This is a beautifully made garment. The fabric is lovely, the color is gorgeous and it’s fully lined. It has a very similar cut to the silk velvet dresses from the 30s I used to wear back when you could still find them in vintage stores. I’m a sucker for a bias cut dress.
Unfortunately, this dress doesn’t look good on me. I know the lace and collar are very 1930’s, but I feel like I’m wearing a Mrs. Santa Claus costume and I look heavy. I bought it as a final sale item, so it’s not returnable. I’m planning on remaking the neckline and removing the cuff from the sleeves. It’ll be more wearable without the puff and lace.
That being said, I would buy another Nicoletta Carlone dress in a heartbeat. Gorgeous work.
This arrived on Christmas eve and was the pick me up I needed during these lockdowns. This dress is absolutely gorgeous. Such nice construction, soft, feminine. I need more Nicoletta Carlone dresses in my wardrobe!