Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 (5 Reviews)
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Reviewer: LaJuana (, ) 1/28/2014
Perfect Dress for the Pear-Shaped Woman
This is the perfect dress; it is sophisticated and under-stated. The fluid soft rayon knit fabric floats over my curves and the neckline, unlike that of many Kiyonna dresses, is cut high enough to wear professionally. My favorite part is the bodice design, which allows for the perfect fit for a variety of waist-lengths. Being short-waisted at 5' tall, I can arrange the ruching along the waist perfectly to fit my waist length and a person much taller than I would have no trouble making the bodice fit her, too. I removed the front elastic at the waistband to customize the dress for a bit more ease and comfort in the waistline. This is the perfect dress for those of us who need narrower shoulders but more room below the waist. The slightly gathered skirt feels comfortably fitted without being too revealing of every figure flaw; it floats below the knees in a feminine, but not campy look. This will be the dress I wear when I want to feel my best this winter. I want one in every color!
Reviewer: Karen (Dana Point, CA) 8/28/2013
This is THE perfect dress! Although I love so many Kiyonna dresses, this is the one I feel my best in. It is flattering to my "pear" shape and is modest enough on top that I can wear it to work without a cami underneath. The material is so soft and comfortable and the fit is just perfect! I love this dress so much and BEG you to make other colors!
Reviewer: A. Williams (Chicago, IL) 8/4/2013
Beautiful, Comfortable and Classy.
I don't often wear dresses as I don't feel comfortable in them. I bought this on a whim, not expecting to keep it, but fell in love with it the moment I put it on. I wore it to work the next day. I purchased the plum color, but would consider purchasing it in the navy as well. I'm about 5'8" and it comes just below my knees, which is perfect for me. The material is soft and comfortable and the drape is beautiful. It feels casual, but it is classy and business appropriate. I can't say enough good things about this piece; try it and try not to fall in love!
Reviewer: Dawn (Tyler, TX) 5/1/2013
Not For People with Long Torsos
I really wanted to love this dress. The silhouette is beautiful and I thought the fuller skirt would do well with my "Pear" hips. I could see myself wearing it with confidence in many situations. Unfortunately, the design did not work well with my long torso. The ruching stretched to accomodate my lower waistline, but the result was uncomfortable and very unflattering. Even moving to a larger size did not help. In the end, I had to return it. If you are more short-waisted, like the model, definitely give this beautiful dress a try; it will probably look great on you. If you are a long torso/ pear-shaped like me, I would recommend another style. I ended up with a Winona Hi-Lo Wrap Dress and I love it.
Reviewer: Donna (Atlanta, Ga) 4/18/2013
It's really a lovely dress. The photos do not do any justice to the shape of the neckline, which frames the face. I ordered this for a formal wedding and since I rarely wear anything formal, I wanted something that would have some versatility. This dress will definitely work for professional and cocktail occasions with a change of accessories. The fabric has a nice, cotton-like softness and has a pretty substantial weight to it. Although this dress drapes nicely, it would probably be too hot for mid-summer. I'm a 1x and found the sizing to be dead-on. The cut is good on my short-waisted figure and I don't fall out of the "v", which is often a problem with plus size dresses for me.