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Versatility at its finest, the Tricks of the Trade Navy Blue 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, navy blue 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'm 5'5" and about 130 lbs. and the small fits perfectly, but a little long. I definitely can't wear it unless I'm in some tall heels. I can already foresee the bottom getting gross after I take off my heels to dance at this wedding I'm going to. Other than that, the dress is perfect for a fall wedding. Can be dressed up or dressed down. If you're worried about how complicated it is to figure out, don't. Its very easy to find ways to wear it. I came up with three or four before looking at any instructions online. Get it. You'll wear it more than once.
This dress is perfect. You can wear it so many different ways and the material is perfect. Way better than I was expecting and so happy with the speed of shipment.
I'm 5'4" 130, this dress fits well. I got a size Small and I can't slide into it feet first cause it won't get over my butt and thighs but it goes on fine over my head and looks great once on. With heels I might not even have to have it hemmed. This was purchased for a friend's wedding. Me and all the Bridesmaids are wearing it and we all have different body types but since this dress is so versatile it works. I definitely recommend it.
I ordered this dress for the khaki ball that is coming up next month and so far it's the best dress I have in my closet right now! The material is soft and heavy and most of all not transparent like most dresses. The quality is great too! Doesn't look cheap at all. I'm 5'6" and 213 pounds and I ordered the XL in Navy Blue and it makes my waist look amazing and it's just the right length. Very flattering dress. I highly recommend you buy it. You won't be disappointed :)
These will look amazing on my bridesmaids!! Lots of different sizes for my girls and can't wait to see them altogether
This dress is super versatile, fits true to size and great quality at a reasonable price. Love it!
Love this dress! So flattering, nice material! I'm 5'6, 130 lbs, and it fit perfectly
This is an amazing dress! Great quality. I'm 5'5" and 125lbs. XS fit perfect.
Its cute and comfy - can't wait to try all the ways to wear it!
I love this dress, I usually get a medium in clothes but with this I got a small and its perfect. Its long but with my 4" heels it fits perfectly. I'm wearing it to my boyfriends prom, I'm in college so this is the perfect look for not my prom. Very simple.
Love the dress! So comfortable and I can't wait to wear it to my cousins wedding. It's the perfect bridesmaid dress since you can change it in so many ways. I am petite so I did end up getting a small. It runs a little big. I think it's because the fabric is very forgiving.
I've gotten to wear this to 2 weddings and a formal benefit and I've yet to wear it the same way twice. Always get the best compliments and the fabric is stretchy but feels luxurious!
I bought this dress for wedding in Hawaii. It fits perfect. I'm 5,10 so the dress was a little bit shorter than on the picture, but I love it.
Absolutely beautiful and the options are endless. Hope Lulu gets a shorter version of this dress as well.
This dress fits great! It is going to work perfect for an upcoming event or any wedding! Little long for me but easy to hem! :)
This dress is simply fabulous. It's so versatile and very comfortable. The material is not sheer but it is rather thin so I did not feel comfortable going braless. A normal bra won't work but I have a strapless with a low-back converter strap and that works perfectly. I'm about 5'4 and with 2in heels the dress just hits the ground so it's a pretty good length as well. I would definitely recommend, I wore it to a holiday party and got tons of compliments. Love!
LOVE this dress! It is so soft and comfortable. I'm still learning how to do all the different styles you can do, but it is fun to find new ways to wear it! I still am having difficulty with the strapless style, but once I figure it out, I can't wait to wear it! It is a thin material that goes over your chest, so I would recommend a sticky bra or petals, because some styles you can't wear a normal bra. The dress is pretty long on me, but I am only 4'11". If you were to wear heels the length might be totally fine. I got an XS and it fits great besides length. It is stretchy and the dress would be flattering on any body type. It can be dressed up or down, and I can't wait to wear it! I definitely recommend this dress.
