I plan to wear this as my wedding gown this fall. The dress is gorgeous, very flattering and quite possibly the softest, most comfortable dress I've ever worn. The dress runs large, I normally wear a size 4 but ordered a 2 and it fits perfectly. I am 5'6" and it drags if I'm barefoot, but with a pair of heels its just fine.
I wore this beautiful dress for my November wedding. The site picture really doesn't do justice to the intricate detail of the lace. It's really lovely in person.
I am very tall (5'10") and I wore 3" heels, and the length was perfect. (Vertically challenged: beware!)
I had the bodice of the dress taken up at the shoulder so that the fit was not blouson, as on the model, but an empire waist. This did wonders for the fit on me and made it oh-so-forgiving to my tummy. :)
I also had the sleeves shortened because I prefer a 3/4 length sleeve. My awesome seamstress salvaged the horizontal striping section of lace to place at the shortened ends of the sleeves, and it turned out perfect.
The lining of the dress was the softest jersey -- I was very comfortable in the dress all night.
I wanted a dress that was comfortable and appropriate for an casual evening outdoor ceremony in November- but that also was really pretty and different. I got everything I wanted with this dress! It was so comfortable and I'm still receiving compliments- it was perfect!!! I am slim and had to have the dress taken in more than I'd expected because it ran so large. I also wore 4" heels without any length alterations- so if you are taller than me and want to wear heels, this may not be the dress for you.
Overall, this dress was a home run!!!! THANK YOU Tadashi Shoji!!
I had originally ordered a 14 based on the measurements provided on the size chart. I ended up with a size 10 because it had fit so large. The 10 fits beautifully and I can't wait to wear this to my wedding in November. Love it <3
Plan to wear this dress for my September wedding! It's beautiful and has a vintage look. Runs a bit large and long, but looks expensive and feels like a soft t-shirt. I'll post pictures after my wedding!!!