Shipped very quickly, great material, lined, heavy weight. The dress would definately stand up to packing, etc.... My husband and kids said "Wow". Only downsize, is size. I am actually sending it back and ordering the regular sizing XL. I am 5'3 & 195. I thought it might be tight so went with the 1X but the material is stretchy and I'll be more comfortable in the XL. Great for us bustier girls and the roughing will look great on the tummy. I'm giving it a 4 rather than a 5 due to length. For my height, it was about 5" too long. Would be great if it was offered in petite. For the price though, I'll take it in and get hemmed. I got the blue which is a beautiful deep color, so I would say that the colors shown are a good representation of actual dress.
I wish I had read all of the other reveiws before I bought it. The woman who says it isn't for large breasted women was right. The empire waist ends up being unflattering when it cuts off halfway down your chest. That is my only big complaint -but if I am ordering a 2X, I probably have big boobs. The straps don't really hide a plus size bra either. I like the fabric and the style and loved the wine color. The shipping was incredibly fast.
I originally saw this style in women size and feel in love, but only plus size had wine color I wanted (expecially for Valentines Ball). I am 5'4" appx 170#, which by size chart should be plus size.Wrong! I m rating this good rather than excellent because of sizing and fabric problems.I am short waisted but not by 6 inches! And even in 21/2" heels it was 10-12 " too long.So buyer beware! It could cost you almost price in alterations.Especially because of serged hem.Luckly,I am seamstress (non-professiona) & took up skirt from waist & shortend waist a same time.This was very tricky because this is a jersey that runs & snags very easily.Even a hang nail can snag it!The thinner jersey underling made it more of a challange.But the jersey drape at bodice & waist works wonders on a less than perfect shape.Also the sleeves hide upper arm sagging.Then there is the static cling, make sure you have a static spray handy in dry indoor climate. Despite all this it makes me look younger than my age & was the belle of the Ball! It is a gracefull flowing dress that I hope to wear to many formal occasions!
If you have breasts that are D+ there is a chance this won't work for you. There is a seem under the bust that will only go partially over your breasts if you have large ones. This dress is beautiful and mostly flattering and made out of a silky heavy material, but can make hour glass shaped women look larger than they are due to flaring out at the waist. If you have Ds or DDs cup sizes, you can try it, but anything over that probably won't be able to fit within the breast seam. I loved it but have to return it because of this.
I BOUGHT THIS DRESS FOR MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING. MY DAUGHTER AND I HAD BEEN ALL OVER TOWN TO MANY AREA DEPARTMENT STORES INCLUDING BRIDAL STORES AND WAS GETTING VERY FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING THAT I WAS HAPPY WITH. I DECIDED TO GO TO OVERSTOCK AND LOOK UP PLUS SIZE FORMAL DRESSES. READING THE REVIEWS WAS VERY HELPFUL. WHEN I RECEIVED THE DRESS I TRIED IT ON AND IT FELT WONDERFUL. IT MADE ME FEEL INCREDIBLE. WHEN I SHOWED IT TO MY DAUGHTER SHE GOT VERY EMOTIONAL AND SAID " MOM YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL". YOU CAN NOT ASK FOR ANY MORE THAN THAT FROM A DRESS. VERY VERY HAPPY.
I overall liked the dress, but was very disappointed when the bust size was too small for me. I'm a DD, so I really not sure what size the bust needs to be, but being a Plus Size Girl, I would of thought that area would of been better then what it was. I have to wear this for a a wedding & I'm not trying to show a bunch of clevlage. So, in the end I returned the dress & found something I now love even more.
