might need to lose a couple of inches, but that's it.
Potential issues with this dress, FYI:
1. The illusion straps that fit down the edge of the back will likely need to be tailored for almost any gal so that they lay flat on the back. Thankfully this can be done easily as there's a subtle hem at the top of the shoulders that can be taken out, tulle removed, and re-sewn. This is an essential fix as the straps will fall off or spread open wide on your back otherwise. Tall gals, you may not have to do a thing.
2. The dress is not very forgiving -- in that it forms tightly to your shape. You can see it on the model, even her belly button is slightly visible. I'm a 4-6 regularly, at 5'3" I have hips and a full bum, with a size b chest. I love the way it show off my curves, but who wouldn't be slightly self conscious with such a tight, lightweight dress?
3. The (double) slip bunches up sometimes, creating little folds that need to be smoothed out every once and again. Again, a result of this being a tight number.
Hope this review helps!
August 28, 2014