Wow, I am blown away by this dress. I ordered it for an upcoming wedding in December and wanted something I could wear again to other events. I was a little skeptical that the dress might not look that great once you wrapped it into different styles, but it is SO flattering no matter how you wrap it. It drapes beautifully, feels AMAZING, and is so versatile. If they had this in the color I wanted, I would buy them as bridesmaids dresses. I'm 5'1" and 100 pounds and ordered a size small. You can wrap it as tightly or as loosely as you want. I would buy one in every color if I could afford it! Thank you, Lulus!
Run a little large, but still perfect. I totally LOVE IT, very elegant and comfy dress.
Amazing dress! I saw a guest at a wedding in a similar dress and had to give it a try- I am SO glad I did! The color is great- the fabric is lovely and lots of it a it falls with lots of waves which can dress it up. I love how many options there are to wear it- and I love that I can dress it up or down!
Very versatile dress - I'm looking forward to being able to rewear it multiple different ways and call it a new dress. I am 5'9" and typically wear a 2 or 4 on top and 4, maybe 6, on the bottom so I struggled with deciding between small and medium. The small worked out well because the dress is very flowy so it had plenty of length and a decent amount of room for my wider hips to be disguised. I recommend.
I love this dress, it is elegant yet simple. the fabric is a heavy jersey knit and it drapes beautifully. I am 5'4 and 118 lbs and it fits perfect with short heels, barefoot it is a bit too long. PERFECT i wish there were many more color opstions, like white, yellow orange lanvender, mint... just sayin' totally recommend
I'm only 5'2" but with 4" heels i didn't need to alter it. It's gorgeous dress. so flattering. I'm very curvy and this dress hugs all the right places and does not show any lumps. My only issue it's kind of see-through. Since you can't really wear a bra with this, I'm hoping the pasties work.
I love, love, love the dress. I bought an XS after reading the reviews. I am 5'3", 114lbs. I usually wear a size 2 or 4 in dresses. We will be wearing them for our bridesmaid dress. It is super soft, it has just the right amount of weight to it to hang beautifully. It was a little wrinkly when it came in the package but I think just hanging it in the shower should steam the wrinkles out. I haven't even looked at the "how-to" tutorials for tying the dress, I did a closed back, sweetheart type of neckline easily on my own. It feels secure and snug, no slipping. I love this dress and will get many wears beyond the wedding.
I got this dress and it's amazingg! I can wear it multiple times with diff styles!! Im 5'4 and i got extra small and it fits perfectly. I wish you guys can show me the style where you wrap the fabric on your neck like the first pic for this dress. Thanks lulus! You rock!
I bought this dress reminder I'm 7 going to be 8 months pregnant at my shower
This dress is to die for!! I wore it to a beach trip and everyone around me loved it. The versatility of the dress is amazing, couldn't ask for a better dress! It is a bit long but you can wear it with heels and it's fine. I am 5'2" and ordered the extra small. There's a YouTube video to find all the crazy ways to wear it! Definitely a must buy in every color! I wish they had more colors than the ones available. It can be dressed up or down!
It fits so well. I love it so much, however Canadians should be careful. I ended up paying lulus $100 because the site is in U.S. Dollars. No big deal. When the package got to my house I had to pay an extra $30 for duty and whatnot. My receipt said I paid the price of the dress that it is on the website ($64 or whatever) plus shipping ($12) so I figured I'd be spending $80- ish. Then it turned into $100, and That turned into $130 real quick. The dress is beautiful though, and I'm glad i bought it!
