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A50026 - Festive Dress« Return to product
Soft, easy to wear and flattering
Jun 27, 2020 | Posted By Denise from Port huron, MI United States
I have been in love with this dress for years- before they even sold multiple colors! I never felt daring enough to buy one because I am plus size and so many materials and styles from regular vendors just do not work for my shape. I am a size 26/28 with most trendy plus size companies, and my sister gave me a 3x in the blue as a surprise (she's the best). This dress, however, is perfect. It is made in India, from a soft, forgiving jersey type material that breathes and moves with you in a way that is floaty - not clingy and bouncy. The black mesh overlay softens your curves so you look dressy and more polished and gives the dress the appearance of more structure while providing detailing in that beautiful jewel tone I had grown to love. I added a gentle petticoat to make it more bell shaped on my body, and I think it looked even better. I have flabby arms and always wear sweaters to hide them but this dress, though sleeveless, somehow makes me willing to bypass the shrug. A shrug would look good, though! The way the black overlay is pleated on the chest really leaves a way for any bustline to look great : mine is filled out so the mesh had a sort of puff look to it, a smaller chest would have a more definite pleat (like the picture). I am still in love with this dress, wishing I had been daring enough to get it years ago but now it's extra special. Summer weddings to attend? This is a great option.
lovely floaty special event dress
Mar 16, 2020 | Posted By margaret bergland from minden, NV United States
Sweet dress, fits nicely, feels floaty.
Mar 1, 2020 | Posted By Cindy from Algonac, MI United States
Thank you so much I love my dress
Dress for Wedding
Feb 6, 2020 | Posted By Dawn from Park Ridge, NJ United States
I receive this beautiful dress on sale in Royal Blue. I have been longing for this dress in any color since I first saw it in the catalog. As soon as it went on sale, I jumped on the sale and fortunately it was still in stock. I received the dress in record time and it fits perfectly!!!! The Butterfly skirt I will be interested in trying it on for the spring.... The other dress is backordered and will be in soon. I love their products, they are made well. They come fast and I always receive multiple compliments.
love this dress!
Feb 5, 2020 | Posted By Delilah Vohnoutka from PRIOR LAKE, MN United States
wanted this dress forever, now it's on sale, will probably save it for granddaughter's upcoming wedding. it is so comfortable, and it fits perfectly, very, very pleased, it is so attractive , on. would love to get the other 2 colors!.I purchased the blue.
Jan 10, 2020 | Posted By Rachel G from Auburn, WA United States
I bought the blue in 2x. Not only is it not the vibrant blue color advertised, the lace is completely wrong and looks like a chinese knockoff of the advertising picture. I've been wanting this dress for years, and I am incredibly disappointed, and will be returning it.
May 5, 2019 | Posted By Ruth E Smith from Tumwater, WA United States
I was quite pleased with the phone assistance, not to mention prompt and accurate resolution of my whole order. My measurements were spread across the size chart, so I ordered two dresses in two sizes, certain that one would fit. They were both way too big. As I was beginning to be pressed for time, the customer service person was very helpful in keeping the account straight and in getting out my second order of two dresses - it arrived within 3 days. Amazingly, the smallest one fit (yay!!!). And it fit perfectly! It feels nice - no harsh seams or irritating zipper heads, and I LOVE the color (blue).
Beautiful and fun dress
Feb 22, 2019 | Posted By Doug Rose from Ruston, LA United States
I bought this for my daughter-in-law for her birthday. She had seen the catalog at our house and admired the dress. She was surprised and delighted to receive it. She said she will wear it on a special occasion. It looked cute on her. I may buy her the other two colors "just for fun" as I really liked the green and everyone needs a little red dress to wear at a funeral for "THAT" person!
Dec 22, 2018 | Posted By Brunilda Santos from Nashville, TN United States
I really, really love the dress. the color blue is also beautiful. But what I like the most is the material because, it is really soft and comfortable on the body. I highly reccomend it. Thank you very much.
Dec 9, 2018 | Posted By Charles Hardin from New Orleans, LA United States
We returned this item.
Not for small busts
Nov 28, 2018 | Posted By K.T. from Ashburn, VA United States
Beautiful dress and wish it fit, but my bust is not large enough to fill out the top. Should have listed to other reviews that had the same issue.
