Rated 5 out of 5 by expatter Great Dress
I am a size 18, 5' 3". I bought the XL in black and although I could have gotten away with the L I think the XL falls very well and drapes loosely over all the bits I don't want highlighted. I've worn the dress to work and many colleagues have commented on how nice it looks.
December 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chase53 Super dess
I had waited quite a while for a suitable size to come back in stock, so when one made a welcome appearance, I bought it.....and I love it. At a size 16, I could have got away with a L (I ordered an XL as L was not available) but it doesn't really matter as it isn't a 'close' fit. The material is fairly heavy enabling the dress to hang well and flatter the body; the neckline doesn't scoop too low and shows off a chunky necklace beautifully. I have this in black and like it so much, I'm waiting for a blue to come back in stock........please! Thank you, Marla.
November 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kernow1west Oh so lucky!!!
I've been on wait list for this for So long - I keep checking - I was so lucky suddenly a blue in M popped up & I ordered it!! Arrived today and I am delighted - it's fabulous. I am 12/14 High St. And this fits me to perfection!! I still have my wait list order for a different colour - the burgundy & am hopeful it will come back!! This dress is so easy to wear, can be dressed up or worn more casually. Please Marla keep doing these & in even more colours!! Before I found this range I rarely wore dresses & now can't get enough!!
November 07, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovemakeupkent Great!
I wanted to try this dress, as I particularly wanted a plainish dress in that lovely burgundy colour. When I say plain, I mean something that is both stylish but understated and fashionable and this dress is all of this, in my opinion. I'm 52, 5'10" tall and a pear- shaped high street 12/14 on top and a 14/16 bottom. MW sizes are normally generous, I find and I have been lucky enough to get a small and medium in the burgandy to try by keeping an eye on the website and nipping in when the dress became available, as it's usually out of stock!I could get away with the small , to be honest , but have decided to keep the medium, as I like the way that this size skims my silhouette and is just that tad bit longer. With good shape wear underneath, which I tend to wear with everything these days, anyway, I think this dress will skim my silhouette even better. The dress doesn't accentuate my hip size and I like the hi-lo shark hem , which is quite sexy without showing too much. I will wear with black opaque tights and my high aubergine clarks shoe boots. This dress is very versatile, as can be worn at any time of the day. Great colour and dress for the forthcoming Autumn/ winter season. Hope that QVC and MW keep the dress in stock,especially in medium, as I would consider buying in another colour, moving into Spring!
November 01, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cktowers Superb dress
I bought this in black and re-ordered in blue
which arrived today. The colour and fit is outstanding and I have ordered my 3rd dress (in mushroom) straight away.
I love it. Thank you Marla Wynne and QVC
October 31, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Teazelwoman Too short!!!
Oh how sad I was when I tried this dress on. I've been wanting to try this one for a while. I have Marla's balloon dresses in the velvet and sleeveless versions and adore them both. I like the colour of this very much (lovely deep red) and the fabric is nice, alhough it feels very delicate and I do worry that it would get snagged easily. What I really didn't like was the length and unevenness of the hem. Unlike the other balloon dresses this one is noticeably shorter in the centre front and rear of the dress. I'm a whisker under 5ft 5ins and this means that the dress hits the middle of my knees. I prefer a longer dress length.The balloon section of the dress hangs round my thighs making me look very pear-shaped, which I'm actually not. I think the description of the length is misleading, as this must refer to the longer length at the sides. Sorry, this just didn't suit me so it's on its way back.
October 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by SuperBeautyFan Not a good shape for me
First a few things I liked: the fabric felt nice and comfortable, the Burgundy was a gorgeous colour and the sizing was right, especially the length which being quite tall I can often struggle with. However, I had to send it back as my husband said it looked like a maternity dress when normally he says everything looks nice! It started to fall away from the body just above the waist so made that part of me look bigger than normal so I couldn't keep it.
October 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teddybe4r THE Best Style Dress I own
I have the Balloon dress in three of Marla's options in it......the sleeveless (her first), the Velvet, and now this Luxe Jersey one. I have to confess to having 6 in total now.
All of Marla's Balloon dresses mentioned above fit me PERFECTLY and are consistent in sizing across all of these. I am a Size 14 and buy the Size Medium. The fit is simply beautiful - and they are ALL so unbelievably comfortable to wear. I find they do not crease either!!
This particular Luxe Jersey dress is an ideal weight of material to wear Autumn, Spring, and even cooler summer days and evenings (with our Summers). I reach for the warmer Velvet one for Winter wear.
The design of these Balloon dresses is simply genius. They fit the bust nicely, then GRADUALLY the width slightly increases, going down the dress to flow beautifully over the waist and hip area, skilfully missing or concealing any "icky bits" (as Marla would say). The bottom hemline then is tapered neatly inwards to flatter the lower leg area - and take the dress away from it being a simple A-line design - a VERY flattering touch.
I think Marla's Balloon dresses would suit ladies of ALL sizes and age - and I just LOVE them all.
There has been no "skimping" on the quality of material chosen for each option - it is excellent - and washes beautifully. Despite the excellent quality material used, Marla has kept her prices very affordable for all - thank you for this Marla. Xx
If you are hesitating on getting this dress, my advice would be.....just GET IT!! You will be so glad you did. I reach for this dress for SO MANY occasions. You can even wear it casually with some leggings or opaque tights and ankle boots. It looks so on trend and modern. Looks FABULOUS dressed up with one of Marla's long Silver or Gold necklaces popped on top - and worn with heels or sandals.
MARLA - Thank you so much for these beauties. This dress is such a HUGE success for you. Could I please request you supply some for next Spring/Summer, as a TSV, with 3/4 SLEEVES, in PALE PASTEL COLOURS?? Lemon, Lilac, Periwinkle, Vanilla, Turquoise, Iced Pink - and WHITE!! All would be stunning!!
Thank you so much QVC, for supplying me with my MANY outstanding pieces from Marla. More stock of sizes please - Small and Medium can sell out in Minutes when Marla's items are shown live on air!!
October 17, 2016