No Way! Free Next Day Shipping On Clothing M-F. Order Today, Wear It Tomorrow! Plus Free Returns. Learn More

KAMALIKULTURE Sleeveless Shirred Waist Dress Reviews

45 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

41 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/13/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This dress is fabulous! You have to get the right size, and wear the right kind of underpinnings. There are all kinds of shapewear out there in the world to make this look seamless, if one does not have a perfect model's body. Not to mention exercise and eating a healthy diet, which is also what Norma Kamali is all about. I read the other review and have to comment. You do not wear lace undergarments under this fabric, and if it's too tight you have to go a size up, even if that's not your normal size. It's just a number, after all. Normal Kamali is one of the greatest designers in the world. We girls are lucky that she is generous enough to give us her cut, and her style, which normally costs hundreds more in her store in Manhattan, for this amount of money. It's her gift to those of us who want to look like well dressed fashionistas, but don't have the dough right now. I've grabbed up everything in the KamaliKulture line that works for me and I look effortlessly, timelessly, fabulous!

vs

4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/10/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

Way too snug! I even ordered up a size and I thought I was going to rip the seams trying it on. I'm 5'8, 125 and ordered a med. I think I'd need an XL after seeing how tight the Med was. Also, I was disappointed in the quality of the fabric. It's a very thin lycra/nylon...not a good combo for a slim fitting dress. Shows everything on your body.

Additional 25 Sleeveless Shirred Waist Dress KAMALIKULTURE Reviews

1 2

1 person found this review helpful  

March 23, 2013

Denise F

from Mn

I needed a great little black dress. I am 5'6", 150 pounds and the medium was too tight. But a large looked awesome. The right size makes all the difference.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

February 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

I ordered this in a large based on the previous reviews and I'm exchanging it for a med. I'm 5'9 about 145 lbs and the medium fits great. It's the perfect little black dress with beach sandals or high heels depending on what you need.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

April 29, 2012

Anonymous

from New York City

This is a true stunner of dress that hugs the body and flatters the shape. The color is gorgeous and is a richer, deeper red than pictured. As another interviewer suggested, seamless undergarments are required under this sexy, clingy, jersey. This dress can easily go from office to out on the town by adding a jacket. Norma Kamali is a genius and I am thrilled she has created this versatile, affordable line.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nicole Miller

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

I must agree with the other reviewers that the color of this dress is gorgeous. I ordered a size up from the usual to offset the clinginess issue, but unfortunately the problem remained due to the extreme thinness and slinkiness of the material. The reviewer who is 5'11 and 145 pounds has a BMI of 20, so telling her to eat right and exercise to make the dress work is a bit silly. My BMI is 19 and I have very little body fat on my upper body. Even with seamless undergarments, my ribs showed -- not a look I want to wear out on the town. I agree that a thicker material would work better, and would be happy to pay for it. I must say, though, that this line seems better than the line Kamali was selling for a while at Walmart.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

June 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

Way too snug! I even ordered up a size and I thought I was going to rip the seams trying it on. I'm 5'8, 125 and ordered a med. I think I'd need an XL after seeing how tight the Med was. Also, I was disappointed in the quality of the fabric. It's a very thin lycra/nylon...not a good combo for a slim fitting dress. Shows everything on your body.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

May 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love this dress so much I bought another from the same brand. Neckline is great-high, but with a good scoop. Thicker fabric and touching details are very flattering. I am between a size 10 and a 12 and the large fits perfectly. Great to work with a blazer or cardigan and I also dressed it up for a wedding. Travels very well too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

March 6, 2014

Anonymous

 

This dress is awesome! I'm 5'6", 160 lbs and wear ddd bra size. It's hard for me to find a dress that fits both my upper body and lower since I'm pretty top heavy. I feel like a either a hooker or an old granny in most styles. This dress is sexy and modest at the same time. I'm able to wear one of my favorite bras with it so I feel comfortable and the shirred sides and back help camouflage a little tummy pooch. The fabric feels nice and the color is great, a nice deep rich blue. I ordered both the L and XL, and kept the large, the XL was just a bit too long for my body. I recommend this dress to anyone!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

February 24, 2014

Kristina

from Twin Cities

Great red color (more blue red than orange red). I ordered the small (usually wear a 4 or 6) It fit perfectly. Fitted and sexy. Could be dangerous...be careful where/with whom you choose to wear it! ;) Great value!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

January 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Tempe, AZ

I love this dress and I love that Zappos' free shipping allows you to be able to figure out your size without risking money. I ordered a small and the next day free shipping was such a treat -- I don't know of any other company that offers that! The small was a little too tight and a little too short for my taste, so I ordered a medium which also came next day. Not knowing if the medium would be too large, I really appreciated the chance to have them both at the same time to compare them. The medium was perfect so I returned the small (for free). Zappos takes all the risk out of buying clothes on-line! About the dress: very thin material and no lining, but with the right undergarment can look just like the model. Love the hour glass shape and length just below the knee. Very elegant and great neckline for jewelery. Beautiful, elegant design! This will be my Chinese New Year celebration dress and my Valentines dinner dress this year!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

