I suppose I should have read the reviews before buying.... I love the look of this dress but I am disappointed in the sizing. First I order a Medium because a previous dress I ordered in L was a bit big. I got the dress and it was extremely tight in the chest. I ordered a L thinking that it would fit better and there was basically no difference. I still have both dresses to sadly return.
I am 5'6" 150lbs and I bought a Large. I could not get it over my boobs. I wear a 36C. I am ordering an XL to see if it will fit, but we'll have to see. So sad cuz I really liked the dress and it is so cute! Carly Jean should put a stretchy panel in the back so all size girls can fit into the chest area.
I'm so sorry that the Katie didn't work out for you, Elle! That's a great suggestion of something for us to consider for the future! :) I would recommend looking at the Lauren which has the paneling you recommended.
My body size and shape is very similar to Emma's, which is why I always LOVE seeing her try ons! I originally purchased this dress in a size XS. I was able to put it on since I wear a size 32A bra, but it was pretty tight around my bust and didn't give me enough breathing room. I returned the XS and purchased this dress in a small and medium so I could compare the sizes. I could fit both, but honestly, the size difference between the two was barely noticeable, so I ended up keeping the medium and returned the small. I kept the medium for extra length at the bottom. Hope this review helps!
I normally don’t post negative reviews, and have been a faithful CJLA lover for two years now, but this one was a disappointment. This fabric is so delicate it ripped out at the under arm seam after one wash! I only washed it with one other delicate garment and hung to dry. Also it fits Very tightly in the chest. Felt about two sizes too small! For me it was a total waste of money.
Sad sad about having to return this dress. Style & print is SO cute and sizing is perfect everywhere except for bust - it’s insanely tight compared to rest of dress...I even ordered sz up based on other reviews.