When I saw this dress appear online I was excited, after searching for months it fit the color & fabric criteria I was given and I thought this one was the best I'd seen. I chose to do the custom size because I had a tape measure & it seemed like a great way to avoid taking the dress to get altered.
When I received the dress I tried it on immediately. I am a 32 B so the bodice top fits appropriately, not too tight & just loose enough that I can eat a bunch at the wedding.
The strap length fit well and was braided which is a nice detail. The straps do not have the ability to adjust.
The bodice included a ribbon underneath the frilly layer, which I find unnecessary. Also, the structure of the dress in the front along the chest is pretty visible, even under the frilly layer. On the plus side, the structure is sturdy enough that I will not need to wear a bra.
In addition to everything else, I also enjoyed that the YKK zipper was sturdy. Not like those 'I can barely grasp this while I'm trying to zip myself in' type zippers which have a toggle the size of a grain of rice.
However, I wasn't really happy with the size of the bottom portion of the dress. I am pear-shaped so I wanted balance, but this dress makes me look even more bottom heavy than I am. It makes me look like Squidward when he ate all those Krabby Patties. When I put my measurement into the custom sizing upon order I thought the bottom of the dress would be loose, but not ballooning! I'd suggest taking off 5 inches of your hip measurement if you're thinking of ordering this dress, I wish I had.
Overall, I'm happy with the dress. I may take it to get altered, but beside that it's fine. I guess I can eat a lot at the wedding and no one will notice.
Here are a few other things people might find helpful:
The tag says 'made in China'.
The estimated order time was on target.
The dress came on a hanger and covered in plastic- great for storage for later.
On top of this dress being very affordable for a bridesmaid's dress, I got a student discount- Thank you Azazie!
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