Rated 5 out of 5Â by happyfeet Gorgeous dress
I just received this in the golden color. The quality is exceptional. The skirt has a lovely flow, and the pattern is really pretty. I did not have a problem with tight fitting sleeves as did the first reviewer, and my upper arms are a little meaty. I did, however, have a problem with the keyhole, which I wasn't surprised about. I knew it would be too revealing for me when I ordered it. I decided to exchange the dress for one size up, which I recommend unless you are quite slim. I will just close up the bottom of the keyhole to the point I feel comfortable with it. Another option would be a lacy cami under it. The midriff area was also tight on me, but I think the next size larger will take care of that. It's flattering and fun and I think will be versatile with a sweater over it, or a jean jacket in cooler weather. This dress is stunning and worth every penny. I really recommend it!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by nicole_pearson Amazing but...
I bought the blue dress which as everyone has stated isn't the exact shade of light blue shown in the picture. However it's still incredibly beautiful! I was blown away when I received it in the mail. The length is perfect ( 5'9) and I'm pretty small chested ( 32b) so I didn't have a problem with that. My problem came with the sleeves...I'm fairly broad shouldered with a small waist and hips, I can normally do a size 2 when it comes to my waist but I always go up a size to make sure it fits my shoulders. Getting the dress on was a slight challenge but it looked amazing on...but when I went to take it off..big problem. For a minute I thought I was stuck with it on for the rest of my life but I was able to get it off but it did tear slightly right below the underarm. Not noticeable when I have it on but I'm nervous about wearing it and having to take it off again.
Overall it is an amazing dress. I disagree with the commenter who says it's for broad shoulders - definitely not! I plan on getting that little rip sewn up and hopefully I'll be able to wear it because I can't part with it.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by pearlydrop Revealing! But Great Design
It's true the blue is darker than it looked but I still loved the design and pattern of the dress. I share the concern of another reviewer on the tightness of the arms and how wide the front opening is. Once on, the arms and bodice were okay but I thought I might rip it while pulling it on. I'm a large B cup with a slender upper body and the dress is very close to showing too much. I'm keeping it because it is sexy and fun. But I'd be cautious if was a larger cup size. This dress, despite being flowy, seems best suited for slender, boyish figures.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by IslandWayLife Soooooo Disappointed ;(!!!
I am in tears over this dress!!!! In fact, I believe it is one of the nicest ones I've seen from FP!!!
I am a huge fan of FP and own quite a few dresses from this brand. In general I find the sizing and the fabric quality to be somewhat inconsistent, so I wasn't certain of what to expect from this dress, but I really loved it in the catalog, so I decided to give it a try.
I'm 5.6 about 115 lbs so I ordered the dress in size 2.
The color is NOT what it looks like in the main pictures, but rather more like what you see in the following pictures - midnight blue, almost black.
The design is ...almost fantastic. It has a 40s retro look which I absolutely love. The dress is lined and has a beautiful full and flirty skirt, and gorgeous sleeves.
I have rather slim arms and my arms barely fit, although I was ok with it. The fabric does not have any stretch or give to it, so if you are looking for an ease of movement the sleeves are somewhat restrictive.
The waist fit me perfectly and the silhouette is very flattering. However ....and I wish it was not the case, there is one major problem: if you have a bust, this dress is not for you!
I wanted this dress almost more than life!!!! But....to my greatest disappointment it wasn't going to work for me, as I have ....boobs!
If you are more than an A cup, you will fall out of this dress. I have an athletic built, but I'm a C cup, and I was truly all out with this dress. I tried it both with a bra, and without! I was desperate to make it work.
However, with the bra, I was border side indecent and the bra and my ample cleavage were all out. Without the bra, I was plainly illegal and certainly would have caused a riot and would have been ticketed!
Needless to say, I'm not posting pictures!!!!
Ppppplllllllllease redesign this stunning dress to fit real women with curves!!!!!
If the dress did not have this obscene loop neckline, I would have given it a 10, The way it is, I'll give it a 1 since I'm been forced to return it.
I'm truly heart broken!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Melita So beautiful
and sexy. This is a classic that will be wearable for so many years and all seasons. I wasn't sure what size to order after reading the reviews so decided to order my usual size 6 and a size 8 to compare because of the tight shoulder issue. After trying both definitely I'm keeping the size 8 and the reason is the following:
Size 6 fit me as a glove, but as the fabric has no give then it is difficult to take it out which with time will reap the fabric, other than that perfect fit.
Size 8 has a little wiggle room in the upper arms/shoulders (making the undressing so much easy) but still skims over my body and the high waist hits me a bit lower than size 6 which in my opinion is a plus. The ties in the back make the dress adjustable in the waist which is always good.
As per the front keyhole I don't have any problem in that area, maybe because of my cup B and I can wear a bra without it showing, Happy!!!
For reference, 5'9", 145lb, 36B, 28, 38. Shoulder/upper arm are a bit muscular because of lifting weights.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by hdewmel So Sad...
This dress is amazing; the length, the flowy skirt, the keyhole opening, the pattern of the fabric. Except the fit.
I agree with the other reviewers that it is too snug in the sleeves/arm hole area. Size 6 fits me perfect everywhere else (5'9 140lbs 34B). I even tried on a size 8 which was huge everywhere and still was tight in the arm holes whenever you raise your arms up. I was so desperate to keep this dress but there is no way I could. I even tried sitting in my car with hands on the steering wheel and it was uncomfortable.
It is also disappointing because customs costs to send it back are expensive, so now I am out money from receiving and sending.
Until next time... I hope more dresses are made like this with a better fit.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by QBeeds GREAT DRESS!!!
I love, love, love this dress. First I will tell you I weigh 145, 5'7" tall, 38C bust, 33" waist, 40" hips. I usually wear size 10-12 sizes. Saying this because I hate when people leave a review and don't give their sizes.
Now...I ordered the Bonnie dress #midnight# in a 10 and a 12. The 10 was a tad tight and their was only a smidge difference in the 12. To tell you the truth this dress looks better a tad tight. So I am very happy with the 10 and the 12 is going back. Oh...and I wear it without a bra...looks great! I can't wait to wear it!!!!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Megander Disappointed
The sleeves are chest area are SOOOOO tight, i was terrified. I thought i was going to have to have someone cut me out. ITs a shame because the skirt is so beautiful.