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: Hi Erynn! As it clearly states on our website, we are not in control of the tariffs and duties imposed on your order. Duties and taxes will likely be charged on the items you order. If duties and taxes are placed on your package by customs officials, the fees will be your responsibility. If you ever have questions about shipping, feel free to contact customer service (http://www.lulus.com/customer-service.html). XOXO
This dress is an excellent purchase! I was hesitant to buy it, not sure what to expect out of the design and material. Have to say it surprised me beyond my expectations. The dress material looks classy and good quality. It does wrinkle easily, but nothing a steamer wont fix. The design of the dress is great too, you can easily make different styles off the dress. I was able to try 5 right out of the bag without any online tutotial videos. You can easily make it w sleeves or maxi style. Its also very flattering on body, shows your curves well. And if you like showing your back, excellent dress to try (you can also make it with sleeves if you prefer not to show back). You will likely have to buy adhesive bra or go without one as it is hard to use w a strapless bra. Overall, very happy about my purchase!
Basically obsessed with this dress. Wore it for a work event and it was perfection. Love the way the material flowed when I walked and it fit like a glove.
This dress is amazing. Im 5'10 and 155lbs so I bought a large because I was worried about the length. I probably could have got away with a medium but either way, I love it! It's very figure flattering. Probably going to order it for my bridesmaids!
I was hesitant because I wanted the mauve I didn't really like the color......but in person I LOVE IT the picture truly does not do this dress justice. If you don't know how to tie the dress look up infinity dress tutorials and you'll be fine. Its so flowly and gorgeous. The material is lightweight but not flimsy or see through. I would definitely recommend this dress. I was scared ordering a large because my waist is very small compared to my hip size so sometimes i have to get xl just to fit my hips but it fits amazingggggggg. (my hips are around 44" if that helps anyone). Ohh and im 5'6" and the dress hits the ground.
Bought this dress in two different sizes and colors. Decided on a navy medium. This dress is so comfortable to just hang out in! It's very adjustable to how you want to wear it and what looks best for you. I loved it as the v neck with the x design in the back. Also it wasn't too long on me and I'm 5'4 but wearing 5' heels and I wouldn't have to hem it. There is no hem and the fabric is just cut so it might unravel after wear. But it's a great price and could be dressed up or dressed down. Love it for prom!
It is probably my favorite dress i have ever worn. I have not worn it for my date yet but i have tried it on about a million different ways. It can be dressed up or worn casual. It is a little long but it can be pulled higher or worn with heels. I am short so i expected it to be long. I love it
Last minute purchase for spring formal event. XS not in stock, but size small worked fine because of wrap styling. Surprised at the soft feel and comfort of fabric. Navy color photographed well, and I received many compliments. Really comfortable dress to wear...love the simple elegance!
I was skeptical about purchasing this dress because of how it fits the model and because of the color! I was needing a navy blue dress for my baby shower and after looking at it over and over again I am so happy I decided to get it! This dress is amazing!! The material is comfy, the color is a pretty navy blue and the length is perfect! I ordered a xsmall and it fits perfectly, I could have gotten a small and it would have been fine too. I highly recommend this dress!! Thank you LuLu I am very satisfied!!
I wore this dress to a friends wedding and I received so many compliments! I felt so beautiful, flawless and elegant! Love love love this dress! Can't wait to wear it again differently! *More colors please!!!!*
Wore this dress for a wedding. I am a 4"10 petite sized woman and the dress I bought was XS and fit true to size. This dress is perfect because you can tie it so many different ways. I would advise to wear pasties under here or the stick on bra unless you're going to wear a tank top or crop top underneath. What annoyed me about this dress is having to tie it because I'm not use to it. The quality of the dress gets a 10/10 for comfort and ease to wear. It's made of rayon so it is a soft material. This dress was a foot or two too long for me so I kept having to hold it up or let it drag on the floor but none the less it was a beautiful comfortable dress to be in.
I like this dress a lot. I wasn't sure what size to get (I'm 5'3" 136lbs). After reading reviews, I went with the small and it fits perfectly. Not too long (about exactly floor length). Super comfy. I haven't had a reason to wear it yet, but I'm sure it will be a hit! I played around with it and was able to find additional ways to wear it.
