This is one of my most favorite dresses ever!!! The quality of Ivy City dresses are unparalleled and this stunning dress is no exception. I absolutely adore this silhouette. This dress runs TTS, but it is fitted at the waist, so size up if you are in between sizes.
I love the silhouette of this dress, but the zipper was so hard to zip especially at the waist. Fabric has no stretch at all so consider sizing up esp if you have a bigger chest. Overall I’m still happy with it!
Love this silhouette very form fitting!! Makes you feel like a princess but best part of all is you can match with your minis
Love love love this dress. I would wear it everyday if I could!
Gorgeous dress. Fits like a glove. Absolute perfection. I’m usually a 6/8, I ordered the XL (). There is no stretch.
Absolutely obsessed. Fit perfectly and I got so many compliments!! One of my favorite dresses by far.
I had to order a size up from my normal, and I recommend doing the same if you have a large chest since there's not a lot of give. Otherwise, it's beautiful!
This dress is such a timeless, classy, versatile piece. It was perfect for my medical school winter formal and for dinner on my spring break cruise to Mexico. I’ve been looking for a dressy black dress and I’m so glad I found this one! I would say it runs TTS. I sized up one because there’s no stretch in the waist, but I could’ve stuck with my true size because I ended up having to take in at the shoulders. I love the ballerina and hope to get it in more colors!
The Ballerina in Black is one of those timeless, classy, versatile dresses that you go to again and again. I wore it for dinner on our spring break cruise to Mexico, and to my medical school class winter formal. It was a hit and I got so many compliments! I love this dress so much and hope to get it in more colors. I think this dress is true to size, but there isn’t any room at the waist so size up if need be. I sized up to be sure the waist would fit after reading other reviews, but I could’ve stuck with my TTS because I ended up having to take in at the shoulders :) I can’t wait to make more memories in this dress!
Totally in love with this dress! So classy, elegant and I got a lot of compliments. Would love to get in many colors!!!
This is my 2nd ballerina dress. Black runs TTS, floral pink runs big. Gorgeous and comfortable dress.
This dress is so flattering! I love the detail of the sleeves and neckline. It’s so beautiful on! I am 5’3 and 115 and I thought the size was perfect.
This dress it beautifully fitted and the layers of tulle are soft.
This dress is so classy and elegant. It’s beautiful!
If you’re in between sizes, definitely size up. But this dress is gorgeous!!
Perfect for family photos! i love it so much
This is giving Wednesday vibes lol. This looks exactly like her dress omg!! ❤️❤️☠️
The black ballerina is gorgeous! It fits perfectly and is so cute for any occasion!
I am so in love with the black ballerina dress! It is totally a must have Ivy dress. It is so beautiful and flattering. You want to stay tts in this dress and not size up because the bust seams will be too big. I got my tts size small. Love this so much dress!
Love this dress!! Got it for grad pictures for nursing school and I love the classic look. Best black dress ever
I ADORE this dress! I have a larger chest and sized up, which means it’s a little big in that area, but nothing some simple tailoring can’t fix. Fits like a glove around the waist. I wore it to the theater and got so make compliments. I want all the colors now!
I have an athletic frame, 32-26-36 measurements, 5'4, 120 lbs. The XS fit perfectly. There is no stretch so if you are larger than that or don't want a fitted look I would suggest sizing up.
It is gorgeous!!! Got tons of compliments. Sizing can be funny. Don’t be afraid to try true to size or a size up.
My husband bought me this dress for the evening and it was just beautiful
This dress was EVERYTHING! So comfortable and flattering and amazing to dance in at an all black attire wedding. Definitely going to start a collection of Ivy City dresses.
Did you know that this dress can be worn backwards? Nursing moms rejoice! This gorgeous dress is comfortable and so pretty! I worn a tulle slip underneath to puff it out a bit more and I absolutely wore it backwards so the zipper was in the front so I could nurse my baby throughout an event. The original v-neckline and faux buttons looked lovely on my back. Literally no one could tell and I received many compliments on the gown. The length was perfect in either heels or flats. Don't pass this one up!
(Also - Ivy City Co has phenomenal customer care. I needed some assistance and they got back to me same day and multiple times during the day... Super attentive and helpful! Five stars!)
This dress is so flattering and comfortable! I just love it! I wanted the neck line to not be quite as wide so I added a tiny ruffle to each side. ♥️♥️♥️
Love it! Clearly very high quality and fell really nice. It was a smidge big in the chest for me but I'm glad I got the XL. I'm 170lbs and 5'7" and it fit almost perfect. Super cute and got tons of compliments!
