Mini dress with rhinestones

Mini dress by Leg Avenue

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Thanks Leg Avenue, the Dollar General cashier now knows my ass! Literally.

This plain black dress has material that's thinner and more lightweight than most under slips. This is a "one word sums it up" kind of dress: cheap. The material is a joke. If it's labeled as a dress, I expect to be able to wear it as one. Unfortunately, Leg Avenue didn't make it flowy enough to be able to wear a much needed slip underneath!
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Pros:
Elegant.
Rhinestone detail.
Cons:
Cheap.
See through.
Shorter than what it claims.
Scratchy.
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review
This pretty, elegant, dress. Oh it's so many things. The uniquely placed rhinestones are what drew me to it. It's too bad they clawed my arm like a mad kitten in a bubble bath. The price of this dress is far beyond what the thin, cheap material is worth.

This mini dress has one shoulder and the other is strapless. No worries though, this style never leaves you with any unwanted slippage. The one shoulder holds the other cup up. As you see in the photos, the one shoulder also has a piece of sleeve, if that's understandable. It's like a billowy sleeve with a cut in half. The rest is a simple, cheap as hell, see through, thin and useless "dress."
Let's go into some detail.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 22" from top to strapless cup to hem.
Length from shoulder strap to hem: 27 1/2"
Bust: 13" Will fit up to a small C. Larger will fall out or pull the fabric causing rips.
Width: 13"
Hip: 14"
Very bottom: 16" across



*Sorry about the funny photo, but with it was taken right under light so I had to hold the crotch out in case the photo showed right through it. Just ignore my hand on my crotch!*

The 32 rhinestones are nicer than I expected. At around 1 1/2" long, the rhinestone lined chest is heavy. The run from the very top of the right breast and under the left breast. A really pretty design, but they're loose. By that, I mean, you can move them around quie a bit and the very last ones sewed on each side are so loose that when I move my arms, they get caught and tear my skin to hell and back. It actually drew a tiny bit of blood on my arms. These are what makes the dress, otherwise it would be downright plain and ugly. The rhinestones are held on by thread only, which upon inspection, looks like it ain't going to hold those babies on for very long.

There is no extra material or support in the bust. A strapless bra is necessary or else nipples will be out to greet your company!

The dress comes with nothing extra, no panties, no hanger.

MATERIAL: 96% Polyester, 4% Spandex.

A seam runs under the bust and up the middle of the back.

How to bathe your rhinestone dress: You guessed it, handwash only! Let it drip dry. Do not iron.

COMFORT
The thin, cheap material is comfortable and stretchy. It has a nice bounce to it and from looking at it, you see a slight shimmer in there. It takes away from how cheap the material actually is. Until my arm started snagging on the rhinestone, I was feeling plenty comforable in it. The length is so short though that I'm constantly tugging at it. The highlighting of my entire midsection keeps me from really feeling great. It's somewhat high maintenance for me to constantly tug and pull. The dress being made of such easy, stretchy material will easily fit a medium, but any areas that cause the dress to stretch are going to be even more transparent. The small fits me well, and the way it hugs my body *feels* comfortable, but the shine highlights my midsection.

The product page says this dress is 29" long from hem to top. That's untrue. See my correct measurements. Including the shoulder strap, it's longer, but that doesn't change how short this will be on your body. It likes to ride up when I walk making it even shorter and causing me to pull it back down every second. The good news is, for taller girls, this will make a very pretty blouse! I considered hemming it shorter to wear as a top, but I am so sad and want badly for it to be a dress.


MY MEASUREMENTS:
Bust: Right: between a B and C cup. Left: 34B
Jean/short/size: Zero
Weight: 93lbs
Height: 5 2"
Waist: 26" Lower waist. Where I'm a bit wider, the love handle area: 29"


This day was nothing but filled with disappointment. One right after the other as I seen my purchases. The only thing I ordered that I liked was the bullet! Let me start from the beginning.

When I took the dress from it's plastic bag, I noticed the heavyness, then wrinked my nose at the cheap, material. When looking in the mirror, my first thought was elegant! Then I thought I looked pretty and nice. The shimmer in the dress brought out my glowy tanned legs.
Experience
...All was good, but I felt slightly uncomfortable at the way it showed off the shape of my belly. It shows every line rather than flowing snuggly over my curves. Not tightly, but it says "look! Over here! Look at us love handles" while my midsection pooch is fighting the love handles for attention on themselves. I am OK with my handles sometimes, but this made them overly noticeable, which means it's not the kind of dress I love--slipping it on and looking nice, even on bloated days. This is not my friend when I'm bloated or down on myself!

