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LuLu*s Exclusive! Versatility at its finest, the Tricks of the Trade Mauve Maxi Dress knows a trick or two... or four! Two, 76" long lengths of fabric sprout from an elastic waistband and wrap into a multitude of bodice styles including halter, one-shoulder, cross-front, strapless, and more. Stretchy, jersey knit hugs your curves as you discover new ways to play with this fascinating frock. Full, maxi-length skirt has a raw hemline. Unlined. 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Want Styling Tips? See How To Wear It!
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I wore this for my birthday dinner
I absolutely love this dress! I like clothes that comfortable but equally as fashionable. This dress accomplishes both of those things and also manages to be very elegant.
I can't express how much I love this dress. I wore it for my 25th bday and it made me feel like a goddess! EVERYONE loved it. Ni need to write anymore about it, it speaks for itself.
I'm very happy with this purchase. I bought it to wear to a gala and it fit perfectly. The material is soft and has a slight shimmer to it. I received many compliments. Also you can google additional ways to tie it.
Simply put, this dress delivered! I purchased this dress to grace my wife on mother's day and let me tell you, with silver shoes and earrings, the complements never stopped rolling. The dress is well made bearing a relatively heavy yet summery feel. Aside from the vintage appeal, its versatility leaves several options for multiple wears. Can't go wrong!
I'm so excited about this dress! I want to live in the fabric it's so soft! I adore the "mauve" color being that I have olive-y skin it pops nicely. Being little I do find the straps a bit overwhelming. Im short so depending on how it's tied they go awful far down my legs but this dress is truly perfect for every occasion
Size MED. Fits PERFECTLY. I am 5', 8", 157 lbs. Measurements: Bust 38", Hip: 40", Waist 31. I am definitely, tall and curvy, big breasts, big hips. This dress is perfect for curvy, tall women. You will look 10/10 Beautiful in it. IF I were ten pounds lighter, I would be in a small :) I hope that helps anyone out there! Ten pounds heavier, go with large. My weight is maxed out at MED. :)
Amazing dress! I bought this dress from reading all the raving reviews and I have to say I completely recommend! I ordered mauve and the color is true to the picture. I ordered a size small with 34B chest (doesn't really matter only hip size matters in this dress). I am 5'3 and its about 2 inches on the ground but perfect length for heels. Its a nice thick fabric not sheer at all but it does hug your body from the waist down (watch those panty lines!). I like it so much now I want another color!
I purchased this dress to wear for a wedding this fall. I am currently 5 months pregnant and when I tried this dress on, I still loved it. It still looks flattering on me today :) I am excited and anxious to see how it fits come November and post-baby. The material is soft and comfortable. I was worried it would hug and cling to all the wrong places but I was wrong. I love the versatility and have a lot of options on how to tie to fit my body type the best. Not sure what kind of bra will work with this though, the material isn't that thick. Overall I think this beautiful dress is a great value and I'm happy with my purchase!
I'm 5'3" about 120 and I ordered a size small. I think i could have gotten away with an xs though. Either way this dress is amazing! I got so many compliments on it! It is a long dress though, even in heels but I made it work. I honestly wish I had more colors in this dress. Definitely a good buy.
This dress was perfect. I am 5'2" and wore 4" heels all night in this dress and didn't have to get it hemmed at all. The color looked perfect with my skin tone, and I was "the talk of the wedding" (which made me feel guilty because the bride should be the talk of the wedding!! BUT THATS HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WAS). It's simple, classy, and most of all, it stayed in place while I danced the night away. It was such a beautiful, fun wedding and the dress is my favorite thing in my closet. I'm getting more colors.
I am a UK size 8 and found that i could fit in an extra small or small comfortably. i bought 4 of these dresses in various sizes including a large, for my bridesmaids. i only got one of them a large for the length because she is 5ft 10" the waist is still only a 26 so that was great. The colour has been photographed well as i was worried that it would be more of a purple when it arrived but thank goodness it wasn't, it's more of a blue pink than a red pink. i can't wait to show the girls as i am sure they will love them. Only thing i would say is this fabric is very unforgiving so make sure you wear good underwear with it or it will show every lump and bump (if you have any) oh and i should add that it is a beautiful quality fabric. I will definitely purchase from Lulu's again :) very happy customer!
This dress was purchased for my daughter to attend a wedding. The dress was beyond beautiful!!! I will definitely be buying more colors. I would give it 10 stars if I could!!!! Loved it!!!!!
