Rated 5 out of 5 by Angelique13X Fluid and flattering
The fabric is a nice weight cotton ~ The color is deep and flattering ~ the fit runs a little large but not too much ~ The style is A - line and it moves well ~ the dress is versatile and you can wear it to almost anything ~ You will be tempted to buy another one in another color ~ ~ ~
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanFL Quality fabric, fits loose in body, as shown
Fabric is substantial, hangs nicely, not thin enough for a really humid day, but perfect for a windy day. Buttonholes are perfectly aligned. Fits loose through the body, exactly as shown. Not figure flattering if you are curvy, but perfect if you want to hide "lovehandles" or "belly buldge" or like more air around your legs. Armhole fit. conceals my bra completely, no gapping, yet not tight. I wash it gently by hand and hang to dry, no wringing. Must iron. Rayon won't tolerate higher heat, so I use the spray feature on my iron along with lower heat, instead of steam. Some have complained of the fit, but I find no problems whatsoever - fit is exactly like the photo.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kenyagirl beautiful, but runs LARGE
it is lovely. I returned my initial purchase because it was way too big. I've ordered the next size down, and hopefully that will be available for an exchange.
September 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Quizas Terribly uneven hem
On the positive: beautiful material that has a lovely color (the blue) and a soft feel. As others have noted, the armholes were too tight but having read reviews that was not unexpected and I factored that into the decision to buy. Having bought the dress on sale I was prepared to spend a little for alterations. However, I was surprised that the dress is far baggier that it looks in the picture. More unexpected was the terribly uneven hem. It was a good 3 inches shorter in the right front of the dress than elsewhere. The wonderful woman who did the alterations told me it had not been cut on the straight of the material, which was the reason for the unevenness of the hem. That is just sloppy workmanship. In retrospect, I should have just returned it. I am reluctant now to purchase anything else from Norm Thompson.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love2quilt I love this dress
Love this dress!
1st one had to be returned as the bust area was to tight.
So I ordered 2 more in next size...now the arm hole area is too large. But I sew and will be able to make it just right.
Drapes well, makes you look like you have a shape and not just a bag on.
September 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JC72 Nice dress, but it could be better made.
I like this dress. However, it runs large and the armholes are much too big. Since I am a good with a sewing machine, I decided to keep it and take up the side seams. I bought it at half price. Had it been full price, I would have returned it.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizzy14 Pretty and Comfortable
I love these dresses. I have two of different colors. You can wear alone or add a bolero on cooler days or for evening outings. Easy to care for.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lil2015 beautiful;correct fit
dark and light color mix with vibrant turquoise. correct fit and length for 5'5". have only tried on but seems very comfortable.
August 29, 2015