Women's Velvet-Trimmed Dress
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
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
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
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
Poor quality and fit
Am returning it, due to poor quality and fit. Too tight on top and too loose on bottom.
December 22, 2013
I was surprised that this was a NT product.
I usually am very pleased with things I have purchased from Norm Thompson, but this dress not only was much smaller than expected, but was very unflattering on.
November 27, 2013
old world elegant
made nicely, might have to take the sides in a little, but fits well elsewhere. Nice weight to the drape. Looks very feminine, mature, and classy, in an old world sort of way. Lovely for church,
and I think it would get a good response at work,
as well. I'm taking it on a cruise for lunches.
December 31, 2012
Ladylike---a Class Act
I wore this dress last Sunday and got compliments! It is very comfortable, a nice weight, not too heavy, not too light. The dusty plum and embroidery is pretty and understated. The velvet trim is quite nice, lightweight, extending even under the buttoned placket for a good distance, which causes some very slight "ballooning" between buttons. The waist is slightly empire, making for "comfy." The princess flare is flattering and length good. Amethyst earrings complement nicely. Most of Norm Thompson's things are sized generously. This one is not. I re-ordered the next size up. The dress has a slimming effect and I was asked if I had lost weight!!
October 1, 2012