I bought this dress for my 11 year old daughter to perform a liturgical Christmas dance. The dress is very pretty with a long flowing skirt that twirls beautifully during her turns. The skirt is quite sheer, so she has to also wear a nude leotard and white tights or shorts for coverage.
My daughter doesn't dance...but she is obsessed with Disney's Frozen and is obsessed with being Elsa for Halloween. Elsa costumes are sold out EVERYWHERE with no signs of restocking. So I went on the hunt for a dress that I could alter. This is is nearly PERFECT. Thank you to the other reviewer who posted the photo of her adorable little girl in the purple dress - I was able to see that the shape and cut of the dress was perfect for Elsa. The light blue color is a pale cornflower blue - a little different than the light turquoise I was looking for but it works. I'll sew aqua sequins on the bodice and make a cape. The dress by itself already looks like an Elsa dress and my daughter is in love - she won't take it off and when we force her to, she carries it around, sleeps with it... Thanks also to the other reviewer who said it fits very snug - I sized up and got the 6-7X for my 43 inch tall, 37 lb 5yo. It fits exactly like I want: with a bit of growing room (I'll have to hem it but no big deal - the fabric won't fray so you could also cut it but I want to preserve the extra length for growth). The skirt drapes and flows beautifully - it is amazing when twirled - it's a full circle. My only beefs: the front is self-lined which is nice, but the rest isn't. That means the skirt is a little see-through in this light color. It will need a slip for sure. Also, the material can snag - so keep it well away from velcro or anything snaggy!! Other than that, this is perfect for what we need it for! Quick shipping - thank you!!
I bought this dress in red for my very tall 10 year old. It is very simple and beautiful. I love the look of it in general but the torso is very snug-fitting, enough that you can tell which type of bra she is wearing! Other than that, I would recommend this to anyone wanting a classic look. I just wish that the torso material was a little thicker or looser.