Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1 out of 5 by 4458 Not Good
G.I.L.I. Is not close to sizing recommendations. It was before. Size up, size up.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Provence Waist Runs Large
This is a beautifully made dress. It is a heavy ponte knit, so it may not work if you live in a warm climate. Unfortunately, I have to send the dress back because the waist is huge in the size 2 which makes it look somewhat frumpy. I may try the 0, but not sure yet. GILI designers, please make more of a waist in the smaller sizes!
Rated 4 out of 5 by piscesgal71 Beautiful, But...
I returned it. Originally ordered the ivy green in petite and returned that one because it was too short in the overall length, the sleeves were a tad short and the waist hit up too high. I went back and ordered the ivy green in regular size 2 and it fit much better. I love the color combination of ivy green/black/gray. I love the modified v-neck and the overall silhouette of this dress. HOWEVER, there was very noticeable puckering along the right side seam where the gray panel is located. I'm not a seamstress so I don't know the technical words to explain what's going on, but it seems as if the piece of gray fabric was cut too large which is causing it to pucker, or it could be the lining. Speaking of lining, I would've preferred this dress did not have lining as I really don't think the milano ponte needs it; it's such a substantial fabric on its own. I was soooo sad to return because I really like this dress, but I just couldn't get past the very noticeable puckering (every time I looked in the mirror, my eye went directly to the puckering and no matter how hard I tried to smooth it down it just didn't work) :-(
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaggieMack Flattering
I have no problem with the fabric, either, will be great in the cold winters in the upper Midwest. I wasn't sure about sizing, went with the 2, and it was the correct choice, skims the body with no excess fabric anywhere. Super flattering and gives a shape without a shaper. Love the modified V neckline, attractive, and better than a sharp V. Glad I bought this dress!
Rated 4 out of 5 by NoraBarry Looks Great - with a Belt
I agree with the reviewers who like the material. Yes, this is a heavy weight ponte. The advantage to a material like this is that you can wear form-fitting clothing without seeing every lump and bump and jiggle. No Spanx required! But it might be too heavy in some warmer climates. Unfortunately for me this dress had a different issue that resulted in my returning it. I ordered the olive in a size 6 and it fit great in the hip and shoulder but the waist was huge. The only way this dress looked good was with a belt, which in my opinion defeats the purpose of the pieced design of the dress. I think the dress would look better on a lady who needs help defining her waist.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kamilka GILI-DO NOT CHANGE THE MATERIAL
I do not agree with all the complaints about the milano ponte material. It is absolutely fantastic for colder months. I have a couple of dresses (the ones with zippers) from this material from the last year's winter collection and they give me the best shape (they are not lined), even that I am a size 0-2, they still improve my figure. QVC-GILI DO NOT CHANGE THIS MATERIAL BECAUSE OF A FEW COMPLAINTS! Besides, GILI is already using lighter variations of this material, which I am not as crazy about.
Rated 1 out of 5 by annieV Too heavy
Received today--returning today. Beautiful dress--terrific style, however, weight of material is too much for me--G.I>L.I.--do this in a lighter weight
Rated 1 out of 5 by Minnaminna Dress material is a Joke
The dress looked good during its representation but the material and wright were not mentioned. It goes back.
I don't believe QVC was willing to sell it.