I had originally bought this for a photoshoot I planned for my 40th birthday, but decided against wearing it due to inclement weather. So I saved it to wear for another time. Plus I work in philanthropy and always need a black dress in the closet, and this is perfect for that.
This dress is dreamy in every way possible. Can be worn for anything from church to a wedding and is so easy to dress up for a more formal event. I find every excuse to put this on
Finally took the plunge and bought a ballerina. I’ve been pretty hesitant because of the bust seams. It’s much lighter than I expected! The tulle details are gorgeous and the bust cups are a bit smaller/higher than I hoped. It’s not as noticeable since this dress is black. Recommend sizing up if you have a bigger chest.
This dress is perfect!
Everything was great
I had to size up and it fit perfectly! It’s so flattering
Ballerina in black is PERFECT for those more formal occasions! You NEED this dress!
The black ballerina dress is very beautiful, but the bust cups in it make the sizing very tricky. I got the medium because I was afraid the small would be too tight, but the top and bust cups are too big. I am going to see if I can get it altered because it really is a gorgeous and fun dress to wear. For reference I am 5’4”, 135lbs, and a 34D.
Loooove the ballerina. Bought it a while ago to use for my graduation pics and I finally took them and they’re beautiful!! Best black dress ever
Ahhhh! Was able to buy the ballerina and I’m obsessed! I love the silhouette, feel like it’s so so flattering! This is definitely a tighter fit so for sure wanna stay TTS. I’m always a small in zipper styles and xsmall in smocked styles so I’m wearing the small and hugs my bodice perfectly.
Love this dress! Had to size up one from the sizes I buy in the smocked tops but it is gorgeous on!!
This dress is stunning. I'm so happy I got it! The only thing is, I have a larger bust, and the bra cups clearly don't look right. I got it in black, so that's okay this time because it's not very noticeable, but I would buy it in so many colors if the Ballerina didn't have them! Please make a version without!
I have a 36 inch bust and 26 inch waist and the small fit like a glove! This is a keeper for hourglass shapes!
This dress is beautiful. The sleeves just didn’t hang quite right on me- I felt like they didn’t hold their poof, so I tucked them under and liked the look of that better. I’m between an XS and S and ordered the small based on reviews. I’m small busted/waist so I think I could have done an XS but this was more comfortable. Wore this in a wedding.
The black dress is my 2nd ballerina dress. This stunning dress fits perfectly compared to the looser fit of the floral dress. I can’t wait to wear this on a date night.
OH. MY. GOSH. Are you kidding? This dress is perfect. I was a little nervous because it was a little snug putting on. But it just holds you in and is absolutely jaw dropping. I firmly believe that every human being needs this dress in their life!! I need it in EVERY color!!!
Top is too big. Wish I was able to return it in the time frame given. I think I’ll have to get it altered to fit me.
Obsessed with this dress! So many compliments every time I’ve worn it.
Love this dress!! It’s absolutely gorgeous and the material is so soft and dreamy. I am about 125lbs, 5’2” and a 34B. This dress fits pretty true to size but the bust is just a tad big; not enough for me to return. It’s just so beautiful
For those struggling with the zipper. I found it easier with help. Squeeze the ribbon seam together and have someone help you zip it up. Try not to struggle if it gets caught cause it can kink. I had to exchange the first dress.
Classic signature Ivy dress, very beautiful, cute and elegant. Runs small on waist area. Took it to Napa Valley and received plenty of compliments.
So pretty! But I did find that it ran a little bit small
Everything has been said about this beautiful signature dress, I do concur with everyone else: it is gorgeous, special, great that you can choose different colors and patterns, we're all obsessed with it, etc, etc, BUT we also agree that is WAY to tight on the waist area and some times on the chest (regardless everyone's size). Will be ideal and lovely for Ivy to pay attention to these comments and proceed accordingly, make some small changes it to it. Yes I do recommend it, just wish would have a little bit more room. I'm 5'2", 36C and 116 pounds for reference.
Very flattering dress. Runs true to size - 5'4" 120 lbs size xs
OBSESSED! I got this dress for one of my outfits for engagement photos and it is STUNNING. I normally am a Large but due to the zipper and not stretch I had to size up to a 1X because I have a 42 bust and 36 waist (ugh the big bone curse). But it is so flattering. Only minor complaint is the zipper gets hesitant where the ribbon is and takes a little muscle but this dress is a dream
Obsessed with this dress!! It’s absolutely perfect! Picked my size based on the size chart. True to Size. I need this dress in EVERY COLOR!
I got the wrong size. Stay with your normal size.
