December 26, 2014
First of all, this dress is gorgeous. Delicate, exquisite lace. Second, on the size: This dress runs small. I normally wear a dress size 6. I ordered the 8 as a back up. The 6 was too small. The 8 fit like a glove, as long as I did not sit down. However, sitting was uncomfortable in the waist. If you normally wear a dress size 6, order a size 8 with a back up size 10. I wore three-inch heels, and the length of the size 8 was perfect, but the length of the 10 probably also would have worked. Third, on the color: The color of this dress is tricky. This dress is NOT gray, blue, mint, or silver. Those color descriptors did not help me choose accessories. This dress has a liner that is "eau de nil", the dominate shade being pale gray, the second shade being pale blue, and the third shade being a little sage green mixed in. Next, the dress is overlaid with cream lace. Cream. The cream lace has a silver thread throughout, but it is almost entirely cream. It is not silver lace. The color of the dress also shifts, depending on whether it is in natural or artificial light. I am writing this so the next person won't choose the wrong color of shoes like I did. Fourth, on the customer service: When I emailed the company asking for a size 10 to be overnighted to me, a stylist responded promptly and helpfully. Although a size 10 was not available, she answered all my questions about the size 8. Then, only because the company did not have a size 10 available to overnight to me at the last minute, and only because I had to wear the size 8, which was slightly snug, and even though I never lodged a complaint about it at all ... the company surprised me with a large box of Godiva chocolate truffles on Christmas.. They said they sent it, because my experience was "not perfect", something I never expect from life anyway. What a great Christmas present ... Although after eating those truffles, I may now be a size 12!