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As Seen On Nicholl of The Chiffon Diary blog! Versatility at its finest, the Tricks of the Trade Taupe 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, latte brown 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. Model is wearing a size small. 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Want Styling Tips? See How To Wear It!
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It's a beautiful dress. The taupe color is as pictured. Wearing my 6 in wedge heels, the dress still touches the ground...but barely. It fits, is stretchy so I wonder if I could've gotten the size smaller...but then again it does cling, so if you have a bit of stomach bulge and are my size, go for the small. That's what I did. It drapes nicely. Again, I'm 5.2, 125 to 130 lbs, 34Cs. I have a fair complexion with yellow undertones. Taupe color of dress pairs nicely with skin.
This dress is worth every penny. It's very comfortable and I can imagine it fits every body type there is because its quite stretchy. It has so many variations to it so you can cover up the part you don't like and emphasize the ones you like. So glad I bought this dress!
I Love Love Love Love this dress!!! I thought that the material would be thin
I love this dress. I will definitely be buying more colors! I am usually small or medium so I bought a small. My measurements are 32-28-35. It was a little big around my waist. I will definitely order an xs next time. It looked great and I cant wait to try all the different styles. I received lots of compliments! Definitely worth the price!
I am 5'3" and weigh 115 and wear a 32 c bra. I ordered XS. I was worried this dress would be too long, but it isn't. I can wear it with heels or flats, and I can easily get it hemmed for cheap at a tailoring shop, which I would only need about 2" taken off. The fit is beautiful and the fabric is luxurious and quite heavy, in a good way. I bought this dress in taupe and it is the exact color pictured on the model, not darker like I saw some reviewers saying, which made me quite nervous as I am getting married in this dress. The color is gorgeous and not dark at all. The versatility and quality of the dress is incredible for the price. If you have a small chest you do not need a bra. Downside, the wrinkles are near impossible to get out.
Absolutely love it! It fits so well, and the possibilities are endless. I cannot say enough good things about this dress. Best investment I ever made.
I absolutely LOVE this dress! The material is comfortable and looks elegant at the same time. I wore it to a fancy work event and got tons of compliments. I am 5'2" 110lbs and got an XS. It fits great the only thing is it was a little long on me so I had to get it shortened. I bought it in two colors and love both!
Bought this in taupe for a black tie wedding in March and it has been an invaluable asset during a very wedding-heavy year (cheers to being in your mid-20s!) Can be more or less formal depending on how you twist/wrap/tie the straps which are VERY long...much longer than the skirt. I'm 5'7/130lb with extremely long legs so maxi dresses are always a gamble, but this was long enough even with heels. Also, the strap fabric is double lined in the boob area so the petals I wore underneath didn't show at all.
I was looking for a bridesmaid dress for my friend's wedding that will be outdoors at a winery. This dress was so versatile and I felt it would be perfect. The dress fit perfect and flattered all the right areas. It can be dressed up with a little jewelry which makes it perfect for the wedding and it can be dressed down to wear on a casual day. I will definitely be able to wear this dress after the wedding and in so many different ways that no one would ever know it was the same dress. Because of the material, I ordered a small (I usually order medium from Lulus). I also bought the rhinestone thong sandals to wear with it since we will be standing on grass the entire time. I cant wait to pair these two together for the wedding.
I don't like buying dresses online, but when I saw this dress i loved everything about it! I got it in the taupe color and its true to size. I'm 5'7 and 135lbs and i got a small, and it fit perfectly. The fabric is like a jersey material and so comfy! I got so many compliments on this dress! I have wide hips and the dress flattered it! A great investment esp. since you can transform it into different styles! Loved it! So stylish! The only this is that you probably should wear high heels since it was rather long, I wore a small wedge and it dragged on the floor but overall amazing!
I bought this dress for a wedding, it was the perfect buy! This dress is versatile for many different body types and not too tight on the skin.
I ordered this dress to try as a possibility for my bridesmaids. The dress is absolutely beautiful on; however, it would be impossible to wear a bra, and looks terrible without one. I am 5' 2" and about 140 lbs. I originally ordered a medium (my usual size), but had to exchange for a small. Love the dress, but I didn't like that you can't wear a bra. Returned the dress again.
This dress is simply beautiful ! I received so many compliments at my boyfriend's organization banquet. You can wear this dress in so many ways , it's very comfortable and I'm 5'4 and 125 lbs. I wore 4 inch heels and I had to pick it up. It was a little long but it looked so elegant ! This is a must buy , don't second quess purchasing.
