Product Type: Forever Unique Jeans LEvi s
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You couldn't wear this in a meadow!
Forever Unique Black Meadow Dress
Member Name: beautybabiex
Forever Unique Black Meadow Dress
Earlier in the year I had my sisters wedding and decided that I needed a fancy dress to wear. I wanted something long so I didn't have to wear heels because all day would of been torture for my poor feet. After watching 'The Only Way Is Essex' religiously, I took note of the clothing brand that Lucy works for, Forever Unique. I had heard of the brand before but never cared to look, although once I did look I wanted everything! The dress has also been seen on Jessica Wright from The Only Way is Essex and more recently a few more celebrities - this definitely makes it more of a must have item.
After ordering online days before the wedding and worrying about it not turning up, it arrived the day before only 3 days after ordering which was a pleasant surprise. The dress is priced at £325 and at the time it was free delivery on the site so I didn't have any added cost. It can be brought in royal blue and black as far as I am aware and I brought the blue version which is very vibrant and flattering.
The packaging the dress arrived in was quite standard for such an expensive dress. The dress was folded into a box and wrapped in a plastic dress bag which to be honest can't of cost more than a pound for a few of them. I expected a little bit more from such a well known and expensive brand. The hanger was also cheap plastic like you would expect from New Look on a £30 dress - not a £300 dress! This is my only downfall for the company, because they should consider every aspect of the buying experience not just the item itself. If this was my store it would be immaculate and well thought out so the customer was pleasantly surprised at just how well it was packaged.
When it comes to the dress itself, its gorgeous and very flattering for those who are not pencil thin. The detailing is sequins and beads - still unsure of whether this is a disappointment or not as I didn't know what I was expecting. There is no real pattern to the detailing, it is just arranged and sewn on as far as I can tell, it is kind of like a tree/leaf pattern which would seem relevant to the dress being called 'Meadow'.
The detailing is across the shoulder and around the waist, it sucks you in at the right place too which is lovely. It makes the dress appear so elegant and classy, which it should for such a price. The shoulder detailing is perfect for the asymmetric style and I like the way the material cuts across the front to leave a patch between your chest and shoulder, so you are showing a little skin and the dress doesn't cover too much. The back of the dress is cut angled so it shows some flesh but you need to be warned with a bra (as I will mention in a minute), it fits in beautifully with the shape and style of the front of the dress. The textures are lovely and bring a new level of glamour to the outfit.
From the waist down, this dress skims your hips and flows so you don't feel like every lump and bump is on show. The material is folded in such a way that it flatters every curve and gives curves to those with an athletic frame. There are two layers, a silky under lay which obviously feels nice against the skin and forms a shadow so the dress isn't see through, and a fancy net overlay a little like chiffon but made from polyester. The layering of the fabric I thought might make me look more bulky but its lovely and flattering.
There is boning in the bust of the dress so you don't need to wear a bra, although I always feel more comfortable wearing one because I am not very gifted in that area. I would advise if you are wearing a bra, to make it backless as well as strapless.
Length wise, I am 5'3 and with heels on (around 5 inches) the dress skims the floor beautifully although I have to be careful I don't trip up when I'm walking around. When wearing flat shoes, the dress falls on the floor and I drag it around and step on it. I took the dress up myself by a couple of inches and now it is perfect and still the right length if I want to wear heels too.
The dress is made fantastically although due to it being made of polyester I was a little disappointed. You can't really sell a dress for so much money using such a cheap material - they must be rolling in the profits now!
I am very happy with my purchase and it looked lovely at the wedding - I got lots of compliments! Although 3 stars for the fact it is made from cheap material and wasn't packaged well.