I bought this dress because of it's versatility. You can literally shape the dress to your liking. I bought it for a formal occasion but depending on how you style it, it could be a casual dress too! I'm 5ft 4in and i was wearing heels but I thought the dress was a tad too long with a size small. The fabric feels really soft but there is some weight to it. Overall, I love the dress and can't wait to wear it to many different occasions!
I love this dress... its very elegant, but I do wish the straps were a bit longer so that you can wrap it around your waist more than twice. I say this because watching some youtube videos on how to wrap the straps around the body ... i find that their dresses tend to have longer straps and it makes it look way better. I'm usually a size medium or large.. but there were no other size than a small but i squeezed into it just fine... perhaps that's why the straps were too small for my frame. I'm not sure.
I'm wearing this dress to prom, and I think it fits quite great. It's a little too long, as I'm only 5'2, but everything else works out okay.
Dress is a bit long, nothing a quick hem can't fix. Love that it can be worn different ways, very comfortable fabric.
Obsessed with this dress! The fabric is INCREDIBLY silky and smooth, and doesn't wrinkle even after being bunched up in the bag for shipping! You can tie it any which-way, which is amazing. It's a little long for me, but will be perfect with heels (I'm 5'3" and ordered a size Small). Love. Love. LOVE.
Bought this dress for a formal function. Looked great and was very appropriate. Waffled between small and x-small based on reviews. X-small ended up being even slightly too big. I am normally a size 2 but the length was perfect with heels. (I am 5'5"). Not all of the wrap styles would stay put on me but I did have several options. Very satisfied with this dress. So comfortable and soft.
Wow! This dress is beyond amazing! So comfortable, so elegant! The material is super soft and you can dress it up or down with simple accessories. I plan on wearing to a formal wedding, then to the beach the next weekend! In love!
This dress was rather sheer on me. I was planning on wearing this to a wedding but it was too sheer and did not come with instructions on how to wrap it. I did try to look up on YouTube some tutorials but I was not successful. Also, you can not wear a bra with this dress. I don't not recommend to those busty ladies like myself.
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: Hi Samantha! 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! XOXO
I'm 5'9" and this dress is the perfect length. I bought the small in navy and although it fits nicely, the waist is a bit tight when trying to get the dress on and off. The fabric is lovely and soft. There is a lot of material on top so it's quite heavy but I can't wait to try all the different possibilities of how to tie it!
This dress can be a little more difficult to do a lot of the options with larger breast. So far I can only do the over one shoulder and wear sticky ***** underneath. If u r scared to go braless u might want to look at another dress. The back is cut lower then most low back bras. Overall still love it and got tons of compliments!
I love this dress, it's so fun to experiment and find fun ways to wear it. I'm 5'3, 123lbs with a 32C bra and I got a small and it fits pretty well but I also could be comfortable in an x-small. I may take it in about an inch on over the rib cage. I am wearing this dress for a beach wedding and I'm considering taking about 1-2" off the bottom, it's a tad too long. But if you had any sort heels this dress would fit perfect! It's cotton so you can see every curve of the ********** so I found stick on bra pads, as many ways to wear this dress is an open back, and they work GREAT with this dress. I highly recommend it! You can dress it up or dress it down!
I was rather concerned that i might not fit into this piece even if it was the XS piece as im rather petite and short. I'm 160 cm tall, weigh 48 kg, bust line 30",. waist of 26" and hipe 33". However, after having tried it, i am sooooooo please that my fear was unfounded. The piece is a little bit long for me but it should go well with 4 inches heel. It does makes even a short lady look tall and fabulous. Its simplicity is a statement. I love it !!! the material is thick and rich in colour. Awesome and certainly most delighted to have taken my chance on it. Muah!
This dress was perfect. It's so versatile and can be worn casually or dressed up. It fits true to size ( I ordered and xs, adn normally wear an xs or s) The material is so soft and I Definitely want to order it in another colour.