I have Red and Green
Oct 9, 2018 | Posted By Monica Weber from Hellertown , PA United States
I bought the red and green and now I want to buy the blue!
Oct 9, 2018 | Posted By Jody from Eighty Four, PA United States
I ordered this before, but have lost weight and wanted a other!!! I love this dress
IRISH GREEN DRESS
Feb 13, 2018 | Posted By RUTHIE BELL from BILOXI, MS United States
REALLY 4.7 THE OVER DRESS. LACE IS VERY DELICATE AND RIDES UP. THE DRESS IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS PICTURED, BUT WILL BE EASY TO DAMAGE. I WILL BE EXTRA CAREFUL I LOVE IT!!!
Feb 5, 2018 | Posted By M P from Tuscaloosa, AL United States
This dress looks much better in the catalog picture. Nowhere near worth the cost.
Jan 7, 2018 | Posted By Kuczynskiinor from Salem, OR United States
Was happy with the dress. Bought it for a New Years party and was complemented on it.
Dec 16, 2017 | Posted By Jan from Macdoel, CA United States
gift arrived timely, recipient has not tried the dress on yet.
Needs daylight perhaps
Jul 24, 2017 | Posted By Cynthia Hughes from Cary, NC United States
I've always been impressed with the quality of Gaelsong products until this dress. Like everyone, I couldn't wait for it to arrive. I ordered blue. Three complaints: In order for the color to be bright as in the pictures, you need very bright lights or sunshine. The material is very thin and clingy like a dance costume would be perhaps. The fabric has a noxious odor. Overall the quality was very disappointing despite my wanting it not to be. I'll be returning or exchanging this for something else.
Jun 11, 2017 | Posted By Debra Hinten from Asheville, NC United States
The dress was better than the picture. Fit great. Arrived earlier than expected.
Feb 11, 2017 | Posted By Candace Schmidt from Plano, IL United States
Have wanted this dress for 3 years and finally have an event to wear it to, it is as beautiful as I had hoped and love it can't wait to wear it
Gown to be admired
Jan 23, 2017 | Posted By Melina from NYC, NY United States
Love the material of the dress. Soft to the touch. Can't wait to wear it to next year's Christmas party.
Jan 9, 2017 | Posted By MikeW from Philadephia, PA United States
Very nice dress for the price. Arrived on time.
Dec 26, 2016 | Posted By Tamara from San Diego, CA United States
I bought this for a Christmas party and it is just lovely. Very comfortable and flattering. My only issue was that it ran large through the bust so I needed a few alterations. I probably could have sized down and it would have still fit well. I saw that some reviewers didn't like the stretch fabric but I think this is an excellent feature - it doesn't detract from the overall attractiveness of the dress and gives some wiggle room in case you gain or lose a few pounds between wearings. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase.
Dec 12, 2016 | Posted By Denise from Walkerton, VA United States
I purchased the blue and loved it. Wore it to a Christmas party. I took the advice of others on size. I wear a 10/12. Ordered the medium and it was just right. I am a triple D up top. The fit was good but i did have some cleavage showing. Nothing embarrasing. Very pleased with the fit and comfort. Oh and i am 5'2' and it hung a bit below the knee.
Just what I wanted
Dec 2, 2016 | Posted By Kat from Glassboro, NJ United States
I bought this dress in green and I love it. First I should say that this is a knit green dress with a sheer black overlay with green embroidery. As such, there is a lot of stretch in the fabric, and you might want to order a size smaller than usual. That being said, I got a lot of compliments on the color. The green is vibrant enough even through the black overlay, and the embroidery adds a nice finishing touch. This is also a side zip, so it's easy to zip myself. It is very comfortable on, and it's versatile enough to wear to a wedding, or simply out for a nice dinner.
Dec 2, 2016 | Posted By Linda Knoth from Clearwater, FL United States
This dress is absolutely gorgeous! The fit is perfect. Perfect for the Holiday Parties!
Fits Like a Glove
Nov 28, 2016 | Posted By Dshopper from Woodbridge, VA United States
I wear a plus size so it is rare I can order a fitted dress and have it fit so well. Looking forward to looking good at holiday parties.
Red Celtic Holiday Festive Dress
Aug 9, 2016 | Posted By Marcia from Valley Springs, CA United States
Love this dress!
