Rated 3 out of 5
Â by Jackie717 Bird and Bloom dress
I really wanted to love this dress, and there are some great things about it, but the cut is just SO off that it's pretty much unwearable. If you have a good tailor maybe they could fix it, but otherwise it's just a mess. The bottom half fit's great, but the top half is probably about 3 size bigger and has so much extra fabric in the front and back. In the first picture I'm holding the back fabric to show what the dress could potentially look like if tailored - cute, sleek, fun pattern with a nice shape. The second picture shows the unpulled back dress with a huge amount of extra fabric that leads to a floppy, messy looking bust line. I really don't know how this dress could be so disproportionate on top, unless they were cutting it to someone who is 6 feet tall, with a huge bust, and a long torso.
June 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5
Â by asta17 Unfortunately this dress is not for super petite girls like myself. It doesn't come in a 0, so I gave the 2 a try since others have said dresses from this collection run small. The only part of the dress that fit like a 0 is the waist - everything else was huge. I'm 5'1, 32A, 105 lbs, and it ended up looking very frumpy because it's so long (below the knee). The skirt is very straight and doesn't have much movement. The waist is really cute with the ruching and the tie. The top portion was pretty much a disaster on me - the straps are so long and there is so much material, so it sagged in the back and the front. The faux wrap just flopped over and you could see my whole bra. Even having it tacked wouldn't help since I'd also have to get the shoulders taken up by a substantial amount.
On the plus side, the colors are true to the photo and the print is really great (cute but not too cutesy). I was worried about it being polyester, but it's certainly the nicest polyester I've ever felt - very comfortable, not cheap or shiny. I think on the right body type it could be a great dress, just not on me.
June 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mariska So Sad
This dress is lovely. The print is fabulous and it has pockets!! Unfortunately it just doesn't fit me correctly. I'm usually a size 0-2 (5'3", 113lbs). The size 2 fit my waist and hips but the top was way too big, lots of extra fabric and gaped open showing a lot of bra. The model shot shows a bit of extra fabric pouching in the front. That's what I experienced to a greater degree in both the front and back of the bodice. I'm wondering if Petite sizing would eliminate the problem I experienced.
I'm really disappointed, because this is such a pretty dress.
June 8, 2012