This dress is stunning! True to size and color. Fabric is a little heavy, but stretchy, so it fits like a glove without looking cheap or chinsy. The top straps (if you will) are long and versatile. You can wrap them every which way and the dress practically transforms into a whole other dress! Thinking about buying this in every color... Very satisfied! 5 stars! If I had to change one thing it would be the length. It's a little long and I was worried about ripping it by dragging it or stepping on it. I'm 5'3 bought an XS and I wore heels. Overall, still give it 5 stars. Enjoy!!!
This dress is beautiful, I wore it to my husband's formal work party and it was perfect. I got so many compliments on this dress, an my best friend is now using these dresses as her bridesmaid dresses! Only thing I would say is, I am 5'5" and this was the perfect length with heels, but for anybody taller it would come up a little short.
I bought this dress to wear for a cruise but I look forward to wearing it for multiple occasions. I love how you can change the look of this dress. It is beautiful on! I'm 5'1 112 lbs and did not have to get this dress heimed like other maxis I have purchased!
I bought this in a size small for my senior prom last year. I am 5'4", bra size 32DD and it fit perfectly!! The dress was a little long so during pictures I wore very high heels, but during the dance I could just hold the skirt in one hand or tie it between my legs sort of like harem pants to dance in. It looks so gorgeous and I love that I could tie it in different ways and make it my own :)
I am 5'6", Weigh 130lbs (I'm a gym nut), waist is appx 26.5", hips are about 36" bust is 32DD, I got the XS because of the reviews I had read before buying, and IT IS PERFECT. Im totally in love with this dress and honestly can't complain about a single thing. The color is more of a mocha- I expected more like a nude color but its still beautiful and goes perfectly with nude accessories. I HIGHLY recommend. One tip for the company though: I think it would be great if you guys could put a little sheet/booklet with a few different ways on how to tie the dress. That would be really cool!
I am 5'5, 130 lbs, athletic/skinny type. I ordered an XS and it fits me perfect. I usually tend to order a small but since I read that the dress has a lot of fabric I went for the XS. The material does not look cheap and you can def dress it up as much as you want. Its long but if you wear it with really nice high heels, its the perfect length. Its really a beautiful dress, looking forward to wearing it!:)
Hello ladies! First let me say I am 5'6" 135 lbs and very very athletic (I'm a personal trainer)I LOVE this dress!I got an x-small because of the reviews and it fit perfectly! The color is a taupe/mocha/light brown color which is perfect because I am wearing it to a wedding and would be kicked out if it was ivory! The length hit the floor with no shoes, and barely touched with a heel. If anything, the waist was pretty snug and def had to be put on over my head because it would not pass over my big booty. Therefore if you have a 28" waist or above I would get the small not x-small! Can not wait to wear it multi times and multi ways!! :) I/m very happy
Love this dress! Flows beautifully and hugs your body in all the right ways. Fun to try the different styles available as well. I bought in the taupe color but I feel you can't go wrong with any classic solid. Highly recommendable if you have a smaller bust - does not offer much support for a heavier set top.
This dress is so versatile, comfortable, and flattering, I never want to wear anything else. The lycra jersey is so soft on your skin, you feel like you're in a pair of old pajamas but look like you're in a chic maxi dress. I get complimented walking down the street. :) I'm 5'10 and 150 lbs, I bought the dress in a large. It fit fine, but a medium would have been better. I just ordered 2 more in different colors.
Love this dress!!! Gorgeous color, great material, and the options are endless. I am 5 feet, 1 inch tall, and about 125 lbs. I'm normally a small size dress, but wish I would have gone with the x-small. The length is quite long and there is a little bit too much material, but the dress is so great that I don't really mind!
Gorgeous dress! Loved the color and the fabric. I went by the other reviews when picking my size, i bought a size smaller and so glad I did because it is a lot of dress. Immediately when I bought it I looked up tutorials on different ways to where it and it was a lot of fun! I bought it for a fall wedding so it will work out perfectly. I am probably going to buy the same dress in black because of how versatile it is. You will not regret buying this dress just make sure to buy a size smaller. The only thing i wish it came with was a tutorial on different ways to wear it, but you can just google it and there will be a lot to choose from. It is very slimming and has a great flow to it. Love this dress and i am excited to wear it. :)
I got this dress as a bridesmaid dress and I'm soo glad I did. It was extremely comfortable and I was able to change the way I tied it quickly. I ordered it on regular shipping so should have taken about 4days but it actually arrived in 2days which was a big plus. It was a bit too big but I simply pulled up the skirt to just under my boobs/under bra and wrapped the top around to cover up my bra from behind. I'm only 5'2" and it was still long even though I pulled up but was perfect with heels on. The material itself is stretchy and a bit heavier than I it looks.
