December 29, 2014
Lovely Dress, darker than photographed, true to size, not form fitting, sohpisticated elegance.
I wore this dress in a 12 for my family engagement party. It was true to size, since I am between a 12 and a 10 it was slightly large on me, but not noticably so. There is a small brocade-like tie that goes from the front decal around back, which helps. Another thing I did not notice at first was the shoulder details, a leaf-like pattern around each armhole, that I was nervous would be bulky but ended up looking fine. Also, as I was expecting from previous reviewers, the dress is quite a bit darker than the model photos indicate. Even darker in person that the user photos. Like a very blue-ish silver lining, with the whitest shade of blue-sliver lace overlay.
In general I felt that I looked good, but the dress did not give my body a lot of shape (this may have not been a problem had the size 10 been available). I also felt that the color tended to wash me out, and I have very warm/tan toned olive skin- so this might not be a good choice for paler persons. From the front the dress made me appear wider than I felt, but not super noticable (this may have also been a color thing). The lace really suited the feel and personality I was going for. Overall I felt it was a beautiful dress, with great quality of fabric and construction, that was an almost-right fit in dress choice for me.