I am not a dressy dress person, or even a dress person. In fact I pretty much hate all dresses. But I need a formal dress for a cruise ship and this had great reviews. I put it on with my good bra, and whoa, it actually looks pretty good, even without a spanx on. I'm 5'5, and this is a good length too, it reaches the floor, but doesn't drag like I expected. I'll wear low heels and I think that will work fine..a dress like this is supposed to be long right? Also, as some reviewers suggested, if you are large in the bust, prepare to have a LOT of clevege, or maybe not even fit. For a plus size woman, I am not that big in the bust, about 42 C, and it fit just right up there for once. This is nothing short of a miracle for me, as usually if it fits other places, it's too big in the bust. Also this dress is kind of thick and lined, so shows the lumps much less than one might expect. I usually wear about a 22 unless it's got non stretching sleeves, and in this I got a 3x and it's just about right. The one thing that isn't quite right (I debated knocking off a star for) is that the little straps for the shoulders are placed a bit weird. They are loose on my shoulders and don't seem to do much, and don't cover my straps, though I might be able to pin them to make it work.
Dress arrived with two hangers and a plastic bag. The box was huge, the dress could have been shipped in a box 1/3 the size. I ordered a 1 and 2x. So far only the 1x has arrived and the fit is pretty good. I'd say it runs big except for the bust & arm area. I'm a 44D and it's perfect on me. The straps are odd. The are not designed to go straight up and over your shoulder. They are cut to go at a very awkward angle--outward to the edge of your shoulder maybe even an inch or two down the arm. It's....weird. The actual sleeve part is very very thin and a little tight on my very fat arm. The ivory dress material is see thru. It does not hide the problem areas of my stomach or hips. Definitely will need Spanx and possibly a slip. I'm 5'1" and I will have it shortened by about 3", if I keep it. This is for my casual beach wedding this fall. I think the other colors would work much better at hiding body flaws, wish I needed a different color!
This dress is beautiful. It was a last minute purchase for me and I'm glad I bought it. All of the other reviews are right. I am 54 yrs old, 5' 10" and a size 16/18. I bought the 1X (because at the time they only had 1X and 3X available). It fits perfect. I am tall and it is long (my heels are 3"). I am not very large busted and the fit is perfect for me. The dress arrived wrapped in plastic AND on 2 hangers! LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress.
First of all, the color of the dress( i took the black one) Is really pretty! The fabric is heavy, but light at the same time. This dress is ridiculously confortable! The only thing about this dress you have to be careful, is the sizing. As many people said before in there reviews, the fabris is elastic. I took one size smaller that the size chart gave me while I mesured myself. And the sizing is perfect. So I would suggest to mesure your proportions before buying to see what the size chart tells you, and take a size smaller dress. Also, for the bra-safe straps, you'll need a special bra to fit with it. A bra that have straps more on the sides than on the front.. if you know what I mean... For the lenght, I'm 5foot 6 inch tall. Ant when I tried it on bare foot, it touches the floor. If you have small high heeled shoes, the lenght is quite perfect! The bust is quite small though. Many people said it too in there reviews. If you have bis breasts, it wont fit in the dress. I would say that the max size is C or D... The quality of the fabric is also pretty nice. It's not that fancy but not that cheap also. I would say it's a good average. It's pretty stretchy. Personally, I really like the dress. The shipping was also ridiculously fast! I think that's it. I hope my review was helpful!
Color and size accurate. I'm 5'4" and it's a bit long. It's very flattering for the larger hip and butt girls like me. Material is a bit heavy for a summer outdoor occasion...but I would still wear it because it's such a beautiful dress.
Perfect for our Grandsons wedding. I love the color, quality, and design. Thank you to all other reviewers that said it was a smaller fit and not for large busted women. I wear an 18w but ordered a 2x. The shoulder design is very flattering while covering the upper arms. I wear flat shoes even for evenings so will have it hemmed. Dressmaker only charged $**** because if the ease of hemming. I will need to have my bra straps secured to the dress straps so they do not show. But, if that is all I need to do ...it's perfect.