First off, I love this dress. I've been looking for a low-budget prom dress since I dished out $200 for my dress last year, and this is the most flattering under $100 dress I've seen. I'm really short, so naturally this dress is super long on me-- however, if I was tall, I'd really appreciate the weight and length of the dress, it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy at all but like a high quality gown. But on the short girl side, I'm stepping on the heavy, high quality material and choking myself out, just keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to buy this dress, I would factor in how much it costs to hem it or what heels you're wearing because you're gonna need them. I love how you can change it up, I feel like I have a million different dresses in one. You're not stuck with one style, and you have the freedom to find what looks best on you. I bought this dress with prom and my cousin's wedding in mind, and I'm glad it's versatile enough to fit my needs. I love it, the only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars was because some of the threads on the waistband material started fraying. It's really easy to cover up but it was a little bit of a disappointment. All in all, I was really pleased with the quality of the material, not so much with the fraying threads. Short girls need heels or hemming with this dress, and tall girls should be good with heels or sandals.
I bought these dresses for my bridesmaids based on the excellent reviews they have received (plus they are much cheaper than any other convertible dress around). All of the girls loved them and the colour looks much better in real life than it does on the net. Initially I was worried the material might be cheap and shiny due to the low price but was pleasantly surprised. They are also not see-through in case anyone was concerned about that. I love the fact that each of the girls will have the same colour dress but will be tied in a different style :)
I am 5'1 bought size Small and it fit like a charm, it's so easy to convert it into different styles and the fabric is flowy, I love it! Bought it for a wedding in Germany, can't wait to wear it!
I was very worried about the fabric and color, so nervous that I even called customer service to ask them about it (the lady who helped me was so wonderful and gave me a 15% off coupon). The color is so beautiful and does look taupe to me, not the mocha brown other buyers have described. The fabric is a slinky jersey like described, but it doesn't look cheap. However, it is thin, and I'll probably have to go braless to wear it in the one shoulder style. I am 5'1" and 115 lbs. I ordered a S but I wish I had gotten an XS. This dress is quite long on me and it will probably need to be hemmed. I plan on wearing this to my sorority formal, and hopefully I'll be able to wear it at another formal event in a different style. The possibilities of this dress are endless and I'm very happy with my purchase!
This dress is perfect, the back is stunning and as a whole makes you look so elegant without even trying. It's easy to tie in several ways so I chose it as my bridesmaids dresses and each body type is complimented. I will say the fabric is stretchy (and SOO soft) so if you are contemplating on size I would suggest the smaller option. I would buy this dress 100 times.
I absolutely adored this dress!!! I am one who does not like wearing dresses to begin with but I decided to try something new. Checking videos out on the many many ways to wear this dress made me so excited. When I finally received the dress, I was surprised!!! It really does look amazingly pricy in person. Fabric is super rich but does not let you over heat while dancing. I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!! WELL WORTH THE MONEY!
This dress is absolutely amazing! I have made a few orders on Lulus and am yet to be disappointed, which I hope that I never will be!
My favorite dress! At first, I was hesitate but fell in love after taking photos in it. I am so glad I bought it! Looking for more opportunities to wear it out! The only thing I don't like is care process, haha.
Absolutely in LOVE with this dress, the picture doesn't do it justice. Well worth the money!
I'm 5'3 125 lbs the small fit fine and this dress is amazing. The material and quality looks better in person. I wore it to a wedding in Feb and recieved so many compliments. I really wish it came in peach so I could choose it for my bridesmaids for my own wedding in 2015.
I'm 5/4 130 lbs 34-24-36 and ordered a small. No complaints It's gorgeous and can be tied a million different ways. I'm wearing this to a wedding in the hamptons and making it strapless. I am athletic but suffer from a little bit of butt dimples and upper thigh cellulite. This dress can hide that. Super happy.
Bought this dress for a beach wedding and the dress is beautiful. The fabric is very soft and flows well. I wanted to replicate the two straps crossing and tying in the back but was concerned the tie wouldn't stay put, but the fabric is just stretchy enough that it holds well throughout the night. I'm 5'5" at 125lbs (small chest) and a small fit well except dragged slightly on the ground without heels. For the beach it was lovely. Highly recommended.
