I love the look of this dress - however, the fit is a different story. I tried this dress on in a size 4 (normal Limited size for dresses) and while the dress fit for the most part, the area in the chest is extremely baggy. I kept playing with it trying to figure out how it can be altered so it would fit and look better but could not find a solution. It is unfortunate because this dress could be really cute to have in my closet! My guess is it would take a double DD to fill up the dress in the top!
Loved the whole idea and design, sadly had to return. XS was too big for me, I think it would look gorgeous on a taller woman. Overall, very beautiful, a little see-through though.
Review 3 for Monochrome Pleated Dress
Date:November 6, 2012
Location:San Diego, CA
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
LOVE this product
I bought this dress this summer & love everything about it. Every time I wear it I get lots of compliments. I wear between an 8 or 10 and the Medium fit me perfect. It is well made & a nice light weight material.
Review 4 for Monochrome Pleated Dress
Date:October 10, 2012
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Looks better on the hanger
I tried this dress on in the store and it looks much better on the hanger than an me. The dress is very big and very frumpy. If there was ever a Limited dress i tried on and did NOT like, this one is it! It was not flattering. I am surprised to see it is still $35; however, I am not surprised to see it has not sold out.
I thought this item was so pretty on the rack, but when I put it on it was very puffy and boxy on top. My normal size looked huge on me and I was just completely swallowed up in this. Look was nothing sleek like on the model, just made me look frumpy.
This dress looked cute on the rack, but when I tried it on it did not flatter my hourglass figure. My bra size is 32E and my dress size is 8, and the cut of the top of the dress made my bust look huge and out of proportion to the rest of my body. When I sat down in it, the part below the elastic waste puffed out and made my tummy look big. It may be that this is not a dress designed for a curvy figure.
Review 7 for Monochrome Pleated Dress
Date:June 13, 2012
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Pretty but big
I really like this dress. There are a couple of drawbacks though. The top is very large, a wide belt is a must. It is also very sheer, a slip and a cami are musts. I felt like the dress made me look bigger than I am, because the whole dress is pleated. But, it flowed so good that I did not seem to care. The great thing about the dress is it is neutral and you can basically add any accessories you want.
This is a pretty dress, but the top is pretty blouse-y. You definitely need a belt with this dress for a more complete look. However, when I tried it on, the top had too much material with or without a belt and looked bulky. I am 5'8, 140, 36B, and the top was pretty big in my typical size 8/M. From the front the top looks wide, and from the side it looks very top heavy. The material did not lend itself to draping over the belt too well, and it looked poofy. The bottom of the dress is slimming, and overall it is a pretty dress, and great quality. I'm going to return this one though (wanted to try it with belts I already owned). This might be a good dress for someone with a larger bust. Obviously you'll want to wear nude undergarments with this dress, but otherwise there were no see-through issues with this dress, which was good. This hit just at my knees, and the V-neck is modest. Pretty, and if the top was more fitted I would've liked it better. I recommend this dress on the condition that you try it on first and make sure to try it on with a belt.
I fell in love with this dress after seeing it on the model online. I bought it in the XS and it fits my 5'3", 125 frame perfectly! The waist area is a little baggy but was fixed with a wide belt. The length hits my knees. The V-cut neck is not at all revealing. I did not have any issues with the sheer material since there is a built-in full lenght slip. I strongly recommend...
I wouldn't say I have particularly large hips but this dress made my hips look bigger than they are because of the mini pleating. The material is a bit sheer so either wear nude undergarments or a slip. I'm 5'3" and the dress hit about the middle of my knee. Overall a lovely dress and very nice for the weather but girls with hips try on before purchasing.
This dress is gorgeous. I love the graphic black and off-white design. It is lightweight, but it's the type of dress that could definitely be winterized with a velvet blazer and fun stockings for end-of-year holiday parties. I took off a point for fit because I found the top part of the dress to be too blousony and not flattering. I am petite, and the dress may work better on someone with a longer torso. FYI: The dress is a little bit sheer and will likely require a slip.