Lauren Ralph Lauren Long Sleeve Surplice Jersey Gown
This is one of the most attractive dresses I have ever owned. It drapes just right, is the perfect length for me to wear heels (I'm 5'5), has a low neckline that is very sensual without being too revealing. The fabric is heavy so only minimal under garments are needed. The 'diamond' pin was a little formal for me so I replaced it with a black corded detail but it could also be left plain and be lovely. The fabric is stretchy so it will be an excellent fit even if I gain or lose 10 pounds. It is so good looking that I am tempted to buy another one to have in the future after I wear out this one.
Not exciting but classic
This dress fits well and is well-made. I am a 6-8 and a 6 fit perfectly. I tried it on to go to a black tie event. My husband thought it was nice but conservative and I am by no means flashy or enjoy dressing too young for my age. I think it would've been more attractive with a slit of the side. It is very tasteful and befitting for any formal event but nobody will pay you a compliment. It just sort of blends.
Great musicians' dress!
As a professional orchestra musician, I needed an ankle length dress with long black sleeves. I found this to be dressy enough for me to wear beside the men, who wear tuxes. The stretchy material allowed my arms the freedom of movement I needed to play all the notes. The brooch is also nice in real life. I am 5'6", 140 lbs, and I found the size 4 to be a little long, even with 3" heels. Also, you may want to wear a body shaper underneath to smooth things out because, though it has a built in slip, this dress does still cling. It doesn't seem to wrinkle easily though, which is a big plus.
This was exactly what I was looking for and when it arrived and I tried it on, I was more than pleased. The size 10 fit perfectly for my taste. (5'7"...150lbs) A touch too big works great for me since I can wear this with no constricting undergarments such as Spanx. I am wearing it to 2 weddings in the fall and one is black tie optional so I'll accessorize it more for that one. This is one purchase that will always be in style. Can't wait to wear it!