Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 21
Rated 2 out of 5 by PamLa A Huge Mistake
Because I have a good opinion of the Halston brand, I assumed I would be thrilled with this dress since I got it on sale. The sizing was way off, to the extreme that it was about 2 sizes too big. I normally wear a size 16, which corresponds to the XL that I ordered. Even with the drawstring pulled as tightly as it would go (it wouldn't "draw" in the back), I still had a good 8-12" extra room in the tummy area. Even though it's not really cost effective to return the dress, I've already shipped it back. I don't think I could even alter it enough to make it fit. Material was probably OK since polyester doesn't wrinkle or shrink. If you just have to have this dress, order at least one size smaller. Maybe the dress you get will gather up in the back as well as the front.
Rated 5 out of 5 by kderr01 Love!
Received this last week wore it first time today. Tons of compliments, very comfortable and flattering for this plus size girl frame. I thinks it's perfect for flattering the curvy girl. Take chance and get it can't beat the price!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Truly Grateful Cute for the price
Bought this dress in the blue to use for casual events. I like the color for starters. The neckline is a little too wide as other reviewer indicated. Once I got my bra straps situated slightly off my shoulders, it was fine. Not a fan of the faux drawstring.Fabric was okay-I think it would travel nicely. I would consider purchasing this is another color if the price was right.
Rated 2 out of 5 by PamO Nice quality, but did nothing for me
Really wanted to love this dress, and sized down as the other reviewers recommended. But I found the bateau neckline (which I normally love) to be so wide set that my bra straps showed. That, plus the fact that it did not flatter this pear shaped gal meant it's going back. Sigh. Dresses seem to be the hardest thing for me to find. Linnea by Louis seems to offer the best fit for my body type.
Rated 5 out of 5 by live to shop very nice fabric
this is beautiful....fabric is so nice ....nice for fall with tights & flats...thats all you need. print is not too
Rated 3 out of 5 by Peck4Ever SEW-SEW
That's what I'd have to have a tailor do to make this dress fit decently. My 3 stars are here because I like the style, material and pattern but this dress just doesn't fit. My main gripe is the neckline - I have to put my bra straps down my arms so they won't show and then everything just looks "off". Too bad; it really looked cute on TV
Rated 3 out of 5 by sherry_whine Sack Dress
The fabric, color and print design are great. I chose it in blue. It has a drawstring in front but it does not extend to the back. The front gathers and the back sags. I solved the problem by using one of my wide belts that just so happen to look good with the dress. Also, I read all the other reviews to find out it runs quite large, so I ordered it 2 sizes smaller and it fits. Unless you're a seamstress to fix the drawstring problem or have a belt that would look good with it, then save your money and find something else.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sammijo This is a sleeper dress
I debated on this dress for a while due to all the less than stellar reviews. When it was a lunch time special, I couldn't resist. The style of this dress is not structured, so it's not body hugging at all - a real plus for me as a short, fluffy female. I'm 5'3" and this dress comes to just above my knees. The fabric and print are really nice and I'm not usually a great fan of polyester anything, but it's a bit heavier and doesn't cling at all. Even though the fabric is beefy, I would not hesitate to wear this spring, summer and fall. In fact, it's going to be my 'travel dress' because I think it will pack really well. It's a bit light weight for winter wear in my neck of the woods, however. The only downside I see is the drawstring waist - I can't seem to cinch it tight enough to fit my waist. For the terrific price, I may just take it to the tailor and have a full elastic waist put in. I'm not sure what the other reviewers were looking at, but this is a very versatile dress.