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KAMALIKULTURE by Norma Kamali L/S Shirred Waist Dress Reviews

25 reviews
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Additional 5 L/S Shirred Waist Dress KAMALIKULTURE by Norma Kamali Reviews

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September 2, 2015

Scgal

from sc

I'm 5'9" and 155lbs. I tried both long and short sleeves in this dress in medium and large. Both sizes could have worked, I went for the medium because it gave it a bit more sexy edge. The large seemed to "mature" the look, and the neck gaped a teeny bit on the large. I also liked the sleeveless better. I just couldn't pull off the long sleeve look. The material is thin, but nothing spanx can't cure. Also, the ruching does camouflage the belly a bit. As long as the dress stands up to washings, I can see this remaining in my closet for a long time. This was my first kamalikulture dress, and I'll be trying more. Eggplant and Teal are great rich, colors too. Also, of course, Zappos is ridiculously awesome. No other online shop compares. Just wish they sold more items. Keep up the good work. Good variety. Great fashion. Wonderful customer service. Free shipping/Free returns. The best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Perfect LBD. Sexy without showing lots of skin. The back side has gathers down the middle which really add to the sexiness. I had planned to wear to an event that I found out is more casual than I thought but I plan to keep this one in my closet for other events--too good to return at this price! :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2015

V. F

from Indianapolis, IN

Loved this dress! I am 5'4" and it originally hit my right in the middle of my knee so I had to get it hemmed. The gathering at the back was great and made the dress hug my body without being too tight. I am 5'4" 105 pounds and the XS fit perfectly. I got many compliments.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2015

Jeanne

from Mount Kisco, NY

I purchased this dress because I like the color and I also have two sleeveless dresses just like it in red and black. These dresses are very flattering. I am 57" and weigt 137. I just love these dresses.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2015

Anonymous

from Orlando, FL

Great dress. Fabric soft and comfortable, which is very important to me. Looks great, too. The shirred effect hides little body imperfections. Looks as good as more expensive dresses. Why spend more?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Bay Area, California

I wore this dress on New Years' Eve and had a great time - it is skimpy to be sure, but once you get used to the scrunches, it fits very well. The color is great, and the neckline is great for jewelry.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nick and Noe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

Wow! Love this dress. Ordered it for rehearsal dinner and it is perfect. Very flattering fit. Pleasantly surprised!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2014

Danielle

 

Love this dress! It's very body con! I am wearing to a wedding, my first outing after having a baby. This dress is very stylish and flattering. The ruching hides any imperfections and the cut of the skirt is very nice, tight but not clingy at all. I feel very confident in it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

I just ordered this dress last night and it showed up at my doorstep in the morning. Fell in LOVE with this dress the minute I put it on. I am not a real girlie girl but am trying to venture out and look a little more professional than my normal attire of active wear. Two rules for my closet. Must be easy to wear and functional. this dress is wonderful! I am usually a size 4, 32B chest and I went with a small. So comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love this dress. The material and design is really forgiving of some lumps and bumps you may want to hide. :) Very pleased with the dress. It is on the expensive side, but I feel it will last for some time and keep the integrity of the material.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2013

Maggie J

from Poughkeepsie NY

This dress is a very nice quality material. My opinion is that it runs slightly small so I sized up to a large. There is no risk ordering from Zappos. I had quite a few different style dresses sent to me and the return is as easy as the purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2013

JANICE G

from JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA

Love this dress. Material is soft and very comfortable. Flattering to the figure and I received so many fabulous comments about the fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 6, 2013

Carly g

from texas

Love it. I think it will fit most shapes very nicely, a lightweight soft fabric...and love the lacy pattern! I ordered two of the sleeveless as well, in red and one in black. I am just waiting for the L/S shirred waist to come back in my size other patterns...love this dress! They need more patterns and more size mediums!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I love this dress! It's form-fitting but still very flattering because of the fabric and the ruching. The length is appropriate for work, but the dress is also sexy. I bought this dress in two colors and also the sleeveless version in two colors. Great dresses!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2015

Janet

from Philadelphia, PA

This has a pretty neckline and the eggplant color is gorgeous. I am 5'6", and the medium fit ok through the body, and the sleeves are comfortably form-fitting. I hoped it would hit just below knee length, but the gathers bring it above my (ugly) knees, so I am sending it back. Too bad, because otherwise it was very pretty.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Virginia

Bought this to wear to the office holiday party. I wanted a long sleeve LBD - was tired of my old one. Wore it with soft black riding boots. Dress is very comfortable and looks good. Fabric is stretchy and doesn't cling too much - it's quite forgiving and the shirred waist helps. It's a bit longer that what I would have liked, but will try it with dress sandals next time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 30, 2016

Kristen J

from Las Vegas, Nevada

I loved this dress so much when I got it but after 2 wears it is pilling really bad (almost throw away status). I've only dry cleaned it once. Not cool for the price.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 16, 2013

Glennie

from Las Vegas

This is a very form fitting dress, I loved the way it fits in the waistline and across the hip.. the only draw back is the length... description says it is 43/Inch from waistline and well that is not true, you will need to keep pulling the dress down over your knees to be 43/inch... as you walk it raises up again over your knees. I look for dresses that are 41" and over. I don't like short dresses.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tadashi

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

Got this in parched alligator. Nice fit and comfy fabric, great length. Hides small belly nicely head on, but not very forgiving in profile. Still unsure whether will keep it. Maybe the darker colors are more forgiving.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 31, 2015

Anonymous

from North Dakota

Not my favorite dress. It is body con, but clings in all the wrong places instead of camouflaging, and made me immediately self-conscious. This dress found new problem areas for me. I'm on the small side (5'5", 125), and I felt much bigger. Not a win.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

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