I had high hopes for this dress as it looks really cute online! I ordered 3 for my bridesmaids hoping they would work. Once they received them they were disappointed and said they are very cheap. The material is thin and see through. She compared to what cheap leggings are made of. Also, they said the color wasn't like the taupe shown online, it was more a mocha brown color. Unfortunately we have to keep on looking. I wish they could have used this dress if it was a nicer thicker cotton and true to color. Also there's no way to wear any type of bra with it either.
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: Hi tatiana! We're sorry to hear that this dress left you underwhelmed! LuLu*s Customer Service is here for you and always happy to help if an item does not live up to your expectations (http://www.lulus.com/customer-service.html). We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! XOXO
I read all the reviews for this dress before I decided to buy it in an extra small. Everyone said it was a beautiful dress and fit true to size. When the package came in, it was really heavy and right away I knew it wouldn't fit. I'm 5"0 and 126 lbs. The dress was way too big
Ordered this dress in an xs i am 5'3 124lbs it looked amaazziinnggggggggggg!! I cant wait to wear it again in a different way this time. Stunning! Looks even richer in person.
I was very skeptical because I have a hard time find dresses that will fit my DD *****. This dress has a very thick but stretchy jersey material and it worked perfect for my upper half, it hangs very nicely and doesn't leave any appearances of lumps or bumps. I'm 5'2" 140 lbs. I purchased a medium and it was just fine, could of even done a small. When I put heels on the length was perfect. If I ever decide to wear this casually you can pull the dress up closer to your bust line and it'll be fine. I do love the versatility of the dress. I definitely recommend this to anyone
This review is for the busty girls. For ref - I'm 34DD, fit shape. Ladies, you cannot wear a bra with this dress. I played around with it for a good 30 mins. There's no combo for the girls looking for support under the dress. The dress material literally shapes around your bare breast. Might be a decent dress for small boobs, but still didn't love the quality.
Great dress but would lulu's be able to provide a blog demonstration of how to achieve the strapless look. I, like several other ladies I'm sure, really wanted to wear that look with this dress.
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: Hi Latoshia! 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
Ladies, I'm 5'10, 155 and this dress is prefect length and perfect size. I bought to potentially wear at a wedding in Nov at 2 pm. However, when I tried it on, I decided to purchase these for my entire wedding party in Aug. Everyone is different heights and sizes and I was able to get them in a Large. It fits and the length is great. For someone who is short 5'8 and under, wearing high heels or getting it tailored might work.
This dress is beautiful! Everything I expected it to be! It is a little long but with a nice heel it fits perfect! And I'm a small Girl. This dress is very flattering because there are so many option to how it can be worn you can shape it to define or hide any curves you may have! So happy with my purchase!
Although I am not keeping the dress it was pretty fun... at least I thought. I needed some work and practice on the different ways to wear the dress but my husband and a friends husband but agreed it looked like a togo and I don't think that means its attractive. I got it in taupe I really liked the color and it was true to size. I got a small and I am 5'4" 122 lbs. I decided to send it back b/c I didn't love it.
This dress is AWESOME. The fabric is so soft and hangs so well. The dress is heavy on the hanger but you don't notice when wearing. I am 5' 8" and it's hard for me to find maxi dresses to actually be long enough and this one is. So many different ways to wear it. I can't wait to try them all!
I ordered a medium in this dress and I was a little nervous based on the reviews it would be too big, but it fits perfectly. I'm 5'4" and 130 lbs. I'm wearing it for prom, super flattering, I will have to have it hemmed or wear heels, but super happy with the purchase, very elegant looking.
Just recieved this dress and I am very happy with my buy. the dress is heavy when your holding it but once you put it on it feels great...not heavy. I am 5'8" 130lb and i ordered a L just because I wanted a drapping affect. It was in no way to big and actually fit perfect. Yes the bottom is not seemed but it has no effect on how the dress looks if you leave it like that. It can be taken up if needed but i like me dresses touching the ground a bit. I have to say this dress it a lot more elegant than I though it would be and will have to save it for a special occasion. No way this dress is going back!!!!! Love it. And i read all the reviews. Its a beautiful dress.
I bought this dress for a beach wedding and I couldn't be happier with my purchase! The fabric is fantastic. Although it is heavy, it drapes beautifully and flows very well. I'm 5'4" and 132lbs a size small was perfect with no need for hem. I could wear dressy sandals or a slight heel. So many options to change up the look of this dress and be creative. This would even be perfect for a bridesmaid dress. Very happy and highly recommend.
