Linea by Louis Dell'Olio Knit Dress with Bead Detail
SERIOUSLY NOT UP TO PAR FOR LOUIS' USUAL CLOTHING
In reading the reviews, I would have thought this dress would have been a real beauty, however, I first ordered the cream color and when it arrived, the bottom row of beads were barely hanging by a thread and the material the three rows of beads was sewn on was totally crooked. Additionally, there was also a flaw in the woven fabric on the front to where the actual weaving was flawed. I decided to give it another try and reordered the same one in an "XS." As well as one in "Navy." I am 5'3 and weigh 115 lbs. and the fit was perfect. When both dresses arrived, the beading was sewn on better and the material where the rows of beads went straight across was visibly better than the first one ordered. The "Navy" dress was at least an inch or more shorter than the cream colored one.The hem was one of the most disappointing parts of this dress due to the bulkiness and the fact it was sewn by machine, which definitely stuck out like a sore thumb and cheapened the appearance of the dress further. Knit hemlines should always be finished off and sewn by hand. From all the clothing items I have ordered from Louis in the past, these dresses were in no way up to par with his usual fine fabrics used, nor was the attention to detail there. I totally agree with the other reviewers who stated the quality and type of zipper used was most inappropriate and did nothing for this dress except to give it a cheap appearance. Sorry Louis to write such a negative review, but this one totally missed the mark on so many levels and sadly it could have held so much promise.
I have been looking at this dress for a long time, and I finally ordered it. I always check the measurements before ordering, so this time I ordered a small and a medium, going by the posted measurements and not sure which size would work. I think the garment measurements posted are not correct and are misleadingly large. In a fitted dress I wear a medium, and this dress fits perfectly in a medium. Now about the dress. It's so cute and unusual, and the beading adds a great touch. I bought the navy, and I can't wait to wear it. I am 5' 31/2, and the length is perfect. I think the style is timeless, like so many of Louis'clothes. Just keep designing, and we'll keep buying!
THIS IS MY FIRST DELL O'LIO DRESS THAT I PURCHASE AND NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL. BOUGHT IT IN BLK... AND WHEN I OPENED THE PACKAGING I WAS NOT A BIT DISAPPOINTED.. I HESITATED BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER PURCHASED A DRESS ON LINE BEFORE.. AND I WAS NOT SURE IF IT WOULD FIT. SO I MEASURED SIZE BY MY CHEST MEASUREMENT AND IT IS VERY TRUE TO SIZE..
NOT TIGHT AT ALL.. IT IS VERY DRESSY AND WELL, I WILL CONTINUE TO BUY MR. DELLO'LIO'S CREATIONS...
THANK U QVC FOR BRINGING BEAUTIFUL DRESSES TO US LADIES... THAT DON'T LIKE TO GO OUT TO TRY ON AND THEN TAKE BACK TO RETURN ... LOL
THE BEADING ADDS THE SPECIAL TOUCH TO THIS DRESS...I DO RECOMMEND TO U LADIES (VERY NICE IN ANY COLOR)... I LOVE THE BEADING.. I LOVE BLING..SO UP MY ALLEY.... NOT MUCH --ENOUGH TO MAKE IT LOOK ELEGANT!!
Simple & Sleek
I ordered this dress in the beige in Large; however, I did have to return for a medium...actually I think I am somwhere in between those 2 sizes. I love this dress.
I don't have anywhere to wear it yet, but going to keep it. I have long admired it on TV.
I was not disappointed when I received it. Very interesting neck treatment, but not overdone...just enough. When just hanging, it looks unfitted, but when you try it on, it's a WOW...fits well and in all the right places.Unlike anything I've seen in brick & mortar.
I received my dress today. It was almost perfect except that it was too short for me. I am 5'5" and the hem was just above the knee. I can understand why some women would like this length, but it's not for me. Otherwise, it is beautiful!!!
Perfect for the Full Figured Woman!
Rarely buy clothes online. Took a chance and this was worth it!
Classic blue knit (not hot)
Bead Detail eliminates need for jewelry other than earrings
Great to wear to graduation, church, cocktail party (fall or early spring when it's cool)
My Long Search Is Over!
I've been searching for a dress to wear to my daughter's Fall outdoor wedding for months. My search is finally over. This dress is pretty, soft, understated with just the right amount of bling. I can be stylish and comfortable all at once. I'm 5'-9" with long arms and legs. The dress hits above the knee. With my sassy pumps it'll be perfect. I'll wear Spanx for comfort, though it's really not needed. I'm very seriously thinking of ordering the black and the sand. Thank you Louis! This is my first purchase from you. It won't be my last.
I am a late-comer to Linea fashions but I totally love these clothes. I am short--just over 5 feet tall--with an hourglass figure. I was sure this dress would not work for me. Wrong! It looks amazing. I got it in black in medium and it glides over my less-than-perfect figure without emphasizing any lumps/bumps. I'll probably wear a shaper with it but I'm not sure it would be necessary. I will wear a belt to give waist definition and I'll add thin shoulder pads. Because I am so short-waisted, the "half-moon" cut-out at the bottom of the top reveals too much cleavage. A black fake cami that attaches to my bra takes care of that issue and looks like part of the dress design. It falls just below my knee which is the perfect length for me. I don't need to open the zipper; it slips over my head with the zipper closed.
I Love This Dress!
This dress is gorgeous! The knit just glides over your body and the neckline embellishment is lovely. You will not see yourself coming and going in this dress. This will be my dress to the symphony and for special occasions to come. I just received some gunmetal earrings from Shoshanna (QVC), pear shaped drop earrings that match the gunmetal trim on the navy dress exactly.The shape of the dress design is not boxy on my figure; it is very flattering. I will wear Spanx with it, for extra control.
Nothing like you've seen
This dress is something you won't find in a department store. It's so beautifully made and fits like a glove, without being "clingy." It may not be for those who are very self-conscious about the shape of their bodies, but if you have the confidence to wear it, it's a knock-out! I have this in my regular size small in the navy color. Love it!
not a wow.....
i thought i would keep this dress, but overall it is a disappointment. i dont really care for the fit overall. i also did not think that the zipper was anything special... it would have been nicer to use an invisible zipper. the length was too long and i am 5'7". the material was just so so and really not special enough for a dress.... it may be better for a sweater or top. it is definitely going back.
I just couldn't believe that this was a Louis approved design considering the cheap fabric for a dress that could have really stood out. Ther is no way that the flimsy sewn on beading will stand up to more than one wearing. Sorry I will return this and hope for something better in the future.