Mar 6, 2013
Super flattering dress that made me feel awesome
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love, love, love this dress! It was so classy and made me feel great at a black tie ball. It's very forgiving with the ruching and although its very form fitting, it managed to hide my tummy which is always a problem for me. I wear 10-12 in most clothes (although this winter it's been on the upper end of 12, sadly) but always wear a 8 or 10 in dresses because I'm smaller up top and larger sizes just don't work for my top half. I read almost all the reviews and quite a few said it stretched or that they could have worn a smaller size so I ordered both the 8 and 10. The 8 was impossible, and the 10 was pretty tight when I got it the night before the event. I was worried I'd pop out of it, so off I went in search of industrial strength Spanx - in black, just in case of any problems. Those things are magic - once I got into the dress and got everything adjusted I felt great, and not worried about wardrobe malfunctions. Yes, it was tight, but not so much that I couldn't move, sit or breathe normally. In fact, if I would have gotten a larger size I think I would have been hiking it up all night and looked sloppy as the night went on. I wore the 10L and it was NOT too long; I wore 3" heels and could not have gone any higher without the dress looking way short. The train wasn't an issue at all either; it just helped it hang nicely and pool a little on the floor. I have to say I'm more than happy with the whole experience - I got a fabulous dress and bag for far less than I would have paid to own something of far lesser quality that would end up hanging in my closet because I wouldn't want to wear it again. I'll be using Rent the Runway again when I need a statement or special occasion dress. Thanks!