Alex Evenings Portrait Collar Mesh Dress (Plus) Black 14W

MPN: 432141
Product Details
Quick Glance
Material mesh
dress style homecoming/prom, special
Style dressy
Color Black, Blue
User Reviews
So many compliments
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Apr 12, 2013   

I love the dress and so many others did too. I wore it to my nephews wedding. The front was a little low but I was easily able to pin it where it crosses over from the underneath and never had to worry about it again.

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Great styling and quality!
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Apr 4, 2013   

I just re-ordered this dress a size smaller, and it is spot on. It fits wonderfully - but you need shoulders that are broad enough to accommodate the wide collar. It is lovely and will work well at the family wedding where I'll be a guest.

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mother of the bride dress
2 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Feb 23, 2013   

I was very disappointed with this dress. The bottom half is fantastic. The top was way too wide even for me who is wide across the shoulders and cut way to deep. I'm not sure a seamstress could have even fixed it, so sent it back.

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Mother of the Groom dress
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Jan 1, 2013   

This dress fit perfectly! It is very becoming and I can't wait to wear it to my son's wedding!

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dress review
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 24, 2012   

beautiful dress very comfortable and elegant, length is very good no need to adjust i am 5.1 it fits perfect. the only thing is the corsage little bit wide open. i would recommended to my friends who have the same shape.

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Gorgeous dress
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Jan 26, 2011   

I ordered this dress to wear to a wedding and I LOVE it! I got it in the eggplant color and it is a beautiful shade of deep plum/aubergine. I usually wear a women's size 14/16 and I ended up ordering the 14W (since that was the only size left in this color) so I would have to say that it is a true-to-size fit for me. The pleating detail does a good job of accentuating my curves and hiding bumps and bulges, LOL. Although, I do have to agree with prior comments/reviews that the neckline is a bit low, but since I'm not too busty on top, there was not a major issue with cleavage showing. (I just wore a bolero as a cover-up and felt comfortable wearing it and dancing in it.) All in all it was a comfortable dress and I felt so glamourous in it that I look forward to wearing it again someday to another formal occasion.

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Beautiful Fit
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 23, 2010   

This is a wonderful dress for a large bust The illusion sleeves are great for the mature woman who does not want to go sleeveless. The material is very soft and flowing and the shawl collar neck line makes me feel sexy without showing too much skin. A great mother of the groom dress.

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60th Birthday Dress
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 3, 2010   

I hesitated to order this dress because of some of the negative review comments. I am glad I took a chance. The portrait collar is a nice change from what you find on most party dresses. I can understand how the bodice and collar might not fit every body type. The sheer sleeves are nice and the sheer overlay on the skirt is beautiful. It's flowy and fun and I love the mid-calf length. I actually ordered 3 dresses to make sure I had just the right dress and I am choosing this one.

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a bit matronly
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Nov 27, 2010   

I thought I would like this dress, but it was just too matronly. It hit my hips at the exact WRONG location and did not flatter my bust. I ordered it because it has sleeves and I wanted to hide my arms, but my arms were the least of my worries. The fabric was very cheap and did not drape well. It was too heavy on the top and too clingy on the botton.

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not right for me
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Oct 31, 2010   

The dress is lovely, but it was not very flattering for my size. The main reason I returned it was the very low neckline - it was not appropriate for the wedding I wanted it for.

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Product Details
Quick Glance
Material mesh
dress style homecoming/prom, special
Style dressy
Color Black, Blue
Summary
Product Title Alex Evenings Portrait Collar Mesh Dress (Plus) Black 14W
Manufacturer Alex Evenings
Power Score 3.9 | 15 Reviews
Additional Specifications
dress style: homecoming/prom, special
Color: Black, Blue
Material: mesh
Style: dressy
User Reviews
So many compliments
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Apr 12, 2013   

I love the dress and so many others did too. I wore it to my nephews wedding. The front was a little low but I was easily able to pin it where it crosses over from the underneath and never had to worry about it again.

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Great styling and quality!
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Apr 4, 2013   

I just re-ordered this dress a size smaller, and it is spot on. It fits wonderfully - but you need shoulders that are broad enough to accommodate the wide collar. It is lovely and will work well at the family wedding where I'll be a guest.

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mother of the bride dress
2 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Feb 23, 2013   

I was very disappointed with this dress. The bottom half is fantastic. The top was way too wide even for me who is wide across the shoulders and cut way to deep. I'm not sure a seamstress could have even fixed it, so sent it back.

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Mother of the Groom dress
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Jan 1, 2013   

This dress fit perfectly! It is very becoming and I can't wait to wear it to my son's wedding!

