June 25, 2013
I wore this dress for my bridal shower and received many compliments!
I ordered a size 2 and 4. The 4 was big but the 2 fit well, so I definitely recommend going a size down. I am a classic pear shape and this dress fit pretty typically: Fit my hips but was loose around the bust. To compensate, I added some cups to my strapless bra and was good to go. I was nervous about the longer length on me, as I am only 5'2, but was pleasantly surprised with the length and overall look of the dress.
Cons: The lace along the top of the dress is very flimsy and kept folding over! I attempted to use fashion tape to keep it in place, but once I sat down the dress pulled and detached from the tape. So not only did I have flimsy, folded over lace at the top of the dress, but I also had a back full of fashion tape. This unfortunately, was pretty noticeable and also very uncomfortable. Also, the black bow was wrinkled and limp which took away from the quality of the dress. I'm sure this is due to constant use. It wasn't a big deal or too noticeable, but it is worth mentioning. The dress loses 2 stars for these cons.
Pros: Great fit, especially for a short and tricky pear shape! Beautiful lace detailing- absolutely gorgeous and received SO many compliments!