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Fit and flare velvet skirt mini dress with a beaded and embroidered high neck bodice. Sheer sleeves. Button closures down the back. Hidden side zip. Lined.
Pleased but a bit confused
I love the dress, I was so glad when it came on sale. I wanted the all black combo but settled for the tea since it was all that was in stock when I found it. I got the size 8 and its a little tighter than the other size 8 FP dress I have but thats alright. My sleeves are oddly big though:/ I might have to get them altered but the dress is gorgeous, the beading impeccable, and the velvet luxurious, very happy altogether:)
Beautiful but I see what people mean about the wai
This dress when you take it out of the package is absolutely gorgeous, the problems come when you put it on. Like previous reviewers stated the waist is too short, if you have a large bust it will look awful. If you are flat chested, medium height and relatively thin this might work well on you but don't expect it to look like it does on the model. The quality itself is varied, the velvet is soft and luxurious but the beads aren't sewed on well enough, just after opening my package a bunch of them fell on my bed. Overall verdict is this dress looks amazing on a hanger but not so much on a person.
SO short in the waist - really unflattering :(
I really wanted to love this dress. It looks gorgeous in the photos, and when I pulled it out of the box, I just loved the quality and fabric. Unfortunately, putting in on is a whole different story. It is SO short in the waist that it looks like a weird awkward child's dress instead of the elegant adult's dress shown in the photos. The waist lacks shape which in turn makes the wearer look like they lack shape. Maybe if you are 5'0 and below this could work for you, but for anyone taller, the proportions are really awkward. Sad, because it could have been beautiful!
I just received this dress in cranberry for Christmas and it is stunning. The velvet feels wonderful, there is a lovely weight to the skirt, and the elastic button loops mean that I can do them up behind my own back if I leave the zipper open. There are wonderful details on this dress that show the quality, such as the fact that the hem facing is hand-stitched down so it's invisible through the velvet. A previous reviewer complained about the waist, and it's definitely high-waisted - it sits around the bottom of my ribs - but you can see that that's where it sits on the models too so it's clearly made that way. It makes your legs look longer. =) My one complaint is that a couple of beads have already come off, which kind of sucks, but I don't even know where I lost them from on the dress so it's not like you can tell, and it's pretty par for the course on beaded garments. Overall, I am so incredibly happy with this dress! For reference, I am 5'7" and 33"-26"-37", and I got a size 4, which fits snugly around my (wide) ribs, and has a nice length through the sleeves.
Sad day for the Hollidays
I am 5'7" and 135lb. I bought this dress in a 6 when I am usually a 4 based on the messurments for the 6. When I first got it the velvet material is beautiful, but the dress is very unflattering. The biggest problem I had with the dress was from were the waist hits. It looks extremely ugly on because it should be tighter and have the transition from the dress be moved down. Honestly wouldn't recommend spending $250 on this dress.