Eliza J Lace & Faille Dress
Lovely in Lace
This is a beautifully made dress and presents a very polished, elegant appearance. Unfortunately for me, it runs small so back it goes. It will be someone else's treasure!
I was shopping for a versatile wedding dress-I had a May wedding to attend, and another in September and wanted a dress that I could wear to both. This jumped out at me right away, as it was a nice-looking black staple, but the lace detailing added an extra elegant touch. The May wedding I just attended was cocktail attire, so this was a perfect dress for it (it may be too fancy if you are attending a daytime/more casual wedding). I ordered online, and as per the other reviews ordered a size up (I'm usually between a 6 and 8, but only an 8 if snug in the hip area) due to the potential snug sleeves. It fit perfectly! Also THE perfect wedding event dress- it was so comfortable and great to dance in (although don't get twirled too fast, the skirt will fly up on you!) I received many compliments all night, and as the other reviewers have said the skirt is definitively black, not grayish at all. I also didn't have the problems others seemed to have with the skirt being too full/too much fabric. If anything it was super flattering especially if you are more bottom heavy. Overall a total keeper, a great staple for your wardrobe!
The "If Only..." Dress
This is one of three dresses I ordered for two events, an early May gala and late May wedding. Based on all the reviews I ordered a 14; I am a size 12, 5'4", 160 lbs, B-cup bust, 55+ years old. I so wanted this to be THE dress.
It is beautifully made; by far the finest tailoring and finishing of the three I ordered. Rich fabrics, gorgeous construction, fully lined. And as others have mentioned, the skirt is dark black and not grayish as it appears in the photo. STUNNING.
If only there was some stretch to the lace bodice! Because the waist is so nipped-in and the lace sleeves so constricting (I learned if I pushed the sleeves over my elbows I could reach up and over to zip up the dress!) I felt my upper body could not move comfortably. I had no fit problems in the bust.
If only the skirt was "fit and flare" rather than gathered! I love that the full skirt covers all tummy and thigh issues, and the pockets are heaven. But the skirt has so much fabric I felt swallowed up.
I do think this is a dress that must be tried on. It might be perfect for you. I wanted it to be for me! I felt pretty in it, but restricted on top and huge on the bottom. I returned it with a very heavy heart.
Beautiful dress....definitely runs small. I wear a 12 and I could not get it to zip all the way up. Like it so much Im going to order a size up.