March 5, 2013
When I got the dress, I haven't regret a minute. It's gorgeous.
Gorgeous dress. Works for any body type. Easy to move, walk, dance. I got tons of compliment, the strangers were stopping by just to mention what a beautiful dress was it.
Even though it is advertised as black, it looks dark eggplant in a real life. Nevertheless, it's very rich color that ads the charm to the dress. (See the photo inside a car)
The fabric (silk) is heavy and drapes beautifully. It has an elastic belt inside that holds the dress on the waist and supports the perfect drapes. If you're not quite happy with your body, or anticipating to enjoy all food possible, it is go-for-dress. I can't imagine any body type this dress wouldn't work for. Warning: the left arm opening is deep and reveals the side of the breast. I fixed this problem with wearing black lace balcony no-show bra. You can also fix it using double side tape on the front and the back of the opening.
The dress is made the way you can wear it if it's smaller or bigger than your size as well. The only thing you should pay attention to is the length. I got it in tall, and with 4.5" heels it was a perfect length for me. I was lifting the dress while walking the steps or on the ground, but had no problem dancing.
I ran into the biggest issue while trying to find well matching set of jewelry. The dress has 2 zippers that run across the shoulders and back. This embellishment is the statement on it's own. The zippers were silver metal finished with mate black. It doesn't play well with the dressy gold items; better with silver finished. However, a big cuff or bold bracelet is the must, as the plain black front requires something to be a focal point. You can also give the twist to the total look by using rock style jewelry: leather, studs, thorns etc. A bold ring won't be overkill too.
I got black sateen heels before I got the dress. It wasn't a best match as the dress is blackish eggplant. I would work better with the black patent leather shoes, the best with the all shades of violet sateen.