I decided to purchase this dress, for a maternity photo shoot. I decided to go with the mauve because I am having a girl and wanted to match the pink and gold theme of the baby shower. The dress was absolutely perfect and versatile. I had purchased other dresses for the shoot and by far this dress was the absolute best. I was able to manipulate, my look without issue. The versatility allowed me to manage the areas that I wished to show versus hide. I would recommend this dress to anyone who is considering to buy. It works for all body types. Great dress! Thank you Lulu!
I bought a few of these dresses in the taupe colour for my bridesmaids and they all loved them. I bought this one in the mauve for myself and both myself and my fiancee think it's stunning and so versatile. It's funny how something that looks quite unflattering on the hanger can look so gorgeous on. The colour is also much nicer in real life than it looks on the net. It's more of a dusky pink colour which I actually prefer.
This dress should be in everyone's closet!!! So versatile, I cannot wait to wear it to an event. Seriously, you have to buy this! I'm athletic build and just under 5'3 so I was afraid that the dress would be way too long but was pleasantly surprised when I tried on the dress with wedges and it was just perfect! Purchased this dress in Mauve for a modest touch of color and it is just so beautiful on and off the hanger!
I never write reviews but I felt compelled to after getting this dress. I ordered 4 of these dresses for my bridesmaids for my wedding a few days ago and they are AMAZING! WAY cheaper than the same style that is being sold on etsy and other sites (they are selling it for almost double). Great points about the dress: 1. Some people mentioned that there are 5-8 styles of the way this dress can be worn. When practicing with my girls we made about 15 different styles. If you google or YouTube you can find MANY different styles. 2. This color in particular is GORGEOUS! Our color scheme was blush and gold, but this complimented the color scheme without my girls looking like walking pepto bismol bottles. 3. The length is great. My shortest bridesmaid was 5'1 and we ordered her a medium. She wore 3in wedges and it just skimmed the floor. My tallest bridesmaid was about 5'7 and wore 3in wedges and it rose just about to her toes. 4. The quality of fabric is EXCELLENT. Yes it wrinkles fairly easily, but it is easily pressed, washed without losing color, easily ironed. 5. Easily styled up or down depending on the function you are attending. My girls casualed it up a bit with a headband and using wedges. We also made it look expensive by using some rhinestone broaches in strategic places. Overall, great dress without breaking the bank and its so versatile!
Bought it for my mother for my wedding love love love!!
Absolutely love this dress! I will be ordering more colors. First of all you can have 5 different styles out of 1 dress! I wore it to a dinner and EVERYONE complimented me on it! A must have in every girls wardrobe! I am 5'7 and I was able to wear it with flats and heels! Length of this dress is adjustable. I got it in size Small and I am usually size 4 or 6, it fit perfect.
I ordered this dress last minute for my boyfriends senior prom. I was hesitant about it at first because the material didn't look fancy enough to wear to a prom, but I was so wrong! This dress is absolutely beautiful on and definitely formal enough for an event like prom. I ordered a size medium, but I think I could have gotten away with a small as well. I'm normally a size 4 or 6 and the medium fits perfectly. Love this dress!
The color of this dress is stunning! I wore it to a wedding and received soo many compliments! I still have friends telling me how much they loved my dress from that night. The dress is very stretchy. The different styles are not difficult to create. A bit fashion type and safety pins helped keep it in all the place. I'm 5'6, 125lbs (56kgs), 34 bust, 28 waist and felt the small fit me well. The dress was very long on me and I had to get it trimmed. Besides the length, I loved everything about this dress. I even bought a second one in the forest green for another wedding!
Absolutely love this dress! So versatile and great quality for the price. I'm 5'3 120lbs and ordered the small and it fits perfect. Could've done the xsmall but it wasn't in stock but still looks great. Runs very long but worth getting hemmed. The color will look great with a tan:)
Hi, normally i never write reviews, i just don't have patience, sorry, but on this dress i really had to say something, its AMAZING!!! i would love to have them in all the colors, when i tried it on i didn't want it to take it out! I order the size S and it couldn't fit better! Im 170cm and barefoot it touches the floor, but just touch, it doesn't look big, and if i put on some, even small, heels it looks beautiful! The fabric is really rich, heavy (witch i love it) and soft. Ah, it it came to Austria super quick too! Its a must have indeed!
