Rated 1 out of
I'm returning it--size and construction problemsI looked at this in the mirror for a long time, trying to find a way to love it, and I just couldn't. Too many problems. The first is fit: It was way too big around the bust, and I'm a top-heavy girl, so that was really unexpected. If I cinched up the straps enough, I could hide the excess fabric somewhat in my armpits (which is suboptimal), but then the flap on top wouldn't lie down right, and looked funny. And let's talk about the straps. While it's good that the straps are adjustable, the sliders are cheap white plastic that really stand out and end up in the front of the dress. I would've gone with something in a complementary color so they would blend in, and have them work front to back. I'm 5'10"; no one needs straps that long if I don't! As it was, they were glaringly obvious out front, and made me feel like my bra straps were showing. Which is a look I don't go in for. And while the item description talks about an invisible zipper, this is anything but. It's fine--it's not a dealbreaker--but it's an obvious part of the design, not invisible at all.
But the thing that is really inexplicable, and that made tailoring the dress for myself impossible in the end, is that it is constructed with the fabric upside down! I don't know why you would use a patterned fabric of houses, and arrange them so that the roofs are on the bottom? At first I thought maybe I just got a bad one, but when I went back to the website and really studied the images there (which I should've done to begin with, I guess, but who would've expected this?!?) I realized that that was as designed. It makes no sense.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of
Pretty PrintBought this for a vacation trip and liked it so well wore it early! Had many compliments on the dress. Wore in grocery store and had several young boys just looking at me while I grabbed a few items (they were about 8-10 y/o)! Had a lady walk up to me in check out line to tell me she loved my dress! The roofs may be off but unless you look really hard at the dress, it is busy enough that I think most people won't notice. It's the overall color and cut that capture the eye. Wore with pink wedges as I like pink and it accented the colors. I know another reviewer had issues with bodice fit. I did not. It was a tad snug which was better than the other way. I think it has to do with the European sizing.