I ordered this dress with a couple of months to spare incase I needed alterations etc. the dress arrived in New Zealand in the time frame stated, and the quality was great. The colour was also true to the image.
I did find the train WAY too long, and I found the spilt to have a lot of fabric covering it, so it was difficult to see the spilt when standing. As I wanted more of the split to be showing I had some the fabric removed when I was getting the train shortened, I then used a clasp to bunch the fabric at the top of the spilt, which also added a bit of sparkle. The alterations only cost another $35, so it was still worth purchasing.
I was originally concerned about ordering a dress like this from an overseas site, but was very happy with the dress, and would certainly order from light in the box again!
I ordered 'Ink Blue', it was a lovely deep teal colour.
Av nrossgrundy 13 / 06 / 2015
This dress is AWESOME! I got the dress in ruby which is very bright red which is what I wanted! It is true to size. I ordered it in the size 10, but had to have the hips and bust altered. It was very figure flattering for hour glass ladies. The top portion had boneing and a built in bra which helps the ladies stay up and in place. The slit is very sexy, but when you sit down it goes very very high up. I wore this for my husbands MC ball and I felt amazing in it! This is the second ball gown purchase from LITB and I've been blown away both times! Thank you! H it also arived before it said it was going to!
I ordered this dress for our Marine corps ball, I loved it! It is very well made, it took quite a bit of alterations though because I didn't order it in my custom measurments to save time on shipping ( which it came 3 days earlier than expected so that was nice!) I'm a FULL 34DD and have a size 4-6 waist and I ordered a 10. It was tight in the chest area but it kept the girls in without a bra lol! It was perfect for our ball and if I don't wear it again next year then I will definitely order again from light in the box!
I ordered this dress as a Marilyn Monroe costume in Burgundy ... I love it ! However, the train was super long so I had to get it altered. This dress is a steal for the price, and I will definitely purchase from Lightinthebox again.
Is the dress redder in person? Here, it looks almost hot pink. Thanks!
Av Nicole 20 / 12 / 2011
Ordered dress not knowing what would arrive but I was very impressed with the quality. I was a exactly a size 10 and the dress fitted beautifully. The train is extremely long so had dress taken up to floor length at local dry cleaner for $50. Dress arrived in Australia approx 4 weeks after ordering.
When looking for my year 12 formal dress, I only browsed online for ideas, but when I came across Light In The Box I was surprised at the huge range and low prices. The dresses were the kind I'd been looking for in the shops but unable to fine. I decided to pick this dress because I hadn't seen anything like it on the rack, and knew that this dress would be the only one of its kind at my formal.
I'd never bought anything online before and therefore was very apprehensive that my first purchase was my formal dress. I went custom measurements, (which was perfect for me, considering I'm 5ft 10" and most of the dresses in the shops were not long enough for me to allow for me to wear heels).
The site predicted it would be posted 13 days after I ordered it, but instead it only took 8. My dress arrived at my door (Sydney, Australia) 3 days later, so in total only took 11 days after being first ordered.
The dress fit PERFECTLY, like a glove! The fabric is top quality, as is the workmanship. The attention to detail throughout the whole dress is amazing, especially the top of the dress, that is very supportive and comfortable.
I would recommend anyone to buy off Light In The Box, the quality, service and speed was second to none, and in the future I will definitely be buying again.
Thank you, Light In The Box!!!
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Av Lydia 05 / 02 / 2013
I just received this dress - about a week earlier than I expected - and ripped through the packaging (which was compact and well done) to see it. My first impression right off the bat was that the dress was incredibly well constructed for the price point. It has a built in bra and some light boning like corseting in the torso - not something you ever see in a dress under $200. I am really impressed by the quality!
I tried it on immediately.
It was a little difficult to get on as it was tighter than I thought it would be (I paid the extra and got it custom fit) but once on, it looks very, very flattering. And as most have stated in these reviews, the length is long, so I will have to get it hemmed. Not a big deal for me at all.
My husband kept telling me what a knockout dress it was and that I looked stunning! :-) Always nice to hear! Because of the shirring to one side and the corset like construction of the dress, it's very slimming. I really love this dress.
This is my first time ordering from Light In The Box but it won't be my last.
For those reluctant to order a dress off the internet, or from this site, all I can say is that my experience was really positive and that the dress and service exceeded my expectations.
Good luck, and may all the occasions you buy a dress for be happy ones!
I loved this dress. It was absolutely beautiful but I had to return it because it was too small. I would suggest ordering a size up for anyone whos not completely sure of which size to get. Other than that I would highly suggest ordering from this website. Its scary ordering a dress online but if you follow there measuring guide and order bigger rather than small you will love the dress. Hope it fits better than mine did!
This dress is perfection and I loved every minute I was wearing it. I loved the emerald color I picked and it was super flattering.
got this in a size 10 in ruby color and LOVE THIS DRESS!!! normally its hard for me to pic dress because im pear shape but this fit perfect