Great fit, great material, comfortable, versatile, fast delivery, etc. Can't say a bad thing about it. Can't wait for another excuse to wear it!
This dress is perfect length for someone who is 5"8. I wore this dress without heels and it suited me wonderfully. I wish I knew of more ways to tie the dress in the picture examples. Overall great dress and perfect for a wedding.
I bought this dress to wear for a beach destination wedding and it is bit dressy for that...and I wish I had another function to wear it to that would be more appropriate. Beware, if you have a big chest, the cross over style like the photo enhances the size of your chest immensely (Im a D cup). The style is flattering for my body type --I'm 5'9" but have some curves. I actually ordered a small and I'm a size 6/8. It clings to the right spots, if you know what I mean. The taupe color is beautiful and the material is so incredibly soft.
5'0. 36C/34D and a small fit pretty good with 5 inch heels. Would probably add a platform or an extra half inch heel to avoid minimal dragging. The dress is amazing, especially for the price. I was a bit overdressed for the wedding but that's how great it Is. Playing with all the ideas was a blast. It's like 5 dresses in one. The only complaint was that the materiel for the wrapping is thin
I love this dress. The material is so soft and comfy. I'm about 120 pounds and 5'3. As others mentioned, it does not come with directions on how to tie the dress different ways, but you can get SO creative with it!
I love that there are several ways you can wear the dress, but it hangs heavy. Also, when I received the dress the bottom looked like someone took scissors and cut the bottom leaving snags and an uneven cut. Was someone in a rush cutting the material?? Thinking about returning the dress even though other girls are using for bridesmaid dresses, or spending more money to get it fixed for the wedding. Def not worth $68.
I bought this dress for a black tie optional wedding -- it was outdoors in Arizona, so I didn't think it would be too causal -- and it worked out perfectly. I bought one of those sticky backless bras from Target (a must-have for a wedding, because you can see kind of everything through the top), and paired it with a fancy necklace and tan heels (also from Lulus!). I got a ton of compliments and my husband loved it. And I think it will be great for dressing down, also. I'm 5'8" and thought it was just a little short on me in heels, but a good length.
Love this dress! It's was comfortable and look very elegant. The only is that I wish it came with the instruction/ pictures on how to make the different dresses.
This dress was the biggest disappointment Ive ever had in an online purchase. The material felt cheap and was flimsy, it barely covered my breasts properly (and im only a 12B!) no matter whats style i did it. It was heavy and so prone to lines, even with proper undergarments you could still see lines. The one and only positive was the length, im 5'3 and the XS length was almost perfect. However, this dress is not as it looks in the picture. The material is awful and is not the beautiful colour in the picture! Save yourself the trouble and don't buy this dress
I was beyond impressed and pleased with the condition it was in and how fast I had received my order. I am almost 5'2 and weight 115lbs. This dress runs a little larger than true to size. However, being a maxi dress.. I feel like it is more flattering with more material. I was confused at first as it doesn't come with instructions with how to do the different styles as advertised on the site but I figured it out on my own. With 6 inch heels on, this dress makes me LOOK taller
I bought these as a back up for my bridesmaids dresses as my first Lulu choice was out of stock. I'm trying to keep consistent to my color theme so opted for the lighter taupe color. It's much darker than it appears online- almost like a dark dusty rose color and its much more matte than I anticipated. Perhaps another colour would look fabulous but it doesn't work for my wedding party. Unfortunately I've had to return them as they didn't meet my expectations.
I'm 5'9 and 130lbs and I absolutely love this dress!!!! it is quite heavy but it's okay bc it's adorable. there are so many ways to wear it! you can really do anything! it's great for someone with a creative mind. I haven't gotten a chance to wear it out yet but I can't wait to! I love maxi's and I've been telling everyone to buy this one lol -Talene M.
I'm 5'2 and 100lbs and this dress was extremely long. It's really heavy. I don't know if i want to keep it yet and I wish they showed you all the ways you could tie it.
RESPONSE FROM LULUS.COM: Hi Lisa! 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!
I bought this dress to see if it would work for a bridesmaid dress for my friends beach wedding. It looks amazing on and there are so many ways to wear it. Wearing a bra isn't really an option so if you aren't comfortable with that then this dress may not be for you. I tried the link below to see different ways to wear the dress but it didn't work, so I youtube it and there are a bunch of videos online. Love the dress and the service at Lulus!
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