I've come to learn that if I buy any kind of dress/outer wear from a lingerie company, expect it to be cheapo. I can blow that one off since I normally find a way to make it look un-cheap. However, when you're labeling something as a dress, you should make sure it's at least somewhat a dress. Most of us girls automatically know a lingerie company's "dress" is going to be the length of a top. That only happens to me rarely. I'm so short that they actually end up being the perfect length for me. While this dress wasn't so short that it showed my butt while standing, it was uncomfortably short. I can get over that. Simple, just make sure you stand, place your hands in your lap if you sit, and never bend over. I'll live with that. I'm used to it.

I'm NOT used to the cashier at the Dollar store seeing my ass. Excuse my language, but I happen to be upset. My partner and I had plans for this evening and as we were leaving, stupid me seen my package and slipped the dress on instead. That was the mistake that ruined our evening. I checked in the mirror, strutted it around while my partner said nice things to me in the house. We got in the car, on our way to a nice evening and stopped by the Dollar General first to grab something for a migraine. What I should've done was grab a new outfit while I was there because I'm pretty sure what the dollar store has to offer is of better quality than this dress. Call me bitter, but you'd probably feel the same way.

While in the store, my partner noticed he could see my panties--thank God I wore panties--and my butt cheeks, even the crack of my cooter! I was thankful that the only people in the store were 3 elderly women that probably didn't have enough eyesight to notice my practically naked self. I had my partner cover my hiney with my purse as we walked out and across the parking lot, while I covered my crotch with my hands. This is something I would laugh off in other circumstances, but this is priced as a dress, not see through, cheap lingerie.
Follow-up commentary
REVIEW CONTINUED
...Once we got in the car, I got to looking closely and sure enough, I could see my entire crotch just looking down. Instead of our planned evening out and going to a fun activity, I had him run in our local fast food place and get something to eat while I sat nude in the car, and then went home. Our plans required an hour's drive so I had no time to come back home and change. Unfortunately, tonight was the last night the community had the particular activity we wanted planned. Yep, thanks a lot Leg Avenue!

When I came home, ready to cry after the day I'd had and the crap each of my lingerie orders turned out to be, I tried different under garments in hopes of being able to wear this cheap dress. Nothing has worked as of yet. I originally was unhappy that my panty line showed and you could see exactly where my panties were on my waist, but after learning you could see my entire panties and butt cheeks, I was furious. I tried a pair of seamless panties. They're neon pink and they showed through. I tried a thong that's cheetah print mesh (dark purple and black) you could see my cheetah ass. Tried tighty whities, you could see them better than any. I tried black, still they were visible, but not as harsh. You can still see exactly where my buns hang out though. Shorts apparently are the only option left besides a damn girdle! You can even see my belly button ring through this dress.


While this is cheap and less than wonderful, I still loved the rhinestone design and thought it looked pretty on. I tried it with leggings and had little luck. The wasit band and wrinkles from the leggings show through like mad and look bulky and that takes away the elegance. I've racked my brain for other ways to wear this all night and it's yet to come to me. I'm a fixer upper though! I won't stop until I have nothing left.

As for my very kind partner's opinion, well he spent a good hour telling me I looked pretty if that tells you anything. Bless his heart. We both had a hell of a day and he worked hard telling me how nice I looked.

I rated this 2 stars because the rhinestone design was clever and it's possible to make this look classy, elegant and sexy, but that's all thanks to you, not the dress. Had it not been transparent, I'd have rated at least one or two more stars. The length, crap and transparent material, plus the misleading price, has outweighed the pros. I want to take a minute to compare this to another dress I own and wear often. The purple dress is very nice with stretchy, durable material and even a lining! I bought it for $5 on sale. Off sale, it was $18 as most of my wide collection of dresses are. If you didn't understand my upsets with the "misleading price," you may now. At the least, they should've doubled up the fabric so it could be worn, not seen through. I'd have been totally happy then.

This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • CaseyDeuce
    CaseyDeuce  
    You look great! Love handles are not even as noticable as your see thru dress at the D.G.!! Thanks for the review!!
  • DigitalSweety
    DigitalSweety  
    You still look great in the dress! Sorry to hear that your evening out turned out so poorly because it was cheaply made
  • Leather & Lace
    Leather & Lace  
    thanks for the great review!
  • JennSenn
    JennSenn  
    Thanks for this review! You really saved me from buying this! You look pretty great in the pictures though!
  • mammas place
    mammas place  
    you look great in the dress...thanks for the review
  • animepanda89
    animepanda89  
    Thanks
  • StayAtHomeAsh
    StayAtHomeAsh  
    Aw! You are adorable in this! Too bad it is see through I really wanted this one! Have you tried a tight black strapless shaper or slip?
  • Ctsexycoupel
    Ctsexycoupel  
    thanks
  • Violet October
    Violet October  
    Ty
  • cbmb716
    cbmb716  
    This would be cuter without the sleeve! They should have just kept it a one shoulder dress.
  • Pete's Princess
    Pete's Princess  
    It is a shame the quality is not better. It looks great on you.
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