When I saw this dress, all sizes were sold out but size S. It was "reserved" for the longest time, and I kept clicking "add to cart" lol. It worked! I wasn't sure about sizing, but I figure S would most likely be ok.
Well, it arrived and I think the size S is a tad big. But it's definitely doable. It looks quite different on me than it does on the model - I thought it would be a fitted style based on the model photos, but it's actually a loose fit in person. I think even a size down would have been loose fitting.
It's very pretty though. It is lined, but it also comes with a completely separate slip that you can wear under the dress. That's kind of cool because I can also wear the slip under other dresses.
I do like the floral design!
So I think I will most likely wear it tomorrow night. But when I have some time, I might take it to a tailor to see if it can be taken in just a little. I think it looks a bit too baggy, especially from the side view. But I will keep the looser fit of the style because I like how easy it is and it will hide flaws even after birthday cakes. =) I'm not sure if it can be altered though - the outer mesh material with the beading on it seems really delicate. So we'll see.
I picked up another skirt for work at the same time - the By TiMo peached silk skirt in "burend rose ruby". I thought it was rather different from my other work skirts, and it's good to add some variety and pop of color!
When I first took this skirt out of the box, I was quite confused - the description on Gilt states that it is fully lined. But in fact, it is not at all. It's just a very thin silk shell which kind of resembles a nighty! I actually had to double check that I didn't in fact order a nighty. But then I put it on with shoes and a top, and it actually looks fine I think. Even though it's not lined, it is not see through at all.
I also got this skirt in size S. It fits just about perfectly so I'm happy about that:
There is a back zipper closure: