About Adrianna Papell
Adrianna Pappel creates beautiful and fashionable formalwear for every occasion. Their extensive range of gowns, jumpsuits, and accessories for women are crafted with intricate details, like hand-stitched beading, to help you celebrate your special day in style.
The brand has been featured in Belle Bridal Magazine, Vows Magazine, WedLuxe Magazine, and many other publications over the last four decades. They have a dedicated following of 91K on Instagram.
This Adrianna Papell dresses review will take a close look at the brand and their best-selling formalwear, customer ratings, discounts, and more, to help you decide if they are the right choice for your big event.
Overview of Adrianna Papell
Since 1980, Adrianna Papell has helped women feel confident and attractive. Their formalwear line has evolved from silk dresses and blouses, to a wide variety of options for all occasions. Sold across the US, the brand is known and loved by those who want something elegant, fun, or fancy for an unforgettable day.
Adrianna Papell’s line of gowns and accessories are actively inclusive of plus and petite sizes, alongside regular. Each one of their pieces is designed with “purpose and perspective, creativity and dedication.”
This Adrianna Papell dresses review will now provide an overview of the NYC-based brand’s pros and cons.
- Adriana Papell offers formalwear for any occasion
- The brand has been in business for over 40 years
- Plus and petite sizes available
- Accessible in many stores, such as Macy’s and Dillards
- Extensive sale section
- Buyers get $20 off after joining the Adrianna Papell community
- Complimentary delivery on orders over $200 and free exchanges
- Free returns within 7 days of delivery
- No international shipping
- Gowns and jumpsuits run too long for many customers
- Colors may vary in person
Adrianna Papell’s formalwear is thoughtfully designed with the wearer’s comfort in mind. Their gowns and jumpsuits help women feel their best (and enjoy themselves) during busy events, when clothes are the last thing on their mind.
This Adrianna Papell dresses review will feature the brand’s best-selling items—from hand-stitched, carefully crafted beaded gowns, to eye-catching jumpsuits, and accessories that provide coverage without sacrificing on style.
Adrianna Papell Off The Shoulder Sequin Beaded Gown Review
Off-the-shoulder gowns are dramatic and glamorous, and give off big 1950s Hollywood energy. Outfitted with dazzling sequin beading, this formal Off The Shoulder Sequin Beaded Gown has a fitted bodice and a modified mermaid skirt to accentuate your waist and hips.
Finish the look with loose, smooth waves brushed to one side, and neutral heels that won’t be upset if they don’t receive the same attention as the dress. Check out the Adrianna Papell shoes section for some sleek styles.
Available in 6 different looks, the Off The Shoulder Sequin Beaded Gown has a comfortable fit with lots of stretch. This Adrianna Papell dresses review loves this gown in the colour lead, which is ultra-glam and edgy. The dazzling gown costs $299.
Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Godet Gown Review
Featuring sheer, short sleeves, you may consider the Floral Beaded Godet Gown to be the perfect ‘mother of the groom’ dress. It would also make a great springtime bridesmaid dress, or even one to wear to the opera one night.
This Adrianna Papell dress is romantic and whimsical with its floral beads and dark plum color. The Floral Beaded Godet Gown shows off a v-neck front and keyhole back, along with a soft skirt that has gentle godets for some volume and drama.
Pairing well with silver, finish off your look with a sparkly wristlet and crystal-encrusted strappy heels. The Floral Beaded Godet Gown is $249 (down from $349).
Adrianna Papell Hand Beaded Short Sleeve Floral Godet Gown Review
Depending on the color you choose for the Hand Beaded Short Sleeve Floral Godet Gown, it evokes a different emotion. Blush is delicate and fairy-tale like, with darker beaded flowers popping out against the pale, ultra-feminine fabric.
Twilight has a deeper, more mysterious side to it, with metallic petals that are more other-worldly than the cherry blossoms on the blush version. These Adrianna Papell gowns are hand-beaded, so each one is a little different.
You can feel special knowing that your dress is one of a kind while you celebrate your big event. This Adrianna Papell beaded gown is $300.
Adrianna Papell Mikado Drop Waist High-Low Gown Review
The glistening Mikado Drop Waist High-Low Gown has a dropped waist and an asymmetrical hem; it was made for you to get loose on the dance floor. Available in pink, it looks classy and flattering, with a touch of Spanish flare.
Perfect for showing off that coveted swish when strutting your stuff, there’s something about the Mikado Drop Waist High-Low Gown that also reminds this Adrianna Papell dresses review of 60’s fashion—almost like it’s from a scene straight out of Grease.
