Rated 5 out of 5 by Bride0612 Beautiful dress
I ordered this dress for my upcoming casual park wedding in June. It is perfect! The dress is light and it flows beautifully. The beading detail is just perfect and not over the top. I did not want anything too crazy, just very simple. The bead detail is just enough to give it a beautiful, simple touch of beauty without being too much.
Sizing....I measured and measured and was surprised when I found my sizes on the chart. I normally wear a size 12 jean. Two of my measurements were in a 16 and the other was in a 14! I figured I measured wrong and ordered a 14 since that was a size up from my normal size and all of the comments said to order a size up. I was wrong. I ended up returning the 14 (which did not fit) and ordering the 16 which fits perfectly. The bust size is what is important here because just like all of the other comments said that bead trim has no give. My bust size was a 16 according to this size chart and the size 16 fits perfect. I did not have to order a size up from what I measured, but did order 2 sizes up from what I normally wear in a jean. The dress is terribly long (I am only 5' 4") and I will be wearing flats in the park so I will be hemming the dress a lot but other than that it is just perfect. The straps and bust area fit wonderfully.
I am so happy with ordering from David's Bridal. Anyone wondering whether they should order from this company, they ship fast and the dresses are wonderful! I ordered my dress on Friday and had it Wednesday! They were very helpful and understanding with my return and that went very smooth as well.
I cannot wait to wear my dress! So pretty and everyone who has seen it agrees. It's just perfect. Thank you David's Bridal!
April 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andolfi2Be Perfect Dress for Beach Wedding!
Purchased dress for a very small budget, beach wedding. I am very happy with the dress other than what I had expected to have to have alterated thanks to several reviews I had read on here. Definitely expect to have to alter dress for both length and/or under the bust beaded waistband for those of us that are curvy girls. The dress itself fits everywhere perfectly except that the beaded waistband was just as others had stated, tight to the point that you can barely breathe. I am a size 12-14 with pants/jeans and a L for tops, size 38B. I did just as others had said to do, I measured myself, went by the chart and went a size up & ordered a 16 misses. If I had gotten an 18, I wouldn't have properly filled the bust & would have been swimming in the rest. Thankfully I found an awesome seamstress that worked me in to her very busy prom & wedding season schedule. For only $105, she is hemming the front(leaving the back longer) and letting out the waistband area so I can at least breathe during our wedding.(no charge for pressing it!) If we were having a reception with dancing, she wanted to bustle the back too so that no one would step on it or that I would trip on it. Not a necessity for me, as we are just having a small dinner after ceremony. Overall a great purchase and at this price is a great dress for those of us that are more practical or having a simple wedding &/or beach wedding.
March 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jillkate great simple elegant
We eloped to Las Vegas and this dress was perfect!
Follow the sizing chart - it's totally accurate. I was so pleased this dress fit my bust without alteration (that's rare for me!). Looking at the model, I was worried it was going to be too poofy in the front / stomach area and I would look like I was hiding a pregnancy!! - but in real life, it doesn't look like that at all.
It is pretty long. I'm 5'6" and I had to have a few inches hemmed off. The seamstress pointed out it does have a bit of a train - she said it's about 4" longer in back than the front - and it doesn't say that in the description, so head's up! I had it hemmed evenly all around.
All in all, it was cute, flowy, and got lots of compliments.
March 23, 2012