I absolutely love this dress! It's a little bit flirty but also modest. I needed a black dress to wear for my grandmother's funeral and this one worked perfectly. My grandma wanted the granddaughters to wear modest black dresses, so the length had to go down to at least our knees. I'm glad I was able to find such a special dress to wear to send my grandma away to heaven.
Such a wonderful dress! The fit was spot on! I got a medium, 5’6”, 155lbs. The zipper can be difficult to pull up but it was manageable.
Ahhh okayyy I love love love this one!!
I am obsessed with this dress
Runs true to size
For reference I am 5 foot tall and wearing my true size Small, fits like a glove and actually I have a Lil wiggle room in the waistline, my new obsession is dress, hey am 40 years old and never too old for a dress like this one!!
this is the most elegant, classy dress I own!! Ivy City did such a great job w this one. I’m obsessed w the sleeves and layering of tulle. I ended up sizing down because I have a smaller bust, but if you have anything bigger than an A cup, I’d definitely stick to your normal size!
I had to size up and it fit perfectly!! I can’t not wait to wear it !!
I would give this dress 5 stars, but the sizing is a little off in my opinion. I ordered my tts and my size up. My tts fit, but it felt like I could barely breathe in it. I also ordered my size up. The size up was a little loose, but it covered more of my skin, so I stayed with my size up despite it being loose.
The Ballerina in black is beyond stunning! I am wearing my TTS in Medium. For reference I am 5’4”, 140lbs, and bra size is 34D. The length hits mid calf. I just have to say I am in absolute love with this style of dress. It is very flattering! If you don’t already have a Ballerina dress in your closet you should totally get one. Thank you Ivy City Co!
The most perfect dress! So happy I snagged one before they sold out!
The most beautiful black dress I owe! I’m in love! The only thing is that the sizing is kinda off I’m in between a small/medium and I got a medium in this dress and the waist was good but the bust/shoulders was too loose I wasn’t going to be able to size up/down but I still love it!
Sooo pretty!! I love the lower neckline, I’d been hoping Ivy would make a few more slightly lower necklines and this is perfect! This is a size xxl, and it fits just right, still room to breath but not loose at all, my measurements are bust 41in, waist 35 in for reference.
This dress fits true to size(xs) but i wouldn’t follow the size chart… get the size your normally wear. It’s such a pretty dress and I can’t wait to wear it out♥️
My FAVORITE Ivy silhouette! So flattering and feminine! Fits me TTS, I’m a XS and 5’4”
I love the white even more but this is a nice black option that will stay in style! Very pretty
This dress is stunning, a lot of compliments very classy. I normally wear medium but since I’m breastfeeding I had to go a size up because it was tight around my bust. It’s a beautiful dress and want it in all the other colors.
Runs true to size! I’m 5’1” and 150 lbs, the large fits well. I felt like the top part was loose, it might show too much at the top for those wanting to be modest. The dress is beautiful and the tulle is soft.
Runs true to size. I’m 5’1” and 150 lbs and the large was perfect. The dress is absolutely beautiful, I just don’t like that the top is lower than I would have liked. It shows my bra and straps. I wore a black bra but they poked out. It’s a beautiful dress and the tulle is soft. Very high-quality.
The prettiest. I have the white too and floral should be coming any day now. I think it runs maybe a little small but the zipper also gets a little stuck so hard to put on myself. Need someone to help.
Prettiest little black dress EVER!! Ordered my tts and it fits really tight. Sizing up would be too big in the bust. Sleeves would have slipped off. It’s sooooo pretty. Wearing a L in the photo
I wanted to like this Ballerina dress so badly! Especially with the white just launching and the new floral coming soon! However, I do not like the cups on the chest of this dress. It does not suit me well. Since I am nursing it also doesn't fit over my entire bust making it look awkward on. The cups look even more noticeable on the white Ballerina dress so I probably won't order it. I was also expecting softer tulle on the skirt, but it was so stiff and reminded me more of a costume skirt. Such a beautiful idea for a dress and if it didn't have the cups on the chest I probably would get the white and floral versions too.
I went up one size and it fit like a glove. This style is meant to be fitted. It is such a beautiful and feminine silhouette. It’s an instant classic! I can’t wait for the purple lace version!
Exactly what I’d hoped for
Waist is too high
The waist on this dress is cut significantly higher than the rest (I’ve noticed this is becoming a trend with newer styles). Because of this, the “waist” hit me about an inch below my bra strap, and I couldn’t get it zipped up past the bottom of my bra (I ordered a large since I’m a 32F bra size and need the extra room there, but for a large not to zip up past a 32” rib cage is pretty odd), even though I bought my usual size. I hope this trend stops, or that they adjust the waist length with each size rather than just expanding the material horizontally.