Jul 4, 2016 | Posted By from California from Paso Robles, CA United States
This is my first purchase from Gaelsong. The blue dress was beautiful. Fit well, although it is designed for women with a large bust, so I will have to take it in a tad. Not hard. I received so many compliments when wearing out and about, even from strangers at the store. Loved it. Plan to purchase more!
Apr 30, 2016 | Posted By Alison from Rochester hills, MI United States
This dress was absolutely breathtaking. Very comfortable and extremely flattering. It fit perfectly.
Love This Dress!
Mar 29, 2016 | Posted By Maggie C. from Mansfield, TX United States
Just got it in green to wear to my favorite musical; material feels absolutely wonderful, fits so well, good length, absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to wear it to see Wicked next month!
Jan 6, 2016 | Posted By deb knoll from LOCKPORT, NY United States
beautiful dress!! wore multiple times to different holiday functions, felt like a princess. comfortable as a tee shirt and looks great. i want one in each color
Jan 3, 2016 | Posted By Elizabeth from Detroit, MI United States
The royal blue dress was rich in color with unique style. However, the quality was poor and not worth the cost of the dress. I ordered it in December and returned it within two days ( still waiting on payment to be returned to my charge card. Overall, the fit was just as expected. If it goes on sale, I will buy if for my upcoming Caribbean cruise-2016!
Green Party Dress
Dec 30, 2015 | Posted By Julia Kappenman from Lincoln, NE United States
I loved it! Due to the use of the single knit under the black sheer with lace, it has a nice stretchy quality allowing it to fit a little looser yet still hang nicely. I recommend it highly.
Dec 21, 2015 | Posted By Hermione Granger from Springfield, NJ United States
Soft, comfortable, and elegant. A gorgeous shade of green, too!
Perfect dress for holiday parties!
Dec 5, 2015 | Posted By JB from Ladera Ranch, CA United States
My absolute favorite dress for holiday parties. Very flattering on a fuller figure with a hint of Celtic flare.
Nov 28, 2015 | Posted By Shay from Homer Glen, IL United States
nice dress but shorter than it looks and had to return it
Oct 20, 2015 | Posted By Toni Knabl from Wallkill, NY United States
I was very happy with the customer service. While I ultimately returned my item because it was too big, the customer service was fantastic! Quality of the item I purchased was excellent. Very nice company to deal with.
Oct 3, 2015 | Posted By Mary Wilson from West Islip, NY United States
Love, love, love this dress! The emerald green color is perfect - I already bought one in blue for my daughter's wedding and was so comfortable that I bought this one for another wedding!
emerald green dress
Sep 28, 2015 | Posted By Ana from Orlando, FL United States
Perfect fit. I wish the interior cloth to be silky. I think the dress is a little expensive for the quality of the interior cloth and the outside part would be better in green also.
Jun 12, 2015 | Posted By Amanda from Las Vegas, NV United States
This dress is beautiful and very comfortable. Perfect for holidays or any special occasion! Great customer service too!
Green dress stunning
Jun 10, 2015 | Posted By Kin from Palmyra, AL United States
I showed this dress to my son who is getting married in June. The wedding party is in a lighter green. He said I want u to wear that. I got it it is beautiful. Size fit perfect and the detail is amazing. I put it on and felt like a princess. I will order again. It was well worth the price, quality is awesome.
May 18, 2015 | Posted By Yvette from Chino Valley, AZ United States
I ordered the festive dress in green. The first one I received I had to send back due to a tear in the overlay. Gaelsong was great and got my replacement back to me in record time, the dress is beautiful, fits well and was in time for me to wear to my nephews wedding.
Love the dress
May 14, 2015 | Posted By Diedre from Houston, TX United States
I want to get it in blue too. It is a little large, but better to have some extra room then being too tight which I find from other clothing websites.
Apr 11, 2015 | Posted By Nisha from Alexandria, VA United States
Gorgeous, feminine and attractive dress. Beautiful style. Perfect fit and in accordance with size chart. A happy purchase.
Mar 23, 2015 | Posted By Alisha Tanner from Amarillo, TX United States
LOVE THIS DRESS! It's the perfect color and even with my bit of baby fat left over it looks great. I love green and it's a great shade. This is now my favorite dress.
I love this dress!!!
Feb 20, 2015 | Posted By Mary Lou Gritton from Lorton, VA United States
I am very pleased I chose this dress. When I put it on and it fit perfectly with my body type. (let's just say curvy). My husband loves it too! I am wearing it to my nephew's up-coming wedding. Thank you for your speedy delivery.
