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A Beautiful Dress, But... (Large AND Extra Large)

This dress is extremely sexy. The deep purple, the decorative fishnet, the studded belt... elegant, sexy, and beautiful all at once. My trouble with this dress is that I just can't find a size that fits right. The large is a smidge too tight, the extra large is too big. If you can get this dress to fit you right, it's a great addition to your wardrobe.
Published:
Pros:
Sexy, Stretches, Removable Shoulder Straps, Beautiful Color, Suitable For Public Wear
Cons:
Doesn't Fit Me Right, Limited Bust Support, Studs Seem Cheap
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
For a long time now, I've been searching for a dress that's sexy enough for the bedroom, but covering enough to wear out. This one looked like it should be a dream come true; the color, the shape, the fishnet, the studs,the removable straps.. does it get any sexier?

What's Included:
For $42.99, you will receive the gorgeous fishnet studded trim dress. You will also receive two optional shoulder straps, and a nice padded hanger.

Material and Care:
This dress is made out of 80$ Nylon, and 20% Spandex (exclusive of the trim).

There are two layers of material to this dress. The inner layer is the purple fabric. The purple fabric is what goes right against your skin. It feels very soft, and almost silky against my skin. The material itself is also very stretchy, especially throughout the lower half of the dress. That said, the bust and the waistband are not as stretchy.

The inside of the bust area is backed with a blacked material which adds a very light padding to the dress. The black fabric is soft and comfortable.

The second layer of the dress is the fishnet trim. The fishnet trim is fairly subtle; being layered over such a deep purple, the fishnet does not stand out as much as it would on a lighter colored dress. That said, it is still extremely sexy.

The fishnet trim does feel sturdy, but you should be aware that it will snag on things easily if you're not careful.

Now, to care for this item, it is recommended that you hand wash, and line dry, the dress. I would not risk putting this through the washing machine as the studded belt is fairly fragile, and the fishnet trim could snag. It is also not recommended that you bleach or iron this dress. I would recommend hanging this dress for storage in order to help the bust portion keep it's shape.

The dress does not seem to wrinkle; it survived 24 hours in my suitcase without wrinkling.


Sizing:
Coquette has made this piece this piece available in four sizes; small, medium, large, and extra large. Unfortunately there are no plus sizes available for this piece.

I have this piece in both the large and extra large, and so I will be focusing my review on those two sizes.

According to Coquette's size chart, a large should fit someone with the following measurements:

Cup Size: C
Bust: 38-40
Waist: 30-32
Hips: 40-42

And an extra large should fit someone with these measurements:

Cup Size: D
Bust: 42-44
Waist: 34-36
Hips: 44-46

My bust, waist, and hips all fit into the measurements for the large. My cup size is a large c/small d.

The large fits me okay, but it's a bit of an effort to get my breasts into the bust portion of this dress. The waist band is part of the problem here, as it just does not stretch as much as the rest of the dress. Once I get myself in, my breasts look like they're about to pop out of the top (though they never do). another problem with the large was, for me, it was very tight around my hips and waist. It fit comfortably, but it was a little too snug for my liking.

The extra large, on the other hand, fits my hips and waist great; it's just the bust and waistband that are the problem. I have a lot of extra room in the bust area of the XL. This means that I'm unable to wear the dress without straps as it just won't stay up. It also means that the bust genuinely LOOKS too big, though not terribly so. The waist on the XL is far too big for me, which causes the studded belt to look baggy and cheap.
Experience
Design:
I just love the design of this dress. I love how sensual the deep purple color, and the black fishnet layering makes the dress appear. I also like how the studded belt adds a bit of an edge to the dress.

It's important for you to know that the studded belt does not go around the entire dress; the studs are only on the front. The fishnet, on the other hand, does cover the entire dress.

The straps of this dress are removable. This means that you can make this into a strapless dress if you choose. Personally, I need to wear the straps with this dress in order to get some bust support.

On the subject of bust support, know that this dress does provide some (but not a lot). Most of the bust support (for me) seems to come from the shoulder straps. That said, I feel comfortable wearing the large without a bra, but if I were to wear the XL, I'd need to wear a bra. That may just be because the XL is too large in the bust for me.

Packaging:
This piece arrived nicely packaged on a padded hanger. There was a plastic bag over it, which aided in keeping the item safe throughout the shipping process.

Quality:
All in all, the quality of this piece is decent.

I did find several loose threads, but that's nothing that can't be fixed with a pair of scissors.

I'm rating this as a 3 due to sizing issues, and loose threads.
Follow-up commentary
I love the idea of the dress, but I was never able to find a size that fits me properly. Despite the fact that I lost a little weight, the large is still very snug on me. The XL, on the other hand, is still way too big in the chest for me. If only I could find a way to combine the lower half of the XL, with the bust of the large... it'd be perfect. But alas... it hangs in my closet, unworn, because neither size fits me, and I'm past my return period.
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Comments
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    PeaceToTheMiddleEast  
    This is a really pretty dress too. Great review thanks for sharing!
  • bayosgirl
    bayosgirl  
    ty
  • kendra30752
    kendra30752  
    I love all the info you included on this! It sounds SO comfortable and sexy I wondered if it would be good quality or not. Too bad you couldn't find the perfect fit. If you're Ok with a sewing machine, you might be able to take the XL in just a bit for a more comfortable fit?

    Thanks for all the info! Very useful
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    Nice review. It sounds like the XL would be almost perfect for me
  • Geogeo
    Geogeo  
    I've been uncertain about this dress for a while, mostly because of the fit. The model is very thin and it even makes her look like she has a bit of a belly. Thanks for the review...I think I won't risk it if it doesn't fit you well either...
  • Secret Pleasure
    Secret Pleasure  
    great job even tho this isnt plus size i luv this dress.
  • Highmaintenancegirl916
    Highmaintenancegirl916  
    thanks for the review.
  • pinkzombie
    pinkzombie  
    Excellent review!
  • freshbananas
    freshbananas  
    Awesome review
  • xjonxthexgreenx
    xjonxthexgreenx  
    thanks for the review
  • clockwork451
    clockwork451  
    thanks for the review
  • closed account
    closed account  
    I'm trying to decide if I should exchange my medium for a large. The medium is too small but I wear a b-cup. the medium fits my bust perfect, but not my tummy or ribcage. i love this dress and really want one that fits! This is the only strapless dress i've ever filled out, so i'm afraid of the large, but hate to give up completely
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Nice review!
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