January 4, 2015
I did not end up wearing this dress because of fit and style.
First the fit: I am 5'8, 120 lbs, and wear a 0 or 2 in dresses. I often have trouble with long sleeves because I wear small sizes, but I have long limbs. The sleeves on this dress were awkwardly short on me. It fit OK (maybe a little on the tight side) across the bust, but the waist and hips were loose in a boxy, unflattering way. The hem was a good length, hitting me just above the knee like the model in the photo.
The style: I was expecting more bronze color and a brocade-like fabric for the front, and thicker sleeves. The sleeves were thin, jersey-like material that felt really cheap. The metallic front was not a heavy brocade or embroidery like I expected, but looked more "puckered" and was more silvery than bronze.
In summary: this dress seems to have a lot of positive reviews, but it didn't fit me right and I wasn't impressed with the fabric quality.