Jan 24, 2015 | Posted By Mary from West Islip, NY United States
Love this dress! Will wear to my daughter's wedding. I might have to get a bra one size larger to fill out the top a little more, but not absolutely necessary. Very comfortable!
Jan 3, 2015 | Posted By A. McGinley from Jupiter, FL United States
Got this in blue for my daughter & thanks to the reviews I read, I ordered a LG. It fit like a DREAM on her & instantly became her favorite dress! Perfect for our Florida weather!
Dec 20, 2014 | Posted By Frances von stein from woodland Hills, CA United States
Except for the price difference between the wish list price and the store price the dress is nice.... Thank You
not so nice
Dec 16, 2014 | Posted By Ann from Humble, TX United States
Pretty in the picture, but not in life. Fabric is very thin and clingy, and lace did not sit well. Very disappointing.
Dec 12, 2014 | Posted By hibrau from Windsor, CA United States
I wore the green dress to my husband's office Christmas party. It's a very fancy affair (the dress could have been fancier if it were satin, as it looks in the catalog, instead of jersey underneath). I dressed it up with jewelry and a fancy up-do. I got so many compliments, especially on the color. It's so hard to find a green dress for Christmas--this was perfect. My only complaint is that the bra I wanted to wear showed at the armhole, so it does require a demi bra. Can't wait to wear this dress again.
Dec 7, 2014 | Posted By mark nielsen from fountain, CO United States
my fiance loves the dress i got her. it looks great on her as well. will be purchasing more dresses from your catalog in the future. thanks
Dec 1, 2014 | Posted By Laurel from Raleigh, NC United States
This is a gorgeous dress that fits perfectly. I couldn't be happier with it.
Beautiful and Comfortable!
Nov 17, 2014 | Posted By DaisyJane from Spokane, WA United States
I purchased this dress for a formal event. I danced in it for hours, sat comfortably, and never needed to adjust or tug. It is a beautiful shade of deep green, and the embellishments gleam in the light. It runs true to size- I could have gone with an XL if I had wanted a more snug bodice, but I got the 1X for comfort, and it was fine. Also, the customer service was exceptional. They actually saved us money on the shipping and were great to deal with. Thank you!
Oct 22, 2014 | Posted By Sara from Mountlake Terrace, WA United States
The dress is beautiful and the fit was perfect! Very true to sizes as well :D
Oct 22, 2014 | Posted By Kimberly McHugh from Williamsburg, VA United States
Purchased for a wedding and found it to be a perfect choice, fit, color & style.
Oct 20, 2014 | Posted By MaryLouise from Toms River, NJ United States
This is the first time I ordered from your company. The dress is as pictured and fit perfect. It is for my club Christmas Party.
lovely green dress
Aug 17, 2014 | Posted By Emily Diane Pearce from Satellite Beach, FL United States
I really like the new festive green dress, but I kind of wish you had a more expensive version made with a lining of green taffeta instead of the soft knit since it appears to be some kind of a costume, made for dancing.....Thanks so much for it anyway I am sure I will order more of them for my friend and I. Possibly for other members of my family also.
Poor quality and fit
Jul 28, 2014 | Posted By Lindsey from MI United States
Do NOT under any circumstances follow the sizing chart. The material and cut of this dress is such that you need to order down at lease one size. If you order according to your bust size it will be so big under the arms that pretty much everything is exposed. I'm a 38C with a 42" bust, my proportions are fairly normal, there's no reason this dress should have fit so badly. The quality of the material was also much lower than expected for a dress in this price range, cheap, flimsy, frayed ends, snags easily etc. I did not look nice enough to wear to a wedding, which it why I purchased it. Based on the pictures and reviews, I thought I was going to love this dress, it was a huge disappointment. I had the pleasure of paying for UPS 3 day select only to have to run out and buy a dress at the last minute anyway, then I got to pay for return shipping. I've been a Gaelsong customer since the 90's. This is the first return, but it left me feeling pretty sour.
Jul 19, 2014 | Posted By Shirley from Bismarck , ND United States
Lovely, fit perfectly...all ready for the Irish wedding.
