I am 5'2 and I would like to know if I get it hemmed is it still going to look good. How long is the flounced part?
I wore this gown to a ball and received many compliments! It was a great purchase and the price was even better. I love the way the dressed helped to create a hour glass shape....
Institute Liberal Women's Elegant Special Occasion Dress
Every head will turn when you walk in wearing this gorgeous special occasion dress. Made from billowing black fabric, the sweetheart neckline and flounced hemline accentuate your femininity. A detachable bow gives you wardrobe options.
ITEM#: 14668431Elegant seam detailing on the waist of this ellegant special occasion dress from Institute Liberal produces both a feminine silhouette and a flounced hemline. This strapless and sleeveless dress comes with a beautiful detachable bow.
- Color options: Black
- Solid color
- Sweetheart neckline
- Fully lined
- Back zipper with hook and eye clasp
- Detachable bow
The approximate length from the top center back to the hem is 50 inches. The measurement was taken from a size 4.
Women's Sizing Guide
- 100-percent polyester
- Dry clean
- Model: il 54539
Model stands 5'9 tall and has a 34-inch bust, 26-inch waist and 36-inch hips.
|Fabric Care||Dry Clean|
|Product Features||Made in USA|
|Model Number||il 54539|
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I wore this gown to a ball and received many compliments! It was a great purchase and the price was even better. I love the way the dressed helped to create a hour glass shape.Read More
The dress was a little big on me (i'm normally a 2) but was easy to have altered. The bow is optional and I wore the dress without it- it's perfect!Read More
The bow does nothing for the dress so do not wear unless you are a bow person. The top is very fitted,the middle is bigger than my waist but the rest of it was outstanding. This dress is cut small so if you are a six get a size 8. You will experience a bit of bigness in the waist becuase you have to go 1 size up but it doesnt make the dress look bad on you. The bottom portion of the dress is outstanding and it will make you feel like a queen in it. The dress will look better on you than it does on the model so don't be afraid to get it.Read More
I was not expecting too much since the dress was so inexpensive. It came in and I put it on and was pleasantly surprised. Love it. It is small in the bust and a little big in the waist but still looks great on. Can't wait to wear it. Bow us optional. Will not be wearing bow.Read More
This dress is perfect, I could not believe the price or quality, impeccable dress.Read More
Great gown. Agree with previous reviewer, dump the bow in the trash...much more elegant without it. The tailoriing/design speaks EXPENSIVE. I bought a size 6 since other reviewers said it ran small. The tailor still had to add additional panel vents to increase bust size about 4.5" wider...the zipper would not go up top 4 inches of the dress, while it fit PERFECTLY everywhere else. With additional alteration cost, it was still a reasonable for a gown that looks so great. Wore to a cruise and turned a lot of heads...definitely hollywood glamour. Wearing it again to husband's formal Christmas party this week. 2 uses already...great buy! I would recomment hightly - but again, order up a size bigger. Yes, looks much better in person than on this model. :-)Read More
Questions & Answers
Thank you for your question bkbea. Yes, if you need to get the Institute Liberal Women's Elegant Special Occasion Dress hemmed, please do and it will still look beautiful. The flounced part, is approximately 20 inches long. Have a great day.
is there a sizing chart? im not exactly sure if im a size 2 or a 4. thank you
Hello love696, Yes here is the chart. http://www.overstock.com/sizing.html#modern Have a great day!
Is it possible to get shipped out faster?
Hello yama1213! This dress is stunning! Expedited shipping is available after adding this item to your cart. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.
Does the fabric stretch? Will it be available in other sizes later or is this all you have in stock?
Hello mreyes05! This dress is beautiful! Unfortunately, this fabric is not stretchy. The sizes we have available are all we currently have. You can check back at a later date for additional sizes. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.
I don't see a size option for this dress, what sizes does it come in?
Currently we are only offering this dress in a size 2. I hope this helps you. Have a great day.
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