This dress was amazing!
Fit: I first ordered it as a sample to try on at home. Unfortunately, they only had a size 4 available to fit my timing, but even with a larger size I could tell it was the dress for me. I measured and was exactly the same measurements as the size 2, so I ordered that. It ended up being a little bit big in the neckline, but it was very cheap to have that taken in so it was nice and taught across the back. Also, I had to get it hemmed to fit my shoes and get a bustle sewn in, which was very simple and inexpensive.
Color: I was worried about getting the diamond white as I thought it might be too bright, and I wanted a more vintage look (and the sample was only available in ivory). But the diamond white was perfect--so soft and not shiny or too bright at all!
Fabric: The fabric is a very comfortable jersey-type material underneath, which gives it some stretch and lots of comfort. The lace is actually really nicely done and looks really pretty and ornate.
Tips: I bought a $10 mermaid-shaped petticoat off of Amazon to give the base of the dress some volume. It is a tiny bit see through under the bottom part of the dress, so the petticoat also helped with that a lot. Also, I recommend having your seamstress remove the seam at the very top of the neckline. Mine did it for free, and it removed any itchiness and made it a softer look at the top.
Overall value: You simply can't find a dress like this, and certainly not for the price! It looks very vintage and feminine and unique and high-quality, while only costing $299. The fabric is not super thick, which is why it is so inexpensive, but I found that to be a huge plus in terms of comfort. Also, I highly recommend ordering a sample, because it was exactly the same as the final dress!
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