Rated 4 out of 5Â by alysiamella Gorgeous Gown - VERY LONG!
I ordered this dress to wear to a holiday party. I am still on the fence about returning or keeping it. I will say that it is stunning in person. It is exactly as pictured. It runs completely true to size - not "Free People" sizing -which is generally very big. I ordered a Medium which I am normally, but small typically in FP clothing. The Medium was great on my bust, waist, etc. I am a 36C or 34D bra and my waist is about 26.5. My hips are about 32. I am 5'8" and 135lbs if that helps you. Additionally I would like to note that I am 5'8" and this dress has about 4 inches of fabric just sitting on the floor. I put on a super high pair of about 5" platforms (not that I would wear these shoes with this dress) and the dress just hit the floor. This is my issue with this dress. If you are short you cannot wear it. My dilemma is that it is a velvet dress and I think hemming it might take away from the details at the bottom and/or make the entire cut look off then. I cannot bring myself to wear platforms with this type of boho style gown - just wouldn't look right. If you are super tall - this dress is AMAZING. I also am not sure I'd feel justified spending more money hemming a dress that was already 300 dollars. That's my review! :)
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sdr206 Who did FP make this for?
Not the average woman, that's for sure. Yes it's truly stunning and heart stopping. But Rediculously long, and will be difficult to hem. I'm normally a small, size 4, 34-28-36, but the small was a little too tight in waist. Medium fits better. My other issue is that the waist line falls in an awkward position - cutting right across the stomach region- so that's a little unflattering, but not unbearably so bc the velvet is soft and forgiving. Overall, a truly special bohemian stunner.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kittykattt8 gorgeous dress, very long
I received this Sunday. It is even more beautiful in person than in the pictures, but found it to be heavy as velvet tends to be. I bought a size small, fit true to size. I am 5'6"ish 7, 120 lbs, not much of a chest, fit was perfect. The length on me is about an inch too long, but once i have my boots on, it will be just touching the ground. I had a knee replacement some months ago so no heels for me.
Its truely a gorgeous gown, very flowy, very comfy & wide enough to walk comfortably in. As mentioned in other review, it does run long. I would say that there are some areas to take the length up under the bodice, under the chest, or at the ruffle edge along the black border if you really hated it too long. (with the help of a very good seamstress)
For me, it is perfect and will leave it the way it is. Well worth the money. Did i mention? It is so comfy...Go ahead, splurge. You won't be disappointed.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by songbirdlsl GORGEOUS Velvet Dress
I love this dress. I am 5'6" and didn't need to get it hemmed because I wore it with heels. I did take this dress to an alterations place and have a zipper added to the side because I found that even though the XS fit perfectly, it was very difficult to get over my shoulders and I really had to do some wiggling to get it off. With the zipper in, it is perfect and I cannot wait to wear this again. I got so many compliments!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by justine_eakins Disappointed
This dress is made out of cheap stretch velvet fabric. I was expecting it to be made out of a much more expensive material considering it was a very expensive dress. I ordered it in a size medium because other reviews were saying it runs a little small. I should have gotten a small. I am 5'10" and weigh about 135. The dress is still pretty long on me. It lands about 1 to 2 inches above the floor on me. The design on the dress is very pretty, and I may have been content with spending more money on it if the fabric wasn't so cheap, but I care a lot about the quality of my clothes, and I can't imagine myself wearing something this poorly made. The seams are coming apart and I haven't even taken the tags off of it. I am returning this dress.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bethkerynrowley Best Dress in the World
I found this dress lived up to my extremely high expectations (naturally, because this is Free People). It is absolutely gorgeous and manifests the glamorous shine of the gold and sequins that the picture suggests. It is long, but every thing is long on my 5,3" frame; and proved to be looser than I anticipated. I consider the position of the lined waist completely comfortable, as is the lovely-feeling velvet which hangs so beautifully. I purchased a size small, which accommodates me perfectly, however the chest area is also small which isn't exactly helpful to me. Over all, it is a comfortable and stunning dress.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by pnut Beautiful but needs alteration
Fabric and fit is gorgeous ...if you can get it on without ripping it. No zipper, so you have to pull the waist over your shoulders or over your hips - take your pick! I absolutely love the look of this dress on, so I will jump through the hoops to keep it and make it work, including $40 in alterations because it's too long and the straps are too loose (not adjustable). I am shortening it by taking it up just below the design that covers the waist to below the hips, otherwise I'd lose the amazing sequin design on the bottom. Wouldn't buy it full price but I fell for the sale. I'm 5'2", 103 and bought an XS.