This dress is beautiful, color, fit and material is spot on. I am 5'7, weigh 140 pounds and ordered a medium. My only complaint and I hope Lulu reads this review is that I would like to learn how to do the different knots and twists to do different shapes. I was so excited to try them but it didn't look like the one pictured here, maybe add photos of tutorials on how to twist and get rid of extra material that would help tons, I am too clumsy to figure it out, please Lulu post the different ways to wrap this dress around my body.
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: Hi Sheyla! Thanks for the review! We have a blog post with a tutorial of some fun ways to tie this dress: http://blog.lulus.com/fashion/tricks-of-the-trade-convertible-wrap-dress-tutorial/ Thanks again for the feedback! XO
I'm 5'2", about 125 lb., and a 32B, so I got a size x-small based on reviews. I thought I would love it, especially since it could be made into a lot of different tops, but unfortunately, I didn't love it and neither did my husband. The skirt part was really nice, flowy and felt beautiful. The top, however, was not as expected. I think it would look a lot better with someone who has a longer upper torso just because the 2 straps are so long. It just didn't fit me like I had hoped so it's being returned, and I'm getting a different dress.
Beautiful color...true to color in pic. Jersey elegant dress. Needs to be steamed and it takes time. Only thing is that dress does not come with instructions to do the different tops. That was a bit disappointing, but I fig. one top out.
I wore this dress to a wedding over the weekend and got SO many compliments! I felt so comfortable in it and absolutely loved the fabric. It was very flattering and the options to wear it many different ways makes me excited to wear it again! I'm 5'5 and 125 lbs and I ordered a size small it was perfect with some heels!
I am 5'1 155 36C dress is BEAUTIFUL! it's very long even with heels. I wish they would send a booklet with different waysto wear the dress.
OMG! This dress exceeded my expectations. I was very hesitant when I purchased this dress, but as soon as I put it on, I didn't want to take it off. I bought this for my trip planned for this summer and I can't wait to wear it. It hugs all the right places and it just AMAZING! I love it. I would buy another.
Once I put on this dress, it was better than I expected. GREAT fit and very flattering. The material is thick and nice enough to wear to a fancy wedding. I range between a size small and medium. I was nervous about ordering a small because I am 5'10 and it is perfectly long enough. So happy.
This dress has great length. I also love the fabric, very high quality! I am big chested, so thing I was a bit different is the thickness of the top fabric pieces. I have gotten tons of compliments
There is nothing I don't love about this dress! I've been wanting a mauve colored dress like this and when I saw it was back in stock I hurried and placed my order. I'm 5'7" 110lbs and a 34B so I ordered a size small. This dress is perfect to wear with single sole heels. I personally wouldn't do flats because I am able to step on it just a little. After watching all the different youtube tutorials on how to wear this dress I am amazed of how quick and easy it is to style it. I can't wait to wear this to my friends wedding and for the rest of the summer!!
This is a beautiful dress and it came right in time for the wedding I was supposed to attend to, however I ended up wearing a different dress because it shows of my tummy. I'm 5.7 and about 145 pounds (I got it in size Large) I'm not overweight but have some extrapounds from 2 pregnancies :) My husband liked the dress so he made me keep it and hopefully I will wear this beauty in the summer! ( planning to lose 10 pounds anyway) Beautiful color, nice fabric, perfect lenght with high heels and so many ways to wear it even if you're 40 :)
I was a little concerned about the quality of the material, but it's a tight weave. it's very soft and flowy. There are way more ways to use it other than the ones displayed, too!! Just be creative
Love this dress!! Looks amazing no matter which way you wear it and the color is absolutely timeless. With the comfortable fabric and sleekness of the maxi - it can be dressed up and down to look casual or go to a wedding. 5'5 125 lbs and i purchased a small
Beautiful for any occasion! Love the versatility.
After reading reviews I was so excited for this dress for a wedding to go to, but it just didnt fit like I wanted. the halter contraption was hard to manouver and my breasts just seemed exposed no matter what, and I'm a small B! :( the material is super soft though, sad to return it .
I needed a dress for an upcoming fancy-ish wedding....buuut I also wanted something that wasn't going to just sit in my closet after bc I couldn't really wear it for any other occasion. This is perfect! It can be glamorous or it can be simple (but still very beautiful). Very comfortable, very soft and stretchy. I'm 5'7 at 122lbs. I scooped a small. Fits perfect! Thanks LuLu*s :)
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