Rated 4 out of 5Â by WendyLA It does run small in the bust and shoulders
FP tends to run really big on me, especially in the bust/shoulder area, so tried this dress on in sizes 0 and 2. The 0 fit better but I had to take off my bra (which had a thin layer of padding) in order for it to not be too tight. I'm very slight-shouldered and a small B cup, so if it was snug on me--it's snug! Otherwise, beautiful dress overall. The size 2 gave me no constriction issues up top but was a little loose.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by minier Beautiful holiday dress
Dress pattern is pretty but a size too small to wear the usual 2 bought 6 fit.This is a suitable for holiday dress is the national style I like it very much
Rated 4 out of 5Â by vonhalter Make it work
The dress is absolutely gorgeous, but the sizing is definitely funny. I generally wear a size 4 for dresses that aren't form-fitting, but I decided to go with an 8 based on other reviews since I have broad shoulders. Getting the size 8 made the length much more wearable and safe to even bend over in or lift my arms, and it was loose enough in the shoulders and arms that I could lift my arms up over my head without fear of ripping anything. However, the empire waist is extremely baggy, and the bodice area is a bit loose, as well. But, had I gone with a size 6, it would have been too tight in the arms and shoulders, and possibly too short for comfort.
I'm too in love with this dress to not keep it, so I'm going to get it tailored; I'm just not sure it's possible to get the fit perfect, which is certainly disappointing.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by gowa unfortunately, i have shoulders.
this dress is so beautiful. i mean really, so beautiful. but it is so narrow through the chest, shoulders and upper arm area that you will rip it if you give someone a hug. i was hoping to wear it to a christmas party, yet when trying to pull my hair back from my face, thought i was going to shred this extremely expensive dress. maybe for 1/4 of the price, i would keep it. but really, this dress was not made for women.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by hrosson13 LOVE THIS DRESS
This Russian doll dress is absolutely beautiful. I get so many compliments on it when I go out. It runs small in the top for sure. If you are busty at all, I would go up a size. The rest of the dress fits fine. It may be hard to move your arms over your head. Other than that, this dress is perfection. :) Wonderful holiday dress also.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Candela Whimsical and beautiful
I got this dress in both colors and they are truly gorgeous. I followed previous reviews and sized up (I'm usually a 6 or 8), but found out that the dress runs true to size and so I had to exchange them. Otherwise, a totally pretty dress.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by dmhg Beautiful, but runs small
The dress is very beautiful in both colors and looks as pictured. Maybe it was just the lighting in the store, but the blue/black combo looked almost shiny, so I slightly preferred the white/red colored dress. As pretty and flirty and festive as this dress is, it runs small as others have mentioned. I sized up and got the dress halfway past my shoulders before I stopped. I was already constricting my shoulders as I was putting on the dress, so I was scared that if I pulled it completely past my shoulders that I would never be able to get it off without tearing the dress. So my recommendation is definitely to size up and try it on first, especially if you have a larger bust or broader shoulders. But other than that, this dress is unique and the floral print is pretty. A pity it didn't fit; I would have bought it.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by guitargrrl Not for the busty
I absolutely fell in love with the black and blue color. I'm a huge sucker for empire waists and baby doll styles, too. Reading a couple of the previous reviews, I decided to order a size up. Unfortunately, just getting the tightest part (the band that goes under the breasts)pulled down over my chest was a hassle. And there is no zipper to help you out. For reference, I'm a 34C and run between a M and L at FP, depending on the item. Like others mentioned, once I had it on, I could not lift my arms all the way up without it tugging across the chest. The rest of the dress fit fine, but I didn't think it was very flattering on me. This one will definitely be going back.