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For summer days and nights
I've been looking for a white broderie anglaise dress like this for ages - short, cinched at the waist, boat-necked and with an interesting lace pattern This is a unique piece that stands out from the millions of other white lace/crochet dresses that emerge every summer. The material is decent and comfortable and it's well made enough. I found it fit true to size. I bought an S based on previous reviews and it was too big just about everywhere. I normally wear an XS, which is what I should've gotten - I'm 5'1, 110lbs, and the S hit me just above the knee. I took it to the tailor to be taken in at the shoulders and sides and had it hemmed to hit around mid-thigh, and it was worth the money because now it is perfect :)
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
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jbjb
Australia Melbourne
Best Summer Dress
Beautiful material and cut. Will live in this during summer
Sizing: Larger than Expected
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goldfishlurvesmiso
Beijing, CHINA
Nice day dress, lacks wow factor
I bought this dress because of so many good reviews. It fits well, and very ladylike, but lacks the wow factor.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
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disappointed
I'd been totally in love with this dress for months, but wanted to wait and see if it went on sale before I took the plunge. Needless to say it never did, and I was about to order it when I happened to find it in a boutique in town. All I can say is I'm SO glad I tried it on before I bought it and had to deal with returning it, because it looked absolutely awful on me. I'm about 5'4" and 95lbs, and the XS was way too big. I even have a long torso and the waist came down all the way to my hips. It was just very unflattering; I wish it had worked on me because it's a lovely dress, but I'm too short/petite to make it work. I ended up buying the top version of this instead, and am definitely happy with that purchase.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
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Great dress
Fits/looks great. Purchased in both colors and keeping both.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
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LK604
Canada, Toronto
so so so so cute!
Adorable in person. More white than pictured. Fits slightly 'big' around waste then it did around arms and chest. Overall, LOVE!
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Too big and girly
The dress is even more gorgeous in person and lace work is amazing but after trying it on I felt it made me look matronly. I'm a US size 4-6 in bottoms and ordered this in cream in small and medium. Both were too big and would've re-ordered it in X-small if the dress was more my style.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
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pizley
Pensacola, Florida
ivory is stunning!
I'm 5'3" a little under 90lbs, and the XS fits me well. It's a little looser than pictured, but this is not meant to be a fitted dress. I was concerned about the dress being too long since a slightly taller reviewer said her dress sat at her hips instead of the waist. Luckily, the waistline on mine hits right above my belly button-just where is should, and the hemline is just a little longer on me than the model. It's so gorgeous! I may add a hidden thin fabric belt, just to take it in a little at the waist, but it still looks beautiful as is. Highly recommend!
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fell in love
i knew it was going to be pretty after reading all the reviews, but omg omg.. this is so beautiful! i'm curvy US4, sometime go for 6... ordered 4, it was the right fit. but not like the model in the pic, i have more boobs around the chest area that was too tight. and a little bit too tight around the pits so it's not easy to move my arms around but still alright. This dress is just too precious to wear.. and the fabric is fairly thin and so delicate i'm scared i might scratch it or get it torn. also it's white so have to be careful with the stains and the washing.. overall one of the most lovely beautiful dress, but so pretty and delicate that i'm scared i might ruin it to wear it often. i had to pay U$80 custom tax to get it but still worth it.. if it was a little bit cheaper or if i didn't have to pay extra tax, i might have gotten one more just in case the dress gets ruined or wear out..
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
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Ari.m
Melbourne, australia
Beautiful dress, strange fit
I think the size on the dress I received was incorrect. I ordered a Small in white based on the fact I wear a US4 top and US6 bottom. It was extremely tight all over... I own 2 other Dolce Vita dresses in Size S, so I'm not sure what went wrong... Anyway, overall the dress is very pretty and ladylike. The material is quite delicate, it has a high blend of cotton to silk, which means it's not overly soft but is quite thin. You have to be very careful putting it on. I think the dress is very pretty, so perhaps I will try ordering again in Blue.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
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Alexis2000
New York, NY
Beautiful but delicate
Like other reviewers, I found this dress to run a little bigger. I'm 5', 110lbs and found that the XS was the best fit. The issues that I have about this dress, although beautiful on and on the hanger, is that the top and sleeves wrinkle almost immediately when you move you arms or sit down. I got the white version and thought that the extreme wrinkling kind of detracted from the overall effect, the wrinkles are impossible to hide. The other thing I noticed was that the lace was incredibly delicate. At the end of the first night that I wore it, I noticed some parts of the lace (thin strings that are part of the pattern) had completely broken. Not necessarily noticeable from far away, but a bit of a disappointment. I'll be sure to be more careful when I wear it out again.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
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SydneyGirl78
Sydney, Australia
In LOVE with this dress....but.......
This dress is gorgeous. I loved it when it arrived and loved it even more when I put it on. Wow - it's pretty! Sizing is slightly smaller than usual I thought, as other reviewers have pointed out. Not a LOT smaller but just a little bit - I generally wear and XS-S and I am definitely an S in this dress. I also found it a little difficult to get on (you kind of need to contort yourself a bit to get into/out of it, made trickier by the fact that the fabric is so delicate). Also, impossible to get on/off without getting makeup/deodorant marks on it which is annoying (in fact, when it arrived, obviously someone else had tried it on and returned it as it already had some makeup marks)! As other reviewers have said, I worry how long this dress will last with all of the delicate lacework, but I will certainly enjoy wearing it for now.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
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KBSydney
Sydney, Australia
Beautiful! A must buy!
I wasn't sure about this dress, lace can be tricky to buy online but it is absolutely stunning. Fit's perfectly, is really soft and very femimine. I can't wait to wear it on Christmas morning!
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cheekychica
San Francisco, CA
Some issues with sizing...
I have to second the reviewers who said they received an incorrectly labeled size. I first purchased (and returned) this dress in navy in a size S and found it to be TTS (I am 34A/waist 26 for reference and 5'0"). I then purchased the cream in a size S and I could barely zip it up! After reading other reviews, it seems the dress I received was more like a size XS, with a 26.25" waist. I purchased a second cream size S and this time the waist was a whole inch bigger. So watch out for the sizing! Another note on the fit - the torso is incredibly long (especially for a petite like me) so I'll probably have to get it tailored to fit correctly through the top. But the design is so beautiful, hopefully it will be worth it.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
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missmeliss
New York, NY
Had the navy, NEEDED the white!
I've had the Valentina dress in navy from last summer and I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have worn this dress and received a ton of compliments. I wanted the white for my vacation the end of the month- upon reading the reviews, I heard the sizing has been all over the place, especially in the waist and chest (warning: there is very little stretch in those areas). My navy is a small and since no one wants their white to fit too tight, I went for the medium- smart move. It's perfect.
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