Rated 5 out of 5Â by diagonalley789 WORTH IT, SIZE UP UP UP
Okay so when I first saw this dress I was in love. I read the reviews and was nervous since it looks extremely short. However after much deliberation I bought a size 8 in the green color. SOOOOOO LOVELY!!!!! I am 5'5 and 140 lbs and I thought if this dress is as small as people say I'm screwed. So I read the sizing and based the bust size as a deciding factor, I am a 34 B so I went up to the size 8 for a roomy fit and hopefully longer skirt length...IT WORKED. Yes the hem is unfinished and yes it is a delicate dress, its lace so no shocker there. The arms pull a little, but thats due to the fact the the tailoring in the arm pits is so low, which is a FP trend I notice :( However the length is great to me and I have room to move my arms. The dress is so pretty in color and style. Most of all what helped me buy it was the style pics down below which showed me the length difference on different girls.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Kaemae really pretty, but...
the unfinished hem doesn't work. First off, I would imagine for the money there'd be a finished hem. The photo of the white dress clearly shows a finished hem, the black does not have one, which I didn't notice when I ordered. The hem wasn't even even... The arms were a bit tight, (5'2", 100 lbs, ordered an XS). It is really pretty, but not worth the price as is in my opinion. It is really short which makes me laugh since at my height, EVERYTHING is too long from FP... hehe.... Most things that are short on the models are still long or perfect for me...this was a bit too short for my liking.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by cmlosi Not for Curvy Ladies
This just didn't work for me. Even after sizing up twice to a 6 it still didn't fit my more muscular arms (there is NO stretch to the lace), barely fit my chest (34 DD/DDD), and was a little too big for my waistline. It was beautiful, but be careful with sizing.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by bcadalzo Looks better online
I was drooling over this dress online but was pretty disappointed by it in the store. First off, the lace pattern is easily my favorite part of the dress but you can't really see it except for on the sleeves and the sheer panel in the back. So the dress doesn't look nearly as detailed or ornate as it appears to online. Also the fit was kind of off. I'm always a 2 in FP dresses and the 2 fit everywhere except for my arms. My arms were pretty restricted and I couldn't lift them up. But if I had sized up, the dress would've definitely been too big everywhere else. So, overall, I have to say it's a pass.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by oneclass1 Stunning dress!
I purchased this dress to elope in and it is absolutely beautiful... agree though that it is too tight in the arms :(. Looks GREAT on these models but I have a more athletic build and bought it in ivory. I loved the hem on the dress.. the length was perfect. Im 5'4", 36D, 26 in the waist...normally wear a 6 but bought an 8. If it wasnt so tight in the arm I would have kept it!!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pixxxellle Like that dress so much!
Yes, it's true, the unfinished hem is a bit of strange. But actually I just took a needle and some yarn, and finished the hem myself.
This dress was really on the top of my wishlist, and I am happy I got it in time before it was sold out in my size.
I hesitated a while before ordering as I live in France, and if the dress would not fit well, it would have been too expensive for me to send it back.
The dress arrived quickly (- still there is the bad surprise of custom fees here in France...) but it was definitely worth ordering this dress: the lace is smooth and soft, the line of the dress is flattering. It's not too short, and can easily be paired with sandals right now in the end of summer or black tights and boots during fall and winter season.
I definitely am happy with my order and will be back at free people.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lockwash Beautiful but the fit in the arms is off
This Dress is so gorgeous, the hemline does not bother me in the slightest. What does bother me is that the sleeves are so tight in the arm area. The entire dress fits perfect except in the arms, so sad! I might try to size up but then I'm worried that the overall fit will be too big and the deep v-neck will hang too low in the front.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Jessica_C Unfinished hem...
I loved the way this dress looked in the catalog, it was one of my faves. But in real life it has problems. First is the unfinished hem that makes it look like at some point this was a maxi that I decided to cut myself, the skirt isn't even! Second the length is too short, like as short if not shorter than a tunic. Third is the fragile nature, this coupled with the unfinished hem made me nervous to put it on. There's no way you can have anything sharp near it or it will get snagged. Anyway I still think it's a very pretty dress but I don't think it's worth the full price.