February 28, 2011
This dress is beautiful but not very adaptable. No amount of Hollywood tape could get this dress to fit my frame. I realized it was because my torso was too short - if it were my dress, I would have taken up the shoulders about an inch and it would have worked w/ Hollywood tape. Didn't have safety pins (which would have looked odd anyway), so I went with my back up dress. Also, I have a tiny rib cage, but on the size 2 and 4 the material where the clasp connected on the back flapped up making it look like it was too small on me, even though it wasn't very tight. Not a fan of that at all! Finally, the skirt has 2 layers that are sewn together at the bottom. When they arrived, both sizes were super static-y and the outer layer was sucked into the inner layer. Nothing I did fixed it, so yet another reason I went with the back up.
As for the embroidery, it looked like a silver-y gold on my computer screen, but was definitely just silver which I didn't like as much.