Kelly by Clinton Kelly Maxi Dress with Woven Belt Detail
Not for my shape
This is a lovely dress, in gorgeous colors and with a wonderful drape to the fabric. At 5'4", I expected to have to hem this. But it doesn't work for my proportions. The shoulders are too long. I could have had them altered, as another reviewer did, but the belt hit in an odd and unflattering place--too low to be empire, and too high above my waist. It cut me mid-distance between the bottm of my bra and my natural waist, and with the shirring below the belt, it actually added bulk in the middle--and I have a flat belly. I also think the belt cheapens what is otherwise a lovely dress. Loved the fabric over the bust, too. But all in all, it didn't work for me.
Best maxi I have ever purchased . Precious , but.. If you are vertically challenged , this is not for you. I am 5"8 and with 3 inch wedges, it is at the bottom of my shoes. But love it!!! Sooo well made and color is great!! Fits true to size otherwise.
Love Love Love!
I purchased this dress in the blue and it is absolutely gorgeous. Yes, it is long, but I am 5'10" and it is perfect. I have the perfect sandal (with a little heel) to wear with it. It is very flattering and I am so happy I got this dress. Thank you Clinton! Even if this dress had been long, I would have gotten it hemmed it is so beautiful.
The sizing was way off on the dress, the cross cross ruching going over the breast area was horribly unflattering. The length was over, I'm 5'8" tho. The attached brown belt is what ultimately sent the dress back to QVC. It's very cheap looking and just made the dress ugly:(
This dress is AMAZING! Very flattering, and slimming for all body types. I am 5'5'' ordered an XL and will not have to hem - although I thought that I would after reading the reviews - wearing with a small heal sandal. Clinton Kelly keep re-designing this dress in different colors/belts - every woman should own one! I'll add a shrug for evening...perfect!
Great Summer Dress!
At 39 years old, this is my first maxi dress in about 20 years. I am 5'3" barefoot, 90 pounds and a chest of 32C. I ordered the blue in the XXS. OMG! The fit on the chest is snug, which I prefer, so that I do not get the feeling that the dress is going to fall off. The built-in ties in the back can be cinched tight to fit my 21-inch waist. It was waaaaay too long and I had to spend $20 to get it hemmed, but that was okay. I plan to wear it to work on causal Fridays, with a white denim jacket, or on its own on weekends when the Louisiana summer heat hits us! I had it hemmed so that I can wear it with my 3-inch platform wedges. Adorable!! Love it!
First Clinton Kelly purchase and I hope that the sizing will be consistent so that I can try some additional pieces from him.
LIke it was made for me!
I love this dress! It's very elegant, yet ladylike sexy. I'm 5' 8" & with high heels it fits me perfectly. Shorter gals would of course, have to hem it, but it's an easy knit that shouldn't be very hard to hem. I bought the blue one. I'm going to order the red one next.
You just sometimes have to....
Okay, so I haven't worn a maxi dress since I was a teenager ( now 52) but I found this dress striking in its simplicity with just the right touch of texture to keep it interesting. I have to agree with the other reviewers that this dress is way too long ( hint here guys we 're not all runway models). Only being 5'2 I did believe it was worth the investment of alterations. I am also short waisted so I had to have the shoulder seams shorten as well. My point is, if you like this dress, but are not 5'10, you may have to spend more to get it just right. The fabric has a very nice drape, so it hangs great. I love mine now and believe I'll have a dress I can wear for a long time.
Since I don't wear 6" heels ..........
Here I go again ! The dress is cute but since I'm not 7' tall nor going to wear 6" heels, this goes back. I'm not willing to spend $20 + dollars to have over a foot of fabric cut away.
Am I annoyed, Yes, but with myself for getting so caught up in the look of this dress that I failed to check the length measurements plus my loss for return shipping.
Amazon Woman Length!!!!
I really like the dress however it is much, much too long! Now, I have to got throuh the expense of having it cut off and hemmed.
Also, I don't particularly care for the elastic under the arms. Otherwise, it cute.
I got the dress in blue and I really love it. It's very flattering to any figure. I got mine in the medium and it fits perfect. The only complaint I have is the dress is way too long. I'm 5'6 and the dress drags the ground when I wear flats or flip flops. I will have to get the dress hemmed because I normally wear with a flat shoe. Other than that, love the dress!! :)
LOVE THE QUALITY THICKER RAYON - AND NOT POLYESTER
WOULD BUY MUCH MORE IF MORE PEOPLE WOULD MAKE THINGS FROM
RAYON RATHER THAN - UNNATURAL OIL PRODUCT POLYESTER
APPPRECIATE MUCH THE RAYON.
PLEASE MORE COLORS - A VERY NICE DARK GREEN, OR A BROWN
AND A PURPLE in the RAYON
PERHAPS A CHANGE IN THE :belt: would be nice - but not THE DESIGN!
HOPE YOU READ IT CLINTON KELLY!!!!!!!