Rated 5 out of 5Â by lemarciel Sizing is unpredictable
Everything i own from FP is size xs. I am 5'3" 118 lbs 34-26-37. This dress was too tight in an xs. I could put it on but the lace was pulling apart in the back ( my butt is a little big for my body size just for reference) It must be really inconsistent because some people say it was big ??? I ordered a small and will have to see how it goes, hopefully not too big because this one was close. Otherwise it is a really pretty dress and the purple is lovely in person.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RockyMountain perfect cut for most people
I took measurements and ordered true to size, and it fits fine. I can see why some are ordering small, as the fabric has enough give that a size smaller would give a form-fitted look. I'm wearing the dress to a lake wedding, so it can look a little more casual and loose. The pictures make the fabric look like the lace is a satin material, but it is a matte cotton. The shape is great if you have curves, but it won't work if you have a slim figure because it will look boxy. I bought the sand coloured in large and it can be dressy, or casual. This is one of the best deals on FP. I love this dress.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by amccall1 LOVE it
I bought this dress in purple for a wedding that my boyfriend was the best man for- it fit a little awkwardly in the stomach as it bunched out a little, but it was perfect everywhere else. I wore it with nude pumps and got a TON of compliments. I'm 5'7" 130 lbs and wore a small. I actually went in the store for it but they only had a small in black- they ordered the small in purple for me from Las Vegas and it came with a handwritten card. :) Definitely recommend the dress and Free People.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by theurbanaesthete Runs large, fits awkwardly
I am a sucker for lace and collect "evening" dresses, so this was a no-brainer for me. Sadly, it fits horribly. You can actually tell it doesn't fit well in the pictures, but I took a chance anyway. I normally wear a small (US 4, I am 5'9", 34C, 27 waist, 36 hips) but I often order XS in Free People since their sizing runs large typically. I ordered an XS in this and it's WAY too big, it feels like it's for a busty US 6. Ugh. Fits so boxy and defines you nowhere...makes your boobs look small, waist look wide, and hips look boxy. The piece itself is lovely, but don't buy unless you are comfortable tailoring or enjoy a boxy cut.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mgillgannon1 Beautiful dress... but not for me.
I ordered this for my son's wedding, but it sadly made me look matronly. I'm fairly slender, 34-26-36, but this dress made me look square. Widened my waist and minimized my bust so everything ran together. I was sad because the lavender color and lace is lovely. Unlike the other reviewers, I did not think it ran large. I was worried because there were no XS left, but the S fit fine, while a lot of FP S's are large on me. I think this dress would work well for someone either hour-glass shaped or very tall and slender, like the model.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by msurma47 It's true, size down
I had to jump through SO many hoops for this dress, but I'm glad I did. I waited too long before I ordered the purple lace version and it sold out. After trying online and calling 3 different stores over a 2 week period, I finally found one!
I had read the previous comment about sizing down, so I ordered a medium (which I am usually) and a small just in case.
So glad I did!
The medium fits, but it was just a little too loose in the stomach. The small fits like a glove. It's SO worth the price! The detailing is beautiful and it gives me an butt that won't quit, especially in heels.
If in doubt, I would order two sizes and send the bigger one back, it's less hassle than finding out one is too big and then trying to order the other and having it sold out (which this dress seems to do a lot).
The dress gets a 5, for price and for quality. The pain it was to get doesn't have any affect in the rating.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ekmanspiral Nice
Very nice, bought it for a slightly conservative, very formal wedding soon. Fits well, a little loose, but overall looks killer.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by chantalht Lacy and Racy
I totally fell for this dress when I first saw it in the caribbean blue. It looked divine but I was really worried I couldn't pull it off -- I'm paranoid about bodycon style dresses showing all the lumps and bumps I like to pretend I don't have. But I love this dress.
I read all the reviews and decided that the small probably was a gamble as everyone was saying it didn't fit really well across the top half. I'm small busted (32B) but I have hips, so I was quite cautious before I made the purchase and got an XS. I'm really glad I did too. The colour is beautiful -- a really light blue with a hint of turquoise. It's very refreshing. The lace is super stretchy and very delicate and flattering. There is an inbuilt slip, which does ride a little high, so I do find I'm pulling it down a bit here and there (againâ¦paranoia) but the fit is really smooth and slimming across the hips. The lace comes down just above my knee at the back and mid thigh at the front -- not quite as short as it appears on the super tall models.
If you are small busted like I am, this will not play up that particular feature, as one other reviewer has mentioned. It does tend to flatten you out a little bit, but to be honest, a good push up or padded bra will fix that up for you, but there's so many other pretty features to look at on this dress that it doesn't matter.
A very pretty party dress for a special occasion or just to make you feel extra beautiful throughout your day.