Allover Beaded Lace Sheath Gown with Empire Waist. Style S8551
Beautiful, Romantic, Elegant Dress
This dress is gorgeous!!!! Believe all the other reviewers when they say the pictures online do not do this dress justice. One makes it look like a trumpet and the other makes it looks square and lifeless. Both of which are totally not true.
I went to DB a few months ago in the very early stages of planning. I tried on some dresses but had no idea what i wanted so I took some time and researched dresses online from all different places. I ended up realizing I kept gravitating toward lace dresses. So I saved some in my favorites, printed my list and took it to DB for my new appointment. I handed the list to my consultant and told her I loved the idea of lace and wanted something romantic, elegant and simple. I also told her I could spend any amount, but obviously wanted to keep it as low as possible. She took my list and pulled some dresses for me to try. This was the first dress I tried on and it was amazing. But I wanted to try on more because I wanted to make sure I wasn't just jumping the gun. But, as it turned out, it was the one. The sequins adds just the right shimmer to it, and the beads make it look elegant. And as it turned out, this was the most inexpensive dress on my list. I had no idea, when I made the decision, how much I would be spending because it looks like it would be a lot more expensive! The low cost was the icing on the cake for me.
I am 5'5" and 125 lbs. In the pictures the length is perfect because I am also wearing 4 inch heels. This dress also seems to run pretty true to street size. I wear a 4 in street clothes and ended up ordering a size 4 dress. The dress in my pictures is Ivory, which doesn't look ivory at all. It really just looks white.
This dress is a must try. It would work so well in any season and any location.
April 22, 2014
This dress is amazing on! I went into Davids Bridal with a few style number I wanted to try on. This was the last dress I tried on my list, and I fell in love with it. When I had it on and looked in the mirror I had tears in my eyes! Its absolutely stunning! I bought it and said yes to the dress.
April 6, 2014
Beautiful & Reuseable
I stopped into DB on a whim, because my appointment at another salon was days away. I was looking for a simple sheath dress that I could wear to get married on a boat during an evening sail and I saw this little dress, barely visible in it's bag, next to huge dresses. I took it out of the bag and noticed how simple and beautiful it was. I would not have believed that I would like a lace dress- and I would have told anyone suggesting lace that they were crazy, but this dress was simply beautiful and light weight. I tried it on and it looked amazing; I'm tall and slim and it made me look taller and slimmer. It sparkled and was very maneuverable - perfect for a boat/beach wedding- not to mention it PACKS well for travel! I had intended to buy a dress that I could re wear; not a 'wedding' looking dress, but I just loved this dress. I asked Alterations, if they could make the hem straight and remove the small train, to make it easier on a boat and she said she could. I then asked if it would be difficult or expensive, after the wedding, to remove the ivory satin under slip- just below the bust and replace it with a black slip - creating a black/white cocktail dress. She said leaving the bust white and making the rest of the under slip black would be very simple and create a killer cocktail dress. So ladies I'm going to really LOVE wearing this BEAUTIFUL dress in Ivory for my wedding and then make it into a statement Black/White cocktail dress I can continue to enjoy, because the lace/beading on this dress is simply stunning and too nice to wear only once. The pictures do it no justice. To me the ivory is the better color (it's really a cream) to display the beading. Make sure your shoes don't have rhinestones; they will catch on the lace.
Don't be thrown off by the low price; It looks like it costs MUCH more! They need to re-shoot the web layout for this dress; I wouldn't even have looked at it.
March 17, 2014
I originally wanted Sottero & Midgley Trinity which was $1200 from a boutique. Just stopped in DB today and tried this on just because my mother liked the price. I LOVED it. I bought it and just can't stop admiring my pictures in it. It's just as beautiful as the other dress but 1/4 the price. Definitely worth every bit of $300.
March 17, 2014