I don't know about you, but I love frilly, feminine, pretty clothing. Especially during the warmer months! I tend to wear cute sundresses a lot in the summer, and I absolutely fell in love with the selection of cute, Juniors clothing at Lily Boutique. This shop is absolutely amazing, and has a wide variety of clothing that is not only drool-worthy, it is also very affordable. The vast majority of their pieces can be bought for $40.00 or LESS! This was shocking to me, because all of their pieces are items you would easily expect to cost several times more at a trendy little boutique somewhere in Soho or Beverly Hills. Lily Boutique specializes in some of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen, but they also carry tops, bottoms, shoes, outerwear and accessories that are all celebrity inspired and fashion-forward.
Naturally, I knew I wanted to see if the quality of these products matched their gorgeous appearance. I was thrilled when the owner of Lily Boutique agreed to let me review the Bygone Era Dress in Ivory. (Seen in the photo to the left.) This dress is stunning, and would be perfect for a semi-formal event or even a casual wedding.
My dress arrived very quickly, and was also well-packaged. The first thing I noticed about the dress was the intricate detail and the super-soft lace used to make the dress. This lace is NOT scratchy in the least, and feels wonderful against the skin. I also noticed the satiny lining of the dress. The dress is fully lined, but it is somewhat sheer, so I would definitely recommend nude colored undergarments so that they don't show through the fabric of this lightweight dress. Yes, nude. Not white, not black...Nude. Trust me here. Flesh toned is the way to go when wearing a garment that has a sheer appearance to it. Even white can show when wearing a white or ivory garment. (I learned this lesson the hard way years ago!)
The other thing I noticed about the dress is that the construction is impeccable. There were no loose threads or crooked seams to be found, and there was great attention to detail. This dress features a hidden, side zipper closure and offers full back coverage. There is an included silky sash that can be tied in the front or the back of the dress for an even more polished, feminine appearance.
I ordered a Juniors size Large, hoping it would accommodate my chest. I am a bustier gal, and often have a difficult time finding dresses that fit properly. Often, a dress will fit the rest of my body beautifully, but will be WAY too tight in the bust. Or if it fits my tatas, it will be tent-like everywhere else. Unfortunately, this dress proved to squish my chest and flattened my "girls" substantially. However, I did get the zipper to close with ease, which normally does not happen with side-closing zippers once I hit the boob area, and the fit of the dress was great otherwise. It fit my waist and arms quite well, and has a beautiful, flowy quality to it that is almost ethereal in nature. I love this dress so much, I actually plan to have it altered to accommodate my chest better. I think a little bit of stretch would have been ideal for those of us who are blessed in the boob department. So if you're more top heavy like I am, I would definitely order a size larger than you'd normally wear to make sure you have a proper fit.
Overall, I love the Bygone Era Dress from Lily Boutique. It is very well made, simply beautiful, and is definitely a conversation starter. As a matter of fact, when Dan and I renew our vows and have a "real" wedding, I am highly considering wearing this dress! Of course, I will have to have it altered a bit, but that is no big deal. It won't be the first time I have had to make such alterations to a dress, and I am sure it won't be the last!
I would definitely recommend Lily Boutique to all my fashionistas out there. This shop carries some of the most beautiful clothing I have seen anywhere, and for absolute bargain prices. Don't let the price tags fool you. These items are of the utmost highest quality. If you shop at Lily Boutique, you will be the envy of your friends and no one will suspect for a second that you didn't pay an arm and a leg for your outfit.
You can buy this and many other fabulous styles on the Lily Boutique website.
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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