Jul 6, 2014 | Posted By Lori jones from Salt point, NY United States
Such a disappointment. I have been wanting to order this dress in green for years and finally did. I should have listened to the reviews. Looks nice in the catalog but not when I got it. One side of the black overlay was actually sewn crooked and was obvious because of the bunching. I can't believe this was sent to me in this condition- there must be no quality control at Gaelsong. The fit was bad, the top was too big and it just looked cheap. I returned it the next day.
Better Than I Imagined
May 11, 2014 | Posted By Morgan Marie Jordan from Grants Pass, OR United States
I'm not young and when my daughter told me about this dress I was sure it would not look right on me. But the formal wedding I needed it for was two months away and I had time to return it, plus my daughter is never wrong about style. So I ordered it and it is perfect. I had to buy a wrap to cover my old lady arms but it fit so well. I'm 5'3 and the small is just right. The measurements on the sizes chart left me wondering, however I used the bust size and it worked. The dress is not only beautiful, it is comfortable as well. The color is amazing and I will be able to dress this up or down and therefore wear it to many functions. Very happy.
Apr 5, 2014 | Posted By Cathy from Mt Laurel, NJ United States
The red was all that I had expected. It fit great and looks good. It will look wonderful at my daughter's wedding.
Mar 20, 2014 | Posted By Paula from Colorado Spgs, CO United States
The dress looked so lovely in the catalog, and many of the reviews were good, so I ordered it in red. I was very disappointed in the quality and the color of the dress. The material is very cheap, and the color of the dress itself is not actually red. The red embroidery on the front clashes with the color of the dress. The dress also does not drape well, and looks like a cheap t-shirt when worn. I sent it back and exchanged it for the Flamenco Skirt in red, which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!
Green Festive Dress
Mar 18, 2014 | Posted By Holly from Springfield, VA United States
Feb 12, 2014 | Posted By Tina W from Panama City, FL United States
I ordered the emerald green as my wedding dress. I read other reviews ahead of time so I was aware it could run big. It is a perfect fit and exactly what I wanted.
Feb 11, 2014 | Posted By Noelle from Brooklyn, NY United States
This is an amazing purchase. I love the color, I love the fit and I love this dress. I wish I could wear it every day. It is so flattering and comfortable. Thank you!!
Feb 6, 2014 | Posted By Deb from Coventry, CT United States
This dress is simple and elegant and most of all comfortable. Going on a cruise and thinking it will travel well.
A Perfect Dress
Jan 30, 2014 | Posted By Colleen from Spokane Valley, WA United States
This dress is gorgeous. It fits perfect and is true to its size. I might be buying one in another color!
Blue Fancy dress
Jan 24, 2014 | Posted By Bj from Sacramento, CA United States
This dress is very pretty. I purchased it in blue. I really like the way it turns from blue to black when you move you see the blue alot unlike some of the other comments I read. I bought it a size bigger then i normally wear and it fits fine I could have went with my size as I can put it on without unzipping it. Loose is good because I'm using it on a cruise and it will leave room to eat lots of goodies.
Jan 21, 2014 | Posted By Teresa Nall from Louisville, KY United States
This dress is very pretty. It is a bit big but I believe the smaller size would be too small. I will have to have it tailored but as I am in the middle of a weight loss program, I believe this is my issue and not the manufacturer. I can't wait to wear this on my cruise in April!
Jan 11, 2014 | Posted By T.G. from Redondo Beach, CA United States
The only problem I have with this dress is it is a bit too big on me even though I ordered it in a Small. Besides that though this dress is beautiful and simply amazing.
Red Festive Dress
Jan 2, 2014 | Posted By Federico V DiGiovanni from Topeka, KS United States
Showed up beautifully wrapped and in an extremely timely fashion. Ordered about a week before Christmas and it still showed up on time. Thank you!
Jan 2, 2014 | Posted By Kim from NY United States
I wore this to a New Years Eve wedding and received lots of compliments. It was so comfortable to wear, not how you'd expect a dressy dress to feel. I read other reviews and ordered a small, it fit perfectly. I am very glad I ordered this.
LOVE THIS DRESS
Dec 31, 2013 | Posted By Roxy from Upper Saddle River, NJ United States
I've wanted to get this dress for a long time, so when it went on sale this month I just had to have it. Emerald green is my favorite color and this dress is so elegant. The sizing is perfect (I a 5'2" and usually wear a 4 petite - the small fits perfectly). I am tempted to get it in the cobalt blue... maybe for spring!
