First let me say the dress arrived very quickly! A day after it was shipped it arrived at my house. The dress is very beautiful. Everything is sewn very well and looks very authentic. The workmanship is incredible. Its quite heavy and thats a good thing, the material is top-notch.
I was very confused about a few things though.
First off in the photo, she's wearing a veil that appears to be sticking up a bit. I was given a long piece of black material which I didn't know if it was a shawl, the veil, or what! I assume its the veil but it doesn't look anything like the one in the picture.
Secondly, when the dress arrived, there was no breastplate. This clearly says ships completely with a breastplate. I didn't get an email or anything stating it would be shipped separately and I was little bummed out about that and I have to see to calling and asking about that.
Third, it doesn't seem too true-to-size. I ordered a large, which is what I believed I needed after measuring myself and checking your size chart, and it's way too big around my chest and waist. I will have to have it taken in, and that's a little annoying because I will have to pay even more money just to make it fit properly.
It's not necessarily for short girls, either... I'm around 5'2/5'3 and its pretty long on me.
Overall I give it a four because of the not quite accurate sizing, the confusing veil, and the breastplate not being shipped in the same box and no indication that it would be shipping separately.
April 05, 2011