Rated 4 out of 5
Â by sunflower413 Trouble with petite sizing
This dress is beautiful, both in terms of color and material, and I'm planning to wear it to a wedding. Like some of the other reviewers, though, I had trouble with the fit.
I'm five feet even, and about 90 lbs, so quite petite. I originally ordered the XXSP. The waistline in this size hit higher than my natural waist, which was unflattering, and the dress couldn't be belted because of the lovely back. I don't think I'm particularly long-waisted (but maybe a little?). The bodice was tight, but not unworkable (I'm a 32C / 30D). And the skirt was too bulky and needed to be hemmed despite the petite sizing.
So I tried the XS (shown in the pic). This size works much better for me. The waist is only slightly too low, and the bodice works, but it is looser. I'm planning on taking it to the tailor to have it hemmed and the straps brought up a bit, which should fix the waist. My only complaint with the XS (and XXSP) is there is a lot of fabric in the skirt for someone my size -- it's a little overwhelming, and might venture a little into frumpy territory. Imagine the girl in the picture, but double the amount of skirt. I'll see if there's anything the tailor can suggest about that.
Hope that helps all my height-challeneged girls out there!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by egrn1 Updated review...Love the dress!!
Had to write another review. My initial was on the small petite (see pic) where the length was good but the bodice too short. I am 5'4" 125... Well, tried on the small regular and the bodice fits much better, the length is longer too, and what a difference! This dress has a bodice with darker hue to it which is more slimming compared to the lighter tone of the petite dress, and overall the dress is a much much better fit and definitely a keeper! I am glad I tried on a different size, and also love the color being a deeper blue. There is a color variation for each dress which makes each one unique.. Try on a few different sizes, once you find the right fit and color, you will be happy!
I mentioned belting it before, but I think it would take away from the real essence of the dress.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anthromae First impressions not always right...
When I first tried on this dress I was a little unsure about the fit around the waist. It didn't seem to look quite right but you can't add a belt because it would interfere with the look of the back of the dress (which I LOVE). I actually found that adding a long necklace really helped to balance out the look and elongate the front so I bought it!
It has turned into my go-to weekend (and sometimes casual work) look because it's so comfortable and the fabric is light and airy (and not cheap-feeling like some have said). I also disagree about the top being tight. I'm a 36D and the top fits me perfectly, not tight or loose!
June 28, 2014