December 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Vermont

I'm a curvy size 16, 5'6". tried several Kamalikulture dresses. This was the best for flattering fit & style, though as others have mentioned it will definitely require Spanx. Purchased this to go under a long cardigan or jacket of some kind. Should work nicely. Love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

July 21, 2013

Beverley G

from California

Love this dress! Scrunches in just the right places! If you are bigger on top, this will be a good fit. I am 5'6, 140 lbs, 36d, the medium is a perfect fit! The length hits me at the knee.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

July 18, 2013

Amy C

from Inland Empire, CA

This is my "go to" LBD. It is flattering, comfortable and can be dressed up or down, The fabric is lightweight but the gathered sides don't let bumps and bulges show (and with Spanx, you will be flawless). I'm 5'6" and a healthy 125lbs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

July 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

Cute! Form fitting, but still very flattering. The shirred waist is a nice detail. I liked the pattern better in hand than expected. Due to clingy fabric and style I am uncertain if this could be made work appropriate with a longish cardigan or other cover up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

July 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

This dress is a knock-out! Fits like a glove and is shirred to give a very slim-waisted look. It runs a little small, but not much. I got the Small and I usually am a size 2. It is very comfortable as well. I am a little over 5 ft 4 in and it just skims the knee. Excellent little summer evening dress. Paired with strappy red sandals and a red clutch and you have a striking look. Nice enough for most summer weddings.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

June 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love this dress! The fit is wonderful and the dress is beyond comfortable. This is perfect for late spring, early summer days. I wear it sometimes with a thin cardigan that is the same blue. Sometimes I wear it with a well-cut, short dark navy blue blazer. Sometimes I wear it with a dark blue wrap belt. All KAMALIKULTURE dresses are superbly made, beautifully designed, versatile, comfortable, very flattering, and long lasting. This is a breeze to wash on gentle cycle (inside out) and hang to dry. Norma Kamili deserves kudos from all of us who love classy design and cannot purchased high end designer clothes. I am very grateful and have a number of dresses all of which are classic and will be worn for a very long time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing compares to KAMILIKULTURE--

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

June 1, 2013

Mary

 

I had to write a review based on what some of the other buyers have been saying about this dress. I ordered a small just like I always do and it fit perfectly. I am 5'6" and weigh 120 pounds. It is a very formfitting dress and very flattering!! Not to mention comfortable. For the price you can't go wrong.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

This dress is amazing! LOVE it! I may buy another because I know I'm going to kick myself a year from now if I don't.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

May 16, 2013

Alexandra

from Chico

I don't know what some of the previous reviewers were thinking. I ordered a size up because everyone said the dress was tight and to size up and I was swimming in the XL! I have a true hourglass shape 34 bust 28 waist and 40 hip, so I always look for reviews with similar stats and they definitely led me astray here. I probably could have worn a medium. I wish people wouldn't order form fitting clothing and then complain that its too tight, its had rushing! Its supposed to be tight! Adorable dress just order your true size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Allentown PA

I love this dress and so does my husband! I am 5'6" and about 150lbs and I got the large. It fits perfectly for me--it's still fairly clingy, but not skin tight and the material is extremely comfortable. Yes, it is thin material, but I got the black and I can't see anything through it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Calvin Klein

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

May 6, 2013

Vasthi C

from Boston, MA

This dress is just perfect! I bought it for a graduation, and ended up no using it, but will keep it anyway because it fits so well. I think it runs a little small. I am a size 4, and based on other reviews, got a Medium. (Small may have worked, given the style of the dress) It is very slimming and does not cling. The pattern is nice for a small person too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

March 28, 2013

Anonymous

from SLC, UT

Beautiful. The dress is perfect for a wedding or cocktail party. It is sexy and form fitting. For the price, I am extremely happy with purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

March 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Sacramento CA

This dress is absolutely gorgeous! It fits me perfectly. I am 5'2'' and 107lb and I ordered the XS. I am so happy with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

March 12, 2013

Maria B

from New York

This dress looks amazing on, and the great thing about it is that you can wear it casually with flats or dress it up. It's very flattering and the fit is true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

February 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Jefferson, WI

I was ordering a few dress on trial for an event. This dress was not dressy enough for what I was looking for, but I kept it because I am a pear shaped woman with cellulite in the back end. I thought I would have to wear spanks with this dress. Nope, the pattern of the fabric hides everything and it hugs all the right parts. I love it and good for traveling, it can go in a ball and shake out to wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

January 24, 2013

Jackie

from Las Vegas

When my husband tells me how sexy I look in something, I know it's a keeper. He couldn't stop talking about me in the dress. My body type is curvy / athletic. I have a big butt and thick, muscular thighs so I knew I would need to size up to make sure the dress was going to fit me around those areas. I am 5'7 155lbs and I ordered a Large. I could absolutely fit into a medium because the large is a little roomy but I can wear regular underwear and bra without the lines showing though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Zappos Family Core Value:

10. Be Humble