Rated 3 out of 5 by EmmaPeel A great idea poorly executed
I agree with the other review about fit. My experience about the snug fit in the arms was similar. As a comparison, I have a slim build with a "boyish" frame -- little difference between bust, waist, and hips. On me, the dress fit beautifully in the hip and upper torso area, but was constricting under and along the arms.
I believe the issue is related to the lace. The lining has some flexibility which helps along the dress column. The arms do not have the lining and are lace only. The lace is stiffer and also cut to be close to the body like the rest of the dress. The lack of stretch makes the arm area constricted.
The fit was not really "bad," just annoying. The dress design is so lovely that I could almost overlook the flaw. However, at the price point it should be better than it is. Unfortunately, the dress will be returned.
March 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fashion14 Gorgeous dress though little bit tight
I bought this dress for a casual yet gala type event. It's a gorgeous dress and very versatile-can be casual for by the pool/resort wear or can be for a spring or summer evening function. I am typically a size small or size 2 in Tory Burch and thus ordered a small online. The dress fits well with the exception of tight across the bust and arm area so questioning if I should have gotten a medium or if that will then be too big or require a lot of alterations. Dress is long- I will need to hem it if I think I'll wear it with flat sandals or will be ok as is if I wear platform shoes (I'm 5'6")
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by provocateur7 size up
Beautiful dress! Love it! It just didn't fit. I ordered a small. It was very tight across the bust.(I'm an A cup) It was also tight in the arms. I'm not even sure if the medium will fit! The small seemed like an extra small. The bottom of the dress fit pretty good (and I'm a little curvy on the bottom--big bum) but the top part was too small. I would love to order another one just not sure what size.
March 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sailboat Order size up
The dress is beautiful, but I have to agree with the other reviews. The dress is very snug around the arms and bust. I wear a medium and had to return it for a large. The large was a better fit.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovesfinethings Beautiful and Comfortable
I have never gotten a Lilly maxi or caftan that I have not loved, and I really love this one. My husband surprised me with both the turquoise/blue and the white for Mother's Day. I wore the turquoise to church and dinner, and got compliments all day. That shade of blue is just stunning, and the fit and look is perfect for so many occasions. This sophisticated, feminine dress is the right amount of sexy and gives the illusion that I am taller and slimmer. And did I mention the Sharrie also is so comfortable?
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beachbumnc Great dress
I ordered this dress for an April beach wedding. Great dress- fits great and I had no problems with sleeves being tight as others indicated. April weather can be cool or warm - this dress was perfect with the lace sleeves providing some light coverage. Not too tight, not too loose. Can be worn to casual event or dressed up.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VWC1 Beautifully executed caftan
I'm 5'6", about 122lbs, and this dress fits me perfectly....albeit a bit low in front...however, am planning to purchase a necklace to fill in, unless it's too much...I do love the idea of large gold hoops and bracelets, though....purchased in the white...nicely made and love the lining...
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LilyCay 70's Vibe
I really like this dress, it fit really real but I did size up. It does show some cleavage which is fun:) It hits me much lower than the model, and the side slits are great. It is also very well lined so no worries there! I will be wearing it with Jack Rogers sandals, gold bracelets and big gold hoop earrings.
March 22, 2014