This dress is amazing! I wore this to my husband's ball and I got a lot of compliments on it. It fits well and the fabric is very forgiving.
I purchased this dress for an upcoming beach wedding, I just had a baby 3 months ago so my body isn't the hot little thing it once was and I wanted a dress that I could change as my body changes back. The navy blue is soft and gorgeous, the weight of the fabric is awesome too. I am 5'6, 180lbs, 36DD so I was hoping the large would be a perfect fit as all other Lulu's dresses have been for me since baby. The waist band of the dress is perfect despite having no very little stretch, as is the length, just skimming the group so I can wear flats. Unfortunately either my boobs/chest are too big or waist isn't small enough but I can't wrap this quite as amazingly as I was hoping. Perhaps I just need practice! I do look forward to wearing this, and more of these dresses as I get my fitness back!
Love this dress! I usually consider myself to be a medium, but the small fit great! I'm 5'8 and 150 lbs...size 6 on top and 8 on bottom. My only complaint is I wish it had directions!! Great color and fabric! Very comfortable!
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: We are so happy to hear you love your dress! You can check out directions of different way to tie your Tricks of the Trade dress on the Lulu*s Blog: http://blog.lulus.com/fashion/tricks-of-the-trade-convertible-wrap-dress-tutorial/ Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
This dress is absolutely perfect. I was a little nervous because I am 5'10 and I can rarely find a maxi dress that is long enough. This one is perfect and just reaches the ground. I am so excited to wear this on New Year's Eve for a wedding reception. I was worried that the fabric would make it look too casual but I feel I can dress it up with some chunky jewelry. When I got it the dress felt very heavy but when I put it on it was fine. I have no complaints about this dress!
I bought this dress for my trip down South, so I haven't worn it. But, I am so excited about this dress! It fits me perfectly, and it is a flowy fabric! Just gorgeous!
I'M IN LOVE!! I bought this dress for an upcoming cruise and wedding I wanted to get some bang for my buck and get a few wears out of it! Well if i could wear it daily I would! Super easy to tie, Yes the straps are long but its all for the good. Not on the dress is very heavy but on its almost weightless and moves beautifully. I'm 5'5, 130lbs and i was worried the small wold be to short but its perfect even with heels. I highly recommend this dress.
This dress is for the inner creative in you. It's basically just a long maxi skirt with two tails as the top that you get to style in as many ways as you can imagine! I love it! For those of you with size questions, I'm 5'4", 120 lbs, and I fit perfectly well in a small. Enjoy!
Absolutely love this dress! Bought it to wear at my wedding shower and I can't wait to wear it! I tried it on and it fits like a glove and didn't want to take them off. I'm 5'4 and the length is perfect with heels on. Not only does that it look nice on but the material is so comfortable. The fabric is not really dressy but there's something about the cut of the dress that makes it really dressy and special. And after the wedding shower I can wear it for other event and style it differently to make it look like different. :) I highly recommend it. Can't wait to order another outfit again.
This dress is gorgeous!! I bought it for an upcoming Army Ball and I cannot wait to wear it! I have a size small which fits perfect at the waist and a perfect length too. I was so in love with it when I first tried it on that I was wearing it for nearly an hour just playing with all the different styles. It's very versatile and easy to wear, fits perfectly and I will be wearing it again and again! :) x
This dress is amazing. I wore it to three weddings in one weekend, all different ways and didn't stop getting complements. Based on the size chart, I needed a Large, but they were sold out so I got a Medium, and it fit perfectly. It's so flowy and comfortable - I want it in every color!
I'm 8 months pregnant and this dress is still quite long. I'm 5'4" too btw. There is alot materiall which is silky to the feel in a slinky sense so it can actually weigh down a lot. I'm normally a small and got a medium. I could have done better with the small.
Really cute dress! Kind of loose around the waist though. I can't wear anything under it because the fabric clings to every part of your body.
Terrible material. Very tacky. I will be returning.
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