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    January 4, 2012
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 For Esmé Dress
For Esmé Dress
We fell hard for the girlish, yet composed nature of Orla Kiely’s tea-stained party dress. Rows of bitty daisies and a structured layer of silk netting keep the bell of this skirt (and overall frock) full and fancy-free. Button closure. Silk; silk lining. Dry clean. Imported. Falls 16” from natural waist Shown with the Nacre Bow Belt
3 / 5
3 / 5
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Date:January 4, 2012
Age:Under 25
pretty deceiving on screen vs in person.
I have been eyeing this dress for a couple of months now and when I saw it on sale I quickly bought it and anxiously waited for the dress to arrive...
I read all of the reviews and felt pretty prepared to see this dress in person-- But! I was not...
Many people commented that this dress was a more buttercream/yellow color than an ivory color. (This was true, but I would say it was more straw yellow than a buttercream. Buttercream makes it sound like it's still a creamy-like color... Copy writing really got to me there.)
Some commented that the material was not as delicate as the model images. (This too was true, but I was surprised that the material was more of a muslin/straw like material.)
The retouching and photography of the dress on the model makes the fabric look satin and silky but this dress has more of a hole-y texture. (like it was weaved out of straw).
It does run smaller. I'm normally a size 4 but bought a size 6- but since my bust (34c) is larger I put it on without a bra, and it was still pretty tight.
Overall the dress is really cute and sweet if you aren't expecting a "luxe" sheen dress. But if you were expecting to have the dress on screen it was kind of sad. When I tried it on I looked more like a flower girl/bridesmaid than a bride. (Wanted to wear this during the reception.) But looks def. a lot more casual looking than on screen with the model.
Will have to return the dress and search for a new reception dress...
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