Rated 3 out of 5 by greengardener nice but not flattering on me
Altho it is a nice-looking dress, the waist on this newer style dream dress is too high for me, almost like an empire waist but not quite that high, and it didn't look at all good on me. I ended up getting the older style dream dress. It has more of a dropped waistline which looks better on me. There is no petite sizing in this dress, but the 34 inch length is perfect for me.
December 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by waylonmom Disappointing
I should have known from the many complaints about poor fit, but this dress is not a small. The length was okay but the top and waist were huge! I am a seamstress but there was no way to fix this. I've always admired this dress in the catalog, so I was excited that it was on sale. But what a disappointment.
June 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeeDeeWillie comfy cute dress
This dress is a very nice, very comfortable and cute casual dress in a dark maroon color. The lace is not super fancy, but nice and stretchy. It seems to be fairly true to size, but seems like it could stretch a bit if you are larger. This dress is roomy, but doesn't look too large. I used a belt to accentuate my waist. I wouldn't say it is fitted, but I am not swimming in it either. I am 5'7 and 135 pounds. It comes to mid-thigh on me, so it is shorter than some would like. As a point of reference, my inseam is 32 inches. I am considering getting the other colors since I really like it. I haven't washed it yet.
June 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by clotheshorse222 Beautiful Dress - Poorly Made
I saw this beautiful dress and bought it for myself to wear to my nieces wedding. When it arrived I was impressed by the softness and quality of the lace and the slip underneath has several flirty rows of lovely black tulle that makes the skirt fuller and I couldn't wait to try it on. Sadly, the dress hung lower on one side and though it looks like an empire waist it actually fit me as a drop waist which was very unflattering. I was going to return it for refund but my neighbor girl is graduating from 6th grade soon and could not afford a graduation dress so I had her try it on and it looked lovely on her. I'm short and wide and she is tall and thin so it hung better on her and looked very chic. It still hangs lower on one side for her but she liked it so much she didn't even care.
June 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sm4rtcookie Overpriced and underconstructed
The lace of the skirt was placed slightly off center - since the curve of the lace in the front is a design element, that's just sloppy. The lining doesn't lie quietly but catches so it needs constant adjusting to keep everything lined up.
For this price - especially since the fabric is quite inexpensive - the engineering should be flawless. I completely love the design (although I agree with other reviewers that it could be an inch or two longer), but the actual garment is shoddy. I'm so disappointed! I've lusted after this dress for over a year but it doesn't live up to its potential.
February 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by luluraven quality control issues
the waist has dropped down drastically from the perfect gray/blk one I purchased yrs ago when this style first came out?..same size medium, but my gray one is far superior and much more flattering ?..also tried to buy the "garnet" first before this "loden"??my red -Medium one ran a whole size smaller-tight under arms/chest?..don't know if it was a mistake or if all" garnets" ran small?..could not get any help to determine this?still would have preferred garnet to loden but I gave up trying to get one that fit
January 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcannie13 Just beautiful!
I love this dress...and all that it has to offer! I am 5'3" and weigh, right now, 150#. I ordered a large, and while it has some wiggle room, I wouldn't go smaller, due to my large chest. If you're smaller on top, I would recommend purchasing a med. If you fall near my measurements. The top tends to have no give, but other than that, you can wear this casually or dressy....just change your shoes!
January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CyndiZ A winner!
I bought this dress as a gift for my daughter-in-law who loves lace. The fabric has a nice heft to it. She said it fit very well and was very cute on.
January 4, 2016