- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
My Shades of Pale dress arrived today, rather, yesterday and I picked it up from DHL today. Since I’m at work today I went into an empty office to inspect and try it on and see if it fits.
Here are some quick pics I took with my iPhone. They are not the best, but I know that there are several bees and facebook friends waiting to see what a Shades of Pale and the Little Velvet Box dress looks like.
I will admit that the dress was supposed to be delivered by May 5th and its 2 weeks late, I was a LOT concerned that it would arrive before my wedding.
I tried it on over my clothes and it seems to fit rather well. I’ll know more when I get home this evening, but I know it’s not way too big like the last dress and it’s not too small. I kinda feel like Goldilocks – lol.
With a quick inspection I found the dress impeccably made. It is a 90-95% match to the Jasmine dress. The only complaint is the detail at the hip. It’s made from lace and I’m not a lace kinda girl. It’s still pretty, but it’s my only true gripe about the construction.
Other than that the dress was a little scuffed up around the edges at the bottom. Looks like I may have to have it dry-cleaned, but will try the old baby wipes trick first and see if they come out. The bottom is organza type fabric and shouldn’t hold too much dirt.
I also will need to have it fluffed and steamed. It was extremely well packed, airtight and now it’s wrinkled. However, they did add a few layers of tulle underneath the dress so I may not even need any petticoat. I didn’t want to dress to be overly poufy at the bottom anyway. So that’s a possible plus.
Overall, I’m rather pleased with my decision. Although I wish I had ordered from them earlier so I wouldn’t have to spend so much time worrying about my dress. But they saved me 50% of the retail value of the dress.
If anyone does order, I’d bump up the wedding date by at least 6 weeks and give yourself plenty of time. It looks like they are behind.
There are several other ladies on the Facebook page still waiting on their dresses. Shades of Pale isn’t that great at keeping up with tracking and shipment information.
I hope to have a few more photos this weekend with me fully dressed. Check back!