Gorgeous dress and has amazing detail. I didn’t follow the size guide so it didn’t fit me. It was a little too snug to zip up. But it was a beautiful dress and has amazing tulle.
I wore this for my birthday dinner. It is a beautiful and comfortable dress. Very good quality. The neckline is a bit low for us with petite stature, so take that into account. I wore a black bra so you couldn’t really tell, but the shoulders shifted a bit so my bra straps kept showing. If you dress very modestly, this dress is not for you. It’s very well made, though.
Such a staple to have in your closet! Elegant and so form fitting! It is a bit snug but I don’t mind it!! Also the tulle is so soft!
Love normalizing tutus for grown woman! Such a beautiful silhouette. Love more black options are being made. I sized up, it was still tight but I think that’s how this dress is meant to be styled. (Never received email to give a proper picture review)
Not for me :(
I wanted to like this Ballerina dress so badly! Especially with the white just launching and the new floral coming soon! However, I do not like the cups on the chest of this dress. It does not suit me well. Since I am nursing it also doesn't fit over my entire bust making it look awkward on. The cups look even more noticeable on the white Ballerina dress so I probably won't order it. :( I was also expecting softer tulle on the skirt, but it was so stiff and reminded me more of a costume skirt. Such a beautiful idea for a dress and if it didn't have the cups on the chest I probably would get the white and floral versions too.
Love love this one!
Very beautiful dress! Love that it’s in black. I love black dresses! Fits good!
Not for me
I wanted to like this Ballerina dress so badly! Especially with the white just launching and the new floral coming soon! However, I do not like the cups on the chest of this dress. It does not suit me well. Since I am nursing it also doesn't fit over my entire bust making it look awkward on. The cups look even more noticeable on the white Ballerina dress so I probably won't order it. :( I was also expecting softer tulle on the skirt, but it was so stiff and reminded me more of a costume skirt. Such a beautiful idea for a dress and if it didn't have the cups on the chest I probably would have made it work for the white and floral versions.
This dress is gorgeous! I love the sweetheart neckline and tulle. I forgot to take a picture while trying it on. I ordered a medium and large because I was worried about the bust but my usual medium size fit perfectly! I only returned them because I had to sadly admit to myself that I have nowhere to wear them!
Classy and fancy! It’s such a fun dress
Perfect black dress
This dress is everything! I was so excited when it was released and I was able to get one, I recently purchased the white version I can’t wait to wear it!
This dress is 100% my favorite IvyCityCo dress to date! It fits snug in the right places to give a gorgeous silhouette. For reference, I am a 36C, 5'7", and 145lbs and ordered a medium. Fits PERFECTLY!
Cutest black dress
Loved everything about this dress. Especially because it’s black, but the only downside is that the bust is loose and the waist fist perfect, so I wouldn’t be able to size down, other than that it’s perfect.
This is my favorite ivy dress so far! Just ordered the white one because I loved this one so much! It is very flattering, well made, and comfortable. I am between an XS and a S and got the XS. Fit perfectly!
Way too big
I have a small chest but I am a true medium. This dress was massive on the chest. Went to exchange for a small and they were sold out. Others have had very good luck with this dress. Size chart didn't match my size
Little black dress approved!
Ive always loved tulle dresses, with modesty and sophistication! This combines all of those without sacrificing a pretty dress. A must have for your closet!
I ordered my true size and I’m glad I did. I found that this fit true to size and it has quickly become one of my fashion staples. The perfect dress for any occasion.
Beautiful in every way!
Got this dress in the woman’s and mini me sizes. Just beautiful and classic. Will become my fav LBD. Only one small issue is the bust does fit a little loosely and the rest of the dress is tight. I’m a medium in other Ivy dresses and still a medium in this but it’s a weird fit. Still, I would buy it again!
Perfect Back Dress
Love the style & everything about it! JoY in a dress!
Ahhhh I love this dress! I stayed tts and it fits but it’s TIGHT! Sizing up would be too big in the bust. Sleeves would be slipping off! Such a beautiful little black dress!!:u1F970:
This dress is breathtakingly beautiful. Unfortunately for me it ran very small. If you are busty I would size up for sure. It has no give and is very structured. So sad because I wanted it to work.
It’s very flattering. It runs small in the chest area so I sized up.
I ordered a medium and large because I was worried about the bust not fitting. I’m normally a medium in Ivy dresses and it fit perfectly! The details are lovely and the dress is stunning.