Festive Dress in Green
Dec 29, 2013 | Posted By Juliana Morgan from Turbotville, PA United States
I wore this dress for Christmas Eve this year and it was stunning. I ordered the Large and it fit me comfortably, but it is a little low in the front. I got a lot of compliments in this dress and look forward to wearing it for other occasions. I loved this dress so much that I ordered it in red and will eventually get the blue one as well.
Dec 18, 2013 | Posted By Caitlin from , NJ United States
Gorgeous dress! It runs a wee big, so if you're in between sizes, get the smaller size! I took that advice from others reviews and I'm glad I did.. It's sooo beautiful and very modest :).. However, It's a little too big in the chest... I'll just have to get me an extra padded bra! LOL.
Dec 17, 2013 | Posted By Christa from North Hollywood, CA United States
I have been wanting this dress in green for about 3 years now, but it's so pricey. I kept hoping it would go on sale, but I finally decided to treat myself and ordered the smallest size offered (a small. My face fell as soon as I pulled it out of the packaging. I could immediately see that this is no small. It's a 6/8 (medium), easily. I'm 5'1", 34A/B bust, and around a 27 or 28 inch waist. I didn't even need to unzip the dress to get into it, and everything just hung on me. I could fit a fist in both sides at the bust and waist, and the straps were definitely made for a taller person. But I've been lusting after it for so long, and I paid quite a chunk of change for it, so I took it to the lady who usually does my alterations. She said I'd have to take it in to an actual tailor, and that it would be more expensive. I found a tailor and took it in during lunch today--they can make all the alterations, which includes bringing the straps up and getting rid of several inches off the sides. But it's an additional $50. I'm paying it, of course. It's too pretty not to, but I'm pretty disappointed. It's just a jersey knit dress underneath the netting, so I'm not quite sure why the dress is $98. It IS beautiful, however, and is incredibly flattering when it fits. I see it goes up to an XXXL here; perhaps Gaelsong might want to think about also offering true small and extra small sizes? I'm not an XXS, but the way they have this dress labelled, that's exactly what I'd need to order.
Dec 12, 2013 | Posted By Dianne Beal from North Stonington, CT United States
I received this dress as a gift from my mom - she was so excited as it looked lovely in the picture. When I received it however I couldn't believe how cheaply made and flimsy the material. It was simply awful. We were both quite disappointed and I couldn't wait to send it back. I expected much better quality for the price.
Dec 5, 2013 | Posted By Ruth Brinck from Harrisburg, PA United States
my order was handled quickly, with updating emails and questions answered very well
Much too large, color dulled
Nov 29, 2013 | Posted By Kate Kenney from New York City, NY United States
This dress which is so lovely in the catalogue is unfortunately different when it isn't under the photography light shot for the promotional picture. The color is so dulled by the black overlay that you get just a hint of the color, rather than a muted tone of it. Still very attractive, but different than what I was expecting based on the picture. Regardless, I had to send it back as the small is much larger than any small size I have run across-it hung loosely and limply and simply wasn't made to fit anyone who has a petite or smaller frame. I'm an accomplished seamstress, and because of the zipper placement an alteration to make it even remotely wearable would be incredibly difficult, and therefore I determined it couldn't be made to fit. Unfortunate, and disappointing. I also had the many black threads on the lace trim I read about in other reviews.
very pleased with my dress
Nov 22, 2013 | Posted By kim rodriguez from new castle, DE United States
ordered for my daughter's wedding this past Saturday. very pleased and pretty.
Nov 22, 2013 | Posted By Bonita Miller from Kenai, AK United States
The dress was shipped quickly and I received it quickly! It is a beautiful dress. I'm glad to have had such great service, thank you.
Nov 18, 2013 | Posted By lynn from Raleigh, NC United States
Lighter weight of material than expected but lovely dress, beautiful color and great cutouts!
Beautiful Dress. But...
Nov 15, 2013 | Posted By KC from Cape May County, NJ United States
The dress is gorgeous but online it appeared to be a brighter blue than it was when I received it. The color is actually blue with a black overlay, so the dress actually looks much darker in reality.
More lovely than the picture
Nov 5, 2013 | Posted By jennybach from Alameda, CA United States
The dress is so beautiful and fits just right. I got a ton of compliments on it. Now I really want to get it in blue and green, too.
