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BCBGMaxazria Short Ruffle Dress in Blue Sapphire

My search for a great dress for a wedding continues. Haute Look (referal, cashback) had a BCBGMaxazria sale, I had my eye on this Blue Ruffle Dress. The front is very flirty with the ruffles but the back is left bare which gives the dress a major WOW factor.

Unfortunately, on me, the WOW factor was diminished. I don’t know why but the dress made me look a lot wider from the backside. The pictures showed that I have a slight hunchback for some reason. Could it be the angle and lighting?

Bracelet: House of Harlow Leather and Crystal Bangle, Talullah Tu Tassle String Bracelet from ASOS
I was determined to keep the dress so I corralled my husband into taking this next set of pictures.

It was a lot better, but the pictures still showed that it was not a good dress for my body. The ruffles at my hips made me look a lot wider. Furthermore, the placement of that black strip against my back is too high up. It cut up my body from the back making me look short. I want a dress to elongate my body not splice it up.

It was a fun dress to consider. Sorry I had to return it.

BCBGMaxazria Ruffle Front Dress in New Red

This is the 2nd dress I bought from Haute Look’s (referal, cashback) BCBGMaxazria flash sale. The Short Ruffle Front dress is classy and sexy. I love it! It was a fun and flirty with a V neck, and side slit pockets in the skirt. The ruffle trimmed the bodice to the straps. I love the feel of the satin against my skin. It was very easy to put on. The zipper did not catch and stall like most dresses to a certain point. I don’t know why the zipper was gold when the dress was red.

Bracelet: Forever 21 color block Bangle, Banana Republic 3 piece brangles
Even though I love the feel of this dress and the look of it, it was quite large for a size 6. The bust was roomy and loose. The straps also were way too long. The dress cost $98.00 but alterations would add an extra $30. I didn’t it was worth the time and effort. I rather use my time and energy to find one I adore and can’t live without.

BCBGMaxazria Strapless Tulle Party Dress

Recently Haute Look (referal, cashback) had a flash sale of BCBGMaxazria dresses. I bit the bullet and ordered 3 dresses. I have a wedding coming up in March and these dresses are what I usually liked. Generally BCBGMaxazria dresses are priced at $349, average.

I got the Strapless Tulle Party Dress in Vanilla color for $169.

When I pulled this dress out of the box, I was delighted to feel soft tulle with sequins beading. The draping around the torso created a ruche like effect that was very dreamy. However when I tried the dress on, a size 6, it was too tight around the midriff thus created bunching. The dress was lined but I felt like I was wearing a Prom Dress rather than a Party Dress.

I didn’t like this dress on me at all. It did not do anything to my figure. I returned it to HauteLook.com.

Should I have done something different? Would an accessory have helped saved this dress?