Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 (29 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Phyllis Taylor (Ypsilanti, MI) 2/24/2015
Hope it works better for you!
I wanted to love this dress, especially in the very sharp looking Black/White color but it didn't work for me. If you look closely in the photos (especially the Real Curves photo of customer Leeann), you'll notice that the sweetheart crossover neckline is stitched to the lace sleeve on a diagonal, which doesn't give you a true set-in sleeve and causes the dress to pull under your arms. Add to the fact that the stretch lace sleeves are surprisingly not very stretchy, and you have a dress that rides up every time you raise your arms higher than chest level. Fine if you're just eating dinner or posing for a photo, not so good for ballroom dancing. FYI, I'm 5'8", 42dd, 40 inch waist and 47 inch hips, so the chart suggested a size 1X but it was too snug overall. I exchanged it for a 2X and the lace sleeves were still too tight and the riding up was even worse. I gave up and ordered the Rumor Ruched dress instead, which fit great in a 1X. Hope you have better luck than I had with the Valentina!
Reviewer: Laura (Richardson, TX) 2/15/2015
Sexy Valentine's Dress!
I had SO MUCH FUN wearing this dress for my Valentine's date with my husband. I am 41 and a mother of 3 and it was SO NICE to feel sexy and beautiful. I bought the maroon and black dress, had the perfect necklace, and some new black heels. I turned heads and it felt GREAT. (literally, I saw men's heads flip around to follow me!). Total ego boost! About the dress itself: The material is nice. The lace is beautiful. Even thought the neckline is somewhat revealing, it completely covered my bra and straps. I bought spanx to wear underneath. Sizing-wise, I think Kiyonna runs big so be prepared to experiment a little with sizing. I purchased my dress on a Wednesday and received it on a Friday. I call that instant gratification! My other Kiyonna items need to be exchanged for a smaller size and I'm so selfish and greedy that I went ahead about bought them AGAIN in the proper sizes while I wait for my return to process. I wanted my Kiyonna fix before next weekend. That's how much I like what I purchased! The return (so far) is very easy and customer service emailed me a return label. Final note: All of the pieces I purchased are all made and sewn much nicer than mass-produced pieces from other plus-sized chains. You won't be disappointed!
Reviewer: Sarah Morehouse (Ballston Lake, NY) 12/4/2014
I bought this dress on a dare because I am self-conscious. However, once I tried it on, I just got over myself and wore it, because it was a revelation to me that I could look like that! So I wore it, and wore it, and wore it. Then I bought two more. You have to understand that I'm a 2x verging on 3x, lots of T&A, and ripples. I do not even have to wear Spanx with this dress. In fact, I think it looks a little better with just regular control top pantyhose. It just makes me look lavishly curvy and vampy. If you have lots up top and down below, try this dress!
Reviewer: CASSANDRA ASHE (Suitland, MD) 12/4/2014
I ordered this dress in purple/black (size 1x) and WOW, talk about sexy! This will definitely be my NYE dress and I can't wait to pair it with some sexy heels. I tried it on and fell immediately in love with the fit. This dress is so sexy. I definitely plan on ordering this dress in another color.
Reviewer: Tye Fabulous (Albany, New York) 11/3/2014
Killing em softly!
I purchased this dress months ago and never had the opportunity to wear it until this past weekend. I slipped into this dress and I was instantly transformed! The fit is flawless! I received so many compliments! I felt FABULOUS!! This dress is well made and very slimming. I was the star of the night; hands down, I was a winner!!!
- SKU: 11122608
- Made in the USA
- Self: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex; Contrast: 100% Nylon; Lining: 100% Polyester
- We recommend hand wash in cold water with like colors and lay flat to dry. Do not bleach. A low iron can be used when needed.
- Dress is fully lined, except for sheer lace sleeves.
- ½ length sleeves measure at 15 ¾”
- 2x length measures approximately 46” from high point of shoulders to hem.