Nicole Richie Collection Chiffon Evening Gown
Why didn't they build-in a bra?
This dress was beautiful and I got many compliments BUT I went through agony trying to find a bra to wear with it. It is bare all the way to the waist in back which means a regular strapless bra won't work, and the crossover makes both regular and halter straps impossible. After trying various glue on cups, which gave no support at all, I found a bra that I can only describe as a contraption -- It had glue on cups with extender flaps, a waist band, an adjustable strap for the neckline that could cross like the neckline of the dress, and band that went down the front and through the crotch to connect with the waistband (There were hooks and eyes at the crotch.). It worked, but I felt like I was putting on some kind of medieval chastity belt. In our somewhat cramped cabin on a cruise ship, I had to enlist help from my husband, who was laughing so hard it made both of dissolve for a few minutes. I wore the dress twice, got many favorable comments both times, so I am satisfied, but now the contraption's glue is spent, and I am going to the local dressmaker to see if she can sew in a bra that will give some support and not involve glue, crotch straps and 15 minutes of futzing to put on. With a designer name like Nicole Ritchie, I would expect a structural problem like this to be addressed. For that reason it gets 3 stars rather than the five I might have given it otherwise.
Beautiful, but not for me.
This dress was beautiful right out of the box. I am a short full figured girl. Kind of thick in the waist. This dress is for someone more narrow in the waist. Also I don't have a long neck and a longer neck would show this dress the best. The only thing that looked god on me in this dress was the color. I say if you have a small waist and ample breast and long neck, give this dress a try.
If U order this gown Run out & get a RED speciality bra! The gown is wonderful. The compliments kept coming at my retirement gala. My 16 yr old grandson said" grandma U look like a greek goddess". Remember either a Red bra or No bra. This gown doesn't have stays, like my Kasdashian one shoulders I purchased July 2012. In Winston- Salem, NC, still smiling.