M by Marc Bouwer Knit Dress with Sheer Overlay
pretty but short
I ordered this dress in both colors but unfortunately they were to short. I am barely 5'3" and they were a couple of inches above my knees. I returned them both and reordered the blue in the next size up, hoping for a longer length. Hopefully, the dress won't be to large otherwise. It is certainly worth the last clicks price. I have seversl of Marc Bouwer's pieces and love his sense of style.
Just what I needed
Glad I went 1 size up nice fabric just what I needed for my nieces wedding
Beautiful AND comfortable!
I love this dress. According to most size charts, I'm in between M and L, so I held my breath and ordered the blue in M - it fits beautifully. The body of the dress has plenty of stretch, but it's not cheap or clingy - probably because of the lovely fabric and the well-made lining, which has a nice weight to it, but is also stretchy. The fabric of the body of the dress has what I call a "peach skin" finish, which makes it look and feel rich - as close as you can get to non-shiny silk in a polyester. The sheer overlay is a lovely way to cover my upper arms. I am north of 50, in good shape, and I FEEL young, but I don't have buff biceps and, quite frankly, I think at a certain age - buff biceps or not - you need to start covering the arms at formal events...unless the medical community comes up with an elbow lift. I played around with the overlay and found I liked it best with the long ends tied in a simple square knot in the back. Sounds cheesy - looks lovely. Finally, this dress is a lot of bang for the buck. The price tag is no indication of how this dress looks and feels. I'm smiling broadly after trying on a mail-order dress - how often does THAT happen?
Nice,But Way Short!!!
Dress is really nice. It is beautiful on. BUT... It is way too short!!!! I am 5'9" and could NEVER wear this in public. More like a mini, mini, mini skirt. Normal QVC size fit great in the body, just wished it was much longer.
Don't like it at all......going back. Not flattering at all
Very Forgiving and Elegant Dress
Everything a girl could ask for! It's elegant, well-made, the perfect length, very soft, and lined so you don't have to wear a slip. This dress in black hides many flaws and the chiffon overlay covers my "in need of a tan" arms nicely. Also, my size wasn't available so I had to order a larger size but that's no problem. I just added a gold tone dressy belt and it gives the illusion of a waist! Now I look forward to attending that October wedding. Thank you Marc for making a dress that looks good on us short-waisted and short girls!
I was wondering whether to buy this due to some of the lower rating reviews. But it was a lunchtime special so I went ahead and ordered it. Love it, it's so pretty. The fabric is nice, the shawl just needs a light ironing after coming out of the bag. I bought it wear to my son's rehearsal dinner and for cruisewear, I think it will be perfect. Order it, you won't be disappointed.
THAT LITTLE BLACK DRESS!
RECEIVED THIS LAST WEEK IN A XXS AND FITS PERFECT DARLING!!!! IT IS SUCH A ADORABLE STYLE AND PERFECT FOR MY GRANDSONS WEDDING IN JULY. BOUGHT SILVER MAYR JANE HEELS AND SOME JEWELRY FOR IT AND I AM READY. DON'T LET THE PRICE WORRY YOU IT IS WORTH 3 TIMES THE MONEY. IT DRAPES BEAUTIFUL ON THE BODY, AND ALL I HAVE TO DO IS HAVE IT HEMMED ABOUT A INCH, CAUSE I LIKE MY DRESSES RIGHT ABOVE THE KNEE. I AM 65 YRS OLD, BUT ANY AGE COULOD WEAR THIS DRESS!!! THANKS QVC AS ALWAYS AND LOVE YOU MARC!!! ONE HAPPY GRANDMA HERE!!!!
I am so glad I didn't read the negative reviews on this dress as I would have probably not ordered it and missed out on the perfect dress for my body type. I bought this in the blue and wore it to a wedding receiving many compliments. My husband usually doesn't pay much attention to my clothes but this time he did telling me how pretty the dress looked on me. It was not only beautiful on but I simply felt beautiful wearing it and so comfortable! I am 5' 4" and the length was perfect as I am short waisted the length was below the knees for me which I appreciated. Love love love the sleeves and the way the 'cape' flows asymmetrically very figure flattering. I plan on buying the black one. Take a chance don't pay attention to the negative reviews. Worst scenario, if this dress doesn't work for you just send it back QVC makes it so easy. If you are fortunate like me you will own a high end designer dress.
I ordered this in black for a wedding and actually ordered a larger size but could of gotten away with a smaller one but did not have time to return. The dress is lovely but wouldn't it be great in a red; that would be stunning.
"Angelic" is the way my daughter, the bride, referred to me when I wore this in the blue to her rehearsal dinner. Got so many compliments, I went back for the black, which I am wearing this weekend to a very exclusive club for dinner - with rhinestone brooch and accessories. It is STUNNINGLY elegant. I cannot wait to wear the black and see the raves I'll get once more. I'm 5'4 and carry my weight in the tummy area. The length is perfection and it covers a multitude of sins. CLASSY beyond words!!!!
I ordered this in black, xxs. I love the sleeve detail because it adds the elegance and flair that I was hoping for. It is more fitted in the waist and bodice like I prefer, but it is definitely not tight. I am a very tiny person, 5'4", 106 lbs. I don't view the overlay part as being big. It just flows over the top in a beautiful, elegant way. I love it. I have practically every dress Marc Bouwer has done for QVC, and I absolutely love his designs, stylish and appropriate for my age. :-)