XoxoEmmy: A Beauty and Lifestyle Site

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I saw this at Victoria's Secret for roughly $80.
Website Description:

Tier’s the thing: your quest for the perfect strapless dress stops here. Our lacy little mini is ready for its moment in the sun, with its sexy shoulder-baring silhouette, sweet ruffles and sky-high hem. For day or play, beach or boardwalk, this fun-loving style is an absolute essential.
  • Textured lace is supersoft
  • Ruffle neckline and hem
  • Fully lined
  • Slim fit; 17” from waist
  • Hand wash. Line dry.
  • Imported nylon/spandex
on the supermodel:

^--- notice how the dress ends at a certain length exposing lace
on me:

^--- dress and lace ends at the same time, no "exposing lace" like the picture of the supermodel. I know that often times promotional images are taken months in advance, and clothing change when it goes into production. It was probably easier for the manufacturer to have the lace and the underdress end at the same time.

My measurements: 35-28-35

I was disappointed that it did not include a belt. I hate when companies include belts in pictures because unless it comes with the exact detachable belt, I then have to hunt down stores to find a replica.

the dress is also long and hugs your curve, my 35 inch hips looked ENORMOUS, and unless you have the slimmest wait, any tummy (or the dreaded food baby after dinner) will make you slightly pregnant.

I like the dress, but I love the dress on the supermodel, just not too much on me. Maybe if I loss 10 pounds so that my ratios will be better, I will resemble more the proportions on a supermodel. Which brings me another thought, if these clothes are for the average girl, shouldn't user submit images of what they look like in them?

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  1. Well you bought it cause it looked great on the model right? Would you have bought it if you knew that it fit you awkwardly? That's kind of the advantage businesses have for online shops. My brother and I go to the stores and try on the items we want and then go buy them online. This tactic is great for stuff that may have more stock online than in stores.

    Just my thoughts. I personally think it's a cute dress. (:

  2. Thank you for this! Like you, I love this dress on the supermodel, but VS doesn't have customer reviews on their website, so naturally I am always a little apprehensive about ordering. Customer reviews are essential to me because they're usually honest and helpful in terms of sizing, pros, cons, etc. Your site and this post were super helpful!

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  4. Hey girl, would you mind telling me what size you ordered? Im right around the same measurements as you and need help picking the size to order! thanks!!


  5. Emmy,
    Do you mind telling what size you ordered? I am similar size to you and need helping picking which size to order in. thanks!!