Sep 12, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
-Dress is beautiful! I wore it for my engagement shoot/party, and I felt wonderful in it (I was in this dress for 12 hours!)
-It is well designed and figure flattering. I am 5'7 and 125, and ordered the XS and SM. I had a tough time picking which one to wear, as they are very close in size. The XS was a little less loose up top, and hit me mid-thigh. The SM had a little more fabric up top (which worked as it balanced the ruffles on the lower half!) and hit me just above the knee, like the photo. I went with the SM and felt comfortable and sexy!
-I got the Christian Siriano for Payless suede purple peep-toe pumps, and they were perfect!
-I was running around in this dress in 90' weather, and while it has a good amount of fabric to it, it is breezy and lightweight.
-Fabric is not as soft and luxurious as I was expecting for silk.
-Dress needed ALOT of fashion tape to stay in place. There is a tiny eye hook along the bust-line to close the large gap in the front, however I found it too high. I felt like a school marm and I wanted to show off the girls! So I just wore it open and taped it on to myself to not expose too much. I needed tape to keep the wrap design closed as well. I wore nude bike shorts with this; it would be easy to flash someone in this dress! I had some trouble with both dresses' flutter neckline. The left side laid flat and looked great like in the photo, while the right was going the opposite direction and onto my chest. I didn't want to apply any kind of heat to it, so I ended up taping the flutter detail down onto the dress. The sheen of the tape ended up showing through slightly.
-Neither dress I was sent had the string-tie detail shown in the picture.
I had an amazing time in this dress, and I would recommend it. Be prepared to take some time to get it fitted/taped properly, and be sure to get the Hollywood Fashion tape. I found it vital in getting this dress to sit the way I liked.