When I first saw the dress, it was nothing like I'd expected, it was a much lighter colour and I feel that the contrast between the chiffon and the satin is a little too much (the satin is so much darker). I had originally planned to get an underskirt for the dress, because I wanted it to be quite 50s style, however the material on the hips (which is quite unflattering) left me unable to do this.
Also, due to the two completely different shades on the dress, I've had a hard time finding a pair of shoes to match.
I also feel that the boning in the dress could be a little stiffer, I'm not sure if it's just my personal taste but it doesn't feel very supported. I've tried on the dress a few times to show family members and friends the dress, and it now doesn't fit as well as it did when I first got it. I'm planning to get it dry-cleaned and am hoping this'll tighten the material, if not, I'll have to get it taken in (which is a bit ridiculous considering I got the dress made to measure!)
However, I've only really had positive feedback from people when showing them the dress, but I do wish I'd ordered it in a different colour, specifically the Royal Blue in the item's homepage, or Ruby.