Rated 4 out of
This is one seriously beautiful dress!This was my first time ordering this brand. The first thing I noticed was the high quality – covered zippers, beading tightly sewn on, and every stitch in place. By the time I saw this dress, the red color (that I preferred) was only available in the 14/XS size. I’m 42DD, 40 inch waist, 46 inch hips, which puts me all over the map on the sizing chart. So I was glad they provided a brand comparison chart and that suggested that I should buy the 14/XS. However, the corresponding City Chic sizes don't appear to truly match up with the brand I compared it to. The waist and hips fit, but it was too small and I couldn't get the zipper up past mid-back. Although the description says the dress is “a stretchy fit”, the bodice is actually very fitted, with no room for fudging. As a backup I purchased the purple color in size S/16. It fit everywhere else but similar issue with the zipper, however with help from a friend I got it to zip up all the way. I’ll keep both sizes, hoping to tone up a bit to get the XS to zip up. I also bought another strapless dress (the Ombre Ophelia) and surprisingly I needed a size M/18 in that dress. If I can get this sizing thing worked out, City Chic will be my new favorite brand!