Kelly by Clinton Kelly Floral Print Dress with Ruched Waist
Very pretty dress, but...
This is a very pretty dress, and I ordered it on line in teal. In the photos, the skirt looked black, which is what I wanted, however, upon closer inspection in daylight, the skirt is a midnight navy blue! Who knew!?? The polyester is very shiny, which isn't appropriate for the occasion I bought it for, so I am going to return it. It would be nice to wear to a casual wedding, and I would keep it for that, but I don't have any weddings on the horizon so far this year. The size, L, was perfect for me, a size 14, and the arm holes are a little big in the back, but that's nothing that can't be fixed with a little alteration. I might reorder it if an occasion for a dress like this arises.
This dress is HUGE! It's at least two sizes too big. I won't be reodering in a smaller size as it's very boxy and just hangs, I don't think a smaller size will fit what's wrong with this dress. The teal was very beautiful, just didn't work.
This dress is great. I ordered it in the teal. You can dress it up or down, depending on what you are wearing it for. The first time I wore it to work, I received multiple compliments. I love how it is all one piece and the skirt is lined so you don't have to worry about seeing through the material if you do not wear hosery. I ordered a XS based on my measurements and it fit true to size. My only complaint is the ribbon around the waist is a bit flimsy; it might have been nice if it was wider and in the same material as the dress but you can not use it and not notice since the loops are small and blend into the fabric.
Ordered this in the Brown; color was pretty; felt great against my skin; ordered in my normal size Medium. Sadly sending it back; the armholes showed my bra; and the bodice was a little large; I can wear petite tops and this is always a issue for me. I am 5'6"; so the length was acceptable; however when you sit down it feels too uncomfortable for me; such is the trend these days in buying dresses; Heads Up Designers!! - there are a large amount of ladies in late 50's that would like to have longer hems...the legs are not as great as they used to be :)
If the hem was longer and I ordered a size down I would re-order.
Tight arm holes
I like the look of the dress on the models which is why I ordered it. It fits very loose in the waist and the bust area is a bit puffy which I can live with but the arm holes are barely big enough for me to move my arms around when Im wearing it. It has no stretch which makes it very uncomfortable in that area for me. I will most likely return it. I am disappointed because I love Clinton Kelly & this was the first time I ever saw his clothing line.
I just received this on clearance and it is worth every penny. I love the black and brown combo. Very true to size I ordered extra small and it fits like a glove.
I like the dress with the gypsy teal sweater. I like the colour of the dress. The style is a little odd in the skirt and waist, but I can wear the ensemble to work and am satisfied with it. I would recommend it with caution about the poufiness of the skirt. Generally, I am happy with Clinton Kelly purchases.
NOT A GOOD IDEA
I ordered this dress to wear to an upcoming fancy Country Club party. I watched the video presentation twice before deciding on the black choice. Boy, I'm not sure how they came up with a black skirt paired with a brown print top! I thought there would be at least a little black in the top to tie it together, but it is just brown swirled top and stark black skirt -- not a good look. They mention the "retro" exposed zipper and acted like they were really creative with that. No. It just looks very out of place and cheap. I certainly expected a lot more from Mr. Kelly as I love his TV show and trust his designs, but this was just a bad idea from the start.