February 14, 2013
Dress runs large and too short...
As many reviewers have said, this dress is short. I'm 5'7" and I ordered the Long and it was still too short,; it stopped at my ankles! Uh, not good. One of the stylists told me that they've been finding that the fabric is shrinking on this dress with each cleaning. It's an incredible color, but it is a basic, no frills dress so something like it being too short really stands out. If you are shorter, then go for this dress, but still order the long! If I was more like 5'4", the long would have been perfect.
I love ISSA, but I find them difficult with sizing. Some of their dresses are in US, some in UK, and they don't match up. For instance, this dress in a 4 was too big, but a similar long green dress (the Cloverfield gown) in the equivalent UK size (an 8) was too small. How is that? I don't know. So just a warning to be careful with the size you order (definitely chat with a stylist before you order this designer) and the length. Ask a lot of questions, it's been frustrating to deal with ISSA and their inconsistent sizing. Also, the fabric on this particular dress is thin and not that nice and, for a not rental that is not cheap, I'd expect more.