Maggy London Surplice Lace Sheath Dress
I ordered this dress based on the reccomendation of 'true size', and I would have to say that it was an excellent fit! I love the side ruffle, the back cutout AND the cap sleeves, and the colored lining that shows through the lace gives an added texture to the dress! A great cocktail dress for an upcoming cruise. Thank you!
Fabric is a bit bulky. Overall, not flattering.
It looked really good on the website and on the model in the photo, but when it arrived and I tried it on, it made my hip look really wide. Not just the hip area... because of the thickness of the fabric, it just wasn't very flattering in general. The shoulder caps didn't work out for my wide shoulders as well. The dress may work well for a very slim person though.
Cute but not flattering
When I saw this online, I loved the dress! I loved the way the back of the dress is and the way it is fitted! When the dress arrived, I didn't like it as much... mostly because of this weird extended fabric on the left thigh. I was really upset because at first I thought they sent me the wrong dress, but after looking closely at the images online.. you can see it.. kinda sorta. The dress fits great except I don't think that extra fabric flap is very flattering! :(
Pretty dress, but cap sleeves don't work well
I was looking for a versatile dress - sexy yet appropriate - for an upcoming wedding, plus the holidays, and the occasional date night out. The dress is very comfortable and would be great to wear - a little longer than in the picture. The problem is that the sleeves are more cap sleeves than they look like in the picture. They stick out almost like shoulder pads, and because they aren't a seamless line from the bodice, it looks odd. The rest of the dress is gorgeous, but the way they are cut you couldn't even really have the sleeves taken in and make it into a more traditional sleeveless option because it flows to the open back.
You have to try it on - if cap sleeves look good on you, then try the dress. But for the money, it just doesn't look that good. Also if you don't have much of a bodice and don't have a good padded bra, it won't work well. The vee is pretty deep too.