Grab your dreamboat and let your hair down in the Mikado Drop Waist High-Low Gown for $150 (reduced from $230).
Adrianna Papell Long Sequin Dress Review
This Long Sequin Dress is a great mother of bride dress, available in a biscotti color for a neutral that compliments a variety of skin tones. The cut provides an appropriate amount of coverage for moms in many types of ceremonies, and is available in the Adrianna Papell plus size section as well.
The tasteful gown has a boat neckline, embellished sleeves, and a long, straight skirt. Not just limited to mature women, the Long Sequin Dress can be worn to any formal gathering, like a graduation party or a movie premier. Finish the look off with dramatic eye makeup, a low bun, and some sparkly bracelets.
This gorgeous Adrianna Papell dress comes to $299.
Adrianna Papell Mock Neck Beaded Column Dress Review
The detailing of this Mock Neck Beaded Column Dress has an intense energy to it. To this Adrianna Papell dresses review, it resembles a beaded replication of snake skin, with its hatching and shimmering contrasts.
The Mock Neck Beaded Column Dress provides an almost Bond-girlesque mystery. The mock neck, modern T-back, and a halter bodice bring an added edge. There is also a slit at the back of the skirt which allows for movement, which looks incredibly attractive.
Available in night plum, biscotti, and bridal silver colors, this dress is perfect for high-profile galas or occasions when you want to dress to impress. Finish the look off with long, bouncing curls and an open-toed neutral shoe. This glamorous Mock Neck Beaded Column Dress is $349.
Adrianna Papell Cape Jumpsuit with Contrasting Belted Waist Review
Gowns are great, but a jumpsuit is a surprisingly flattering choice for special occasions. The freedom of movement that a one-piece gives without compromising on style is why many gravitate towards them. The Cape Jumpsuit with Contrasting Belted Waist has a sheer cape—a hot feature that gives drama and sophistication.
The garment has a scoop neckline and a banded waist with ruched detail. Wide pant legs are comfortable and have a retro flare to them, just another detail that makes this Cape Jumpsuit with Contrasting Belted Waist an appealing selection.
Build up the glamour in this black jumpsuit with a statement ring and polished hairdo. This attention-grabbing piece is currently on sale for $70 (originally $200).
Adrianna Papell Mini Crepe Halter Cocktail Dress Review
This next one is fun but sensible, and features just a hint of attractive lace. The Mini Crepe Halter Cocktail Dress in ivory makes a wonderful bridal shower or bachelorette dress. Not everyone one likes the typical Miami raver for their pre-wedding party, after all.
The cocktail dress helps you to make the perfect entrance at the rehearsal dinner as well. Of course, this sexy number isn’t limited to bridal-themed celebrations. White is a classic choice for a summer party, and would look just as lovely at a sit-down birthday lunch as well.
Featuring a sleeveless sheath, the Mini Crepe Halter Cocktail Dress covers your knees with delicate peek-a-boo detail at the hem. This dress looks great when paired simply with a statement heel, and simple accessories.
Celebrate however you like in the Mini Crepe Halter Cocktail Dress for $149.
Dresses that reveal bare shoulders and arms are modern and graceful, but in certain events, a little coverage can help you feel more confident (and provide some warmth). Are you attending an afternoon ceremony that moves back to an air-conditioned room for the afterparty?
The Chiffon Shawl in Navy is lightweight and easy to slip on or take off. And, the dark shade is versatile enough to pair with anything in your wardrobe that needs a little toning down. When it’s time to break out those dance moves, simply drape it over the back of your chair.
Available in 13 different colors, this pretty shawl is made to match with the Adrianna Papell Weddington Way dresses. The Chiffon Shawl in Navy is $25.
Adrianna Papell Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
This Adrianna Papell dresses review combed through comments on the brand’s website, Dillards, and Macy’s, to help provide more rounded insight. Ahead, you’ll find customer feedback on a range of Adrianna Papell weddings apparel—including a short sleeve dress, a jumpsuit, and a plus size beaded gown.
The Hand Beaded Short Sleeve Godet Gown is rated an average of 4.4/5 stars by 50 customers on the company’s website. One buyer who felt great in the dress wrote, “I love this dress. It’s so flattering! The shape is perfect, beading is stunning, and more comfortable than any other brand of formal dresses I’ve tried. Truly made me feel beautiful.”
One buyer wasn’t too happy with the color. She wrote, “I returned this item because the color was different from pictured online. It was a brownish pink not a true pink.” Another woman mentioned that the “sequins kept falling off”.
