For my best friend’s wedding, I was tasked with “black, floor length, velvet gown”. A lot of the other velvet dresses I’ve seen all look so similar, and I wanted a little extra something. (Don’t worry, the bride approves!) I am thrilled with everything about this dress, and turnaround was pretty quick. The lace detail is soft, not itchy against the skin at all; the velvet is the right amount of plush where I know I won’t be freezing in October in the Midwest, but not so thick I will be too hot to dance all night. I opted for custom measurements and am so glad I did, the dress truly fits perfectly (I’m short and curvy, so this is rare). I tried it on right after a large pasta dinner, and it still fit and looked great, so it’s also a big win for the flattering cut. Finally a bridesmaid dress I actually want to wear again!