Strapless Tea-Length Gown with Cap Sleeve Shrug Style 9T9948
Pretty and Comfortable
I knew I wanted a tea length gown, but that's really hard to find in a salon. But I didn't want to risk ordering online. I'm so happy I found this dress. It went straight to the top of the list because it was so comfortable (and I've been around too long for that not to count!). I added a pretty substantial petticoat to help add a waist and am very happy to have gone with a colored sash (for a St. Patrick's wedding). The sash it comes with was the only thing disappointing about it. The dress doesn't wrinkle, and it lasted all day.
September 14, 2012
felt like a princess
The minute I saw this dress I fell in love with it. I took friends with me to the shop to talk me out of it and they did just the opposite.....thank goodness! Normally I wear a 24, but the 22 fit perfectly and could have even been taken in a smidge come wedding time. The lacey bolero was a little "over the top" for me, so I purchased a matching solid silk one instead.
I was appalled with myself for spending what I considered a great deal of money for a dress for one day, but it was well worth it.
Now I am considering wearing it to my niece's wedding. I don't know whether to dye the dress or simply buy another sash and bolero jacket in a different color.
All in all, I would do it again in a heartbeat!
August 21, 2012
I purchased this dress for my vintage wedding. The bodice has boning in it for a great fit and it looks amazing with cowboy boots! I did swap out the ribbon belt for one with more substance, but it is beautiful with or with out the shrug!
July 13, 2012
Beautiful dress for simple event
The dress was the perfect length for me (I'm 5'4). I wore a 20W and needed to open the bust a bit (I'm 42 DDD).
It needs something to draw the eye to the waist since it was a little loose. I didn't want to take it in bc comfort matters but I still wanted to create an hourglass figure. So I chose a cameo brooch. Another great way to wear this dress was to tie the sash in front and off to the side - and then put a big colorful flower pin.
Also, I asked the tailors to put a hook and eye on the bolero so that it wouldn't move and it was awesome. I totally recommend it so that it always looks good while guests click pictures.
FYI - The lace and sparkle detail doesn't come through in low resolution pictures. So I took off a point.
June 1, 2012