Oct 26, 2013 | Posted By 4Rose from VA United States
Beautiful - beautiful fit, fabric, and comfortable, too! Great buy!
Sep 26, 2013 | Posted By Lisa from Palm Beach Gardens, FL United States
Fits wonderfully and the color is a beautiful Emerald!! Comfy and Dressy - what more could you ask for!
Aug 14, 2013 | Posted By Susan Wexell from Williamsfield, IL United States
Bought this dress for my granddaughter. She will be wearing it while playing her Irish Harp at the Highland Games in the Quad Cities, Iowa. Beautiful elegant dress!!!!
May 30, 2013 | Posted By Roxanne Bird from Old Forge, NY United States
Love the dress it's so pretty and fits great!!
May 12, 2013 | Posted By Michael Caroff from Wyomissing, PA United States
The dress is spectacular, my wife loves it and wants every catalogue you have have. thank you
Festive Green Dress
May 10, 2013 | Posted By Nancy S. in Tucson from Tucson, AZ United States
I purchased this dress for an important event I attended last Friday (May 3rd, 2013). The dress fit well and I received a number of compliments on the color. However, when I washed the garment and followed - to the letter - its care instructions (hand wash only), I was very disappointed. The green dye had a tremendous discharge and migrated to the label in the garment itself. I teach textiles at the college level, so I know a thing or two about dye issues. Wonder how much testing was done prior to selling this garment? The dress does not look as good now and I probably won't wear to another special event again. I would like to return for a replacement and will DRY CLEAN the dress the next time.
Apr 27, 2013 | Posted By Nancy from New Hampton, NY United States
Love it! The color is gorgeous and it fits nicely :)
Poor quality and runs large, too
Apr 26, 2013 | Posted By fluffysquirrel from sicklerville, NJ United States
Beautiful, but fragile:( The care instructions should not have offered the option to hand wash---the embroidery at the hem all started coming off. Some of it came loose at the waist, too. The reason I washed it was because of the odd smell of the dress when I opened the package; thought I could freshen it up. Falling apart all over the place and the occasion I planned to wear it for is in less than 2 weeks. There is no one in customer service on the weekends which adds to my sadness. Do not wash under any circumstances. Poorly made:( It's a shame because it is a beautiful dress.
Apr 17, 2013 | Posted By Alyssa from AZ United States
I ordered this Festive Dress in royal blue, size medium. I was debating whether to pick the large or medium because on the sizing chart I am 34 waist and 43 hip, but accurately a 36 bust. I went with the "M" and it fits perfect. The "L" would have probably been a little too loose. The dress is not restricting or scratchy at all; you are able to move your arms very freely. I am 5'8" and the length of the dress for me in "M" is tea-length, meaning that its length is just under the bottom of my knee cap. The netting makes the blue appear very dark and makes the dress look like it is almost on the verge of changing to a dark sort of purpley blue; however, when you lift the netting up, you can definitely see that the fabric underneath is royal blue. The dress feels a little weighty but that is because it is a cottony material. It lays very nicely and hugs your torso under your bust. Didn't have any problems with the company and arrived quickly.
Apr 12, 2013 | Posted By Christina from Santa Rosa, NM United States
Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! The color was sumptuous, with an air of magic and adventures to be. Thank you Gaelsong! Christina
Apr 8, 2013 | Posted By Jacqui from Palm Coast, FL United States
LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress. I am thinking of ordering the blue one. Fits like a glove. I was worried when I read the other reviews about being a tad bit large but I am a little busty so it was perfect!
Festive green dress
Mar 19, 2013 | Posted By Kathy from Wyandotte, MI United States
I LOVE this dress. I am not a "dress" person, but I did love this one. Reading reviews I ordered a 1X and it fit, but I thought it may be a bit snug. I called and asked customer service to send me a 2x and it arrived in plenty of time for my event. Great service, and this is a great comfy dress. Order a size smaller than usual. It does run a little big. I sent the 2X back.
Green Festive Dress w/ square bodice
Mar 16, 2013 | Posted By Bruce R Bauer from Boca Raton, FL United States
You have yet again hit a home run. Wonderful product and arrived well in time for St Patty's Day. My thanks, Bruce
Feb 22, 2013 | Posted By Patti from Texarkana , TX United States
REALLY wish it was an actual "small". It's more of a medium and will be difficult to alter. Not as well made as it appears in the catalog.