The Crepe One Shoulder Jumpsuit is given a 4.5/5 star average by 172 customers at Dillards. One customer who was pleasantly surprised about how this piece fit said, “I wasn’t sure about the style of a jumpsuit but I tried it on and fell in love! Fits perfectly, true to size. I found it heavy on the hanger but on, the material just flows nicely and smooths out any bumps or flaws in body shape. Just beautiful!!”
The Plus Size Bead-Illusion Blouson Dress is rated an average of 4.8/5 stars by 32 customers at Macy’s. An appreciative testimonial read, “The sparkle is subtle because it’s black on black but just enough to have some glam, it’s very wedding appropriate for larger chested women or women who are trying to cover up tattoos…it’s got a little extra length but it’s perfect for once I have heels on, I am 5’4.”
A customer who rated this dress with 3 stars wrote, “I was disappointed that a row of sequins was missing right in the front. will have to return and try again.” This Adrianna Papell dresses review found that defects are not too common with the brand’s gowns. In any case, customers get a whole month to make returns and get a replacement right away.
Is Adrianna Papell Worth It?
This Adrianna Papell dresses review believes that this is indeed a trustworthy brand. They’ve been around for over 40 years, partnered with top retailers like Macy’s and Bloomingdales, and are featured in many bridal magazines.
Their dresses are rated highly by customers, although hemming might be required for some. Many reviews mention that the long gowns and jumpsuits need to be worn with heels. Beaded pieces are delicate, and wearers should be aware that these may require a little extra care.
Gowns can be expensive, and Adrianna Papell’s prices are definitely in the realm of reasonable. On top of free shipping, exchanges, and returns, the brand also carries a spectrum of sizes for women of all ages. For these reasons, this Adrianna Papell dresses review believes their formalwear is worth the buy.
Adrianna Papell Promotions & Discounts
This Adrianna Papell dresses review scoped out the the following promotions currently available:
- Get $20 off when you join the Adrianna Papell community (their mailing list)
- Free shipping on orders over $200
- Free exchanges
- Extensive sale section on their website
Where to Buy Adrianna Papell
Adrianna Papell gowns are available online at adriannapappell.com. You can also find them at several other retailers, including:
- Hudson’s The Bay
- And many more
Who owns Adrianna Papell?
Adrianna Papell is a privately held company, founded by Harvey Berkman. Adam Berkman is the brand’s CEO.
Where is Adrianna Papell from?
Adrianna Papell is an American brand. Its headquarters are located in the bustling New York City.
Does Adrianna Papell run true to size?
This Adrianna Papell review finds that most of the brand’s dresses run true to size. Only on some occasions, depending on body type, customers have reported that they run larger or smaller.
What sizes does Adrianna Papell have?
The brand carries regular, plus, and petite options. Please see the below Adrianna Papell size chart for more information.
How much are Adrianna Papell wedding dresses?
Adrianna Papell wedding dresses range in price from $995–$2800. To purchase that perfect gown, you must first request an appointment with a stylist.
Remember to bring along your friends for that long-awaited fashion show! Maybe they’ll find some nice Adrianna Papell dessy bridesmaid dresses for themselves.
What is Adrianna Papell’s Shipping Policy?
Adrianna Pappel currently only delivers within the US. Processing time usually takes 24 hours, unless a Special Order was placed—in which case you can expect its arrival in about 5 weeks.
This Adrianna Papell dresses review will outline the dates and rates below:
- Standard Ground: 1–6 business days $10, or free over $200
- 2-Day Air: 2 business days, $25
- Overnight: 1 business day, $30
Customers will receive a tracking number in their confirmation email after processing is complete.
What is Adrianna Papell’s Return Policy?
Customers can return orders for any reason within 30 days of the delivery date. Adrianna Papell accepts items that have not been worn or damaged, and still have the tags attached.
To initiate the process, head over to Adrianna Papell’s online returns portal and fill out your details.
Your return order must include the original invoice with the package. This Adrianna Papell dresses review notes that final sale or shapewear items do not qualify for a refund. For those that qualify, the brand will send a prepaid return label to attach on the outside of your box.
Continental US returns are free, if you send your order back within 7 days of delivery. Otherwise. Adrianna Papell will deduct $10 from your refund amount.
Alaska, Hawaii, and any US territories can not use the prepaid return label, and returns must be sent to the following address:
14141 Alondra Blvd
Dock 53, E-Commerce
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
After your package arrives at their warehouse and meets the specified qualifications, a refund will be processed on your original form of payment. For orders from other retailers, such as that Dillards Adrianna Papell dress, please refer to the company’s individual policies.
How to Contact Adrianna Papell
For specific inquiries, or any other information that this Adrianna Papell dresses review did not include, you can contact the brand in the following ways:
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