I had looked at this dress online for several months as I prepared for my May 2011 wedding. I went with a more (much more) expensive custom made dress instead. When (7 days before my wedding) I was fitted in my $500 dollar dress it was a complete disaster and I would have needed about $100 more in alterations. Horrified, I went on OVERSTOCK, read the reviews and decided to rush-order this dress as a back-up alternative. It was on Sunday night and the cost for everything was less money than it would cost for the alterations on my original dress. Needless to say I was very skeptical, especially since I am a very busty G cup. So I did go with the advice of other reviewers and order the next size up. The dress arrived on Tuesday evening which was sooner than promised. Once I slid the dress on and my mom and I looked at it in the full-length mirror WE AUTOMATICALLY KNEW THAT THIS WAS A KEEPER. Even without the proper undergarments on the dress was flawless and fit me perfectly. I love cleavage so I did not mind pulling the dress down a tad bit in the front (this way that line was not positioned across my boobies). When I was properly under-garmented, I was a super sexy and stunning bride for under $100. As for my original and more expensive dress, we put it back into the garment bag and have not looked at it since. My only regret is not saving that original $500 by buying the Evanese dress 1st. THIS DRESS WAS PERFECT FOR AND OUTDOOR SPRING WEDDING AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANY LADY CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO PUT IT ON.
Bought it to wear to a ball...fits well....generously cut. I normally wear 3x in a formal...but a 2x would have done for me. Love this dress!
Was a bit long for me, and bust size too large but ok as it has spandex, nice material, hangs well. Will have to shorten both length and straps. otherwise fits well and looks good.
The dress fits very nicey and does not make you look fat which I am. Bra friendy I don't now about that it could be because I am inbetween 3X and 4X but some of my Bra strap shows. Lisa
Full disclosure, I returned this dress right after trying it on. The dress is pretty heavy, which is sort of to be expected since it is full length. The body fabric is thick polyester and the sleeves are thin polyester. It looks good on, I see how it slims the midsection nicely, but I thought the fabric and construction felt really cheap. Like thrift store cheap. It's like a Monet, it looks good from far away, but you get close and it's a little iffy.
I ordered the "wine" in a 1X. I am 5'7", 200 lbs. and normally wear a size 16, and I'm a 40C bra size. The dress fit perfectly to include the chest area and was a good length with heals. ( now see, wasn't that helpful? ;) Some reviewers had posted there isn't enough coverage in the chest but I didn't have that problem as a size C, you just need a demi bra. The material is actually pretty nice in that it's heavy enough for covering up undesirable buldges fairly well but yet it still flows nicely. I would still recommend a body shaper to smooth out any lumps and bumps. So what's wrong with it? I will say that the straps are the strangest thing about this dress. So much so, that they look awkward and out of place. If they had been stitched on from the inside vs the outside, that may have helped. But I had three dresses to choose from and my two boys and fiance did NOT pic this dress because of the weird straps. I ended up returning it.
I ordered the Evanese 3/4 sleeve Long Dress, as soon as I got it out of the box, I tried it on. It is for a 20th anniversary vow renewal, not until December, but I couldn't wait to try it on. It fit wonderfully! The dress is true to size! And as previously reviews had said, if you have a big bustline this dress is probably not for you. I am a C cup and I believe a D cup would fit also with no problem. I am 5'8" and this dress is wonderfully long enough for me! I always wear flat shoes, so this will not be a problem. I would recommend this dress to everyone! Hmmm do I also want to order one in blue also? I ordered the wine colored one, it is really well made, just awesome.
Beautiful Dress, very Odd straps. I ordered this dress for a more formal wedding this fall and it was very fitting for the occasion however the straps were weird. The length was perfect, I am 6'0 tall and the color and material was beautiful! With a little alterations the dress is doable but straps don't not cover your bra straps and are oddly proportioned as well. If i wasn't in a time crunch, I would have kept the dress and had it adjusted but I didn't have the time to invest in doing so. Overall, I very flattering and formal plus size dress.
Evanese Women's Plus Size 3/4-sleeve Long Dress
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