I bought this for my daughter to wear as a "going away" dress after her wedding reception. Unfortunately I had to return this dress and look for something else. The fabric is lovely, the color is rich and creamy ivory, and the silk is textured and drapes nicely. The overall style is very pretty and should be flattering to many body types. The dress failed in two areas: 1. The sizing is not accurate. The bodice and waist were much larger than they should have been, causing the top to gap in such a way that it would be impossible to avoid a "wardrobe malfunction". 2. The straps are either made of the wrong material or are attached improperly. My daughter slipped into the dress and as soon as the strap hit her shoulder it popped loose from the bodice of the dress. If the dress had fit properly, we would have considered just figuring out how to sew it back into the seam...but I'm not sure it would have stayed in place well because the fabric frayed easily and there wasn't much substance to the strap to sew through.
I was pleasantly surprised when I received this dress. It is very well made and expensive looking. A great dress for the price. Will wear it for my granddaughter's wedding in August. The size 10 petite is a perfect fit. Would suggest a 10 if you range between and 8 and ten because it is slim cut around the hips. I am larger on top with narrow shoulders which sometimes creates a problem but this style works perfectly.
I loved this dress better in person than the pic. It is beautiful and chick,and high quality workmanship. I wish I could get it in a larger size. Hated that i had to return it. The top was too small.
I have been looking everywhere for a dress for my daughter's wedding. I am petite with a pear shape. I am not a person who feels right in strapless or low cut dresses. My body shape is not correct for such things. This dress is cut high on the neck without looking dowdy. There is just enough coverage over my arms, too. When you put it on, it looks almost like a two piece dress. The top part is very flattering. I wish the bottom had a scootch more room at the hips; but it has give to it, so it looks good, not tight. It is lined, too. There was a bit of static electricity which I hope is a winter thing; we'll see. I hope to wear it to my daughter's wedding in June. But if I find another dress I love, at the price I paid, I won't feel guilty.
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