Jan 31, 2013 | Posted By sara strom from ely, MN United States
i ordered the festive green dress for my upcoming wedding. it arrived very quickly and the quality of it is amazing! i didnt expect something so nice for that low of a price. i usually take a medium but the size small fit me perfectly.
Runs big, not as red as pic, but easy care dress
Jan 31, 2013 | Posted By Court from Nashville, TN United States
I read all the reviews very carefully before ordering this dress. I went with the red since the blue was sold out. (I was torn between both so just went with one not being available to make up my mind.) The red isn't as red as what's shown online or in the catalog. The black mesh over it really tones it down. It also does run larger to size than more true to size, which is not such a bad thing. Just something to be aware of. It'll be a perfect dressier dress to take on travels, particularly cruises, for me. All in all it's not a bad buy, and it'll be easy care and maintenance, something that's important to me.
Well worth it
Jan 11, 2013 | Posted By stacey hewitt from pacifica, CA United States
I ordered this in the royal blue color. It is beautiful-I'm a size 8 and ordered a small and it was true to size. Thinking of ordering in the other colors!
Dec 27, 2012 | Posted By Elizabeth from Ontario, OR United States
I was stunned by how quickly my item arrived-only 2 days after ordering and I live in a very rural area! My daughter loves the dress. It is beautiful.
The green dress
Dec 25, 2012 | Posted By Judith Thomas from Dallas, TX United States
Gave the green dress to our daughter as an early present, and she loves it. It fits great she says it feels wonderful, a great length, just perfect. So glad I ordered it. Great, great, great! I might add she is a size 1.
Dec 11, 2012 | Posted By Annaix from Gainesville, FL United States
This dress is lovely and also comfortable. It may be hard to see in the photo, but there is an underlayer of soft jersey fabric in green (or red or blue) with an overlayer of black tulle.
Nice dress, vivid color, not a perfect fit
Dec 5, 2012 | Posted By Galina from Washington DC, VA United States
This dress looks very festive, however it feels one size too large. I am still keeping it, I guess I can survive a loose fit. Good quality and very flattering unusual vivid color.
Dec 4, 2012 | Posted By Deb from Antioch, TN United States
I ordered this for my son's wedding, in green. It's absolutely stunning. Delivery was nearly 2 weeks. I am between a large and extra large, I ordered an XL and it's a little big. There is a side zipper as well. If you are between sizes, I would go with the smaller. I have no time to make an exchange.
Nov 30, 2012 | Posted By Genesa from Lincoln, CA United States
This dress is quite pretty and is true to size. The only problem that I had was that on the lacey scrolling there was strings that I had to trim off. Other than that it is very comfortable and fits great.
Nov 28, 2012 | Posted By Shelly Cary from Winnemucca, NV United States
This dress was shipped SUPER fast... I got it within 4 days of ordering. It was the only "must have" on my daughers Birthday/Christmas list. It was worth the money for the speed of delivery and quality of the dress! I would definitely order from here again!
Nov 27, 2012 | Posted By Marie from Davenport, IA United States
Fits perfect, looks beautiful, and arrived on time. Wonderful for different occasions.
Love this dress
Nov 26, 2012 | Posted By Lezli Polm from Pearce, AZ United States
I bought this same dress in green last year. I love it so much I purchased it in red this year. My only complaint is that it is rather low cut.
Nov 22, 2012 | Posted By me from double adobe, AZ United States
This dress was what I expected. It fits beautifully and I know that I would order another item from you. This was purchased for a Christmas Tea that I attend each year. I can't wait to show it off. Thanks again.
Many, many compliments
Oct 16, 2012 | Posted By J L Callahan from Hot Springs, AR United States
True to size, comfortable, flattering and no armhole net-scratching.
Jul 21, 2012 | Posted By Frances Meehan from spring , TX United States
Absolutely gorgeous dress. Very comfortable... prettier in real life than in the picture. It was for me and I ordered another for a friend... it is beautiful.
Nov 18, 2011 | Posted By Rhonda Nohava from Spencerport, NY United States
Beautiful dress! Ordered it for my February wedding (2nd time around) and I'm thrilled with it. It's beautiful and makes me feel beautiful. Fabric's a little thin but I can live with that. Can't wait for February so I can wear it for the big day!