Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phlox With a little tweaking, it's perfect
FIT: I read the reviews for the Karlie dress after I had ordered it (I'm in Canada, which means no easy returns!), and freaked out about the pleats issue, as I'm one of those people who isn't super excited about the shape of my stomach. But since this size runs slightly large (I ordered a 12 because I have a 30" waist and I was swimming in the bodice), the hips/skirt fit REALLY well and the pleats fall perfectly into place. I do have to get the top tailored about 1/2 inch in, but that's far better than the dress being too small. It's basically awesome. The boning goes a long way to creating a lean silhouette and the neckline is elegant without being immodest.
FABRIC: the vintage grey is lovely. I thought it would wash out my pale skin but it's actually slightly darker and more radiant (without being super flashy-reflective) than the photo would have you believe. Doesn't wrinkle as much as cotton cady. Very minimal slubbing in the fabric; it's quite smooth for silk dupioni.
June 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RedSparkle Lovely dress but...
It probably works best if you're a small size and have a straight figure. Beautiful dress overall with excellent quality and fabulous color but it just didn't work for me as well as I hoped. I'm a curvy size 8/10 and 5'4" and the pleats at the waist weren't flattering for someone like me (why does everything have pleats now?).
May 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by crystallynn lovely, elegant dress
I purchased this dress in the deep garnet for an October wedding in Georgia, it was perfect. Lovely silhouette, the deep garnet color was absolutely stunning for fall/winter- great against my porcelain complexion (it didn't wash me out). The boning at the trunk gives a nice shape and construct, but if you want room to move either go up one size and have it altered or go with the cotton cady which will give you more stretch then the silk, but I think it looses some of its elegance. The size 10-fit great on my 5'10- 160lb athletic frame.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lyuba Almost Perfect
The dress fits me extremely well when standing up. A bit loose even. When I sit down, however, my tummy bulges out just enough to make the fit just a tad too tight. It was great as a bridesmaid, because most of the time was spent standing, but I did have to change out for the reception when I knew I'd be in for a huge meal, sitting down.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edub Beautiful for a Spring Wedding
This dress is very elegant and classy! You simply can't go wrong with this dress!
July 23, 2014