Style: 36458230 Colour:
Ethereal sheer chiffon mini, with a dreamy cape silhouette, and allover sequin embellishment. Includes a silky slip with matching cinch ribbon waist and trim.
This dress is gorgeous. Color is more like the color of the girl with blonde hair, a blue/gray. Sequins and beading make this dress. It's a little complicated the first time getting the dress on, but once you figure out the brown sash part, you can leave it somewhat tied and just pull it over. You have to run the sash through some little opening holes in the dress, crisscross them in the back and then run them back through the holes again to tie in the front on the side. One side of the sash is longer than the other for this reason. The slip part runs a bit snug in the chest area, a little on the tight side. That is my only complaint, hence only 4 stars. This dress can be used all seasons, dressed up or dress down more for whatever the occasion. Very free flowing, but flattering at the same time-hides any problem areas well. I am a size 12 and it fit like a 12 (except the slip is a little tight as mentioned above. I really love it. Can't wait to wear it!
Beautiful with its' flaws
I love the dress! Color as shown on blonde model. Flowy and very stylish! I am debating on returning it because the slip runs very small. I turn it to the front of my stomach; suck in and zip! I'd better stick to juicing if i plan on being able to wear the dress for more than one season. Which for the price is very disappointing. I am 5'1 and 113 lbs. I ordered the XS due to outer part of the dress. I think the S would be too big due to the other drawback. The neckline is open to nearly my waist because I am small busted. 34A. However I will simply add another hook and eye closure. Lastly I still have not figured how to tie the belt. One side is much longer and no way to adjust it due to the fact that the belt is intact. I do love the dress however. I may try to "tweak" it myself in order to keep it. If the slip was cut bigger the dress would probably be a home run!
Beautiful dress and fabric but poor sewing quality
I had my eyes on this dress for an upcoming wedding and to ensure it would arrive on time I ordered it from the Rockefeller NYC store and had them overnight it to me in upstate New York. When I received the dress before even trying it on...the first thing I saw was that the seam at the bust on the one side was completely torn and pulled out. So one side had the ruching at the bust and the other side did not match. Also the slip is super tight towards the top zipper area and honestly fit like a whole size smaller when the over piece was a perfect fit. I wear a size 12 and all of my other size 12 free people dresses fit perfectly except for this slip. I almost thought they sent me the wrong size slip with this dress. I was extremely disappointed since I have been a loyal customer of Free People for years and never saw such poor quality sewing. Needless to say when I called the store the only options I had were to return or exchange the dress for a different dress (and drive 2 1/2 hours to the closest free people store near me or mail it back) but they did not have this dress in the store in my size and I would have never been able to exchange it in time for the wedding nor did I want a different style dress since I already bought my shoes and jewelry with this dress and colors in mind. I went to a local tailor and they said they will be able to fix this for $52....which I intend on doing this week. Sadly I could not justify spending the additional double the price overnight fee which would end up costing me an additional $104 at the tailor to have this dress fixed in time for the wedding so I just wore it ripped seam and all. It is still a beautiful dress and thankfully the sash allowed me to wiggle the fabric and fold it over to create the illusion of the ruching at the bust seam. This has just made me very hesitant to order from Free People in the future since I feel that someone at the store should have made sure a $248 dress (w/tax) was in perfect condition before sending it out to me. Other than those issues the dress is very pretty and the embellishment is perfect. I just wish the sewing quality was as perfect as the embellishment/embroidery quality.
Hi crystalmae7, We're sorry to hear about your Celestial Embellished Mini. Someone from our team will be in touch. - Free People
Love it but odd construction
I received this about 2 days ago and it is absolutely beautiful. The color is as shown here and the size was perfect. I'm a size 6 and wear a small. I love the slip underneath and how it peaks out at the bottom. I also love the way the top is cut on it. When I put this on, I was really unsure what to do with the sash. They are built into the dress. One side of the sash is way longer then the other side and you can't adjust it. Also, one of the hooks at the top was missing and one side of the dress seemed to have a little extra fabric at the bust then the other side.
Hi masseraj, We're sorry to hear about your Celestial Embellished Mini. Someone from our team will reach out shortly. - Free People