I purchased this dress for a performance piece. The material, cut, and color (eggplant) are beautiful and very flattering. Problem is, the dress is so small I could barely get it on! I normally wear an adult extra-small to small in everything, so I ordered an extra-small. It looked like a child medium in person. I'm sure that even going up to an adult large wouldn't fix the problem. I'm highly disappointed with this brand and will have to consider if I will purchase from them again. The small sizing range keeps so many people from enjoying this costume.
This was an awesome dress. My daughter loved it, but it is way undersized in the bust. Ordered the medium, returned for the large and saw no significant change in size. Even the large was too small in the bust and not inline with their measurement recommendations. Had to return both.
I bought this dress in light blue in 2012. It ran small then but I ordered larger and it worked out. It is an absolutely beautiful dress that flows beautifully. I also teach old school modern and it is hard to find dresses that look like this in the lyrical and contemporary categories. The studio I work for just purchased this dress in navy blue for a piece I choreographed. I fitted the girls with my light blue ones to make sure the larges would fit the bigger girls. I was very happy to find that it would all work out. That is until they came in. The navy blue is gorgeous. I love, love this dress but the larger girls cannot even get them on. I am extremely disappointed, sad and a little angry that Natalie has cut their sizes even more. These are stock items and should cater to the regular dancer not just the tiny ones. People of many different sizes take dance just for the love of dance and perform in recitals. There isn't even an option for an extra large. I am brokenhearted.
I purchased this dress for a church Christmas performance for my pre-teen daughter. It was absolutely stunning under the lights. The cut of the fabric has a beautiful movement while turning and leaping. This dress is simply elegant and would be a great investment!
Love love love this dress
I got the navy and am absolutely in love with it. I pinched the front and the back for a more pretty line but other then that i think it just looks beautiful would defiantly recommend.
The white dress looks absolutely stunning under stage lighting, but it is not lined whatsoever. I wore a fully front lined nude leotard underneath for modesty's sake, but I also suggest wearing pasty petals or sewing in bra cups. I found it a bit tight in the arm and leg holes (I am 5'3" and 115 lbs). Additionally, the fabric of the skirt is single-layered and not hemmed, which makes me wonder how long the dress will last. Still, one cannot deny the beauty of the drape and the elegance of the neck line. I wore this in a dance full of spins and fan kicks, and the result was breathtaking.
I purchased this dress in light blue for a liturgical dance piece at church. It flows beautifully. I also purchased the white chiffon scarf also on this site. We tacked that at the front of the neckline and at the shoulder tops, letting the remainder trail down the back. The length matched perfectly with the length of the dress! I did order a large. I wear a 4 in street clothes, maybe a medium would have worked, but this is fine. I'm well endowed on top. I was a little worried about the high waist style as often on me, that seam ends up right across my bust. It is still higher than it should be, but it looks fine. The fabric has some weight, but not enough to be annoying. Amazingly it has no hem, yet it does not roll. The length is perfect. It is low in the back so a normal bra will not work. I wear a nude bodysuit under it, bra built in. I'm not crazy about the built in leotard as that eliminates the ability to use the bathroom easily. I still may cut it and add hooks. All in all great product, performs well, and very flattering.
by: India (06/30/2015 - New Orleans, La, Usa) Age: 25 to 34
I need to order this dress for 9 girls total. ( 6 teenagers and 3 ten year olds). For my ten year olds, I am concerned that the dress will be too large. Could this dress be used for the 10 year old age group? If not what would be the closest to this dress for the 10 year olds? Also I need these dresses in within a week. Will you all be able to fulfill this order in a short period of time?
We cannot guarantee sizing as we do not know the sizes of the dancers. It runs as small as a petite. If you have any additional questions regarding items or shipment, please call our customer service department at 1-800-328-7107. As always, orders received the earlier, the better. - DDS Customer Service (07/02/2015)