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dress review
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 24, 2012   

beautiful dress very comfortable and elegant, length is very good no need to adjust i am 5.1 it fits perfect. the only thing is the corsage little bit wide open. i would recommended to my friends who have the same shape.

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Gorgeous dress
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Jan 26, 2011   

I ordered this dress to wear to a wedding and I LOVE it! I got it in the eggplant color and it is a beautiful shade of deep plum/aubergine. I usually wear a women's size 14/16 and I ended up ordering the 14W (since that was the only size left in this color) so I would have to say that it is a true-to-size fit for me. The pleating detail does a good job of accentuating my curves and hiding bumps and bulges, LOL. Although, I do have to agree with prior comments/reviews that the neckline is a bit low, but since I'm not too busty on top, there was not a major issue with cleavage showing. (I just wore a bolero as a cover-up and felt comfortable wearing it and dancing in it.) All in all it was a comfortable dress and I felt so glamourous in it that I look forward to wearing it again someday to another formal occasion.

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Beautiful Fit
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 23, 2010   

This is a wonderful dress for a large bust The illusion sleeves are great for the mature woman who does not want to go sleeveless. The material is very soft and flowing and the shawl collar neck line makes me feel sexy without showing too much skin. A great mother of the groom dress.

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60th Birthday Dress
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Dec 3, 2010   

I hesitated to order this dress because of some of the negative review comments. I am glad I took a chance. The portrait collar is a nice change from what you find on most party dresses. I can understand how the bodice and collar might not fit every body type. The sheer sleeves are nice and the sheer overlay on the skirt is beautiful. It's flowy and fun and I love the mid-calf length. I actually ordered 3 dresses to make sure I had just the right dress and I am choosing this one.

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a bit matronly
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Nov 27, 2010   

I thought I would like this dress, but it was just too matronly. It hit my hips at the exact WRONG location and did not flatter my bust. I ordered it because it has sleeves and I wanted to hide my arms, but my arms were the least of my worries. The fabric was very cheap and did not drape well. It was too heavy on the top and too clingy on the botton.

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not right for me
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Oct 31, 2010   

The dress is lovely, but it was not very flattering for my size. The main reason I returned it was the very low neckline - it was not appropriate for the wedding I wanted it for.

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not a great fit
1 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Oct 29, 2010   

I bought this dress in black - I didn't like the sleeves in the picture and I liked them even less when I saw the dress in person..but they can be removed. the problem with this dress is the top - for some reason the collar is really wide and hangs off my shoulders while the rest of the top of the dress fits fine. I think I'd have to get the entire top remade in order for the collar to sit in the right spot on my shoulders. Also, this dress has an extra pleat in the front that the sleeveless dress in blue doesn't have - it looks really cheap with that extra pleat. For the first time I was disappointed in a dress I ordered from Nordstrom.

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For the Mother of the Bride
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Oct 25, 2010   

I bought this as a gift for a friend who is the Mother of the Bride. Both LOVE it! The style is elegant, the price is excellent, and the look is flattering. Great swing for dancing too.

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Beautiful Dress BUT
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Oct 24, 2010   

This dress is lovely and 90% perfect -- it is the collar I ordered a 16Womans and the fit of the garment was right on. The color is a true eggplant or aubergine. The collar is the problem. The weight in the back causes the front to sag as well as an ill fit on the shoulders. The fabric and bulk of the collar / over bodice will be very difficult to fix. Also, you definitely need someone to zip the dress for you. A SIDE ZIPPER would have been perfect for this dress -- easily hidden by the over bodice and the collar bulk would have been eliminated resulting (most likely) in a 100% perfect dress !

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Love this dress
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Oct 22, 2010   

The portrait collar is very flattering, just lovely. I did not find the sleeves too tight and my arms are not small. I love the color. I am a little on the short side, so the dress is not tea length the way it is shown on the model. I like the length and with the right shoes it will be fine. I think it is very slenderizing and elegant. Can't wait to wear it to my special occasion. I ordered this dress on-line in two sizes. Sent back the one that didn't fit. Nordstrom's customer service is wonderful. Thank you Nordstrom.

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not 6 ft tall
1 Star Review   By Anonymous on Nordstrom - Oct 19, 2010   

The model looks lovely, but even a plus-size model is a *model*. This dress is not made for us shorter mortals. I couldn't close the zipper. The sleeves stretched across my arms like sausage casings--and my arms are toned. The "ruched faux-surplice bodice" made me look like an eggplant-colored refrigerator. So disappointing.

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