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Incredibly executed, opulent and dramatic, this boho-inspired special occasion dress has been adorned with statement making embellishments. This intricate design features allover bead and rhinestone detailing that will have you sparkling and shining all night long. High rounded neck, beautiful wide sleeves, and scalloped trim complete the look. Hidden side zip closure. Fully lined with a luxe silk lining.
FP Limited Edition
A prized piece of our heritage, each romantic and ethereal Limited Edition dress was dreamed up and created exclusively by a Free People designer. These dresses are special because of the personal inspirations and unique stories behind each and every one. The designer of this dress was inspired by ballerina shapes, sacred hearts, and a Frida Kahlo folkloric aesthetic. The bells on the dress represent all the fun ways you can wear this dress. This piece is made for movement!
Lovely, but Bad Design
It is a really beautiful piece. It was lovely, delicate, and heavy. The beading was beautiful but for that amount of money I knew it wasn't going to be worth the buy. Unfortunately the beading looked weak. The sleeves were so wide the beading on the sleeves caught some of the sides. I knew even though it didn't tear, one day it will. I would be walking around with my arms up to keep it from catching. I wouldn't be able to even wear a purse or anything else really with it. It torn me because of how gorgeous it was. Its a great design, but a flawed one at that. Maybe if the sleeves didn't have beads under the other side, it could have worked. But the material is not meant for beading. I notice Free people use Rayon and viscose for a lot of its beaded dresses, maybe not such a good idea when they are sewn on a plant, thinned fabric.
Not worth the price
Don't get me wrong, this is a gorgeous dress. Truly one of the most beautiful items of clothing I have ever owned. However, for the obscene price of this dress, I am honestly appalled at the quality. Right out of the box beads were falling off, and every time I touch it 5 or 6 more fall off. Also, much like the other review, it is a bit tight around the chest area. While it is a pretty dress, I am highly considering returning it simply because it is rather disappointing that a $650+ dress was falling apart before I even wore it for the first time.
Hi TheWanderlust, We're sorry to hear about your dress. Someone will be in touch. - Free People
This dress could have been a showstopper. And it is gorgeously made. The weight of it is exquisite. So many beads and rhinestones and crystals make it a heavy, high-quality piece. But the design of it was strange. I found the bodice to fit my small chest very oddly. This is a dress that requires no bra. And the way the beads come between your boobs, makes it look very weird, like you are wearing one of those cupless bras. Also, the neckline looks way too Puritan with the fabrics gathering at the throat. It would be great on a Pilgrim's dress but not on something sheer and ethereal. And the color of the dress was a dull tea color, not ivory. If it had been peach or lavender, it would have been so much prettier. I'm sad that I have to return it because the quality and the sparkling beads were lovely. I wish the color/design was more flattering.