Rated 2 out of 5 by 94kiki84 Dress disappointing because of arrival condition
The dress arrived so wadded up and wrinkled, I had to take it to a dry cleaner to have it professionally pressed.
August 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sue333 not a good deal
buttons are very poor plastic, fit is not acceptable, fabric quality not good.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Romanesca It was better than I expected after reading review
After reading some negative reviews I was afraid I wouldn't like the dress but i do like it. The fabric is only faintly like thermal underwear, as one person said. It could be a more expensive-looking material, but it's OK. The combination of the dress material and the velvet collar makes it a little less dressy than you would expect with the velvet collar. I got the red dress; maybe it looks better than the brownish/purplish one. I got the size I usually wear and it fits. So I am pleased with it.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by StellaLuna Overall I'm pleased
I am a mixed size: medium through shoulders, smaller in the chest, larger in the hips. This dress is good for me. The medium is true to size in shoulders and bust, but does run a bit too large in the waist and hips though, fortunately I am handy with a sewing machine and I am going to put a couple of darts in the back. Perhaps the designer could overcome that with an adjustable piece across the back of the waist.
I was apprehensive when I read the negative review about the fabric, but I must say I am pleased with the dusty plum color as it has the look of a fine wool without the scratchiness. The quality overall is good
December 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by marie369 I was disappointed that I had to pay return shippi
The dress has a nice style which is why I purchased it. The Large size was too big so I returned it for a Medium. The dress now fits except the bust is too tight, an issue I often have to contend with. I will try different bras and/or have the dress altered. However, there really is no extra fabric for such altering, and it also adds to cost of the dress. I consider the price of ~ $139 high for the quality of it (see above - no extra fabric for altering bust), also no lining which I knew, yet still makes the price high for that lack of quality. In any case, I will keep the dress, but probably will not purchase from you again, mostly b/c of the return shipping cost.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanMary I love this dress!
Received the dress before Christmas. I am 5'2" and weigh 138 pounds. I ordered the Petite large and it fit perfectly. The fabric was soft with a wonderful drape, color of the dress and the trim was beautiful. The sleeves were the perfect length. I wore it to Christmas Mass. The dress will be a staple in my wardrobe, style, fit, and color are wonderful!
December 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by PASandi Very Disappointed
From the photo online and in the catalogue, this dress appears to be classy and made of a lovely, rich fabric. I had high hopes for it being an attractive addition to my wardrobe. However, when it arrived, I was struck first by the thin, waffle-weave thermal underwear appearance and texture of the fabric. The exorbitant cost of shipping was not reflected by the condition in which the dress arrived: folded in a plastic mailing bag and wrinkled beyond wearing without washing, ironing or dry cleaning it first.
I wear a size 10 or 12 and the size medium dress was tight across my bust in spite of the minimizer bra I always wear. The dress on the model appears to be much longer than it actually is. I'm 5' 4" and the dress came to mid-calf. A slightly longer dress is more slimming and elongating and this dress made my figure look dowdy due to its shorter length and flared skirt. The copy that says "softly streamlines your silhouette" did not apply to this dress for me.
The dress is no where near worth the price Norm Thompson is charging and I would have expected a garment of this inferior quality to be priced at least half of what it cost, and I returned it.
December 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by south75 Disappointed
I loved the look of this dress online but was disappointed when I saw it in person. The material is thin and somewhat scratchy, and it is not as long as I would like (I am 5'2" and ordered the petite). It also did not seem very flattering when I initially tried it on. I am going to try it on again and reevaluate, but I am seriously considering returning it.
December 24, 2013