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 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 4 out of 5Â by vintageflea This dress does run small in the top which was to my advantage as the regular xs fit me perfectly up top and I havea 32a chest size. I am petite at 5 ft 2inches so the length had to be hemmed a couple of inches to keep it at floor length ( I wanted it longer than the model has it). Despite the regular sizing for my stature the waist comes to my natural waist and the back opening falls where it should. The dress is not lined but it is not see through either.The fabric unfortunately is rayon but is blended with polyester so hopefully it won't look too disastrous after washing.
All in all this is a nice piece. Most will want to size up unless flat chested like me. For petites I would say try both petite and regular sizing if you don't mind hemming.
May 29, 2014