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Versatility at its finest, the Tricks of the Trade Black 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 black 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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PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS: We measure each item "relaxed" on a flat surface, not stretched on a person's body. It is helpful to consider the fabric of the item, as very stretchy fabric may give an inch or more.
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This dress is so comfortable!!!!! It is also very easy to put into different styles. I'm wearing jt as a bridesmaid dress and it is definitely formal enough for it. I highly recommend this dress!
Love this dress - extremely cool! Received so many compliments
The dress is gorgeous anyway you wear it! I received so many compliments. I loved how the blog went through different ways to wear it! Absolutely love it!
I love this dress very much! You can wear it however you want it. Plus it can go great with any occasions including the days and nights. I love, love, love this dress so much! :) I love LuLu*s!!!
I have my cousin's wedding coming up in October and I have been going back and forth for a while with what kind of dress I wanted to buy. I am SO happy that I bought this dress. This dress couldn't be more perfect! I love that I can wear this dress any which way I want. It can be strapless, vneck, one shoulder, etc. For not knowing what I wanted, this dress truly is perfect. I am 5'4", 120 pounds an I ordered a small. I was a little surprised that the dress is not stretch material on the waist part. It is a little small but it still fits nicely. I am so very happy I decided to go with this dress. I'm so excited to wear it!
Saw this dress and bought it in pale pink and ended up buying it in black as well. It is so comfortable and yet it looks so elegant. You can dress it up or down, the fit is great, and it's so versatile! I always get compliments on it. Stop looking. Buy it.
Just wore this dress yesterday in black and got compliments right and left. I am 5"9; 160 pounds and the medium fits perfectly. Very flattering dress. I can't wait to wear it in all the different ways featured on the model!
This dress is perfect, the fabric is so soft and it feels so nice against my skin. All the different styles are really easy to do and it literally takes like 5 seconds to go from one look to the next. Would recommend this dress to anyone, although I would say it looks best on long/lean body shapes. The only downside to it is that it was extremely tight around the hips/waist - My waist is 24 inches and my hips are 32 inch and the dress was only just able to fit over my hips (I ordered an XS). But overall, this dress was an amazing find and is great value for the money paid - will be wearing it to my graduation :)
Absolutely beautiful! I am in love with this dress! I went to a girlfriend's wedding this pass weekend and received so many compliments on how beautiful the dress was!
this dress is amazing! its just hard to figure out what way to wear it because every design is awesome :) very easy to do up yourself :) very happy consumer im 5'7 and it fit well as a small
I am in love with this dress! I have the black and was very excited to receive it. I always get nervious making an online purchaces so when the dress arrived and I tried it on I was very relieved. It is a very comfortable dress and once you have a play around with the straps you can wear it a heap of different ways. I get compliments every time I wear it out. It has become a staple in my wardrobe. A great dress that doesn't require much effort.
Very versatile dress! Once you learn to work the straps
I love the dress and all the different options, but the straps are ridiculously long. I mean, you can make it manage and it still looks good but there is a LOT of fabric on this dress. I really like it but haven't worn it out yet...
Love love love this dress! I love that I can wear it a ton of different ways. Even made up my own really cute way that I had people coming up to me all night complimenting me on. Only downside is it was way too long for me (5'4' and petite) so now there are holes in the bottom of it from it getting trampled. No biggie, need to cut it anyway. The only other downside was: be CAREFUL: it is extremely see through!! I was at a wedding in this and boy did my undies show up perfectly, thank goodness I had doubled up in the chest area or there would have been a full show! Still love the dress, just wear a slip!
Beautiful dress. The material is so soft and it is well made. Great versatility. I feel like a movie star when I wear it. Wish it came with a booklet though showing different options of how to wear it.
i got this dress in black and white stripes first, i totally loved it its the best maxi dress ever, i get so many compliments so when it came out it more colors i had to have another one the fabric is different then the other one, its a little see thru and the fabric to tie is much longer, its too much fabric i´d stick to the striped one better
I've had my eyes on this dress for a while. I really like how it's versatile, you can change it up according to occasion or your mood. I'm 5'6" and the length is nearly perfect, it drags slightly and I may take a half inch off so I won't get it dirty or ruin the dress. My complaints about it is that the opening where the dress will sit on your waist is not all stretchy. It fits fine on my waist size wise but it makes it tricky to get over my shoulders. It's also slightly sheer over the stomach area. It's not tight or anything, the fabric isn't pulling at all but for some reason it's a little sheer. It's just that area but I toyed around with the straps and could cover it so it's not a huge deal. Overall I really love it and I'm happy with it
This dress looks so beautiful on the model and I was really excited to receive it and try all the different ways to tie it. The length of the dress was not the issue, that was ok, not too long (I am only 5'3") it was all the fabric to tie the dress multiple ways. It was so much to deal with there was no way I could tie this thing on my own. Because it was so much fabric to deal with I had to send it back. I was very bummed!
This dress is a classic, staple dress that every girl needs in her closet! The fabric is breathable and falls so elegantly. Girls with curves will love this dress as it hangs beautifully giving a more slimming look. I love that I can wear this dress to multiple occasions and know one would even guess that it would be the same dress!! I can't wait to show it off!
This dress is just as heavy as everyone else says. I thought that wouldn't be an issue for me (I'm 5'7") until I received my gown and attempted to try it on. The dress is thick and felt nice, but the weight of it alone told me that this thing would be completely shapeless in no time (I'd hate to see how someone looked in it after it began to loosen/stretch in reaction to your body heat). It also reeked of plastic when I took it out of the bag. Definitely returning this piece.
Helpful tips on how to wear it.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z1VqoQqXHw
I love LuLu's and the costumer service is always fantastic, unfortunately the dress was just not what I hoped for. After being delivered late due to a delay on it's way, I tried on the dress and was disappointed to find mainly that the upper part of the dress where you can create the dress to be styled multiple ways was way too big and had way too much material. In addition there was no information on different ways to style the dress which would have been a huge help. Of course, where as the top was big, the waist was small and if stretched became slightly sheer. I hate writing this review but this is not a reflection on LuLu's just the dress! I did decide to return the dress which is on its way back to LuLu's now and was very easy to do. I look forward to shopping with LuLu's again, hopefully better luck next time.
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: Hi Katherine! Thank you so much for the sweet review! We are sad to hear this dress didn't work out for you. Please let customer service (http://www.lulus.com/customer-service.html) know if there's anything we can do! XOXO
I loved this dress from the moment I saw it. I had watched it for weeks and weeks waiting to be notified of my size back in stock. I planned on wearing it for my sister's wedding in July. I asked everyone's opinion before ordering, and everyone thought it would be perfect. Ordering and shipping was a breeze! I truly love this site and the customer service is great. However, the dress material is not a nice as the picture looks. Its a very thin, stretchy cotton. Like, yoga pants or your favorite Tank top. The length is perfect barefoot and I'm only 5"3. I ordered a medium and the waist is very snug when I wear a size 6 or 8 in dresses normally. I would not recommend for formal wear, but for casual or beach wear it's perfect!
Love it! Dress it up, dress it down. Super comfy fabric. I agree that a how -to book would have been helpful to know all the options...
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